This week has seen us move onto how fossils are made in Science. The children had a tough concept to get their heads around with the organic matter of the fossil being 'petrified' leaving behind what we know as the fossil - and it not being its skeleton. They had amazing questions and we took part in a discussion before they recorded in various ways how they are formed.
Our English has changed and we are planning to write a holiday brochure enticing people to visit the Stone Age settlement of Skara Brae. We identified on a map where Skara Brae is located and watched a virtual tour of the settlement.
In Maths we have been adding fractions and will be moving onto subtracting them next week. The class really impressed me with their place value knowledge from our prior Maths learning which aided them in this weeks learning. The work they have been doing on their tables was also evident this week with us smashing the 5x tables and 2x tables and beginning to feel confident with the 3x tables - thank you for your work outside school on this.
Our spellings for this week are the statutory spellings ready for the Spelling bee in the last week of term. There is no rule as such for teaching but the children have come up with many ways to help them whether it be to split them up into chunks or have rhymes to help!