Imagery in Poems

On Monday, we started to look at imagery in poems, focusing initially on similes. We watched a film of Roger McGeogh reading his poem, ‘The Reader of this Poem’, which is composed entirely of similes. Then we worked in pairs to write similes which describe ourselves, before collating them to turn them into a class poem named, ‘The Writer of this Poem’.

Recognising Tenths

After extending our knowledge of 4-digit whole numbers, we have begun to explore decimal numbers. This week, we investigated tenths by using concrete equipment to consolidate our understanding. We then applied our learning to new situations to make sure that we were clear about their value.

Scientific Enquiry

Today, we developed our scientific enquiry skills by investigating the claim, ‘Woodlice must spend time in camp, dark places in order to survive because they lose moisture from their bodies’. We set up a simple investigation to see if┬áthe woodlice would go to a dry or a damp environment. Then we deepened our predicting skills by linking them to the claim e.g. If this claim is correct, we would expect to find more woodlice in the damp environment. Tomorrow, we will record our observations and make conclusions about whether or not the claim is true!

Animals of the Rainforest

Today, we have continued our Geography work by researching which animals kind be found in the rainforests. We started our lesson by recapping our learning so far, where we had to label the world’s rainforests, the continents, the equator and the tropics. Then we used looked at the characteristics of the different layers of the rainforest before predicting which animals would be best suited for the conditions. We have labelled our rainforest reading area to help us recall our learning.

Classification Keys

In Our Science lesson last week, we learnt how to use a classification key to classify different animals. We extended our learning this week by discovering how scientists can also use classification keys to identify exact species. We pug this into practice by using a key to identify British wildlife. Some children took theirlearning further and were able to create their own classification keys.