This week, we have developed our knowledge of the Tudors both in History and Literacy. During our Literacy lessons we have researched Henry VIII’s life including his six wives. We were able to learn more about his interests as well as how he challenged the Catholic Church. All of the children were able to work successfully in a group, collating all of their notes. In History, we learnt all about Tudor homes and the technical terms used e.g. jetty. We were also able to compare how living arrangements varied depending on social class and the reasons why Tudor streets were very smelly.
In Maths, we have been developing our knowledge of decimal numbers. We have been partitioning these numbers using the terms tenths, hundredths and thousands as well as ordering decimals with varying numbers of decimal places. The scores in our weekly CLIC tests are also improving as we become more familiar with the different strategies used for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
Science has been very practical this week. We worked in small groups to test the solubility of rice, salt and sugar. We were able to time how long these foods took to dissolve before thinking about how their weight and surface area may affect their dissolving time. In our books we recorded the dependent, independent and controlled variables, produced a labelled diagram and recorded our results. We also reflected on how it is very challenging to maintain a completely fair test.
Next week, we will be exploring Tudor clothing, using evaporation to try and reverse the changes in Science and multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000.
Our school reports about Bradley Chalkers from our first book are now proudly on display for you to see in our photographs.