This week we have been introduced into instructional writing. We enjoyed reading and following different instructions and evaluating whether they were effective or not. Then we learned about command verbs (imperative verbs) and that they help make instructions clearer and easier to follow. After this, we wrote our own simple instructions on how to make a jam sandwich using time conjunctions to ensure they were in order.
In maths, we have been comparing and ordering two digit numbers. We looked at different representations of numbers (for example; bead strings, dienes and coins) and ordered them from the smallest to greatest value. We also thought about how we could explain this by comparing the amount of tens and ones. We continued to develop this further by using inequality signs to compare two digit numbers (e.g. 34 < 62).
In science, we have continued our learning of animals and living things by exploring how we know if something is alive, dead or has never been alive. We looked at the acronym MRS GREN which stands for movement, respiration, sensitivity, growth, reproduction, excretion and nutrition and how this applies to animals and plants. We then sorted images of different objects into the 3 areas of alive, dead and never alive and explained how we know.
In art, we walked around our school grounds to observe the sculptures we have at Malvern Way. We then sketched observational drawings of these, thinking about the shape and lines we can see.