We began the term exploring what is meant 'Unity, Peace and Conflict', since these are our Christian Value and Global Goals for the term. The children created some wonderful definitions, which are shared below:
"To me, unity means, getting together as a group and sharing different ideas."
"Peace means, living in a world where people get along."
"To me, conflict means when people disagree and be mean when there is no reason to."
In English, we have addressed the idea of conflict by exploring the theme of dragons. We have used 'The Boy Who Grew Dragons' by Andy Shepherd, as a stimulus for creating our own dragons, which will later be included in to the format of a non-chronological report.
In Maths, we are focusing on number and place value. We have looked at the value of digits in 6 digit numbers, Roman numerals and sequences of numbers. When looking at Roman numerals, we used the term 'MEDICAL' to recall the value of the more unfamiliar letters:
M E D I C A L
1000 500 100 50
This was a useful way to help us remember the value of these different letters.
In Geography, we are exploring the topic of mountains. This has evolved from the children's earlier study of volcanoes in Year 4. We will explore how the movement of tectonic plates forms different mountain types and will, at a later date, use our learning to formulate an assessed piece of writing.
Alongside our work in English, we have designed and made some dragon eyes. Watch this space for some amazing pictures of the children's work!