Children in Conflict 2 Autumn 2019

Week of 18th November
 
This week in maths we have been adding and subtracting fractions; we know that the first thing you need to do is to find a common denominator in order to add fractions. You might find this video useful if you are practising this at home. 
 
In our mini adventure, we have been looking at historical migration around the world as well as developing our computing skill. We have looked at maps showing where humans first originated, as well as presenting our research on ancient civilisations and the movements they made around the world. We used google slides to present the information, learning how to add hyperlinks to show the source of our research. 
Through this work, we also developed our editing skill, checking punctuation and making improvements to our sentences. 
 
On Thursday we did some creative writing based on our new book 'The boy at the back of the class' by Onjali Q. Raúf. We have very much enjoyed reading the first few chapters of the book which is set in London, about a class who have a new boy that is a refugee and doesn't speak any English. 
 
In music, we have been working hard on learning the songs for our Christmas performance, 'Lights, Camel, Action' and in RE, we looked at the Jewish festival of Hannukah, retelling the story in our own words. 
 
In PE we braved the cold weather to play some hockey outside, to give those who are going to the tournament a bit of practise before playing other schools. 
Please see the documents below for an electronic copy of the Mini Adventure planning which was sent home on Friday 15th November.
Week of 5th November
 
UK Parliament week
This week (2-8 November) is UK Parliament week, so we have been researching and investigating all things relating to democracy, voting and how the UK parliament works! 
Within literacy, and our mini adventure work, we have been discussing and debating, as well as thinking about issues which are important to us. Find out more here
Week of 11th November
 
In maths we have continued our fractions work, comparing and ordering them as well as placing on a number line. We have also done some work on changing improper fractions to mixed numbers. Have a practice at using the < > and = signs to compare fractions; remember that you can find an equivalent fraction with the same denominator to make it easier!
 
In our mini adventure work we have been looking at areas around the world which are currently in conflict, and thinking about the reasons why people might be forced to flee their homes. We have thought about the differences between asylum seekers, refugees, immigrants and migrants as well as researching ancient civilisations who migrated around the world. 
We have also attempted the difficult task of empathising with those who might have had to leave their homes in a hurry, and tried to imagine what it would be like if this happened to us. 
 
You might find these websites useful if you still have any questions about what we have talked about this week:
 
As well as all of this, we had a wonderful PE lesson where we met Chloe, who will be teaching dance next half term. We had great fun creating movements based on space, aliens and stars!