This week in Merlins class, we have continued to read 'The Silver Sword'. In the later part of the story, the children have battled extreme weather and illness in efforts to be reunited with their parents in Switzerland. This week, we have practised summarising the chapter 'The Storm' in which the children get caught up in 'the freak storm of 1945'. Next week, we will be writing paragraphs to build suspense using our summaries of the exciting and tense moments of this chapter.
This week in maths, we have begun to practise multiplying fractions. The children have learnt that this involves multiplying both numerators and both denominators and have even taken on the challenge of multiplying mixed and whole numbers. Next week, we will be consolidating this learning with problem solving tasks before we begin to divide fractions by fractions, whole numbers and mixed numbers.
In History this week, the children have thoroughly enjoyed learning about the ancient Egyptian mummification process. This week they have written a set of instructions for any newbie embalmer and then we have begun our apple mummy experiment! We are mummifying one apple slice with salt (natron) to see the effect this has on the apple overtime and compare this to a control apple.
In Art, the children were enthused at the prospect of bringing together all they have been learning to create a typography map. They worked collaboratively to build up a 3D visual map they demonstrated their typography skills. You can view their brilliant results on the website!