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Last week of Autumn half term!

Squares and cubes!

We learnt about square and cube numbers by making our own squares and cubes to prove that a square is a whole number multiplied by itself. Like 2 x 2 = 4 or 2².

A cube number is a number multiplied by itself twice. This can also be called ‘a number cubed’. The symbol for cubed is ³. We practised finding the squared and cubed number by using our times tables and multiplication calculations.

In writing, we finished writing our own instructional text.

“My instructional text was about how to look after a dragon”- Max (Walnut)

“My instructional text was about to take care of a puppy and then, How to build a Den that your sibling can’t get into to!” – Lilly Wise

“My instructional text was on How to look after a Guinea Pig then I made a fun instructional text on how to make Pesto Pasta with extra cheese!” – Violet

” My first instructional text was about How to look after  Guinea Pig then my fun instructional text was how to do a backflip!” -Austin

In Art we completed our final pieces, illustrating a line from a story using all the skills we have practised this unit. We practised our composition skills and using a wide range of marks to make our drawings interesting. Then we used our drawings from previous weeks, props and a range of materials to create an illustration for our allocated line.
We’re looking forward to seeing our finished books!
In English we finished our instructional texts. We explored how images, diagrams and maps support clear instructions, as well as how spoken instructions differ from written instructions. We worked in teams to create our own demonstrations and then presented our instructions to the class. We still had to make sure our instructions were organised and well sign-posted, and it was fun using our presenting voices and personalities.
Have a restful, relaxing half term wonderful Walnut and Marvellous Maple!


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