Welcome to Waldridge – Years 4/5
Welcome to Waldridge class! In maths this term we have been learning how to use column methods to add and subtract. We have also challenged ourselves and used written methods to multiply and divide. We use times tables rockstars and lots of different maths games to help us practice our times tables- we love to earn coins and then spend them at the times table rockstars store!
In English we have read two different novels. We firstly spent some time exploring the author Roald Dahl and his story Fantastic Mr Fox. More recently we have been spending time reading and writing about the novel How to Train a Dragon by Cressida Cowell. Waldridge class have loved describing the different dragons in the story and looking at their different skill sets whilst also developing inference and comprehension skills throughout the different chapters.
In the afternoons we have been studying the Ancient Greeks in History. We have used ICT to complete research about Greek gods and goddesses and have compared the lives of Ancient Greek children, men and women to our daily lives.
Waldridge class have explored states of matter in science and carried out many scientific enquires to explore solids, liquids and gasses.
Finally we have been getting creative and using our design skills to create structures. We used a range of different materials and explored how to make structures stronger and more secure- this resulted in us making our own structure.
Have a look at some of our pictures from this term and I’m sure you will agree we are having a lot of fun learning in Waldridge class.