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Week beginning Mon 15th Oct

Ready? Steady? COOK! This week, we're opening our own restaurant. We will be recipe writing, making our own cookery 'show' and learning about different cooking techniques! In maths, we will continue our learning with long division.

 

Spellings – to be tested on Thurs 18th Oct

Spelling –cious or –tious: if the root word ends –ce it is usually –cious

And verbs for recipe writing

precious

conscious

delicious

reduce

ambitious

braise

cautious

spread

nutritious

simmer

 

Week beginning Mon 8th Oct

Mayans? Mexican places? Alebrijes? This week, it's all about sharing your own interests in our topic as we create the non-fiction element of our book. In maths, we are beginning to learn about long division! We also have Harvest Festival on Monday and Mental Health Day on Wednesday.

 

Spellings – to be tested on Thurs 11th Oct

Revision of homophones and further topic vocabulary.

That’s their dinner.

I’ve eaten too much food.

Is there a way out?

humid

They’re in the kitchen.

celebrate

What should I wear to the party?

abandon

Where have you gone?

ruthless

 

Week beginning Mon 1st Oct

Well, this week we FINISH our stories for our book! That's right - by the end of this week, the stories will be finished and we will be moving on to the non-fiction element of the book! This week we will have a focus on quality story endings and technical accuracy. We will also be designing and building a website for our Mexican restaurant. In Maths, we will be learning how to multiply 4 digit by 2 digit numbers using formal written methods.

Spellings – to be tested on Thurs Thurs 4th Oct

Past tense verb rules for verbs ending in y. and some topic words for Mayans.

buried

campaign

tried

territory

flew

deity

cried

invasion

paid

architecture

 

 

Week beginning Mon 24th Sep

This week we will have a topic focus on the artwork of Mexico as we decorate our Alebrijes and paint our Day of the Dead masks. We will continue to write our stories with another Big Type as we write the Conflict section of the stories. In maths, we will be calculating and solving subtraction problems.

 

Spellings – to be tested on Thurs 27th Sep

The suffix ies for yà ies and some ambitious past-tense verbs.

cities

mastered

stories

disguised

families

defended

memories

destroyed

carries

progressed

 

Week beginning Mon 17th Sep

It's an exciting start to the week as we have Gareth Baker, our Patron of Reading, working with us on some exciting reading opportunities! Our writing will continue to focus on our stories and this week's Big Write (Big TYPE!) will be the opening of your story. In maths, we will be thinking about addition including solving addition word problems. We will also be finding out about the Day of the Dead and creating your Alebrije models.

 

Spellings – to be tested on Thurs 20th Sep

Specific verbs to use in your stories

perished

ventured

sacrificed

rambled

abandoned

trekked

investigated

meandered

celebrated

trudged

Week beginning Mon 10th Sep

This week we focus on the Geography of Mexico as we explore the various locations used in the film Coco and consider how Mexico compares to the UK. This will culminate with us writing our very own City Guides to a Mexican city of our choice. In maths, we will be working on our knowledge of place value of numbers up to 10,000,000 (ten million). Global Words are making their second visit and we will be designing our very own Alebrijes!

 

Spellings – to be tested on Thurs 13th Sep

A focus on rich , potential language for our stories.

pyramid

tribe

Mayan

civilization

Hieroglyphs

warrior

settlement

worship

adventure

tropical

 

Week beginning Weds 5th Sep

Welcome back everybody! I hope you’ve all had a great summer. In our first three days back, we will be immersing ourselves into our new topic: Hola Mexico! We’re going to be exploring the geography of Mexico by making 3D maps. We’ve got Global Words, our publishers, coming in to work with us on your new book and Partake will be sharing a Mayan Day with us! We will also be watching the Disney film, Coco, as a film study.

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