Our topic this term is 'Into the Rainforest'.
The next 3 weeks will see us looking at multiplication and division. We will recap the grid method before looking at how it relates to the short written method of multiplying by a single digit. We'll also learn how to multiply 2 digit numbers using the long written method of multiplication. After consolidating multiplication we will look at the inverse - division, recapping the bus stop method of division, including remainders (both whole number and decimals).
Our new topic, Into The Rainforest, begins with our new book study - Journey To The River Sea by Eva Ibbotson - an award-winning and best selling classic adventure set in the Amazon Rainforest. After writing some spectacular poetry last week, this week we will focus on writing descriptive paragraphs using some of the superb vocabulary we collected last week and some from Journey To The River Sea. We will be comparing Maia's initial thoughts about her new life in the rainforest to those she has once she arrives!