# Term 5 Week 3

What we are doing in Lilac Class for the week beginning 1.5.23

What we are doing this week in Lilac Class for the week beginning 1.5.23

For Maths this week in Lilac Class, we will be comparing percentages to fractions and be thinking about what percentage of each hundred square has been shaded.  We will then be finding out the decimal equivalents to percentages and exploring the equivalence of 0.01 and 1% using a variety of representations.  Lilac Class will be ordering and comparing decimals and percentages. We will finish this unit of learning by finding equivalent fractions, decimals and percentages.

In English this week in Lilac Class, we are planning a newspaper article about the sinking of the Titanic in 1912.  We will be looking at a range of information texts including actual newspapers articles written just after the Titanic sank.  We will be learning about the features of a newspaper report – headline, Byline, Lead, Body, Picture and Caption and Tail.

Our new Whole Class Guided Reading text is Shackleton’s Journey by William Grill. This week we are reading pages 13-18 developing our explanation and inference skills.  Lilac Class will be thinking about whether Ernest Shackleton was right to get rid of some of his crew and how the crew felt when the Endurance set sail.  Why did it take a month to make final preparations?

For RE in Lilac Class, we are learning about what Muslims believe about Allah.  Our key questions will be the following:  What is Tawhid? What are some of the 99 names for Allah and what do these mean? For Time and Place in Lilac Class, we are learning about how rivers are formed and the journey of a river.  We will be thinking about the role the water cycle plays in the formation of rivers.  For Science in Lilac Class, we are learning about asexual reproduction in plants and how this process is different from sexual reproduction in flowering plants.  For Design and the Arts, we are planning our seascapes using a range of different materials to create a variety of effects and textures.