# Term 4 Week 3

What we are learning in Lilac Class for the week beginning 4.3.24

What we are doing this week in Lilac Class for the week beginning 4.3.24

For Maths this week in Lilac Class, we are initially working with decimals up to 2 decimal places.  We will then learn to recognise fractions and decimals as tenths and hundredths.  This will be followed by recognising equivalent fractions as decimals.  Lilac Class will be using a hundred square and partitioning to help with their understanding.

In English this week in Lilac Class, we are reading and analysing poems about the Victorian workhouse.  What features of poetry writing have been used and why are they effective?  We will then be writing our own narrative poems drawing on our annotations of workhouse photographs and texts that we have been doing over the last couple of weeks in preparation for our poetry writing. For World Book Day on the 7th we are reading Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens; this links in  with our topic this term.

For Whole Class Guided Reading Lilac Class are reading Chapters 13 and 14 of Berlie Doherty’s Street Child entitled ‘The Lily’ and ‘The Waterman’s Arms’. We are finding evidence in the text that shows us that Jim was scared of Grimy Nick and explaining why Jim has no control over his life and the decisions he makes.

For RE in Lilac Class we are continuing with examining the events leading up to Jesus’s resurrection in the Gospels.  We will be discussing the events that we felt were most important to us and annotating texts. For Time and Place, Lilac Class are continuing to learn about diseases and medical care during the Victorian period and what developments and improvements were made.  What would our health care system be like without the contributions Florence Nightingale made, for example?

For Science in Lilac Class, we are finishing off writing up our investigation about the conditions that cause more solid to dissolve.  Our questions we are exploring are ‘How does the temperature of the water affect the amount of solid that dissolves in water?’ and ‘How does stirring the water affect the amount of solid that dissolves in water?’ For Design and the Arts this week, we are printing our wallpaper inspired by William Morris using our printing blocks.  In Music, we are learning to sing ‘Food, Glorious Food’ from the Musical Oliver!