# Term 2 Week 1

What we are doing in Lilac Class for the week beginning 31.10.22

What we are doing this week in Lilac Class for the week beginning 31.10.22

In Maths this week in Lilac Class, we are starting our new block of learning entitled Multiplication and Division.  We will be finding multiples of numbers and common multiples of numbers. For example, 15 is the common multiple of both 5 and 3.  We will then be finding the common factors of a number.  Lilac Class are exploring the relationship between multiplication and division and consolidating our understanding of the words ‘factor’ and ‘multiple’.  For example, 5 is a factor of 20 and 20 is a multiple of 5.

In English this week in Lilac Class we are continuing with our drafts of a non-chronological report about the different layers of a tropical rainforest using the features of report writing.  For example, using sub-headings to organise information and fronted adverbials to introduce information.  Our reports will inform the reader about how rainforests are structured and what groups of animals live in the different layers. For our Whole Class Guided Reading our text is ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’ by C.S. Lewis and we are reading Chapter Eight this week.  We are developing our ability to summarise events in the chapter this week by writing what has happened in less than 30 words.  Summarising is one of our key progression of skills.  In RE, we are starting our new unit of learning entitled ‘Incarnation’.  As part of formative assessment, we are answering our big question ‘Was Jesus the Messiah?’

For Time and Place, we are exploring the Mayan number system.  Lilac Class will be learning about how the Mayans invented and used their calendars and number system.

For Science in Lilac Class will be examining the relationship between the Earth, Sun and Moon.  We will be learning about how the different phases of the Moon occur, drawing on our knowledge that we obtained from our Earth, Sun and Moon Workshop at the Science Observatory Workshop.  In Art, Lilac Class will be making Mayan pottery based on original Mayan artefacts.  This week we will be sketching the shape of our pottery and what design it will be decorated with.

Remember we now have PE on Wednesday afternoons rather than Monday.