In Maths this week, we have started fractions and decimals. The children can now distinguish between a unit and a non-unit fraction and they can recognise fractions in a number of ways i.e. shapes and fraction lines. We moved on to looking at finding fractions of numbers and quantities, using concrete apparatus and pictorial representations and we even did a class practical which involved moving around after being split (or shared equally!) into different groups. They know the terms ‘numerator’ and ‘denominator’ too.
In Art/DT, we used the Iron Man theme from literacy as a stimulus to start looking at robotics. The children drew around their own hands and using straws and string, they created a prototype robotic hand where the index finger could flex. We linked this in to Science and PE, discussing the role of tendons and muscles. The children felt their own Achilles tendon as well as those in the hands and wrist. They are covering this in Science with Miss Turner, so there are plenty of cross-curricular links!!