In maths this term, Maple have had a big focus on using decimals. They have been adding and subtracting using the column method as well as sequences decimals in order. They have also been applying their knowledge of decimals to using money. The children created their own shops in class with their own prices and the rest of the class then went shopping with coins!
Science this term has been lots of fun! The children have planned and conducted lots of experiments with a variety of materials and substances. They discovered the best ways to separate materials such as oil and water; pasta, rice and flour; magnetic and non-magnetic metals; and salty and sandy water. They used filters, sieves and magnets as well as petri dishes in their experiments. The children also experimented with vinegar and bicarbonate of soda to blow up balloons!
In our Roman topic this term, the children learnt about the different types of homes that the Romans lived in. They used this information to create a replica Roman villa, Domus or Insulae using clay. They used different pieces of equipment to get the best finish possible as well as using techniques to ensure that the clay would stick together. Also in topic, they created their own settlements thinking carefully about the geographical features they would need to survive such as rivers, mountains, trees and lakes.
The class visited a Roman Villa in term 5 and had a brilliant day. They had a guided tour of the building and looked at the mosaic floor, the bathhouse and prayer rooms. They also had a chance to be archaeologists and put together pieces of pottery and mosaics. The children had an amazing day and were a credit to the school!