# Friday 6th November 2020

Welcome back after what we hope was a restful half term break.

Today in school was our Deep Learning History Day which was focused on the Gunpowder Plot. We started the day by familiarising ourselves with the story and created a story map of events.  We moved onto a conscience alley task were we discussed possible punishments suitable for Guy Fawkes. Some children became King James and walked down our conscience alley. The rest of the class gave their possible punishment ideas to the king and at the end he decided which punishment was most suitable. Finally, we then debated the question- is it ok to break the law if you are standing up for your beliefs?

In Maths, we have started a unit on Fractions. We looked at the key vocabulary used in the unit particularly: equal parts, denominator, numerator, whole, half, third, quarters, fifths.  We then represented these fractions in different ways by naming them, drawing them and writing them. (1/2, half, and then a visual representation of half). Towards the end of the week we solved problems using these.

In writing, we started a new unit using the book ‘meerkat mail.’ We had great excitement when we received a postcard from the book – ask your children about this! We have been building on our usage of persuasive language following our recent vocabulary home learning before half term.