We are currently reading 'The boy in the striped pyjamas'. The book brings up issues around growing up and understanding events occuring around us. We have had many class disscusions: the role of the child in making decisions for the whoe family, should alll people be treated equally, what makes a good leader.  We have discussed the effects of authors language and punctuation choices and how they contribute to the overall meaning. 



In maths we have been working on developing our knowledge of place value and the four operations. We will be using all four operations in a variety of contexts to ensure that we fully understand them. 


In science we have been learning about properties of materials. 


We needed to be able to:


  • group materials based on their properties
  • know that some materials will desolve to form a solution 
  • decide how mixtures may be seperated