# Summer 1

Maths

To further prove our understanding of fraction, decimal and percentage equivalents, today we created pictures on either 100 square grids or 25 square grids. We had to work out the fraction of each colour we had used and then convert these to both decimals and percentages!

Science

As part of our topic on Animals including Humans, we have been thinking about the stages of human development and the life cycle of humans. To begin with, we looked at Sexual and Asexual reproduction. We learnt that humans reproduce sexually - they need two parents. A female egg and male sperm in order to fertilise the egg.

After, we looked at the different stages of human development. We found out that there were six key stages: prenatal, infancy, childhood, adolescence, early adulthood, middle adulthood and late adulthood. We discussed how the body changes during each stage and then we created timelines to show the differences.

Maths

We have been using our knowledge of fractions to help us understand decimal and percentage equivalents. We played a game in Maths today to show Miss Taylor if we could easily identify fractions, decimals and percentages which showed us the same amount.

English

In English this week, we have been learning about Ernest Shackleton's famous expedition to Antarctica on board the ship Endurance. We all chose a name and a role and have been thinking about what it would take to be a part of his crew. We discussed the equipment we would need and rated these in a 'diamond 9' to show which we thought were the most important items.

After, we then watched a video of the departure and used this to write postcards home to our loved ones, thinking about how we would be feeling at that time.

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