This half term our learning behaviour has been meta-learning and distilling and the children have really mastered these within the classroom.
We use the skill of distilling often in our classroom in all subjects and we had a focus on this is maths and topic.
In our maths lesson we focused on worded problems and how we could distill the important information from these questions. We used the technique of crossing out any irrelevant information and highlighting the necessary information. Once we knew what the question was asking us we had to use our skill of meta-learning to choose which operation we needed to use and how we could use these effectively.
We also used our learning behaviours of distilling and meta-learning in our topic lesson. In year 4 the children learnt about climate change in detail and this has linked nicely with our Antarctica theme this half term. We used our learning behaviour of meta-learning to apply our knowledge from Year 4 and incorporate it with our knowledge in year 5 to write a song, poem or letter to world leaders encouraging them to join the Paris Climate Agreement and tackle climate change. We also read an article about the impact of the melting ice caps in Antarctica and distilled the key information from this to create a flow chart about the impacts of melting ice.