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# Week commencing 4th Nov 2019

## Autumn 2 - Week 2

### English

This week in English, we continued our learning on balanced arguments. We had a debate on 'should animals be kept in zoos?'. This has become our topic we are going to write our balanced argument on. We recorded our ideas for both sides of the argument and planned our work. We finished the week by writing an introduction to the balanced argument, making sure to introduce both sides of the argument.
Here are our ideas for arguments for and against keeping animals in zoos. Here is Yassin's introduction. ### Maths

This week in Maths, we have continued our learning on multiplication and division. We revisited multiples and factors, then learnt about prime numbers and square numbers.

A prime number is a number that only has 2 factors, 1 and itself.
For example;
- 19 is a prime number because it can only be divided by 1 and 19.
1 is not a prime number. Can you explain why?

A square number is a number multiplied by itself. It can also be called a number squared. They symbol for squared is 2.
12 = 1 x 1 = 1
22 = 2 x 2 = 4
32 = 3 x 3 = 9
42 = 4 x 4 = 16
5= 5 x 5 = 25
Here is an example of one of our worksheets we completed on squared numbers. How many can you answer? ### Geography

This week in we started to look at the continents and the oceans around them. Our main focus for this half term is going to be the continent of North America. We began by labelling all the countries in North America and now have started to research different geographical features of the continent.
Here is the map of the continents and oceans we labelled. Can you remember which continent went where? Here is the map of North America we labelled. Can you remember where any of the countries are? 