w/b 18th October
This week we have done lots of exciting things in school. On Tuesday we went to the church to celebrate harvest festival. We donated lots of food to give to food banks and we shared some poems and prayers that we had written in school linked to harvest.
On Friday we also had a really exciting visit from the space dome. We got to experience what it might be like to go to space. The children really enjoyed this and I am sure they will have lots to tell you at home. Please see some images below!
In writing this week we have been planning and writing our own versions of ‘How to catch a star’. We have thought carefully about the characters we wanted to include and have been using adjectives to describe them as well as describing the settings in our stories. We have been using the co ordinating conjunctions ‘and’ & ‘but’ to expand our sentences. We are really proud of the stories that we have written!
We will be continuing addition and subtraction after half term, beginning to look at using a number line to help us add and subtract 2 digit numbers.
Blog – wb 4th October
This week Mr Doku has launched an exciting competition for the children in assembly linked to black history month. We would like as many children as possible to create a poem, poster, picture or song on black history month. A prize will be given to the best entry from each year group!
A letter has been sent out regarding ‘bug club’. Please click this link to read the letter again. Your child will be able to access the appropriate reading colour according to their book band. These e-books will also count towards your child’s reading stars in their reading records so please feel free to record this.
English – We have started reading the book ‘How to catch a star’ by Oliver Jeffers. We are really enjoying reading the story and learning it off by heart. To help us we have drawn a story map and have come up with some actions too!
Maths – We have finished our learning about place value and have now started our new learning on addition and subtraction. We are starting to look at recalling our number bonds to 10 and 20 and reasoning related facts (4 + 6 = 10, 6 + 4 = 10, 10 – 4 = 6, 10 – 6 = 4).
This week we have been looking at Christopher Columbus and all of the things that he did as an explorer. We talked about the things that he did that were great and also the things that he did that were not so great.
We have also had great fun painting our moon buggies this week! Have a look at some of the photos below!
w/b 20th September
English – We have been really learning the story ‘Beegu’ off by heart. We have drawn story maps and come up with actions to help us retell the story. We have also been using the conjunction ‘and’ to help us join our sentences together.
Next week we are going to be planning and writing our own versions of the story which we are really excited about!
Maths – We have been learning the value of each digit in a 2 digit number. We have also been looking at partitioning two digit numbers into tens and ones ( 32 = 30 + 2 ) . This will help us with our learning next week when we are going to be looking at partitioning 2 digit numbers in different ways.
Please follow the link below to watch the video explaining how we teach this method to the children: CLICK HERE
We have also been looking at different explorers this week – we have found out all about Amy Johnson and Ranulph Fiennes. We have learnt what they did and talked about the different qualities they must have had – i.e. brave and courageous. We have also been looking at vehicles and in particular ,moon buggies in D&T – we have been looking at axles and wheels and how they work . We then designed our own moon buggy which we are really excited to start making soon!