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Autumn 1, Week 6

English: ‘The Mousehole Cat”

This week in English, we have re written the whole of “The Mousehole Cat” using all the skills we have learnt during this topic. We finished the week designing our own Storm Creature.

Maths: Addition and Subtraction

In Maths we have continued our unit on addition and subtraction. We have looked at adding and subtracting using a formal method ( column method). We have focused on adding and subtracting 2 two digit numbers. The children have learnt to exchange.

At home you can:

  • look at the human skelton and discuss the role of the skelton. Ask the children if they can name any of the bones.

Previous Weeks' Learning

Autumn 1, Week 5

English: ‘The Mousehole Cat”

This week in English, we have continued our descriptive writing unit. This week our focus has been writing in role. We have looked at being Tom and how he would feel in certain parts of the story. At the end of the week we wrote a diary entry about surviving the storm.

Maths: Addition and Subtraction

In Maths we have continued our unit on addition and subtraction. We have looked at adding and subtracting 2 digit numbers from 3 digit numbers as well as 1 digit numbers. We have shown our thinking in lots of different ways both in our books and using place value counters and Base 10.

At home you can:

  • Look at different maps or go outside and see what you can see in different directions. This links to our Geography as we have been learning about compass points this week.

Autumn 1, Week 4

English: ‘The Mousehole Cat”

This week in English, we have continued our descriptive writing unit. This week our focus has been on writing with conjunctions, adjectives and expanded noun phrases. The children have taken part in drama activities. The week has finished with the children writing a descriptive paragraph describing the Great Storm in Mousehole. 

Maths: Addition and Subtraction

In Maths we have started our unit on addition and subtraction. We have looked at adding and subtracting multiples of 100. We then moved on and looked at adding and subtracting 2 and 3 digit numbers with a 1 digit number.

At home you can:

  • READ! Everything and everywhere. When you are reading together discuss what you have read.

Autumn 1, Week 3

English: ‘The Mousehole Cat”

This week in English, we have started our descriptive writing unit. We have read the story and then split it into the 5 main sections – opening, build up, problem, resolution and ending. We then freeze framed each section and thought about how the characters were feeling. We then moved on and learnt about expanded noun phrases and used these skills to write a descriptive paragraph about Mousehole.

Maths: Place Value .

We have been continuing to review our Maths skills this week. We have focused on place value and thinking about whether numbers are greater than or less than. We have learnt how to order numbers in both ascending and descending order. Finally we finished the week counting in 50s.

At home you can: Write a list of numbers down and see if you can order them in ascending or descending order. The children will be bringing home their TTRockstars and Numbots log ins this week please have a little look and a go at the different activities.

 

 


Autumn 1, Week 2

English: ‘Ada Twist Scientist”

This week in English, we have been looking at questions. We have written lots of questions making sure we start them with question starters such as who, what, where and when and remembering to use a question mark.

Maths: Place Value 

We have been reviewing our Maths skills this week. We have focused on place value and thinking about where different numbers go on different number lines. We have done this in lots of different ways.

  • At home you can: Write a list of numbers down and see if you can put them on a number line. Look at numbers and have a discussion about which numbers are greater than and less than.

Autumn 1, Week 1

English: ‘The Ways we to be Smart”

This week in English, we have been recapping what a sentence is made up and then writing some of our own. Our writing has been based on thinking about the ways we are smart for example climbing trees and making potions.

Maths: Place Value .

We have been reviewing our Maths skills this week. We have focused on place value, making and saying numbers aloud up to 1000.

  • At home you can: Write a list of numbers down and see how long it takes to say them aloud or play a game of Bingo.