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Spring 2, Week 6

English: ‘Escape to Pompeii”

This week in English, we have finished our unit of story writing based on the book “Escape to Pompeii” The children have retold the story and then published them.

Maths: Multiplication

In Maths, we have recapped division. We have looked at different ways we can solve division problems. We have learnt how to solve division calculations using place value counters and flexible partitioning.

At home you can:

  • READ everything!
  • Learn your 3, 4 and 8 times tables.

 

Previous Weeks' Learning

Spring 2, Week 5

English: ‘Escape to Pompeii”

This week in English, we have have continued to look at Escape to Pompeii. We have learnt how to use speech marks in our writing. We have finished the week by writing some amazing story openings.

Maths: Multiplication

In Maths, we have recapped multiplication. We have looked at different ways we can solve multiplication problems and then we have learnt how to use the short written method for solving two digit numbers multiplicated by a 1 digit number.

At home you can:

  • READ everything! When you are reading ask your child to look for any adverbs in the text.
  • Learn your 3 and 4 times table
  • Log onto Spelling Shed and see if you can make your class number 1 in the whole school.

Spring 2, Week 4

English: ‘Escape to Pompeii”

This week in English, we have have continued to look at Escape to Pompeii. We have focused on the eruption and written some fantastic descriptive paragraphs using adverbs of time and place.

Maths: Measures

In Maths, we have continued our unit on measure. We have learnt how to add and subtract lengths.

At home you can:

  • READ everything! When you are reading ask your child to look for any adverbs in the text.
  • Pick a range of items at home to measure.
  • Learn your 3 and 4 times table

Spring 2, Week 3

English: ‘Escape to Pompeii”

This week in English, we have started a new story called Escape to Pompeii. We have spent the week reading the story and looking at the ambitious vocabulary the writer used. We then did a piece of descriptive to describe the city of Pompeii.

Maths: Measures

In Maths, we have started a unit on measure. We have learnt how to draw lines with a ruler and measure a range of things. We have then finished the week looking at equalivent lengths.

At home you can:

  • READ everything! When you are reading ask your child to look for any adverbs in the text.
  • Pick a range of items at home to measure.
  • TTRockstars Class Battle

 
 

Sculptures

Forest Class showing us some of the amazing sculptures they made as part of their distance learning! Amazing job!!

 

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Autumn 2, Week 7

English: ‘Stonehenge”

This week in English, we have continued our work on non-chronological reports. We have looked at the different features. We then created and published our own reports based on Stonehenge.

Maths: Multiplication and Division

In Maths we have continued to look at division and multiplication. We have spent the week looking at the 8 times table. We have counted in steps of 8, chanted our 8 times table and completed lots of different activities.

At home you can: READ everything! When you are reading ask your child to look for any adverbs in the text.

Learn your 4x table and the related division facts.

        

  


Autumn 2, Week 5

Fossil Class have had a glorious time making their own Stone Age paints out of things they found in our school grounds. They created as many different colours as they could and during the next lesson they will add some cave drawings over the top using charcoal. They are loving their 'Fire and Flint' topic!

   


Autumn 2, Week 4

English: ‘Stone Age Boy”

This week in English, we have continued looking at “Stone Age Boy.” We have written our own versions of the story. We have used a range of exciting adjectives, adverbs and speech in our stories. We finished the week by writing postcards about our time in the Stone Age period.

Maths: Addition and Subtraction

In Maths we have continued to look at divison and multiplication. We have spent the week looking at arrays and discussing the different ways we can write multiplication number sentences. We have looked at using dividing by 2,5 and 10.

At home you can:

  • READ everything! When you are reading ask your child to look for any adverbs in the text.
  • Learn your 5x table and the related division facts.

Autumn 2, Week 3

English: ‘Stone Age Boy”

This week in English, we have continued looking at “Stone Age Boy.” We have planned our own version of the story. We have also rehearsed retelling our stories using a script. We finished the week writing our story opening using all the skills we have looked at.                         

Maths: Addition and Subtraction

In Maths we have started to look at divison and multiplication. We have spent the week looking at arrays and discussing the different ways we can write multiplication number sentences. We have looked at using our 2x and 5x table to help answer questions.

 

 

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Autumn 2, Week 2

English: ‘Stone Age Boy”                                                                                                      

This week in English, we have continued reading “Stone Age Boy.” We started to look closely at the different settings in the story. We learnt how to use our senses in a description and ambitious adjectives. We have also started looking at adding prepostions into our writing to help the reader “see” the setting.

Maths: Addition and Subtraction

In Maths we have finished our unit on addition and subtraction. We have spent the week consolidating our skills and applying them in different ways in order to solve problems.

 

   

At home you can:

  • READ everything! Discuss what you have read.

          

Fossil Class - Science session investigating magnets as part of our Forces topic

      


Autumn 2, Week 1

English: ‘Stone Age Boy”

This week in English, we have started our next story writing unit based on “Stone Age Boy.” We looked at the front cover together and then made predictions about what we thought the story might be about. We then sequenced the main events of the story.

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 3 digit numbers. The children have learnt to exchange.

At home you can:

  • READ everything! Discuss what you have read. You could also ask your child to be the teacher and ask them to teach you the column method.

   


Autumn 1, Week 7

English: ‘The Mousehole Cat”

This week in English, we have been looking at poetry. We learnt “Mowzer’s Song” and added actions. We then wrote and learnt our own version of “Mower’s Song”

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 digit numbers from 3 digit numbers. The children have learnt to exchange.

At home you can:

  • Read and discuss what you are reading together. You may want to support your child in learning their 2x, 5x and 10x table.

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.

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.