What we are learning this week:
Autumn 2, Week 4
In English, we have started reading and exploring the story of Beowulf. We focused particularly on Grendel, using expanded noun phrases to describe the beast!
In Maths we have been developing our understanding of the 3, 6 and 9 times tables.
Previous week's learning:
Autumn 2, Week 3
In English we completed out debate topic by carrying out an in-class debate regarding ‘Should children wear school uniform?’.
In Maths we have been developing our understanding of the 3 and 6 times tables.
In Art we have continued to develop our drawing skills by using different techniques to give objects more depth. We practised these skills when doing observational drawings of Anglo-Saxon style pots.
Autumn 2, Week 2
In English we have been looking at the structure of debates and exploring different debate topics.
In Maths we completed our topic on perimeter. We completed an end of topic assessment.
In Art we have loved experimenting with different drawing techniques to represent different textures. We then applied these skills when drawing an Anglo-Saxon warrior.
Autumn 2, Week 1
This week we have been writing poems about the course of a river. The children have been using, perfect, syllabic and slant rhymes!
In Maths we have been exploring types of polygons and perimeter.
In History, we enjoyed sorting and acting out the Anglo-Saxon timeline!
Autumn 1, Week 7
This week, our focus has been poetry! We have spent time exploring different types of rhymes; perfect, syllabic and slant rhymes. Slant rhymes were the most popular by far i.e. trousers and houses!
This week, we revisited column addition and subtraction and completed an end of topic assessment.
This week the children visited Pulborough Brooks. We went pond dipping, orienteering and did observational drawing of the stunning landscape. It was a truly magical trip!
Autumn 1, Week 5
This week we have written our own explanation texts on volcanoes! We then planned a new explanation text based on our topic ‘Go with the Flow’.
This week, we have been rounding to the nearest 100 and 1000.
This week the children have been Times Table Rockstars!
Autumn 1, Week 4
English: This week we have exploring explanation texts and picking out their features.
Maths: This week, we have been adding and subtracting 100s to make 1000s. We have been exploring how many 1s, 10s, and 100s you need to make 1000.
Photos: In Geography we created our own rivers and analysed how erosion and deposition create meanders.
Autumn 1, Week 3
English: This week was our composition week in writing. Using the book, The Rhythm of the Rain, pupils wrote their own ‘build up’ narrative. Their build ups followed Issac’s journey through the river to the sea, following his little jar of water. The focus was on using, inverted commas to punctuate speech, expanded noun phrases, adverbials, fronted adverbials and past tense verbs.
Maths: This week, we have continued consolidating our understanding of column addition and subtraction. We also completed an end of unit assessment.
Photos: In Geography, all classes had great fun creating a playdough diagram of a river’s structure!
Autumn 1, Week 2
English: This week, we have continued reading The Rhythm of the Rain. The children have been practicing punctuating direct speech to express characters thoughts and feelings. They have also been using fronted adverbials.
Maths: This week, we have continued consolidating our understanding of column addition and subtraction.
Photos: In Maths we had lots of fun playing a column addition game. In pairs, the children had to roll dice and chose where to input those numbers in order to create the greatest number. This really helped secure the children’s understanding of the importance of place value.
Autumn 1, Week 1
English: This week, we have been reading a book called The Rhythm of the Rain. The children have been learning about expanded noun phrases.
Maths: This week, we have been consolidating our understanding of column addition and subtraction.
Photos: In English we have been re-enacting our memorable water experiences.