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What we are learning this week:

 

 

Autumn 1, Week 6

English: Setting description

This week we have continued to read our text ‘The Sleeping Sword’ by Michael Morpurgo. We have been exploring persuasive writing by writing a persuasive letter to keep Bun on the island he has grown up on, rather than be sent away to a ‘special school’. We then applied it to writing a letter about something we were passionate about – school uniform, technology in school (amongst others)

  • At home, there is a persuasive task set on GC for home learning – with lots of ideas for writing prompts - Have a go (and don’t forget to upload it so that your teachers can see)

Maths: Addition and subtraction

We have been consolidating addition and subtraction. We have been using the inverse operations and estimation to help us. We also looked at some tricky, multi-step addition and subtraction word problems before.

  • At home, practise you times tables – Can you keep up a daily streak on TTT Rockstars? (continuous days) How many days can you manage? Also, take a look at the Mathletics word problems for addition and subtraction to apply your fluency skills.

Science

In science we have been looking at reversible and irreversible changes.

Home Learning ideas for next week

  • Home learning is now set up on Google Classroom. Choose a choice board activity to complete before half term. If you have any problems logging onto Google Classroom please let your teacher know.
  • Please practise times tables

      

Previous Weeks' Learning

Autumn 1, Week 5

English: Setting description

This week we have continued to read our text ‘The Sleeping Sword’ by Michael Morpurgo. We have been investigating similes, metaphors and personification. We have then applied these, along with other skills, to describe a setting. First we described the walk by the main character, Bun, in our book. Then we chose from some inspiring pictures to describe a different setting.

  • At home, have a go at writing a description of the setting you can see from one of the windows of your home. What can you see, hear, touch and smell?

Maths: Addition and subtraction

We have been revising and extending our knowledge of column addition and subtraction this week. We have used counters to help us understand what happens when we exchange numbers. We have looked at some simple word problems and also some missing number calculations to help us develop our understanding further.

  • At home, you could have a go at this challenge with some dice: https://nrich.maths.org/8586

Science

In science we have investigated the properties of material by investigating which material would float best and discussing how to carry out a fair test. You can see this in the photos.

Home Learning ideas for next week

  • Home learning is now set up on Google Classroom. There is a choice board activity for you all to complete over the next 2 weeks. If you have any problems logging onto Google Classroom please let your teacher know.

Autumn 1, Week 4
English: What can we remember?!

We have been looking at a new sentence type this week using subordinating conjunctions. We have written a recount of a story called the ‘Lady of the Lake’ where we focused on our capital letters, full stops, fronted adverbials and expanded noun phrases. We have started reading a new book by Michael Morpurgo called the ‘Sleeping Sword’, and we have looked at some of the characters to write a description of them using relative clauses in our writing. Finally this week, we have recapped on diary writing and written diary entries for different chapters of the story.

  • At home, you can practise writing a simple sentence and see how you could improve it. We are continuing to focus on punctuation, fronted adverbials and expanded nouns in our writing. You could look at BBC Bitesize to revise word classes.

 

Maths: Place Value

We have been comparing and ordering numbers up to 1,000,000. We have continued to look at rounding numbers to the nearest 10,000. We have moved onto looking at negative numbers and using a number line to help us find the difference between two temperatures. We have finished the week by reading and writing Roman numerals to 1000.

  • At home, go on a Roman numeral hunt and see where we use Roman numeral in everyday life. Tell your teacher in next week.

 

RE: bracelets

We have looked at the Hindu festival of Rakhi and made bracelets in class, which you will see in the photos.

 

Home Learning ideas for next week

  • Author focus – Michael Morpurgo
    • There are many books he has written so why not find and read another book by him. Tell us what you think of the story.
    • One of the characters in the book was blind and used braille. Can you find out more about braille and who invented it?
     

Autumn 1, Week 3

English: What can we remember?!

This week we have continued to focus on expanded noun phrases and fronted adverbials. We have written a recount of how King Arthur became King. We also spend some time writing collaboratively with a partner and creating a class book of the story. We typed this story up and have displayed it in the classroom. At the end of the week in guided reading, we created a story S of the next chapter in the King Arthur story.

  • At home, have a go at writing sentences with fronted adverbials to describe manner, place or time. These can be written about the King Arthur story or about anything you would like.

 

Maths: Place Value

We can been continuing with place value this week, focusing more on rounding and ordering numbers. We have been using place value charts to understand what column we look at when rounding to the nearest 100,000. We have enjoyed using place value counters.

Science

In science this week we planned and constructed an investigation to investigate what materials dissolve. We focused on how to create a fair test but thinking about what variables stay the same and what change. We made sure the same amount of materials was stirred into cold water. We timed each material to find out which dissolved quickest.

Home Learning ideas for next week

Home learning is now set up on google classroom. There is a choice board activity for you all to complete over the next 2 weeks. If you have any problems logging onto google classroom please let your teacher know.


 

Autumn 1, Week 2

English: Can we identify the plot of a story?

We have been reading 2 different versions of The Legend of King Arthur in English and Guided Reading. We have used these to create our own story mountain, thinking about the different parts of a story. We have then recreated the story through drama and will be performing it to the rest of the class, thinking about how to work as a group. At the end of this week, we will be creating our own Kennings poem based on the same story.

  • At home, you could look at different Kennings poems and talk about which one is your favourite and why. You could also see if you can find another version of story of The Legend of King Arthur to share with your class.

Maths: Place Value

We have been using our place value knowledge to understand how to round to 10, 100 and 1000. We have continued to use place value counters to understand which columns we need to look at to round successfully. We have also been given challenges, using what we have learnt and clues to find the number that has already been rounded to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000.

 

Home Learning ideas for next week:

  • Find a reading book to read together at home.
  • Practise timetables
  • Practice spellings on spelling shed.
 

Autumn 1, Week 1

English: What can we remember?!

We have been reminding ourselves about what a sentence needs to have – punctuation, verb and subject. We were given a story starter and we had to carry on, using our imagination. Then, each day this week, we did fun activities about different ways to improve sentences and then we will re-write a section of our story to see if we can improve it.

  • At home, you can practise writing a simple sentence and see how you could improve it. We will be focusing on punctuation, fronted adverbials and expanded nouns. You could look at BBC Bitesize to revise word classes.

 

Maths: Place Value

We have been reminding ourselves about the value of each digit in a number. We have been using place value counters to represent numbers and then practising writing the number in both numerals and words and partitioning them. We also looked at challenges, where we were given clues to find a target number.

  • At home, you can play the Nice and Nasty dice game together. https://nrich.maths.org/6605

 

Home Learning ideas for next week

  • Find a reading book to read together at home.
  • Practise timetables