Year 1 have settled into their new routines very well and are enjoying the challenges of each day!
We have been learning about the structure of sentences, using kung-fu punctuation where needed. This week we are writing labels and captions to inform you about our toys – when you visit our toy museum on Thursday.
We have been doing lots of place value work and counting of objects. We have looked at missing numbers, which number comes next in a sequence and are continuing work with one more and one less. Some of us have even started to look at +, – and = in a number sentence. Number lines have proved very useful so far!
Over the past few weeks we have explored an alternative traditional tale and have read and performed some of Aesop’s fables. We enjoyed writing our own story ending to Mr Wolf and the Enormous Turnip and have developed our use of inverted commas to mark speech in our writing and have extended our sentences using coordinating conjunctions.
We have been hard working to develop our understanding of place value in numbers up to 1000, have ordered and compared 3-digit numbers and counted in steps of 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 10, 50 and 100. We are now using this understanding to add and subtract 3-digit numbers.
We have been learning about Greek myths and legends over the past few weeks. We have covered Icarus and began stories from Odysseus. The children have used these stories as vehicles to writing diaries, letters and play scripts. We have been focusing on our use of language during these pieces ensuring that they are well punctuated throughout.
over the past few weeks we have been learning about place value, negative numbers, addition and subtraction. The children have been learning about the core skills associated with these elements and applying skills taught to problem solving. We also continue to focus on our Mental Arithmetic skills during our Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday sessions.
Y4 maths: we have been working on place value especially partitioning and ordering numbers beyond a thousand. Next week we will be rounding numbers before moving on to addition and subtraction.
English: the children have written some poetry on rainforest animals and have been describing imaginary rainforest creatures that match a description sent to us by Bean Grylls.
The children produced great artwork inspired by Andy Goldsworthy in the woods. They were all fantastically well behaved despite making some unusual smells.
All the best from the lovely Y4 teachers
In maths, we have been exploring place value to 1 million (including an exciting review of Roman numerals!). We have been reading and writing large numbers, counting on and back in powers of 10, and looking at the value of digits in different columns.
In English, we have been building narrative writing skills through our Home Sweet Home film. We have written scenes from the story with a focus on personification, relative pronouns and clauses, and ‘Tier 2’ vocabulary to create vivid descriptions.
We enjoyed our visit to Fishbourne Roman Palace and look forward to making our own mosaics!
During the past two weeks year 2 have read ‘Dear Teacher’ by Amy Husband. We then wrote informal letters to Mr Paterson explaining why we would not be back at school this term! He wrote back to say we have to come to school and besides he would miss us very much. 🙂
After that, we wrote a formal letter, inviting a special visitor into our classroom to help with our project…….’Home Sweet Home’.
Place value has been our focus for the past two weeks. Counting and using the Dienes and Numicon has supported our understanding of the value of the digits, Look out for the homework this weekend to reinforce their learning.
Y2 Curriculum Update
We have enjoyed a DISGUSTING time in English using all of the skills we have learnt over the past year to write our own Disgusting Sandwich stories.
We have also found out about Grace Darling the heroine of the sea who rescued 9 people from the Forfarshire. We took on the role of Grace, travelled back in time and wrote in her diary.
In maths we spent a week solving one step and two step word problems. We have also revised time and fractions.
In English, we have been writing in role as characters from The Tempest. We are now developing our reading skills through our study of The Boy who Swam with Piranhas.
In maths, we have been identifying and using multiples, factors, square numbers, cube numbers and prime numbers in calculations and investigations.
Last week, Year 3 were looking at units of time in maths – hours, days, weeks and months.
In English we finished writing our pirate stories which we then shared with one another.
Our pirate theme continued into our overnight camp on the field where we enjoyed lots of pirate-themed activities and campfire songs (minus the fire!). After a ‘sleep’ in tents, we woke to a cooked sausage breakfast and juice, followed by more piratey activities. We hope you all slept well on Friday night!
We have enjoyed a week of follow up from our trip to HMS Warrior – writing a recount of the trip and an honest advert for a Victorian sailor.
We have also continued our Let’s Think in English. We explored a poem by Spike Milligan called Kids. The children were full of ideas about the characters.
We have been working on directional and positional language: forward, backward, left, right, clockwise, anticlockwise, on top, underneath, beside…
Last week we spent the week looking at different measures and the scales and units that they use: weighing scales, thermometers and capacity containers.