We finished our poetry fortnight with some beautiful poems based on The Magic Box by Kit Wright. The children used descriptive vocabulary to describe toys to put in their own Magic Toy box.
We have also been learning about apostrophe’s for possession. We looked at where and how they are used. We also challenged ourselves to use expanded noun phrases and the conjunction ‘that’ e.g. I played with Tom’s red, shiny train that travelled quickly on the track.
We introduced multiplication using Numicon. The children looked for patterns in their calculations. We finished this unit by applying their new knowledge and skills to solving word problems involving multiplication e.g. The baker carried two trays. In each tray were 5 loaves of bread. How many altogether? 2 x 5 = 10
This week the children have written a sequel to The Iron Man. They have developed their story writing skills including practising purposeful speech, linking ideas using conjunctions and starting sentences in different ways.
What a wonderful TIME we’ve had this week! The children have worked hard converting analogue, digital 12 and 24 hour clock times. Keep practising!
In English we have been exploring Tuesday by David Wiesner. We started by writing dialogue for the opening section, giving each of our toads a different personality. We then wrote recounts from a toad’s perspective, focusing on making our writing exciting and engaging.
In maths we have been adding and subtracting fractions with different denominators and mixed numbers. We then moved on to calculating angles on straight lines, around a point, in triangles and in quadrilaterals.
Our open afternoon will be held on Tuesday at 3pm. We will be sharing our Greek projects and progress with our hand puppets so far.
In English we have been writing about the Trojan War. This included detailed instructions and a choice of writing – diary, play script or suspense.
The children also designed their own Trojan Horse for a competition being judged by Mr White (retired engineer).
In maths we have been learning about factors, multiples and equivalent fractions. We will continue to work on fractions over the next few weeks.
in maths, we have been consolidating standard methods for multiplication and division, building our fluency. We have also enjoyed investigating prime numbers.
In English we have developed sentence structure and precise description with the animation, Home Sweet Home. We will be retelling the story, using action, description and dialogue.
Our focus for English this week has been based on the novel by Ted Hughes ‘The Iron Man’. The children have been captivated by the story so far and are developing their skills of inference to show an understanding of characters’ thoughts, feelings and point of view.
We have worked incredibly hard to develop our understanding of fractions and decimals through a range of activities and challenges.
During the week after half term we looked at different sentence types: statements, commands, questions and exclamations.
This week we have been writing senses firework poetry. Our challenge was to use as much descriptive language as we could. For example: “I saw bright, sparkling fireworks exploding loudly in the dark, starry sky”
Last week we were learning to use the symbols < > = to compare the size of objects and then to compare numbers. As the children gained confidence we were able to use < > = to compare two number sentences. For example: 12-9 > 8-7
This week we have been learning about multiplication. We started with quite practical activities including making up a dance with used dance moves a certain number of times. Today we changed the word times in our sentence to the x symbol.
Phew, we have had such a busy first couple of weeks back at school and the children have been working really hard; well done!
Following our excellent trip to Southampton Sea City Museum we have been writing diary entries from the perspective of someone aboard the ship. We have considered the excitement levels prior to the trip and the different emotions felt after the disaster.
We have been focusing on fractions. We have looked at fractions of shapes and have, more recently, moved on to fractions of quantities. To support us with our understanding we have been drawing out the problems to help us visualise the problem and come up with a solution.
We have been learning how to describe nouns (objects in Autumn) and creating some windy weather poems. We word processed our poems in the ICT suite for a final copy to decorate and display.
We have been learning how to subtract by crossing out and jumping back on a number line. We have even solved some subtraction word problems too.
Our English this week has been based around the Battle of Marathon. We explored the battle in detail, looking at different versions of the story. We then learnt about formal writing and used what we had learnt to write a letter of condolence to Pheidippides’ mother. Next week we will be using what we know about the sequence of the battle to write either an informal letter home or a diary entry for King Darius.
Our focus in maths this week has been division using a formal written method. We started by focusing on dividing 3 or more digit numbers by a 1 digit number. Towards the end of the week we moved on to dividing by 2 digit numbers.