Into another half term we go....
This half term we will be studying the Rainforest and this will continue into Summer 1. The children will be finding out about Rainforest animals and people who live in the Rainforest. Please see the topic web attached for ideas to complete at home for the first two weeks.
In Maths this week, we will continue to study shapes, in particular 3d shapes. We will be counting edges and vertices, making sure that we understand what an edge and what a vertice is. We will be describing 3d shapes and identifying them based on their properties.
In English we will begin to look at Rainforest poems and start to explore these poems and their features. We will explore different word types and start to build these up ready to create list poems in a few weeks.
Please see the weekly overview for further information for this week.
It is the final week of this half term and what a busy half term it has been for us all. Everybody (children, parents and teachers) have worked so hard to make sure we are learning and making progress. We are so impressed with the work that has been produced and how engaged you have all been.
This week in English we will continue to look at letters, paying particular attention to informal letters and their features. We will also be doing some Guided Reading and will be learning about using the past and present tense.
In Maths we will be sorting shapes and focussing on symmetry and the patterns that can be made.
We hope you all have a lovely week and look forward to seeing you in your video sessions!
Mrs James and Mrs Lappin
Well done to all of you who worked so hard to produce some fantastic stories last week. They were amazing and we thoroughly enjoyed reading them!
We have got another fun-filled week in store.
As we have moved away from story writing, we are now going to be concentrating on writing formal letters. We will be looking at features of formal letter writing and creating our own letters.
In Maths we will be learning about 2d and 3d shapes. We will learn to identify 2d and 3d shapes and we will be able to talk about how many sides, edges, vertices they may have.
Please find below our weekly overview.
Well done everyone for another amazing week learning online. We are really impressed with how much you are getting through and all the fabulous work you are submitting.
Remember you can always contact Mrs Lappin or myself through Google Hangouts if you need any help or support/
In English this week, we will be completing our story together and working on producing our own version of the story. In our video lesson we will plan out our narrative map for each plot point and talk about interesting vocabulary we might want to use. We will also be doing some guided reading activities based on a new story about Florence Nightingale, linking nicely to our superhero topic.
In Maths we will be continuing with money and thinking about paying for items and finding change. We will build upon our knowledge of values of coins and think about possible coin combinations we can use to purchase an item. We will also be using our addition and subtraction skills to solve problems involving finding change.
Our weekly overview can be found below, along with our topic web we have been working on since the beginning of this half term.
We can't quite believe that we are so close to the end of term and the Christmas holidays. This half term has flown by and the children are starting to get very excited about the holiday season.
This week we have been doing assessments in reading, writing and maths. The children have coped really well with these, taking them in their stride. They have shown how well they can apply their ideas for writing, producing some beautifully descriptive pieces about a winter scene. They have used their knowledge of place value to answer mathematical questions. They have also started to develop their comprehension skills - reading a text and then answering questions about it.
We have also started to create our rockets using bottles that the children have been bringing into school. They are now all painted and the children will be adding the finishing touches to these over the next couple of weeks. They look great so far.
Our Christmas Nativity is coming together nicely and filming started this week. We are still hoping for this to be available to view from next Friday.
The children will be having a treat next week. Unfortunately we are unable to go to a live pantomime this year due to restrictions, but we have managed to obtain one for the children to watch on Friday afternoon. It looks amazing!
This week has been yet another busy week in Cole Class. We are nearly ready to film our play, which will be happening at the end of this week ready for editing over the weekend and the big unveil on Friday 11th December. The children have been working really hard at learning their lines and adding in some superb acting. We hope you enjoy it!
In English, we have continued to study 'A Christmas Star' from the BBC advert a few years ago. We have discussed different language choices and learned about onomatopoeia and the effect this has on a text.
In Maths we have been adding and subtracting tens, thinking about how the 'ones' number stays the same but the 'tens' number changes. We have been using base 10 and drawing base 10 to support our understanding.
We have had another busy few weeks in Cole class.
In English, we have started our new unit based on the BBC advert 'A Christmas Star'. We have been studying the main character 'Jasmine', and how she feels when her dad is too busy to help her with her dance rehearsals.
In Maths, we have been learning about adding and subtracting ones, using a variety of resources.
We have been continuing to enjoy our topic of 'space', learning about being an astronaut and about Tim Peake and his time at the International Space Station. We enjoyed watching a clip from when he was there and listening to his experiences.
We are continuing to learn our scripts for our Nativity Play, we is drawing closer.
We have had another busy week in Cole Class.
We started a new unit of work in English all about Space poetry, closely linking to our topic of Space. We read a number of Space poems and talked about our likes and dislikes. We then looked carefully at their features and talked about how we might perform them. We watched a video by Michael Rosen which taught us how to perform. You can view this below.
We then performed our poems to the rest of the class.
In Maths, we learned how to count in 2s, 3s, 5s, and 10s. We spotted patterns and recognised which numbers we could find in multiple times tables.
As we are leading up to Remembrance Day, we have created some amazing poppies using red paper plates and wool. We cut and then threaded our wool around the plate to create the centre of the poppy. These can be viewed at St Laurence Church next week.
This week the children have worked really hard on writing their own versions of the Stardust story, putting into practice all the elements we have been working on this term. This is the first long piece of independent writing we have done and we are really looking forward to reading their work.
I maths we have continued to work on place value, using a place value chart, placing numbers on a number line and partitioning numbers in different ways.
In Science this week we learned all about recycling and in particular the importance and impact of recycling glass. We are all now trying to be Glass Guardians. In Topic we used the information we researched last week about the first moon landings to write non-chronological reports.
Between rain showers we had fun in PE practising for the first inter-house competition of this year using football skills.
Have a lovely weekend everyone, one more week until half term.
Mrs Lappin and Mrs James.
Another busy week draws to a close. In English this week we finished off our work on the Stardust story. We have practiced alliteration, writing and punctuating questions, creating dialogue, action and sound sentences and using expanded noun phrases. Next week, the children will be using what we have practiced to write their own story based on Stardust.
In maths we have continued to work on place value using a part whole model. We have then used the numbers in the model to write related addition and subtraction sentences. For example:
In topic we learned about the first moon landings and in science we found out about Charles Mackintosh who invented a new material.
Have a lovely weekend.
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