In maths this week we have been finding 1/4, 2/4 and 3/4 of a shape, quantity and length. The children used lasts weeks work on halves to help them find 1/4 of a shape and quantity. We then, took this learning further and started finding 2/4 and 3/4 of a shape and quantity. Fractions are such a tricky concept and the children ave worked so so hard. I am very proud of them! Below is a PDF if the children want to practise finding 3/4 of a quantity at home:)
three quarter ma worksheet
In English this week the children have been learning about contractions. We met the Squeeze O-Matic 17, a machine which shrinks words. The children were really good at spotting which letters the apostrophe replaces in contracted words and they came up with some excellent sentences including different contractions. The power point for the children is attached in the link below just in case the children want to re-cap over the weekend:)
contractions blog ppt
This week, we have have been doing lots of fun activities to do with dinosaurs. On Monday we made dinosaur footprint templates. We cut out the paper templates and glued them onto card. Then, we cut out the card templates and started painting them. Finally, we pressed our templates into plain paper and created our super dinosaur foot prints.
Writer of the Week
Writer of the week this week is Scarlett Precious. Scarlett has been trying really hard to improve her handwriting and make sure that all of her letters are formed correctly. She wrote some fantastic sentences using contractions and every sentence was beautifully presented. Super work Scarlett!
Pupil of the Week
Pupil of the week this week is Rosie. Rosie has tried extra hard this week in every single lesson. She is trying to work more independently and her hard work is definitely paying off. Great stuff Rosie! Keep it up:)
I hope that you all had a lovely Christmas break and are ready for a new term.
The children will be taking SATS tests this year. These will take place in May. The children will sit Maths, and English tests. Please make sure that the children are reading with you each day after or before school as the children will get no assistance in the reading test and will have to read completely independently and answer reasoning questions about what is written in the text. So it’s really important that they carry on and progress in their reading and have the best chance of passing the test:)
On Monday we had an unexpected visitor in our classroom. After lunch, we came back into the classroom and the tables had been tipped over and we found footprints all over the floor. We had no idea who had been in our classroom but, from the footprints we guessed that it must have been some sort of animal. Maybe even a dinosaur!
Our topic for this term is dinosaurs and it has been fantastic to see children bringing in books and dinosaur toys from home to show the class:)
I have been teaching the children a song this week from a musical that I recently watched at the cinema called ‘The Greatest Showman.’ Some of the children asked if I could put the link on the blog so that they could practice at home:) I apologize to parents in advance as the songs are very catchy:)
In English this week we have been learning about newspaper reports. We learnt a newspaper report recounting what happened in the ginger bread man story. The children have loved practicing the actions and performing in front of the class:)
In maths this week, we have been learning about fractions. On Monday we made paper pizza’s, which were good enough to eat, and we split the pizza’s into halves and quarters. The children have done really well, as fractions is a very tricky concept!
Writer of the week
Writer of the week this week is Charley. Charley wrote a fantastic recount, retelling the events of our dinosaur invasion in our classroom. This was a cold write so the children haven’t been taught how to use the correct features or structure for this type of writing but Charley remembered our work on recounts last year and used time connectives completely independently. Great stuff Charley. Keep it up!
Pupil of the week
Pupil of the week this week is Riley. Riley has challenged himself in all of his independent work this week, especially in Maths. I have been so impressed with his attitude to learning it’s refreshing to see especially in the first week back! Super work Riley!