Maths

In maths this week we have started our addition topic which we will carry on next term. We started learning methods which help us to add two digit numbers together. We partitioned the number into smaller parts to make it easier to add.

22+ 32

22+ 30+2

22+30=52

52+2=54

Here are some examples of the kids work below!

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English

In english this week we have been finishing off our newspaper reports. The children were able to choose if they wanted to do one recounting the events of Little Red RIding Hood or make up their own report. On the left is Harrison’s own inventive report and on the right Skye’s Little Red RIding Hood Story😀

Pupil of the week

Pupil of the week this week is Scarlett. Scarlett has tried really hard this week in all of her independent work. I have been especially impressed with her maths work as she is becoming and more and more confident in m=Maths! Great work Scarlett, keep it up!

S Tate

 

 

Writer of the week

Writer of the week this week is Skye. Skye wrote a fantastic Little Red Riding Hood story this week using full sentences and remembered all of her capital letters and full stops. I was so impressed with Skye’s resilience so well done Skye. Super work!

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English

In English this week we have started planning our own newspaper reports recounting the events that happen in the Little Red Riding Hood Story. We wanted to make sure that we included all of the correct features so spent a lot of the week planning and making sure that we have included snazzy sentence starters, expanded noun phrases and speech. Then, the children started writing up their newspaper reports and have tried really hard to ensure that their handwriting is extra neat and tidy.  Here are some great examples of the children’s plans.

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Daniel’s work

Maths

In Maths this week, we have finished off our topic on fractions. We can now identify and find 1/2, 1/4, 3/4, 1/3 and 2/3 of a shape, length and quantity. I tested some of the children to check their understanding on Thursday and they did brilliantly! I am extremely impressed with how much they have remembered. Shout out to Charley and Katalina who only got 2 questions wrong in the whole test! Super work!!! Here are some examples of the children’s work from this week.

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Molly’s work

Topic

In Topic this week, we have been learning about the Continents of our world and the 5 Oceans. We came up with some funny actions to help us remember the names of each of the Continents and Oceans and then had a little quiz to see if the children could remember the positions of each of the Continents and Oceans. I was super impressed with the children as they learnt the names so quickly and could all point to the correct position of the Continents and Oceans on our map. We then looked at where Dinosaur fossils have been found and placed the different Dinosaurs on our map to show which Continents they used to live in. Here are some examples of the children’s excellent Geography work.

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Rosie’s work

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Sophie’s work

Pupil of the week

Pupil of the week this week is Oliver. Oliver is always ready to learn and has the best manners. He is a delight to teach and is a great role model for our class. This week I was super impressed with his English work as he worked so, so hard and it was perfect! Excellent work Oliver. Keep it up!

 

Writer of the Week

Writer of the week this week is Sadie. Sadie has made so much progress already this year. Her handwriting has improved dramatically and she is now writing completely on her own. She takes her time and presents her work beautifully.

S McGowan

 

English

In English this week the children have been planning their innovated newspaper article. They have changed parts of the Gingerbread man story and have used expanded noun phrases, contractions and adverbs to add extra detail to their reports. I have been super impressed with the children’s work. They have presented their work beautifully and it is some of the best writing that the children have done so far. Here are some examples of the children’s work.

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Maths

In maths this week we finished our fractions topic and learnt all about thirds. The children also went on a fraction hunt. Different fractions were stuck around the room and the children had to order and compare each fraction. They placed each fraction in a fraction wall like the one below.

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Writer of the Week

Writer of the week this week is Wayne. Wayne has been trying really hard in his writing. He is making sure that he is using perfect letter formation in very piece of writing that he does and I’ve really noticed that the amount he is writing has increased dramatically. Excellent work Wayne!

W Beech

Pupil of the Week

Pupil of the week this week is Ashley. Ashley has been trying super hard in all of his independent work and he has the most wonderful manners. Super work Ashley keep it up!

A Rhodes

 

Maths

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:)

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English

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

DINOSAURS

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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!

S Precious

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:)

R Price Clayborough

Welcome Back

Welcome back

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:)

Topic

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:)

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Singing

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:)

English

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:)

Maths

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!

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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!

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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!

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Maths

In maths this week we have started learning about 3D shapes. We named different 3D shapes and described their properties (edges, faces and vertices). The children loved sorting 2D and 2D shapes and even picked out everyday objects which were the same shape as some of our 3D shapes.

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English

In English this week we have been writing lots. We placed facts under heading titles to help us plan for writing our biographies about Martin Luther King. We then finished our biographies and on started writing a letter to Father Christmas on Wednesday. I am so proud of how the children’s writing is coming on and their biographies and letters are outstanding. Here are some examples of the children’s super duper work!

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Ryan’s work

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Lacey’s work

Outstanding writer

Outstanding writer this week is Jada. In English we have been writing letters to Father Christmas and Jada’s letter was superb. She gave a reason for why she wanted each present which was fantastic to see and she used all the correct features of letter writing independently. Super work Jada!!

Pupil of the week

Pupil of the week this week is Riley.  I have been super impressed with Riley this week. He always works hard but this week he has not stopped answering questions in every lesson and his independent work has been phenomenal. Excellent work Riley! Keep it up!

R Hall

Merry Christmas

Our Christmas show

Thank you all so much for coming to watch our Christmas show. The children worked so hard and were fantastic on stage. They loved wearing their costumes and were so sad when it was all over! If only it could be Christmas every week:)

 

Topic

This week in topic the children made some tissue collages of Martin Luther King. We thought about the different colours we wanted to use and what these represented. The children loved tearing the paper and getting sticky with the glue.

Christmas Bits

The children have been doing lots of fun arts and crafts activities this week. First, we made salt dough. The children learnt some instructions for making salt dough in English this week and used these to help them make their own salt dough ornaments ornaments. When they were dried, we then painted the ornaments and topped them off with lots of glitter to make them extra Christmasy!

 

We also made Christmas cards this week. We created our very own Rudolf the red-nosed reindeer cards and there is an extra special surprise inside which the children loved doing! Here’s a sneak preview of the surprise!!

 

Finally, on Thursday, after finishing all of our arty things off, we had a party and 2 special visitors. First, we got to meet Santa Clause and all got a special present from him. Then we got to see a magician who performed some fantastic tricks with the help of the children and the magic words!

 

Writer of the week

Writer of the week this week is Scarlett Tate. She has worked super hard re-drafting her letter to Santa from last week and even did extra work at home to finish it and make it perfect. Super work Scarlett!!!

S Tate

 

Pupil of the week

Pupil of the week this week is Ella. Ella has worked super hard in all of her independent work this week and her behavior has been sublime! Keep it up Ella Bella!!:)

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Head Teachers Award

The headteachers award this term goes to Ryan and Sophie. Both of these children always work their hardest and never give up! Their independent work is fantastic and they are always so polite. Super work guys!!!

2 weeks until our Christmas show!!

English

In English this week, we have been finishing off our Florence Nightingale letters. We pretended that we were soldiers in Scutari hospital and wrote letters trying to persuade Florence Nightingale to come and help us. The children came up with some fantastic reasons why they’d like Florence to come and help them. Here are some examples of the children’s super letters!

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Maths

In maths this week, we have been learning how to tell the time. We made and designed our own paper clocks, which the children loved! We have learnt the difference between the long hand and the short hand and we have been learning how to tell and write the time to the hour, quarter past, half past and quarter to. Time is a really tricky concept and I have been so impressed with the children’s hard work this week! They have done so well!

 

Writer of the week

Writer of the week this week is Annabelle. Annabelle has written a fantastic persuasive letter to Florence Nightingale. She has used all of the features that she needed to use and she presented it beautifully! Excellent work Annabelle!!!

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Pupil of the week

Pupil of the week this week is Hannah. Hannah has really impressed me this week. She has been working super hard in all her work and has been going above and beyond which is fantastic to see. She wrote a superb letter to Florence Nightingale in English which was beautifully presented. Great work Hannah! Keep it up!

H Conway

It’s nearly Christmas!!!

Christmas show

The Christmas show is just around the corner and I am so proud of all the children for how hard they are working, we can’t wait for you to come and watch the show! The children all know their lines already so thank you for practicing with them at home. They are going to be fantastic!!!

 

English

In English this week, the children have written and re- drafted their own biographies about Florence Nightingale. The children have worked so hard to correct and improve their work. They have used all the features of biography writing and have ensured that they have included all of the facts they know about Florence Nightingale. Herr are some of the fantastic examples of the children’s work!

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Katalina’s work

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Felicity’s work

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Sophie’s work

Maths

In maths this week, we have been focusing on place value and have been counting in threes and have been partitioning numbers into different combinations of tens and ones. The children were fantastic at counting in threes forwards and backwards and have worked really hard partitioning 2 digit numbers using ten rods and cubes. Here are some examples of the kids super work!

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Charley’s work

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Harrison’s Work

Pupil of the week

Pupil of the week this week is James W. James has been working really hard in his independent work. He always tries his best and he is becoming more and more independent. Great work James, keep it up!

Writer of the Week

Writer of the week this week is Felicity. Felicity wrote a fantastic biography about Florence Nightingale using all the correct features. It was also beautifully presented! Super work Felicity!

F Earnshaw

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Maths

In maths this week, we have been multiplying and dividing by 10. I have been extremely impressed with how well the children have used these calculations and all of the children have successfully divided and multiplied numbers by ten which is fantastic! Here are some examples of the children’s work.

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Molly’s work

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Owen’s work

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Felicity’s work

Topic

In Topic this week, we have been discussing why Florence Nightingale is important and how the things she did have improved our lives today. We looked at hospitals in Scutari before Florence Nightingale arrived to help and discussed how the things she did improved hospitals back then and today. Here is a video that the children watched in class to find out information about Florence Nightingale.

Writer of the week

Writer of the week this week is Skye. In English we have been learning about coordinating an subordinating conjunctions. Skye placed all the conjunctions into the correct sentences and re-wrote the sentences out extremely neatly. Great stuff Skye!

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Pupil of the week

Pupil of the week this week is Scarlett.T. Scarlett has worked super hard this week in all of her independent work and her hard work has definitely paid off. She has a great attitude to learning and always pushes herself! Great work Scarlett!

S Tate