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Archive | 2017

Time capsule visit

This week in maths the children have been reading and interpreting bar graphs. In literacy they have been learning about newspaper recount texts. The children also had a visit from St Albans museum. They brought the time capsule artefacts found in the museum next door to our school.

Barvember

This week the children have been learning how to use the Bar Model to solve word problems. They have been very successful and it has helped them to understand what to do with the numbers to find the answer. In literacy we have been continuing with subordinate clauses. The children have really enjoyed art this week and have been using shade to help create 3D drawings.

Subtraction

Welcome back to a new half term. We hope you all enjoyed the half term break.

This week in maths we have been taking away using a hundreds, tens and ones grid to help us.

In English we have been learning how to add extra information to sentences to make them more interesting,  by adding subordinate clauses to the beginning, middle or end of a sentence.

We have been using pencils to create tone in art.

 

Sandwich making

The children made their own healthy sandwich that they had designed and they used their experience to write their own set of instructions.

In Maths they have been adding using a written method.

Instructions

This week the children have been writing a set of instructions for a potion. There have been some very interesting ingredients. In maths they have continued to learn new mental strategies for calculating subtraction.

Dragon Stories

This week the children have been writing dragon stories. They have used some great description and paragraphing. In maths they have been using strategies to add mentally. Homework will go home today and will need to be in on Friday 20th October.

Transition day

The children enjoyed their visit to their new classrooms and getting to know their new teacher on Thursday.

This week in maths we have been problem solving using multiplication and division. In English we have been self assessing our magic key stories that we wrote last week and making some improvements. We evaluated our bread, thinking about what we liked about it and what we would do differently next time.

 

Kew Gardens

We have had a busy but enjoyable week! We began on Monday with our year group trip to Kew Gardens. We had lots of fun. A couple of the favourite things were, the tree top walk and the log trail. Each class also had the opportunity to participate in an educational session, to become a plant scientist.

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Last we the children designed their own bread and on Tuesday they had the opportunity to make it.

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On Thursday the children performed, The Three Little Pigs, to the rest of the school in French.

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Fractions

This week in maths we have been finding; fractions of shape, equivalent fractions and fractions of numbers. In English we have been looking at different ways of starting sentences so that we can make our stories more interesting.

Following the bread tasting last week we have been designing our own bread that we are planning to make next week.

We are looking forward to our trip on Monday. Please could you ensure that children arrive at school promptly as we will need to get on the coach as soon as possible to make the most of our visit to Kew Gardens. Children will need to wear a sun hat, sun cream and trainers. Please make sure  they have enough drink, in their backpack, to last for the day.

The Last Monster in Scotland!

The children thoroughly enjoyed performing the play ‘The Last Monster in Scotland’ to all the parents on Wednesday. They were all amazing!

This week in Maths we have been telling the time to the nearest 5 minutes and applying knowledge of time to problem solving. In English we have been retelling a magic key story.

As part of our design and technology project we have been evaluating different types of bread. The children tried different types of breads from around the world and were able to discuss their preferences.

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