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Archive | 2017

It’s Christmas!

The children have enjoyed a number of exciting Christmas activities this week, which included; the crib service at St Peter’s Church, the pantomime, instrumental concerts, hat making and Christmas dinner.

In Maths they have been learning about perimeter and in English they have been writing a character description about the Robin from the book, ‘Coming Home’.


This week in English the children have been reading and performing a play, looking at the different features.

In maths we have been learning about different types of lines including; horizontal, vertical, perpendicular and parallel lines.

The children completed their final piece of art work based on a bowl of fruit by Cezanne.

Amazing Angles

This week the children have been learning about different angles. They have really enjoyed looking at angles within Kandinsky’s art work. In literacy the children have been planning a newspaper recount based on the time capsule find.

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.


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.


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.


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.