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In Maths we have been using cubes to measure and record length. The children have been investigating the length of classroom items. In Literacy the children have been focussing on using capital letters and full stops. They really enjoyed making their dancing skeletons using scissors and split pins during our Science lesson.
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We have been using thesauruses to find more interesting words and make our sentences more exciting. We used the words to do a piece of creative writing. In Maths we solved word problems that included addition and subtraction. The children made sure they found the numbers they needed and decided what symbol to use before solving the problem.
We have been using the 100 square to solve addition and subtraction thinking about where we need to go when counting forwards and backwards. In Literacy we have been looking at rhyming words and finding them in poems. We used the Ipads and Beebots to follow algorithms. An algorithm is a process or set of rules to be followed in calculations or other problem-solving operations, especially by a computer.
This week we read the story ‘Aliens Love Underpants’; we created rhyming strings using adjectives e.g. spotty, dotty. We used the rhyming words to write a poem about the pants from the story. We used various resources to make different repeating patterns. We enjoyed Sports Day and encouraged and cheered on each other.
This week we have been enjoying rhythms, beats and poetry. We read the story ‘Saturday Night at the Dinosaur Stomp’. We created our own beats and wrote poems about dinosaurs. In Maths we continued to develop our understanding of pattern by drawing the rhythms that we had created using symbols and colours. Transition day was very exciting and we enjoyed meeting our new teachers and seeing our new classrooms.
We went on our trip to Knebworth House on Thursday. We met Storysaurus and all of his friends. We then travelled to Dino Land and met lots of other Dinosaurs. We had a lovely lunch (All morning: “Is it time for lunch yet?”) and then we played with Year two in the adventure playground. One child was quoted saying “This is actually the best day of my life!” We wrote a recount of our trip and next week we will use the work we did on our trip to write creative Dinosaur stories.
We wrote a recount of the story ‘Dinosaurs and All That Rubbish’ and we talked about how the dinosaur felt when the man had destroyed the planet. We talked about looking after our World and how to work as a team. We had a circle time and discussed what makes us cross. In Maths we looked at doubling and halving different amounts.