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Planting Power!

As it is Sustainable Week we have been planting beans, tomatoes and peas in recycled pots. In Maths we have been sharing equal and unequal amounts. In Literacy we have been gathering language in preparation for writing our stories. We created our bedrooms in the style of Van Gogh. We used the laptops to present data using tally charts, bar charts and pictograms.


Balancing Act

In Maths we have been exploring different ways of measuring. We used a ruler to measure the length of objects. We used the scales to measure with non-standard and standard units of measure. In Literacy we have been preparing to write our own stories; we gathered language and created story maps. Our topic this term is Houses and Homes.

Next week is Sustainable St Albans Week! Please bring in plastic pots (e.g. yogurt pots, plastic tubs) for us to plant with.

Splash Splosh!

In Maths we have been learning about volume and capacity. We enjoyed investigating how much water different containers can hold. In Literacy we have been writing stories. We will be making chocolate nests for our treat this week. Sport Relief was a success and we completed many challenges.



Read All About It!

In Maths we have been investigating different coins to use to make an amount. We used Cuisenaire rods to show the total. In Literacy we have been writing newspaper reports for ‘The Great Paper Caper’. We identified symbols of Easter and what they represent.


What Day Is It?

In Literacy we have been writing questions. In Maths we have been finding the difference, using a range of models to record our work. We sequenced the Easter Story. We located places around the World that have extreme weathers.  We hope you enjoyed our exhibition from International Week.



Creative Cultures!

We have had a very busy but fun week celebrating International Week. Our focus continent was Asia. We recreated ‘The Golden Pavilion’ that is in Japan. We looked at the artist Hokusai and made a representation of his famous work ‘The Great Wave’. We used marbling ink to make Asian fans. We had some amazing workshops from parents; we made Chinese buildings using stamps, painted Russian spoons, made our own Picasso art work and we are looking forward to the Arcimboldo Workshop tomorrow.


Save The World!

In Place and Time, we have been looking at Global warming and the effects of climate change. We have been using our problem solving skills to explore different possibilities and outcomes. In Literacy we have been reading the story ‘The Great Paper Caper’.


Solving Problems

In Maths we have been reading and solving word problems. We used the cherry model and bar model to record the answers. In Literacy we watched the clip ‘Lily and the Snowman’; we gathered vocabulary, sequenced the clip and will be writing the narrative. We had a visit from Affinity Water and Mad Science; they taught us how clouds are formed and how we need to save water.

Link for our Literacy learning clip: https://www.literacyshed.com/lilyandthesnowman.html

Handwriting Joins

Our focus this term is to use neat handwriting and to start to use joins within our writing. We have introduced the joins: at, all, th, ch, in, im this week. In Literacy we have been gathering language from weather reports. In Maths we have been finding the parts that make up a whole number using the cherry model:

We have also been looking at the relationship between the numbers using + and -.

Next week we will be making our boats to test if they float or sink. Please collect the materials the children need. In Art we will be creating the sticks/leaves sculpture that we have designed. Please collect leaves and sticks over the weekend.

Balancing Act

In Maths we have been making amounts using two or more numbers. We explored equality and balancing by finding different ways of making an amount. In Literacy we have been imagining we are in a storm. We have been gathering language to use in a diary entry describing the weather. In Science we have been using our knowledge of materials to plan how we will make our boats.