Week 2

This week in Maths we have been learning how to halve a number. The children have been great at using their knowledge of even and odd numbers to be able to support them when deciding whether a number can be halved into two equal groups.

We have focusing on descriptive language this week in English. We have been using noun phrases, verbs and adverbs to write a setting description about the forest surrounding Rapunzel’s tower. The children used some great vocabulary i.e. swaying, mysterious, peaceful, never ending, magnificent and majestic! They also thought about what they would do if they were Rapunzel and free from the tower for the first time. The children were able to use some excellent past tense verbs to write a diary entry about their first day of freedom.

In Faith and Belief, the children continued learning about Rangoli patterns. This week they designed their own ensuring they were using repeating patterns when designing. Once they were happy with their design they recreated them using oil pastels. Here are a few of the finished products:

This week we demonstrated to the children how to log in to both NumBots & TT Rockstars. Both have the same username and password (found in the front of their reading records). Numbots is great for children’s mental maths skills and to improve number fluency. TT Rockstars is a great learning tool to improve children times table knowledge. These can be downloaded as an app or accessed via a computer. TT Rockstars will have times tables set every week. Please encourage your children to log in and practise at home!

Thank you so much for your generous contributions towards Children in Need this week. The children loved dressing in their own clothes for such an important charity!