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Spring 1 - Week 4

 

This week in English we finished our learning on adventure stories by creating our own stories and publishing our work. We have started our new topic on an information text. Children learnt the different features of an information text. Today we checked to see how much they already know about information texts by completing a cold write.

 

In Maths this week, we have started our new topic on length and perimeter. We have learnt how to measure in mm and cm. Children recapped from their previous knowledge that you start measuring from the zero not the beginning of the ruler. 

 

In Science we have started an investigation looking at what condition is the best for a plant to grow in. Using their previous knowledge from Year 2, they were able to identify the different conditions needed for a plant to survive. Each group chose a condition to test, where they only change that variable, and have been observing any changes to the plant and recording them in a table. 

 

In Geography, we have looked at the various uses of rivers and how they have changed over time. They created posters to showcase their learning. 

 

In RSHE, we have continued to design our gardens for someone facing a challenge. We will be presenting them to each other on the last week of term. This project has built their team work, budgeting, organising and listening skills.

 

On Monday we were very lucky to have Jess from Rebound Fitness leading a trampoline workshop where the children learnt how to get on and off a trampoline safely and learnt energetic routines. We all thoroughly enjoyed the workshop and you may hear the cuckoo dance a lot at home!

 

Please remember to give your completed Sayers Croft forms to the class teacher along with the £3 pocket money in a named small envelope.

 

We hope you have a lovely weekend,

Miss Wallace and Mrs Farid

Spring 1- Week 3

 

In English this week we have been innovating our model text on an adventure story. We have used fronted adverbials, direct speech and ambitious vocabulary to up level our writing.  Next week the children will begin to plan and write up their very own adventure stories.

 

In Maths this week we have divided 2 digit numbers by 1 digit numbers with and without remainders. We used the partitioning method to help as well as counters and place value charts. We have now finished our topic on multiplication and division and will be moving on to length and perimeter next week.

 

In Science we learnt the process of pollination and why it is important. We also looked at the functions of the parts of a plant in more detail.

 

In Geography this week we have looked at flooding and how the Thames barrier works to prevent flooding in London. Children were excited to see how they work and were shocked at how much the river level can increase by if we weren’t to have those barriers.

 

In RSHE we have started our project on designing a garden for someone facing a challenge. We are working in teams to design, budget and invent events in order to launch their garden. It has been very interesting to see their ideas and children taking their job roles seriously.

 

In DT we have designed our own castles thinking about the materials that would be suitable. We reminded ourselves of the features of castles and which ones we would like to include in our designs.  

 

Have a lovely weekend, 

Miss Wallace and Mrs Farid

Spring 1, Week 2

 

In English we have story mapped our model text and practised retelling using actions and expression. Maybe ask your children to retell you the story this weekend. We have looked at fronted adverbials and inverted commas as part of our SPaG focus. We have innovated our opening to make it more exciting.

 

In Maths we have been multiplying a 2 digit number by a 1 digit number using the partitioning method. We have used our times tables knowledge to assist us in answering questions. We have started to look at dividing 2 digit numbers by 1 digit.

 

In our reading lessons we have been focusing on our class book ‘The Wild Way Home’. We have been captivated by the story so far and finding it hard to not read on too quickly.

 

In Science we have started our topic on Plants by recapping our existing knowledge on parts of plants and what plants need in order to survive. We were impressed by their knowledge and how much they have remembered from Year 2.

 

In Geography, we have looked at the journey of a river and how landscape changes along its course. They drew diagrams in their table groups with key vocabulary and highlighting the journey of the river from Source (where the river begins) to the Mouth (the sea).

 

This half term in DT we are looking at structures of castles. By the end of the half term they will be creating their own castle structures. This week, we looked at the features of a castle and discussed their importance.

 

We hope you have a restful weekend.

Miss Wallace and Mrs Farid

 

Spring 1 - Week 1

 

Happy New Year! Welcome back to Spring 1. It has been a short week for the children but filled with lots of learning.

 

In Maths, we have continued with our topic on multiplication and division. We looked at the 10 times table and related calculations. Children were able to compare numbers using greater than (>), less than (<) and equal to (=).

 

In English we have started our new unit on narrative writing. By the end of the unit, we will write our own adventure stories. This week, the class have identified the features of an adventure story and begun to story map our model text.

 

In Geography, we discovered how physical features (homes) have changed over time, specifically looking at the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age.

 

We have completed our termly Accelerated Reader quiz, to identify their new reading levels. Any new reading levels will be communicated through their planners from next week.

 

We hope you have a lovely weekend.

Miss Wallace and Mrs Farid

 

 

 

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