Week 3 (13/11/17)

First of all, thank you to everyone who attended the parent sessions this week. I really hope that you found them useful and that you have a better idea of how your child is progressing. If you have any comments or suggestions regarding the newly structured system and the feedback…

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Week 3 (13/11/17)

Maths In maths, we’ve been looking at division. We have been looking at long division (chunking) and short division. We have been also looking at word problems and being investigators by working out what the missing number could be.   English In English we have used the book Wolf Brother…

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Week 3 (13/11/17)

We were very lucky to have a visit this week from local poet, James Carter. He performed some of his own poems for us, then helped Year 1 and 2 compose a poem about animals. Here is the finished poem: The Wacky World of Amazing Animals Happy as a hippo,…

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Week 3 (13/11/17)

We have had a busy week! On Monday, James Carter came into school to inspire us with his poetry. He taught us and Year 3 about Kennings and we all had a go at writing poems about an animal. We learnt that we needed to be very cryptic with our…

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Week 2 (6/11/17)

Maths The main focus has really cranked towards technique over the last couple of weeks. Although the main concept taught has been multiples (and in some cases prime numbers) the focus has been on the selection of techniques. Taking any calculation, the discussion revolves largely around what techniques could be…

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Week 2 (6/11/17)

This week we have been learning about the features of newspaper reports and have discussed the purposes of these features.  We know that newspapers are written to inform people about news stories and current affairs around the world, the country or a local area.  Thinking about the Great Fire of…

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Week 2 (6/11/17)

This week in English we have continued to read ‘The Firework Maker’s Daughter’. We have been thinking about the characters and how the plot is developing. We have been continuing to write, edit and improve our letters from Lalchand to Lila. In Maths we have been learning about mass. We…

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Week 1 (30/10/17)

Maths A tough week. We had a lot of work to do to get division embedded as a skill and things are looking more positive now. The homework this week reflects that well, showing how the class are learning to mix short and long division together within the calculation rather…

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Week 1 (30/10/17)

Welcome to Term 2! This week in English and guided reading we have started to look at The Firework Maker’s Daughter by Phillip Pullman. We have thought about the opening to the story and what we know about the characters. Towards the end of the week we started to plan…

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Week 1 (30/10/17)

Next Friday, in art, we are going to be making some Tudor houses. Please could you provide your child with a cereal box to do this? Thank you. This week in our English lessons we have been focussing on grammar. In particular, we have looked at nouns, verbs, adverbs and…

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