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Week beginning 28th November 2022

This week in maths, children have been learning all about division and how we can divide by sharing and grouping. Children have used concrete resources such as cubes and counters to divide amounts and then linked this to their understanding of division.

In English, children have continued their learning about explanation texts. They have been creating sentence with cause and effect conjunctions based on the model text, They have then started to box up their ideas for our own text about how to survive the Stone Age.

Children have also started to make their stone age puppets. Children have used their design and have made their template with felt. They have started to sew these pieces together. In the next few weeks, they will begin to add more detail such as clothes, eyes and hair.

For this week’s spellings, we are looking at using the suffix -ly (exception words)

Children will take part in a spelling quiz on these words on WB 5.12.22

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Week beginning 21st November 2022

This week in maths, children started their learning on multiplication and division. Children have been identifying equal groups and exploring multiples of 2,5 and 10.

In English, children have started their new unit of work about explanation texts. Children have rehearsed their new text all about how to make fire in the Stone Age. They have then identified features and linked their learning from our trip to write sentences using rainbow grammar.

On Wednesday, children went on a school trip to Creswell Crags. Once we arrived, children took part in three activities. Activity 1 allowed children to become palaeontologists and look at the bones of prehistoric animals. Children decided if they were a predator or prey and then put the bones back together to create the skeleton of the animal. Children also learnt survival skills and practiced using tools. Finally, children were given a cave tour. Children were able to understand where people would live and how they would use the cave to survive.

For this week’s spellings, we are looking at using the suffix -ly when the root word ends with ‘ic’ or ‘al’

Children will take part in a spelling quiz on these words on WB 28.11.22

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Week beginning 14th November 2022

This week in maths, children have continued with their addition and subtraction learning, focusing on using inverse operations to check answers and using RUCSAC to solve problems.

In English, children have continued to explore setting descriptions and invented their own description. Children have planned, written and edited their work. They have also published this as part of their take care writing.

This week, children have started to prepare for their trip to Creswell Crags. In our reading sessions, children have read a selection of information about the activities they will complete and discovered new vocabulary. Children have also read instructions about how to wear the helmets for our cave tour. As a class, children acted out the steps to help them remember for next week.

For this week’s spellings, we are looking at using the suffix -ly

Children will take part in a spelling quiz on these words on WB 21.11.22

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Week beginning 31st October 2022

This week in maths, children have continued with their addition and subtraction learning, focusing on using column methods. Children have learnt about exchanging 10s and 100s to solve their questions.

In English, children have started to learn about our new text, Stone Age Boy. Children have rehearsed the text using out story map to create actions to remember the story. Children have also focused on setting descriptions, writing their own about a cave and finding the features from different examples.

To introduce our new history topic, children completed a Stone Age day. Children learnt about the timeline of the Stone Age and were taught about the theme of ‘pre history’. Children then became hunter gatherers and discovered the assets and threats that Stone Age people would find within the school grounds. Finally, children took part in a carousel of activities including cave art, making stone age tools and

For this week’s spellings, we are looking at using the suffix -ly

Children will take part in a spelling quiz on these words on WB 7.11.22

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Week beginning 10th October 2022

This week in maths, children have continued with their addition and subtraction learning, focusing on using a number line to subtract ones crossing 10 and 10s crossing hundreds. Children have now started to apply all their learning to adding numbers using columnar methods.

In English, children have linked their learning about Black History Month and have independently completed their persuasive write about how to be a good ally. Children have then edited and compared their work to their ‘cold write’. Children have also published their work as part of our take care writing display.

To celebrate Black History Month, children have been learning about artist Sonia Boyce. Children have completed ERIC questions based on her artwork and have also created artwork to show what is important to their culture and identity.

For this week’s spellings, we are looking at homophones and homophones.

Children will take part in a spelling quiz on these words on WB 31.10.22

 

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