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Week Beginning 3rd February 2020

This week we have been very busy during our IPC topic 'From A to B.' We have loved learning all about algorithms and coding. We first used algorithms to get the BeeBots to moved around the classroom. When our BeeBots got stuck, we debugged our algorithms to fix them. The children were very good at this! Next, we created algorithms on the computers by coding a dancing yeti! We gave him different instructions to change his appearance and create a dance routine for him. We loved doing this!

 

In Maths we have been learning all about fractions. The children can now recognise 1/4, 3/4 and 1/3 as well as know that 2/4 and 1/2 are equivalent fractions! We have looked at fractions of shapes as well as fractions of amounts! We have been learning that fractions are part of a whole and that the top number is called a numerator and the bottom number is called a denominator.

Can you solve these at home?

1/2 of 20

1/4 of 12

2/4 of 88

3/4 of 40

1/3 of 60

 

In English we have been learning about possessive apostrophes. The children read the story George's marvelous medicine and enjoyed writing their own potions using things such as Mum's lipstick and Dad's shoes etc...

Can you write your own potion at home using your families items from around the house? Make sure you include those possessive apostrophes!

 

Our spellings next week are:

1. thin

2. thinner

3. fit

4. fitter

5. big

6. bigger

7. win

8. winner

9. flat

10. flatter

 

Have a happy weekend!

Week Beginning 27th January 2020

We have had yet another wonderfully busy week of fun and learning! The children have loved continuing to learn about our IPC topic 'From A to B' where we have learned about different modes of transport. This week we designed our own mythical modes of transport after we learned about Greek and Egyptian myths. The children loved using their imaginations.

This week the children also looked at paintings by Monet before recreating their own artwork. We used water colours to make a backwash before collaging our own boats that we added on afterwards. They look very effective!

 

In Maths this week we have become amazing division experts! We can now divide numbers by 2, 5 and 10! We learned to draw amounts and group them to find out how many equal groups they divided into. We then learned about remainders and how some numbers cannot be divided into equal groups. The children were amazing at this! At home can you try these questions:

10 ÷ 2 = _____

50 ÷ 10 = _____

15 ÷ 5 = _____

÷ 2 = _____

80 ÷ 2 = _____

 

In English this week we have been writing the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears and have been using question marks in our writing. We were amazing at writing things such as 'Who has eaten all my porridge?' and 'Where has all my porridge gone?'

Can you write your own questions at home?

 

Our spellings next week are:

1. big

2. biggest

3. fat

4. fattest

5. hot

6. hottest

7. wet

8. wettest

9. sad

10. saddest

 

Have a happy weekend!

 

Week Beginning 20th January 2020

Wow, what a fun week of learning! We have had a whole school multicultural week where we have learned all about Chinese New year with all of the other classes! The children have explored lots of different activities in each class such as trying Chinese food, making money wallets, learning about the geography of China and making Chinese dragons!

 

In Maths this week we have been learning all about multiplication. The children have loved exploring different methods to solve multiplication problems. We have solved problems practically using equipment before learning about arrays! At home, can you solve the following multiplication problems at home?

3 X 5 = ____

8 X 10 = ____

4 X 2 = ____

___ x 10 = 50

___ x 5 = 20

In Maths, we have also begun looking at division. We have done this by sharing amounts into two equal groups.

 

In English we have been re writing the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, using our own animals and food! We learned all about how to write with commas in a list. For example, 'on Friday, the llama ate sausages, apples, sweets and crisps.' The children were very good at this! Can you write your own sentences with commas in a list?

 

This weeks spellings are:

1. run

2. running

3. pop

4. popping

5. shop

6. shopping

7. hit

8. hitting

9. skip

10. skipping

 

Have a happy weekend!

Week Beginning 13th January 2020

Happy New year everyone! We had a busy first two weeks back at school. We have begun our new IPC topic called 'From A to B.' The children have loved learning about their new topic and as our entry point we had a fantastic time discussing different types of transport. We then made our own rockets out of junk modelling, before we went onto the playground to mix Coca Cola and mentos sweets to create our own exploding rocket! The children loved doing this!

 

In the afternoons we have then loved our Geography lessons, going for a walk around Bromley Cross before coming back to class to look on a map at where we have been. We drew symbols on our maps for all the different places that we saw. After this we have looked at Bromley Cross on a map before creating our own maps with a key for the symbols!

 

In Maths we have been learning all about money. We have learned about all the different coins and their worth. We then looked at a £5, £10 and £20 note and learned how many pound coins they were equal to. We have looked at different amounts and made them using the different coins. It was interesting to learn about how we can make the same amount lots of different ways with lots of different coins! This week we have also been learning about giving change. We have found the difference between two amounts and solved lots of problems. At home can you look at the different coins and notes you can find? Can you practice making different amounts?

 

In English we have been incredibly busy becoming authors! We made our own story plans to re-write the story of 'The Three Little Pigs.' Instead the children chose different animals to feature in their stories. We then had a go at re-writing the story with our new animals using speech marks, expanded noun phrases and a range of punctuation! In your reading books at home, can you find any speech marks? Can you use expression in your voice to change how the characters speak?

 

Finally, our spellings this week are:

1. blamed

2. grazed

3. baked

4. waved

5. hiked

6. saved

7. danced

8. smiled

9. exploded

10. escaped

 

Have a happy weekend!

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