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Week beginning 7th February 2022

 

This week in English we have been developing our reading comprehension skills.

We have looked at different kinds of texts such as stories, poetry and posters and have answered questions about what we have read. We are becoming more confident at answering inference questions, which can be quite tricky!

We have also been recapping our knowledge of how to use full stops, commas and apostrophes correctly.

 

In Maths we have been working out different kinds of calculations without using any  apparatus or equipment!

We were given some blank paper, so we were able to use different strategies to work out the answers to the problems, such as number lines, tens frames and column addition and subtraction. 

 

In Geography we have been practising using directional language such as turn, straight on, left and right. We have also learnt how to use a compass to navigate.

Then we had fun designing our own towns. We had to decide the most suitable positions for particular amenities such a a hospital, police station and camp site. 

 

In Design and Technology we have learnt how to make a water wheel, which was very exciting! 

 

Have a lovely half term.

Week beginning 31st January 2022

 

This week in Maths we have been learning our 2x, 5x and 10x tables and associated division facts eg

5 x 10 = 50

50 ÷ 10 = 5

 

6 x 2 = 12

12 ÷ 2 = 6

 

4 x 5 = 20

20 ÷ 5 = 4

 

In English we have been learning all about team work.

We have learnt that we need to listen and communicate well as part of a team and that everybody needs to have a role to make it effective.

Next week we will write some instructions for teamwork.

We have also been practising our letter formation and making sure our letters are the correct size.

 

In the afternoons we have been finding out about Chinese New Year.

We have learnt that it is the year of the tiger.

We have enjoyed making paper chain Chinese dragons and can now count up to 10 in Chinese!

 

In Art we have  been weaving with different fabrics and colours.

 

Have a lovely weekend.

Week beginning 17th January 2022

 

English

This week we have been finding out about subordinating conjunctions.

We have learnt that a subordinating conjunction is simply the word/words that are used to join a subordinating clause to another clause in a sentence.

He was annoyed because the train had stopped.

The cart broke when the train stopped.

 

Maths

This week we have been practising sharing equally and learning about division.

We can now find the answers to questions such as :-

20 shared by 2 is ?

15 shared by 5 is ?

9 shared by 3 is?

 

History

This week we became history detectives!

As part of our learning about Samuel Crompton we went for a walk to Eagley Mills to find out more about the cotton industry in the past. 

We saw lots of interesting and exciting things, such as a steam pump and a hidden tunnel that children used to walk from the school to their work at the mill! 

Please see the attached photos for some of the features we saw.

 

Have a lovely weekend.

 

 

 

Week beginning 10th January 2022

 

English

This week we have been learning to use commas correctly. We wrote sentences and listed our favourite things, for example, 'My favourite books are Harry Potter, Jack and the Beanstalk and Where's Wally.

It made us smile how many children had a list of their favourite restaurants.smiley

 

Maths

This week we have been making equal groups and arrays. We have learned how to use the multiplication sign and write stories about the calculations, for example, 3x2 = there are 3 equal groups with two in each group.

 

Design Technology

We have been looking at different kinds of bridges such as arch, beam, suspension and cantilever. We have been talking about the different kinds of materials engineers use to build these strong, stable structures. We also looked at natural bridges made from stone and ice.

Hot Chocolate Friday

 

Well done to this weeks superstars who had hot chocolate with Mrs Field today.

Happy New Year!

 

For those children who are isolating at home here are a few ideas to keep you busy -

 

  • access Education City and follow the homework link
  • write about some of the activities you did over the holidays
  • read a story to someone in your family
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