Week beginning 10th February 2020
This week in English we have been writing fact files about cars.
We began by looking at our teachers cars in the car park and identifying the various parts such as bumper, lights, windscreen wipers and steering wheel.
Then we learnt about Smart cars, Sports cars and Aero cars.
We were particularly interested in a car that James Bond owned because it could be driven under water like a submarine!
In Maths we have been learning how to share by 2, 5 or 10.
We have also been developing our length vocabulary and can now compare 2 objects using words such as longer than, shorter than, longest and shortest.
We have begun to use standard units of measurement and can measure items using cm's.
Homework challenge- Practise measuring objects at home using a ruler.
In our IPC lessons we have learnt how to program a computer character to dance and a toy car to move around a map.
We have also learnt how our special adults at home can keep us safe when using the internet.
Have a lovely holiday.
Week beginning 3rd February 2020
This week in English we have been writing stories based on the 'Snail and the Whale'
We made masks to help us with our story telling.
5 Read Challenge
Well done to all the children that moved up another balloon this week.
Please encourage your child to read at home and then write in their diary.
You can also help by making sure your child is bringing their reading packet and book to school each day.
In Maths we have been developing our understanding of multiplication as
We began the week using Cuisenaire rods and progressed to recording our calculations using white boards and pens.
Homework challenge- Find the answers to the following calculations
3x2= 4x5= 2x10= 6x3= 2x4= 5x2=
In Science we carried out an investigation using 3 scooters.
We wanted to find out which was the fastest.
We looked at the size and weight of the scooters and the size of the wheels.
We raced them across the playground and each time the plastic scooter with small wheels won!
Individual Learning Meetings will be taking place on the 18th and 19th March 2020.
It is a wonderful opportunity for you to share your child’s fantastic learning.
Please return your slip to arrange a time.
Have a great weekend.
Week beginning 27th January 2020
This week in English we have been planning stories based on the 'Snail and the Whale'
Homework challenge:- How many words can you find that have the ai, ay or a-e sound in them? eg snail, day, whale.
In Maths we have been subtracting within 20 using tens and ones apparatus.
When solving calculations such as 15-7= ? we had to exchange a stick of ten for ten ones to help us work out the answers.
In our IPC lessons we have been finding out about the magical forms of transport used by the Roman, Greek and Egyptian Gods of mythology such as a horse drawn chariot to travel across the sea, a boat to sail through the air, a flying horse or even a pair of flying sandals!
We have also been developing our art skills this week.
We have learnt how to make a drawing of a car look like it is moving across the page and have used pastels and collage materials to create a boat sailing across the ocean.
Have a great weekend.
Week beginning 20th January 2020
This week in Maths we have continued to develop our skills at subtracting within 20.
We used tens and ones apparatus to help us and then as we became more confident we were able to work out the answers pictorially.
Maths homework challenge:- find the answers to the following questions
16-5 = 11-7 =
11- 2= 15-9 =
18-7 = 12-7 =
14-3 = 18-10 =
Remember to show your workings out
In English we have been reading the book 'The Snail and the Whale' by Julia Donaldson.
We began the week by drawing a map of the snail's journey.
Then we looked at words ending in 'ing' and words with the ai, ay and a-e sound in.
Finally we discussed the feelings of the whale in the story.
English homework challenge:- Look for words ending in 'ing' in your reading book.
How many can you find?
sailing, playing, sweeping, climbing, eating
In our IPC lessons 'From A to B' we have been finding out how transport has changed over the years. We have learnt about the Wright brothers and a very unusual bike called a 'Penny Farthing'
We have also been finding out about Chinese New Year and the year of the rat!
We have tasted Chinese foods, made concertina dragons and have painted paper plates with Willow patterns.
What a busy week we have had!
Have a lovely weekend.
Week beginning 13th January 2020
This week in English we have written a story called 'Chewy's Walk'
We planned a route for Chewy (our school pony) to walk around the school grounds, making it as interesting and exciting as possible.
We decided where she would walk first, next, then, after that and finally.
We thought she might like to walk through the flower beds, inside the tepee, in and out of the drums, under the trees and around the sandpit.
On Friday, with Mrs Richardson's support, we took Chewy on her special journey around school. She was very well behaved and loved her adventure. As a treat we gave her a carrot.
In Maths we have been extending our understanding of addition using different practical apparatus such as tens and ones and tens frames.
We are now confident at adding within 10 and have begun to add within 20!
How many different pairs of numbers can you recall that make 10?
How many different pairs of numbers can you recall that make 20?
In our IPC curriculum we have been developing our Geography skills.
We walked around Bromley Cross looking at different human and physical features such as buildings, road signs, bus shelters, the park and playing fields.
We also looked at maps of the local area and drew our route from home to school.
Have a great weekend.
Week beginning 6th January 2020
Happy New Year to you all!
This week in English we have been looking at the book 'Rosies Walk'.
We described the journey of Rosie around the farmyard and then compared it to the journey made by the fox.
The fox encountered many dangers on his walk such as falling into a pond and getting chased by bees!
We were able to use lots of time vocabulary to help structure our sentences such as first, next, after that and finally.
Homework challenge -: Write about a journey you take this weekend such as going shopping or visiting a relative.
Well done to the children who completed their five read challenge this week.
In Maths we have been using 'numicon' to make numbers up to 20.
Please look at the photos below to understand how the children use this resource.
Then we practised reading, writing and ordering number to 100 and finding 1 more and 1 less.
Homework challenge -:
1 more than 11 is?
1 more than 59 is?
1 more than 99 is?
1 less than 70 is?
1 less than 42 is?
1 less than 28 is?
In IPC we started a new topic called 'From A to B'
We talked about different types of transport and then sorted them into those that travel on land, water or in the air.
We then made rockets using junk materials and even launched a rocket on the playground, which was great fun!
Have a lovely weekend.