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Week beginning 9th March 2020

In English we have been looking at the book 'Super Worm' by Julia Donaldson.

We planned our own stories based on the text and next week we will be writing them.

We have also learnt the rules for making nouns plural by adding s or es.

 

In Maths we have been finding 2 addition and 2 subtraction sentences using 3 numbers eg

7+3=10

3+7=10

10-3=7

10-7=3

We have also been looking at the properties of 2D shapes (both regular and irregular shapes).

Homework challenge - Make a list of items you can find in your home that are squares, rectangles, triangles, circles, pentagons or hexagons. 

 

In Science we have been finding out about different kinds of animals.

First we chose 2 animals to compare and found similarities and differences between them.

Then we learnt about the diets of different animals and grouped them according to whether they were Carnivores, Herbivores or Omnivores.

 

Have a lovely weekend.

Week beginning 2nd March 2020

 

This week in English we have been writing about the season of Winter.

We found out about the kinds of weather we might expect to see in England and what happens to some animals, plants and trees.

Then we learnt some facts about the Inuit people in Alaska who live in an environment of snow for a large part of the year! They travel by snowmobiles, sledges and boats.

We had great fun on World Book Day dressing up as different book characters.      Throughout the day we shared some lovely stories that we brought in from home.

Homework challenge - Write some sentences using the prefix 'un'

eg The boy was unhappy when he dropped his ice-cream.

 

In Maths we have been developing our understanding of addition and subtraction within 20.

Homework challenge - How many pairs of numbers can you recall that make 10 or 20?

 

In our IPC lessons we have had fun using our voices and other body parts to create the sounds of different vehicles such as racing cars, trains and speed boats.

We were inspired by a Honda advert, where a  choir made the sounds of a car journey!

 

Have a great weekend

Week beginning 24th February 2020

 

This week in English we had great fun making pancakes. They smelt and tasted delicious! Our challenge was to write a set of instructions to teach other people how to make them!

We needed to use numbers to organise our instructions and also 'time' words such as first, next and after that.

We also needed to remember to use 'bossy' words such as put, crack, mix and pour.

This week we have been trying really hard with our letter formation.

Homework challenge - practise writing all the tall letters of the alphabet.

 

In Maths we have been learning how to count in twos, fives and tens.

We used this knowledge to help us with some division work (grouping)

Homework challenge -

How many equal groups of 2 can you make with 6, 12 and 20 counters?

How many equal groups of 5 can you make with 10, 20 and 35 counters?

How many equal groups of 10 can you make with 10, 30 and 50 counters?

 

In our IPC lessons we designed and made boats that could carry a lego figure across a water tray.

We made our boats using lots of junk materials such as egg boxes, plastic bottles, cartons and cardboard tubes.

We had to think very carefully about the suitability of the materials we used, particularly whether they were waterproof or not.

 

Have a lovely weekend.

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