17th July 2017

What a great start to our week!
We went on our Retford Trail on Monday morning.  We followed a map, looking closely at road signs and thinking about directions. We identified different landmarks in our town and talked about their uses. 
Next week we are going to compare Retford to another small town on the other side of the world: Christchurch in New Zealand, and find out if there are any differences or similarities. We will then record this in our Pirate Booklets. 
Thank you to the parents and carers who helped out on the walk. 

Here we are on our Retford Trail. 

We continue to work on our adapted Pirate stories in English, and are looking forward to writing them. 
We are working on remembering all the things we have learnt this year about writing clear sentences and what words and punctuation we could use to make our writing more interesting.

We have now added our finishing touches to our Pirate portraits. 
We have all worked extremely hard to make them look fantastic. 

Pirate Portraits 

In maths we have been doing a lot of quizzing, practising working out number problems.

We had a fantastic time on Wednesday afternoon taking part in The Great School Run.  
Thank you very much for the parents and carers who came to support us.
The Great School Run Photos.

Well done to this week’s Super Star Kenzie for working particularly hard on his maths. 
We have3 handshakes this week! 

Lasts weeks attendance was 98.1%

10th July 2017

In English we have begun to change the Kassim Pirate story map so we can make up a story of our own.

We are not changing the whole story, just the main character, the name of the ship, the different sea creatures and the baddy captain. 
We thought of some great new names for the ship using alliteration; The Crafty Cat was a particular favourite. 

Next week we will be completing our adapted story map and beginning to write our new stories. 

In Maths we have been practising working our calculations that have a missing number. 

We read this message in our Pirate Topic Booklet and thought what could we do to help?
We decided to make a portrait of a new pirate from our imaginations.
We decided to draw a sketch of our pirate first. We are really pleased with our sketches as we concentrated on what features our pirate might have.
Our pirate portraits have
•    Beards or stubble
•    Ear-rings
•    Scars
•    Hats or bandanas
•    Stripy T-shirts
•    Rotton teeth or missing teeth
•    Eye-patch

We used these sketches to start our portraits on a bigger piece of paper, and then we mixed primary colour paints to make different skin colours. They look good so far! 
Next week we will begin to add more details such as wax crayon T-shirts and hats, facial features and a collage eye-patch. 

Well done to this week’s Super Stars.
We have 4 handshakes this week! 

2nd July 2017

What a start to the week we had!
We had a visit from a Pirate. We dressed up as his crew and went on a journey to lots of different islands. 

We had great fun pretending to be pirates and trying to follow the map to find the treasure.
We learnt lots about Pirates and the different parts of a ship. 

This week we have worked hard on trying to learn our Pirate Kassim story. We try and learn our stories so we can use the words and phrases in our own stories. 

In Maths we have been helping some Pirates share their treasure. 
We have practised halving the amount by dividing different amounts in to two. We have also practised doubling the amount of treasure the pirates had, by multiplying by different amounts.

We practised our doubling by putting different amounts of treasure in our Magic Chest and multiplying the amount by two to find out how much would come out. 

Well done to this week’s Super Stars, Halle for working hard with her story telling, Ellie-Mae for always trying her best in all she does and Izzy for trying hard to improve her writing and concentration. 

We have 5 handshakes this week! 

Lasts weeks attendance was 97.3%