20th November 2017

This week in Captain Cook’s Class ……….

This week is Anti Bullying Week.
We have taken part in assemblies about this issue this week and have spent time discussing in class how important it is to tell people how you are feeling. 
We have watched some films and clips about bullying and realised it can happent to anyone. We talked about the need to be kind and repectful towards other people. 
We reminded ourselves that at Carr hill we value repect not only each other but ourselves and our environment.
This is on our wall in the classroom to remind us. 

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Here we are all dressed up for Children in Need Day

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On Friday we got to collect money, eat a Pudsey biscuit and buy some great Children in Need products. 
We talked about how children in the world are not as fortunate as some of us, and how important it is to try and help people when we can. 


This week we have been learning about seasons. We had to look at some pictures and talk to our partners about what we could see. Some of us noticed that they were pictures relating to each season. We then completed a Heart of the Matter activity, where we discuss what pictures matter most to us and give the reason why. We then place these pictures closest to the heart on the sheet, and others further away. 
We had to name the seasons, then sort the pictures into Summer, Autumn, Winter and Spring. It was quite tricky to remember all four names for the seasons. 
Here we are talking about the pictures and completing our Heart of the Matter work. 

We also learnt about using directional vocabulary when looking at maps. We used the Beebot to help us.
Here we are using the Beebot and directing it top the different continents of the world. 

In English we have begun to read Hurry Santa. 
These are some of the tasks we completed.

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Then …….

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So ……….

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We had some great discussions about the different characters.
Mrs Hudson managed to get rid of the magic dust just in time and rescue all the characters.

Next week we are going to learn about adjectives and begin to describe Santa. 

In maths we have been learning how to subtract using a number line. 

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Can you see which way we have to go when we subtract on a number line?

Mrs Hudson says …………………..

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Keep practising our number bonds to ten song!

It goes like this
5 and 5 add up to 10.
6 and 4 make it again.
7 and 3 will also do.
Look, look, look for 8 and 2.
9 and 1 and 0 and 10,
Complete the ways of making 10! 

Can you tell your parents how to spell because? 

Congratulations to Brooklyn , H arry and Charlie for earning themselves a Super Star certificate in Assembly. 
Our Explorer of the Week is Laila as she has worked very hard to improve her sentence writing

Last week’s attendance was 95.3%

6th November 2017

We would like to welcome a new boy in to our class. His name is Max Wood, and I am so proud of the way he has settled in this week.
Here he is showing me how fantastic he is at making addition facts. 
Well done Max. 

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We continue to work on addition facts and have been focussing on fact families this week. 
Fact families are when the same 3 digits are used to make 4 different additions. 


We used our whole part pictures to help us.

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We can now use these numbers to make a fact family for ten.

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We have been using our senses this week to explore things related to Bonfire Night. 
Here we are exploring the different things, and using our senses.

We had to write adjectives to describe what we could see, smell, feel, taste and hear.
We really enjoyed tasting the Bonfire toffee and listening to the loud bangs as we jumped all over the giant bubble wrap! It sounded just like a firework! 

We have used these adjectives to try to write sentences about Bonfire Night.

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Next week we will be writing a poem called Bonfire Senses.

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Congratulations to Gaia, Leah, James and Brooklyn for completing their Star Chart and earning themselves a Super Star certificate in Assembly. 
Our Explorer of the Week is James, as he has worked very hard in Maths and is showing a good understanding of number facts and how they relate to each other. 

Last week’s attendance was 97.6%

23rd October 2017

This week in Captain Cook’s Class ……….

We have been working on improving our handwriting by writing the poem as neat as we can!
Here are some of our poems.

We have written our own poems this week, using our senses.

In maths we have been learning how to partition numbers to ten.
We have used Whole part pictures to help us. 

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We had a lovely time performing our Harvest Assembly on Tuesday this week. 
We hope you enjoyed it too!

Mrs Hudson says …………………..

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16th October 2017

We have been learning what a poem is and have been reading some poems based on our Topic at the moment of Holidays and the Seaside. 

We have been trying to learn a poem off by heart! The poem we have chosen to learn id called Rain Coming. 

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Here we are practising saying Rain Coming. 

We decided that actions really help when you are trying to learn something! 

Can you learn a poem at home? 

We have also been trying to learn the poem; 30 Days has September.

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We used a Question Quadrant to help us really understand what the poem is about. 
Can you learn this poem? 

In Maths we have been looking at number lines and how we can use them to help us learn more about numbers and comparing them. We made our own number lines to ten and twenty. We then used our number lines to answer some questions, such as; circle the number that is one less than 8.

Perhaps you could make your own number line to twenty at home. 
We have been working hard on our understanding of stories in Guided Reading. We have been listening to stories and then answering comprehension questions. We looked at some pictures that were telling a simple story, and had to decide which of three pictures would fit next  so that the story would make sense. We answered questions such as; who is the main character, the cat or the mouse?  Is there a goodie and a baddie? We talked to our partners about what we thought. We had different reasons for our answers. 

In topic this week we have had a visit from Alesha’s Grandma. She showed us some old photographs, and we asked her the questions we had written to help us learn more about Holidays in the past. 
We have learnt that in the past people used to just paddle in the sea and not swim in it.

We have 9 handshakes this week! 
This weeks Superstars are Brooklyn, Emmi-Leigh and James for completing their star charts, also Emmi-Leigh again for excellent reading progress and Kai for impressing me with his number knowledge this week.

Well done Kai for being Explorer of the Week!  You have worked hard this week to be a helpful member of the class and lsiten to how to imporve your writing and number work.

Lasts weeks attendance was 95.1%