15th October 2018

In English we have been …….   working on our phonics and spellings.

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In Maths ……. we continue  to work on Place Value, tens and ones and how to find numbers on a numberline.

We also take part in lots of problem solving. Can you solve this one?

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Where would you write number 45 on the numberline?  Prove it!

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We have been learning about ordinal numbers.

Do you know yours?

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 We have been learning about the Titanic. We have looked at photographs and discussed what we thought happened. We used post-it notes to label what evidence the photo is showing us.

We also used pictures to help us learn what order the events of that night happened in.

We have done lots of art work this week;

  • We have been learning about Vincent Van Gogh and using his painting

  • “Wheatfield with Crows” as inspiration for our own Harvest paintings.

  • We tried really hard to use different tools and techniques to try and copy Van Gogh’s style.

Here we are working on our paintings.

8th October 2018

This week in Ellen MacArthur ……….

We have had a busy week!

In English……   we have been working on our story maps and trying hard to get to know our story. We have been practising telling each other our stories.

We are looking forward to being authors next week when we write our new stories.

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In Maths ……. we have continue to learn about Place Value and have been making two digit numbers and ordering them in different ways.  

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We have also been getting ready for our Harvest Assembly next week.

Here we are getting creative! If you come to the assembly you will see more of what we made.

Here we are first thing on Friday morning! Everyday we come into class and work on getting better at something out of our table baskets.  Some of us are working on writing numbers correctly, some practising spellings. We are very proud of ourselves and so are Mrs Hudson and Mrs Beardsall.

1st October 2018

We have had a busy week!

In English…… we have been looking at rhymes based around our focussed text; Tiddler.

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We use symbols like these to remind the children quickly what they need to work on.

In Writing Workshop we have written a recount of our trip to The Deep.

We have also got new Target Bookmarks to help us really think about what we need to improve in our writing.

We use symbols like these to remind the children quickly what they need to work on.

We continue to take part daily in our Body Boost sessions.

We have been dancing and singing to some fantastic BBC Super Movers.

Please show your family the songs and dances! Have a go at home.

In Maths ……. we have been learning about Place Value and use charts like this to help us understand numbers and their values.

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24th September 2018

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This week in Ellen MacArthur ……….

We had an amazing time on our trip to The Deep on Wednesday.

We learnt about different seaside habitats and saw lots of interesting sea creatures.

Here are some pictures from our trip

In English we continue to work on the story of Tiddler, by our Author of the Moment; Julia Donaldson.

This week we have been discussing the setting of the story and working with each other to think of some great describing words to make interesting sentences.

Next week we will be writing setting descriptions and a description about tiddler himself!

We have been using words such as ……

• calm

• frantic

• wavy

• bubbly

• rocky

……… and then we have been making them into noun phrases such as……

• the soft sandy seabed

• the rocky rocks

• in the calm ocean

• in the pitch black deep ocean

Here is Tiddler.

How would you describe him?

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We are loving our Body Boost sessions that we do every afternoon.

We have been dancing and singing to some fantastic BBC Super Movers.

Please show your family the songs and dances! Have a go at home!

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17th September 2018

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In English  we are learning to retell the story of Tiddler, by our Author of the Moment; Julia Donaldson.

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Can you tell someone at home what is happening in this picture?

Can you retell the story?

We have worked hard this week to practise the story and have tried hard to write about it. We want to get better at our writing so we need to keep practising.

In out Topic lessons this week we have looked closely sea creatures and are looking forward to our visit to The Deep soon!

Can you put these pictures in the correct order that they would happen?

Here are some of us trying to order the pictures in class this week!