# 4th February 2019

In English we have written our retell of the story Kassim and the Greedy Pirate.

We tried really hard to use connectives and conjunctions.

We wrote sentences such as ; Unfortunately, he kept all the food for himself because he was a greedy pirate.

We have also been playing games to help us learn the difference between common and proper nouns.

We will soon be planning and writing our own pirate stories. Look out for them in the classroom.

In maths this week …………

We continue to learn about Money.

You could use a number line to work these problems out.

We have been using bar models to help us work out money problems.

We have begun to draw our pirate portraits! We looked at some examples to help us.

Look out for more scurvy characters soon!

# 28th January 2019

In English we are continuing our work on writing interesting sentences using th correct grammar and punctuation.

Here are some sentences that use words we call subordinates, such as when, if, because, that.

In maths this week …………

Can you complete this part whole picture?

# 21st January 2019

In English we have learning about how to write simple and compound sentences.

We need to know about nouns, verbs and adjectives. We are learning how to combine words and phrases to help us write good sentences.

In maths this week …………

Can you choose two of these numbers and add them together?

Can you choose two numbers and take the smallest away from the largest?

The Year 2’s have been learning how to add larger number and use the technique of exchanging ten ones for a ten if we need to.

The Year 1’s have been working on comparing larger numbers, solving problems and using their number bond knowledge to help them.

We had a great time in Maths exploring our maths games and equipment. Everyone was very busy!

We are moving onto the topic of Money next week! So get shopping to improve your maths!

# 14th January 2019

We have started a new topic about Pirates!

We have discovered Pirate Percy!

We found his letter in a bottle.

we have been learning what a pirate needs and does this week in Topic lessons, and have had fun using construction materials to make pirate ships, telescopes and write messages back to Percy.

Here we are in our English lesson making props for a pirate story we are learning.

We made puppets and a ship to help us remember the story.

We are doing this so we can make up our own pirate story soon!

In maths this week …………

# 17th December 2018

### We hope you enjoyed Super Star!

Then on Thursday we had a day of making our Christmas Sweetie Cups to sell at the Craft Fair.

What a busy day! It was like working in a factory!

Here we are busy, busy, busy ……

Next week we are going to write to inform and make some instructions on how to make a Christmas Sweetie Cup.

We have been learning about instructions and have also been planning how to write instructions to catch our naughty elf! We will be writing those instructions next week too!

# 10th December 2018

In English we continue to learn about ‘Writing to Inform’.
To help us understand what we are reading we have completed some exercises like this one.

In Maths ……..

We have practised answering lots of word problems similar to this one. Can you make up some of your own for these subtractions?

On Friday we had a very exciting morning! We invited parents and carers to come and take part in a Christmas Craft Morning.

We enjoyed sharing the fun and glitter! We made some fantastic calendars and cards.

Here we are working hard and enjoying the Christmas activities.

# 3rd December 2018

In English we have been learning about ‘Writing to Inform’.

We will be learning how to write instructions, and the different features that instructions have.

We began by learning how to generate questions based on a given title.

What would you think about and want to know before you wrote instructions about how to catch a crocodile?

In Maths we have been learning how to subtract by crossing out, and also finding fact families involving additions and subtractions.

We continue to use our part whole models to help us with our maths.

Can you make one at home to practise with?

# 26th November 2018

This week in Ellen MacArthur ……….

In English we have been showing our teacher what we have learnt and remembered by writing our own stories. We had to try and think about our targets and make sure we our writing made sense.

We have also been trying hard to learn our common Exception Words.

In maths we try hard to solve number problems together.

Can you do these with someone at home?

# 19th November 2018

This week in Ellen MacArthur ……….

In English we have been writing some poems.

We have used our shared adjectives to describe Bonfire Night and produced some fantastic poems to display. Look out for them in our classroom soon!

We have also been looking at other poems and have been inspired to write our own Fireworks poem.

Again we used some great adjectives and produced some interesting and effective poems.

This is one of the poems we used to help us write our own.

In maths …….. we continue to work on addition and subtraction.

We have been trying to use our number bond knowledge to help us.

Can you see why we have partitioned 7 into 6 and 1?

We are learning to understand how to be efficient with our adding and subtracting.

It was Children in Need Day on Friday. Here we are dressed in our spots!

# 12th November 2018

This week in Ellen MacArthur ……….

In English we have been learning some senses poems.

Here is one we have enjoyed practising together.

We have put some actions to our performance.

Here we are performing this poem together.

We have been exploring Bonfire Night experiences with our senses too!

We have been generating lots of adjectives that describe a range of Bonfire objects.

Here we are taking part in an English lesson where we had to use our senses and record some good adjectives. We are going to use these adjectives to help us write our own poems.

In maths …….. we continue to work on addition and subtraction.

We have been trying to use our number bond knowledge to help us.

In topic ….. have been learning about Guy Fawkes and The Gunpowder Plot.

We have been working together to read about the plot and to look at pictures and put them in order.

# 29th October 2018

This week in Ellen MacArthur ……….

What a busy last week of the half-term!

We are super pleased with the art work we have produced based on Van Gogh’s Wheatfield with Crows.

We have used different media and techniques to create some interesting and effective pieces of work.

Here is our art work.

We had such an amazing afternoon at the Commotion in the Ocean!

Lots and lots of parents and friends came along to help the children make some absolutely incredible accessories to perform their dance in.

Thank you to everyone who joined us!

# 22nd October 2018

This week in Ellen MacArthur ……….

In English we have been …… working on our grammar skills.

# 15th October 2018

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

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?

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

We have been learning about ordinal numbers.

Do you know yours?

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.

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

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.

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.

# 24th September 2018

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?

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!

# 17th September 2018

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

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!