3rd December 2017

This week in maths we have continued looking at subtraction, with the Y2s using base 10 to help them solve subtraction problems. Y1s have been using their previous learning to help them compare number sentences using greater than, less than and equal to. 

In English we have been continuing looking at the Polar Express. Mrs Beardsall dropped magic disappearing dust on the book!! We had to work out which were the most important sentences we needed to keep.

We have also copied up our preposition poems for our Polar Express display. Here are some of them! Can you spot the prepositions? 

In Spelling we have been looking at ‘le’ at the end of words, such as apple, muddle and kettle. We have also looked at contractions. Contractions are made when two words are joined together and shortened to make one word, using an apostrophe to replace the missing letters, e.g. can’t, isn’t, hasn’t. 

We have worked really hard practicing our Christmas production!
Breah and Cherry received Superstar certificates this week. Breah received hers for working really hard with her reading, and Cherry received hers for working really hard with her spellings! Well done! 


Our Explorer of the Week is Breah, for working really hard with her reading this week! Well done Breah!

We received 6 handshakes this week.
Our attendance was 92%

27th November 2017

In maths, we have continued learning about addition and subtraction. Y2s have been using base 10 to add 2 two digit numbers together crossing 10s. They have been learning how to exchange 10 ones for 1 ten. Y1s have been learning how to subtract, and have used a number line to help them find the answer.


This weeks’ Explorer of the Week is Summer! Summer has really engaged with her reading this week and has come to school each day with a great attitude to learning, she has even been practicing reading, writing and maths at home. Well done Summer!

In English we have continued looking at The Polar Express. We have learnt about prepositions and have written poems about key scenes in The Polar Express using prepositions to start our sentences. Look out for the blog next week for examples of these! 

We received 4 handshakes this week. 
Our attendance this week was 91.2%

20th November 2017

In English we have started our new unit of work based on The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsberg. We have completed some active based learning including reducing the characters and working out which could be removed without changing the story. We then discussed who was the most important character, the boy or Father Christmas?

In Maths the Y2s have been looking at using concrete materials (base 10) to help them add and subtract 10s from two digit numbers. The Y1s have been using whole part diagrams to help them with subtracting. 

In Topic we have been looking at seasons. The children looked at some photos and worked out they were pictures of seasons, they then sorted the pictures into the 4 different seasons and sequenced them as they happen through the year. We also learnt about directional vocabulary and maps. We used Google Earth to look at an aerial view of our school and we then labelled the different human and physical features we could see. 

On Friday the children dressed up for Children In Need! They really enjoyed wearing spots to school, thank you for all your effort. 

13th November 2017

We have worked very hard this week, so much so, three children were in the hall of fame this week!

In maths this week we have been using our number bonds to 10 to work out our number bonds to 100. For example, if we know 6 + 4 = 10, we can work out that 60 + 40 = 100. Our understanding of 10 being 10 times bigger than 1 helped us understand this.

We have also been learning how to add and subtract ones, and how to work out 10 more and 10 less. This will help us next week when we learn to add and subtract 10s. 


Alesha and Olivia W were in the Hall of Fame for their fabulous maths work this week, as they used their knowledge of number bonds to 10, to help them work out their number bonds to 100! They even used their number bonds knowledge to work out how many number bonds there were to 90! 

In English, we have used our descriptive sentences to produce a 3D Bonfire Poem. We have also been using interesting adjectives to describe fireworks. We used these to write a fireworks poem. 

Kenzie was also in the Hall of Fame this week for working very hard on his bonfire poem!