Another busy week came and went.
The children enjoyed reading ‘Arthur and the Golden Rope.’ As we read through the story the people were able to make good predictions and used evidence to support their thinking. The children also completed cold tasks were they were asked to write stories about heroes battling monsters. This has helped to identify new writing targets which will focus on using expanded noun phrases and prepositional phrases. As a result we also spent a lesson looking at clauses and phrases.
Mathematics lessons were spent solving mixed word problems. The children used objects, drawing, key word identification to decide on the appropriate operation and then solve the questions. BY the end of the week the children were beginning to challenge themselves to write simple word problems. A few had even had a go at making their problems more challenging by adding information that wasn’t needed.
On Thursday, the children spent some time learning how to draw basic long boats. Below are some of their completed and nearly completed drawings.
Tilly showed how amazing the children in 4JW are as she had spent time making each child a felt patch with their initial on. She had enjoyed using the sewing machine that she had been given as a Christmas present and was able to explain the process to the class. A photo of the children and their patches can be seen below.
Our maths star was Callum for his explanations skills.
Our English Star was Ollie for his imaginative writing.