17th September 2018

Maths: This week we have been brushing up on our calculation skills as we revisited the operations of addition, subtraction and multiplication in preparation for the work we will be doing this term around place value.  After a little bit of a reminder our addition skills have demonstrated our impressive skills, as have our subtraction skills.   Impressively, there are just a few of us who are still in need of a few reminders of how to deal with exchanging.  After a couple of reminders, we have started to recall how to multiply 2- and 3-digit numbers by one digit numbers and are in a fantastic position to develop this further when the time comes.

English: We have started our unit of work based around the theme of “The Greatest Escape” through the story of Jack and the Beanstalk which we have begun learning and have drawn the story map of.  Next week we will put our retelling of the story on the blog so you can see our fantastic retelling.

The most interesting part of our work this week was the investigating we’ve done with magnets.  We have included some of the photos that were taken showing how well we’ve worked together to discover and extend our knowledge and understanding.

Our Star of the Week this week is Agnes for the way she has really demonstrated the value of resilience when it comes to developing her skills.  After a confusing start to addition using a vertical method, she persisted, using the PV counters, until she really gained her confidence and could tackle both 2-digit and 3-digit additions without using the apparatus for support.  Well done Agnes and keep it up!