What a jam-packed, exciting week we’ve had!
After disruption from last week’s snow, we had so much to get done this week and have worked exceptionally hard!
In Maths, we have been using the ten times table to help us solve division problems. Having finished our unit of work on multiplication and division now, we’ve moved onto fractions. We had a go at a ‘cold’ task to help us set targets and we have been recognising a half of a shape or object, moving onto drawing pictures to help us calculate a half of an amount. We’ve been doing lots of reasoning and problem solving again, this week.
In English we have been using the learned pages in ‘Tell Me a Dragon’ by Jackie Morris, to help us write a close retelling of the original. We have also started to generate ideas for our own texts about our own dragons. We have also been practising reading comprehension skills and carrying out some reading assessments.
In spelling we have been looking at the suffixes –less, -ness and –ly.
In topic we have been designing our own dragons, ready for adding colour, next week. We have also been learning about why castles were often built on hills. We found out that hills made it easier to see who was approaching the castle and also made it harder for enemies to attack, due to the fact that they’d have to get up the hill in all their armour!
We had a fabulous time on Wednesday morning, when we visited Captain Jack’s Adventure, in memory of Seth. We thoroughly enjoyed playing in the ball pool, climbing the ‘rigging’ and dashing down the snake and giant slides! The session was topped off with a tasty biscuit and drink! Thank you to our parent and grandparent helpers, who helped us!
We also had a brilliant end to a busy week, with our ‘World Book Day’ celebration on Friday morning. The children looked fantastic in their costumes – a big thank you to parents and carers for supporting us with this! We enjoyed a ‘books and biscuits’ session with our parents and grandparents. At the end of the day, teachers swapped classes for story time. Our class enjoyed stories told by Mrs Brown. Great fun was had by all!
Our Explorer of the Week is Kuba. He is always ready to learn and approaches all of his work with great enthusiasm and sensible attitude! Well done Kuba!