23rd April 2018

We’ve had a very busy first week back!
In Maths we have started our new unit of work on Statistics. After a ‘cold task’ the children set about making tally charts, writing sentences about the data and also completing and interpreting given tally charts.

In English, we have been using a set of steps to answer Reading Comprehension questions and also planning a recount about our trip to Lincoln castle. 

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Our Explorer of the Week is Evie B, for always working hard and showing excellent behaviour for learning.

We had such a great time on our visit to Lincoln Castle on Thursday. The children enjoyed a tour around the castle walls, a Knight Training session, explored replica armour and weaponry and took part in a medieval banquet.
 

2nd April 2018


In Maths this week, we have been using ¾ of a shape to help us work out ¾ of a number. We’ve also been counting in different fractions.

In English we have been planning and writing a recount about our fantastic Medieval Day. 
We had a brilliant time on Tuesday for our Medieval Day. The children looked brilliant in their medieval outfits! We learned a medieval dance routine to authentic music and designing and making our own shields. We were surprised to find CCTV footage, which showed a dragon swooping over the playground! We headed outside for further inspection but spotted lots of mini chocolate eggs! We loved running around to find them and then shared them equally between us! Last off we had a medieval banquet, which included rustic bread and chicken! A fantastic time was had by all!

We have also been learning about Easter, this week and why it’s important to Christians.

26th March 2018

In Maths this week, we have been working recognising ‘unit’ and ‘non-unit’ fractions. We found out that ‘unit’ means one e.g. ½ , ¼ etc. We then knew that ‘non-unit’ must have meant ‘not 1’ e.g ¾ etc. We have also been learning about equivalent fractions. We used numicon, Cuisenaire rods and kit kats to learn that ½ = 2/4

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Our Explorer of the Week is Lexi. She continues to work extremely hard in all that she does and sets a superb example.

In English we have been learning the text, The Retford Ridge-Back Dragon off by heart with actions and re-writing the original version. Our handwriting and spelling are really improving. We will then begin to innovate and invent our own similar texts about dragons and creatures.
In Spelling we have been looking at ‘-le’ and ‘el’ words e.g. tunnel, apple, circle etc..

As we are fast approaching Easter, we’ve been thinking more about different celebrations. We learned about baptism and the Jewish celebration of Passover. We also had lots of fun doing our mile for Sports Relief! We enjoyed wearing our add socks, while taking part!  

19th March 2018

In Maths this week, we have been working on Fractions. We were able to recognise and find ¼ and 1/3 of shapes and quantities. We have been drawing a fraction picture to help us with this and sharing equally. We’ve been doing lots of reasoning and problem solving tasks. We are getting very good at explaining including writing our explanations!

In English we have been finishing our assessments but also had time to draft, improve and write up best copies of our own dragon designs. The book, Tell Me a Dragon, inspired us. Have a read of our impressive work! In spelling, we have been revising contraction words sich as didn’t, couldn’t, shouldn’t etc and looking at the –tion spelling pattern in words such as: station, motion, fraction etc.

In Topic we have been adding watercolours to our dragon pictures. The children were very proud of their finished pieces, which are on display in our classroom. We’ve also been learning about different land features that surround castles and why these were useful for those who lived in them many years ago.

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This week’s Explorer of the Week is Lilly. She has been answering lots of questions and explaining her ideas for the rest of the class on so many occasions this week. Well done, Lilly!