23rd October 2017

This week’s Maths work started with a ‘hot task’ to assess the children’s learning, as we have come to our end of unit of work on ‘Place Value’, followed by a ‘cold task’ to assess current understanding and identify gaps in learning for addition & subtraction. We have then been checking calculations using cubes and the ‘inverse’, writing all 4 fact family calculations e.g.

6 + 14 = 20
14 + 6 = 20
20 – 6 = 14
20 – 14 = 6

In English we have been exploring the use of adjectives in noun phrases and then adapting a seaside poem by Celia Warren to create our own versions, using noun phrases. Please have a look at the selection.

In Spelling we have been looking at the ‘g’, ‘ge’ and ‘dge’ patterns.
The children enjoyed their Harvest Assembly, which consisted of fabulous singing to ‘Dingle Dangle Scarecrow’ and ‘Autumn Leaves’ with a special news report about the changes to the seasons and the work of the farmers, at harvest time. Well done to everyone!
This week’s Explorer of the Week will be announced on Monday 30th September.