20th November 2017

In Maths this week we have been working on addition using concrete materials (Base 10) and then moved onto drawing pictures of Base 10. We have been completing calculations that require exchanging ones for tens and others that do not. Take a look at our photos of us working with our partners!

In English we have started our new unit of work based on The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsberg. We have been carrying out lots of active learning based activities, designed to really help us get a deeper understanding of the story. These have included reducing the characters and discussing which ones could be removed without changing the story. We had a fantastic discussion about who the most important character is: the boy or Father Christmas. We also then reduced pictures of the main events down to just three and used these to make a simple poem about the story! Check out next week’s blog for best copies of these! Overall, it’s been a very interesting week with lots of superb discussion!
The children fully enjoyed wearing spots for Children In Need – thank you for everyone’s effort- the children looked fantastic. 

This week’s Explorer of the Week is Anabelle for really getting stuck in with our discussions this week and thinking deeply!

As part of Anti-Bullying Week (13th-17th November), the children enjoyed sharing each other’s talents. This year’s theme is ‘All Different, All Equal’. Anabelle quite rightly pointed out that everyone has talents that we should celebrate and we all loved sharing what special skills we all have on Friday afternoon. We had a fantastic range of talents showcased. These included: karate, singing, dancing and press ups to name just a few!