6th November 2017

In Maths this week, we noticed that we can use simple facts to work out related ones. For example, 6 + 2 = 8 would also tell us that 60 + 20 = 90! We noticed that this is because 10 is 10 times bigger than 1! We have then been using this information to write all of the known facts in each fact family. e.g.
60 + 20 = 80
20 + 60 = 80
80 – 20 = 60
80 – 60 = 20
We also worked out that we could use our number bonds to 10 to work out our bonds to 100! e.g   3 + 7 = 10 so 30 + 70 = 100! Again, our understanding of 10 being 10 times bigger than 1 helped us to understand this. We have also been practising adding 1s to two- digit numbers by counting on. This will help us with next week’s work on adding 10 and beyond. 

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In English we have had lots of fun exploring the ‘Famous 5 Senses’ (sight, sound, touch, taste and smell). The week started with a senses hunt around the playground where we thought about how we use our senses in our everyday lives. We then moved onto exploring the 5 senses using bonfire items. We tasted bonfire toffee and pumpkin soup. We also explored fireworks films, warm woolly clothing, as well as leaves and soggy grass! The children came up with some fantastic adjectives, which they used to write some fabulous descriptive sentences, which will be used in a bonfire poem, next week.
e.g. Sticky, hard bonfire toffee that melts in my mouth!

In Spelling we have been exploring the ‘ge’ and ‘dge’ spelling pattern. We noticed that if there is a short vowel sound then the spelling pattern is ‘dge’ (as in edge) and we spotted that long vowel sounds are followed by the ‘ge’ pattern (as in stage). 
In topic we have been learning about the countries and capital cities which make up the United Kingdom. We have also been looking at famous landmarks in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland.

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Our Explorer of the Week is Zach, for superb behaviour for learning, all of the time! Keep up the great work, Zach!

Our Explorer of the Week is Zach, for superb behaviour for learning, all of the time! Keep up the great work, Zach! We also earned a whopping 20 handshakes this week! Well done everyone!