Week commencing 31.3.14
In Literacy this week we will be planning and writing our own Quest stories based on the stories we have read over the last two weeks. We will be focusing on the settings, the obstacles characters face and their end goal.
In Maths we will be learning how to solve multiplication using repeated addition and arrays.
In the afternoons we will be learning about forces in Science. Could your child please bring in their bikes or scooters on Thursday to help us with our learning. Many thanks.
Week commencing 24.3.14
In Literacy this week we will continue to learn about Quest stories. We will be reading 'The Quest' and thinking about how tension is created in the story. We will also be describing settings and writing our own setting description.
In Maths we will be learning about adding amounts of money and finding change. We will also be learning about right angles and describing position, direction and movement.
In Art will be creating our own Aztec headdresses using different weaving techniques.
Week commencing 17.3.14
In Literacy this week we will be learning about Quest stories. We will be reading 'Lost and Found' and 'The Way Back Home' by Oliver Jeffers. We will be exploring the characters through role play, learning about different sentence types and past and present tense.
In Maths we will be learning about money. We will be learning the value of coins and notes, using this to make amounts and beginning to use £.p notation when finding totals.
Week commencing 10.3.14
In Literacy this week we are continuing our work on recounts. We will be choosing an English animal to base our own diary on. We will be researching the animal, planning and writing our own recounts.
In Maths we will be learning about doubling and halving. We will also be working on adding near doubles.
In DT we will be designing, making and evaluating Mexican wraps.
On Friday we are celebrating World Book Day. Our theme this year is 'Space'. All our learning will be based around this for the day. In Literacy we will be reading 'Aliens in underpants save the world' and describing aliens; in Maths we will be using a Carroll diagram to sort aliens into different groups and in the afternoon we will be making our own aliens! Remember your space themed outfit if you are dressing up!
Week commencing 3.3.14
In Literacy we are starting a new unit of work on recounts. We will be reading 'The Diary of a Wombat'. We will be exploring the features of a diary as well as learning to write sentences in the past tense, using first person and joining ideas using conjunctions (joining words).
In Maths we will be learning how to tell time to quarter to and quarter past the hour on analogue and digital clocks. We will also be learning about different units of time e.g. seconds, minutes, hours, days, months and years. We will also be creating pictograms and block graphs.
In DT we are starting our 'Mexican wraps' project. This week children will learning about a 'balanced' plate, tasting different wraps and evaluating them and looking at features of wrap packaging.
Week commencing 24.2.14
In Literacy we are coming to the end of our unit of work on traditional tales. This week we are using the structure of the story 'Owl Babies' to plan and write our own version of a traditional tale.
In Maths we are learning to order and compare 2 and 3 digit numbers; rounding to the nearest 10 and 100 and estimating sets of objects to 100 (counting in 5s and 10s to check).
This week we will be starting our History topic on the 'Aztecs'. We will be ordering events on a timeline and using Aztec artefacts to learn more about their way of life.
In Literacy we will be continuing to look more closely at the modern traditional tale 'Owl Babies'. We will be comparing it to older traditional tales such as 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears' and 'Three Billy Goat's Gruff' to look for similarities and differences. We will also be identifying the structure of traditional tales in preparation for writing our own after half term.
In Maths we will be learning to recall facts for the 2,5 and 10 times tables as well as the corresponding division facts. We will also be learning about the properties of 2D and 3D shapes.
In Art this week we will be continuing our work on Mexico by looking at Mexican masks. We will be talking about our likes and dislikes and using this to design our own mask. We will be making papier mache masks then decorating them in the style of a Mexican mask.
Week commencing 3.2.14
In Literacy we are starting a new unit of work on Traditional Tales. We will be reading 'Owl Babies' by Martin Waddell; learning to retell the story using actions; sequencing the story and exploring character's feelings and actions.
In Maths we will be learning about symmetry, division and how to use division to solve word problems. We will also be moving onto division with remainders.
In Geography we will continue to learn about Mexico as we compare Mexico City to Crowle.
Week commencing 27.1.14
In Literacy we are continuing our work on non-chronological reports. We will be looking at information books about polar bears; carrying out research using information books and the internet and creating our own web pages on polar bears.
In Maths we are learning how to add and subtract multiples of ten, finding the difference and missing numbers in a number sentence.
This week we are starting our geography work on Mexico. We will be using atlases and maps to locate Mexico as well as comparing Mexico city to Crowle. What do you already know about Mexico?
Week commencing 20.1.14
In Literacy we are starting a new unit of work on non-chronological reports. We will be focusing on wolves all this week. We will be distinguishing between fact and fiction; using a report to find interesting wolf facts; learning about the features of reports and writing a paragraph for a report about wolves.
We are also very lucky to have a visiting performance poet coming into school on Monday! Ruth Dixon will be working with our class in the afternoon to create and perform our own riddles! Very exciting!
In Maths we are learning about addition and subtraction. We will be adding and subtracting multiples of 10; learning the method for adding and subtracting 9 mentally and finding the difference.
In Science we will be learning that we need light to see shiny objects. We will then be creating our own shiny square and testing this out! If you have any shiny materials at home e.g. glitter, sequins, fabric you can bring this in to use for Thursday.
Week commencing 13.1.14
In Literacy we are finishing our poetry unit about stars. We will be looking at more star and night time poems to identify key features and the descriptive language used. We will be writing our own night time poems and publishing them in a class book!
In Maths we will be learning about partitioning into hundreds, tens and units. We will also be continuing number patterns counting on and back in tens and adding ten to 2 and 3 digit numbers.
In Science we will identifying different light sources and sorting them into natural and man made. Have a look around at home and see how many light sources you can find!
Let me know this week in class what you found.
Week commencing 6.1.14
In Literacy we are starting a poetry unit called 'Really Looking' that will focus on writing star poems. We will be reading 'How to catch a star' by Oliver Jeffers and other texts about stars. We will be imagining different ways of catching stars and writing about them and also performing different stars poems.
In Maths we will be learning about fractions, with a focus on finding half, quarters and three quarters. We will be finding fractions of shapes, sets of objects and numbers.
In Science we will be learning about the topic 'Light and Dark'. This week we will be planning an investigation to find out what colours can be seen the best in the dark.