What are we Learning?
Friday 30th September 2022
In English, our learning has continued to focus on the picture book, Stone Age Boy. The children investigated adverbial phrases at the beginning of the week, and then they moved on to work in role as the boy in order to write postcards to recount their adventures using adverbials of time and place. They have rounded off the week by planning their own stories about a child who travels back in time to the Stone Age. The children were brimming with ideas so I’m really looking forward to reading their short stories.
In Maths, we have continued with our place value topic. The children have compared and ordered numbers as well as count in 50s.
This week’s Science lesson focused on fossil formation. This was a tricky concept to grasp, so I am hoping that the edible fossils experiment set for homework will provide a hands-on opportunity for the children to consolidate their learning. In R.E., the children used a range of materials when creating Rangoli patterns while continuing to explore the festival, Diwali.
Friday 23rd September 2022
Although it’s been a shorter school week, we’ve still been incredibly busy!
In English, our learning has moved on to focus on the picture book, Stone Age Boy. The children used descriptive detail to describe the Stone Age camp that the boy encountered. They also tried hard to use a thesaurus to strengthen their word choices. In Maths, we have continued with our place value topic. We focused on using place value charts and counters to find 1, 10 or 100 more or less than a number. As well as this, we returned to learning about number lines again this week but extended our knowledge by focusing on number lines to 1000. While investigating how the three main types of rocks are formed in Science, we made chocolate rocks. Our experiment didn’t go quite to plan so some of the children are keen to trial the activity again at home to support our shared learning further! In Art, we identified the features that prehistoric cave paintings have in common and documented this in the form of a title page for our sketch books.
Friday 16th September 2022
The children continue to impress me with their transition into Key Stage 2. They have demonstrated positive learning behaviours and worked hard to achieve success in their learning once again this week.
In English, our learning has continued to focus on the picture book, Ug. This week, we have investigated the purpose of speech bubbles within a comic strip as well as the correct use of speech punctuation using inverted commas. Using speech punctuation correctly has proved tricky, but the children have worked hard to use our top tips to help them achieve success. In Maths, we have continued to learn about place value. We have concentrated on partitioning numbers to 1000 including using flexible partitioning. While learning about the properties of rocks in Science, we conducted a scratch test and a rub test in order to identify a suitable material for a paved area. In RE, the children made Oreo biscuit truffles in conjunction with their learning about how Hindus celebrate Diwali.