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Friday 24th March 2023

In English this week we finished our unit on 'Flood'. We used different news articles to gather information and write our own news report about storms and floods in the UK. We also thought about how we could narrate the book as it is a wordless book. We worked hard to add key features and details to our sentences and improve them.

In Maths we have started to look at hundredths. We have learnt how to represent them as fractions and decimals. We have also been looking to show hundredths on a numberline. 

We got the chance to hold the schools chicks this week. After hatching last week we have watched them grow and begin to spread their wings. 

Friday 10th March 2023

In English this week we have been using the picture book 'Flood' as a stimulus for our writing. We have thought about what treasured items we would save if we had to evacuate for a flood. We have also been learning to write a set of instructions to inform people on how to flood proof their house. 

In Maths, we have started to learn about decimals. We have started the unit by looking at tenths. We have used different ways to represent tenths on number lines, as fractions and as decimals.

In DT, we have been researching lamps before designing our own. This week we made different switches for our circuits using paper fasteners, paper clips and card, 

Friday 3rd March 2023

In maths, we have been learning how to add and subtract fractions. We have thought about how to add fractions and mixed numbers and subtract from mixed numbers and whole numbers. 

In English, we have continued to base our learning on 'Treasure'. We had a class debate as to whether the junkyard should be closed or remain open. We then went on to plan and write a persuasive letter to fight for what we thought should happen. 

It was also World Book Day! We based our day on a book called 'Last'. We wrote about what it would be like as an animal in captivity. We also completed an art piece showing the contrast between an animal in captivity and an animal in the wild. 

Friday 24th February 2023

In maths, we have been continuing to learn about fractions. We have learnt what the terms improper fraction and mixed fraction mean and been learning to show them in different ways. 

In English, we have been using the short film "Treasure" to inspire our writing. We have written paragraphs to describe "trash" as "treasure" and riddle poems.

In Science this week we learnt what the difference between an incomplete and complete circuit were. We had some diagrams of circuits and explained whether we thought they were complete or not. We then used equipment to make the circuits and see if we were right. 

Friday 10th February 2023

This week in English we have been learning about The Butterfly Lion. We have been answering questions about the characters in the story. We also thought about writing from the perspective of another character. 

In Maths, we have started our Fractions topic. We have been looking at mixed number fractions and ordering mixed numbers. 

It has been our Children's Mental Health week. We have been focusing about how to connect. We have connected with year 1 and spent time reading together. We also thought about how technology can help us connect. 

Friday 3rd February 2023

In English this week we have based our learning on poetry. We have looked at two different narrative poems. We have written stories based on The Willow Pattern Plate. We looked at arguments as to why the tortoise should be able to get rid of his shell. 

In Maths, we have continued to look at perimeter. We have learnt how to find missing lengths using the lengths we have. We looked at the differences between irregular and regular polygons and how to find the perimeter of them. 

In Science, we learnt the symbols used for electrical circuits. We drew a circuit for our partner and then our partner created the circuit and tested it. 

Friday 27th January 2023

In English this week we have been researching and writing about tornados. We have been identifying features of information texts and news paper reports.

In Maths, we have been learning about perimeter. We have learnt what a perimeter is, how to measure it and different ways to work it out. 

In Science, we began to investigate how we can make electrical circuits. We were given foil, a battery and a bulb and had to find out if we could get the bulb to light up ourselves. 

Friday 20th January 2023

In English this week we have been writing about earthquakes. We watched a clip of an earthquake and thought about what we would experience if we were in an earthquake. We wrote a first person account of someone in an earthquake then created our own news report. 

In Maths, we continued to work on multiplication and division. We have been learning how to apply our understanding of it using practical resources to starting to use written methods. 

In Art, we have been using volcanoes as our focus. This week we experimented using watercolours to make different effects. 

Friday 13th January 2023

In English this week we have based our learning on 'The Firework Makers Daughter'. We have focused on different characters and thought of different ways to describe them. We then re-wrote a chapter using expanded noun phrases. We also thought about how each character was feeling and wrote a diary entry from the point of view of Lila's Father. 

In Maths, we are learning to multiply and divide 2 and 3 digit numbers by a 1 digit number. We have used a variety of practical manipulative to support our learning and gain a deeper understanding. 

In Science this week we started our new topic Electricity. We discussed what we already knew and anything we wanted to find out. We were then given a group of items you might find at home and were asked to find different ways to sort and group them. Have a look at some of the ways we found. 

Friday 16th December 2022

In English this week we spent time discussing our class book so far and thinking of different story lines that could happen next. We then planned our own chapter of the book and wrote it. When writing our next chapter we tried to include correctly punctuated speech, correct use of paragraphs and show not tell. 

In Maths, we have been working on multiplication and division. We have learnt what happens when we divide by 10 and 100 and how we can use place value grids to help us. We have also used different manipulative to multiply a 2 digit number by a 1 digit number. 

In Science, we completed an escape room! We had 8 clues and had to apply what we had learnt in our States of Matter topic to escape. 

Friday 9th December 2022

This week in English we have been learning how to correctly write and punctuate speech. This is a tricky concept, but we have worked hard to do it correctly. We have also been learning about when to start a new paragraph. 

In Maths, we have been working on finding factor pairs. We have used a variety of practical resources and pictorial representations. We have also been learning to recognise what happens when we multiply by 10 and 100. 

In RE, we designed our own Christingles based on what was important to us at Christmas.

On Thursday we were invited to the church to attend a Christingle service. 


Friday 25th November 2022

This week in English we have started to read 'The Indian In the Cupboard'. We have been focusing on show not tell and how we can get emotions of characters across to readers without telling them. 

In Maths, we have been investigating the effect of multiplying and dividing by 1, itself and 0. We used practical objects then moved onto representing this in different ways. We also learnt how to multiply 3 numbers together. 

In DT, we are learning about what the Ancient Greeks eat. We tasted different pitta breads and dips. A lot of us tried something new and even liked it!

Friday 11th November 2022

In English this week we have been basing our work around 'Who Let the Gods Out'. We have been reading care guides for mythical creatures and even created our own for a cerberus. 

In Maths, we have been focusing on multiplication, especially 3, 6 and 9 times tables. We have thought about different ways to represent multiplication and division facts whilst gaining fluency in recalling number facts.

In Science, we investigated the weight of gas. We used different fizzy drinks to do so.  We weighed them, stirred them then weighed them again to see if the carbon dioxide being removed affected the weight.


Friday 4th November 2022

In Maths this week we have been learning about area. We have learnt what it is and how to measure it. We have enjoyed creating different shapes with the same area. 

In English, we have had a focus on Black History Week and Outdoor learning day. We researched information about Katherine Johnson and have thought about what it would be like to be her. We wrote a diary from her perspective. 

In Art, we went outside to create artwork from natural resources. We thought about how we could create shape and texture using only things from our school grounds. 

Friday 21st October 2022

In Maths this week we continued to focus on addition and subtraction. We looked at a variety of methods to solve problems including number lines, rounding and using fact families.

In English, we were learning about the Olympics. We looked at newspaper articles and other non-fiction texts before writing our own using the research we did.

In Topic, we learnt about the Battle of Marathon. We thought about how the story could be retold from the perspective of different people involved. 

In Science, we were given the task of making a pair of ear defenders. We were given a variety of materials, then we had to design, make and test these to see how effective our ideas were.

Friday 14th October 2022

This week in maths we have been focusing on addition and subtraction. We have used different methods to solve problems.

In English, we have been working on 'Who Let the Gods Out?' We have written diary entries as Elliot the boy who found a zodiac immortal in his cowshed and written a balanced argument to persuade someone whether or not Virgo should have come down to earth. 

In Science, we were looking to find patterns between instruments and pitch. We tested various instruments and found the shorter the instrument the higher the pitch. 


Friday 23rd September 2022

This week in English we have been basing our writing on a short film 'The Lighthouse'. We have looked at developing our descriptions and changing our sentence starters. We have been learning what a fronted adverbial is and how to include them in our writing. 

In Maths, we have been continuing to look at place value. We have focused on numbers up to 10,000. We have represented different numbers, shown them on number lines and looked at different ways to partition them.

In Science, we investigated vibration. We used drums and rice and tuning forks and water to see how vibration travels. 

In Computing we were learning what a computer network is and how they are connected. To help us understand this we used sweets to create our own network!