This Week's Learning

Nursery: This week, in literacy we have been reading the story ‘Tiddler’. First we discussed the key events in the story before creating our own story maps to retell Tiddler’s tale. In maths, we have been developing our knowledge of number by filling in the missing gaps on Tiddler’s number line. We then practiced finding one more than a given number using a number line.
Reception: In Literacy this week we have started looking at our new topic ‘Under the Sea’. We looked at different sea creatures and discussed what we knew about them and then asked questions to find out some new information. We researched using books and iPads to find the answers to our questions. In Maths we have been using lots of different strategies to solve addition number sentences. We have used objects, number lines and counting on.
Year 1: In English this week, we have been learning all about postcards. We went on a postcard treasure hunt in the playground to see how many postcards we could find from different countries. We had fun reading postcards from different countries and we will be writing our own postcard on Friday. In Maths we learned all about bar graphs and tally charts. We were able to make our own bar chart about what our classes’ favourite animal was from our recent trip to Mudchute Farm. In Art, we have been practising line drawings which will help us when we create our animal pastel piece.
Year 2: In English this week, we have been immersing ourselves in the descriptive language in our new book, The Tear Thief. So far, we have spotted adjectives, adverbs and similes! We have also been thinking about first person pronouns when writing a letter and using all of these skills when writing our own letter from a character in the story. Our Maths learning has been a recap on multiplication (including our times tables – don’t forget to keep using our Times Tables Rockstars program online!) and division, as well as seeing the inverse relationship between those two operations. We are really getting the hang of it now! Our Science experiment is now in full swing. Our caterpillars have mostly transformed into their next phase as chrysalides and we are absolutely fascinated to see how long the transformation takes. Watch this space for more updates!
Year 3: This week in English, we’ve been writing our letters home as Roman soldiers to our families! We’ve been applying grammatical features such as fronted adverbials, expanded noun phrases using ‘with’ and relative clauses to really give lots of detail about our time in the army so far. Here’s an example of our descriptive language: “As we approached the battle, I felt my heart sink through my body as anxiety flooded my veins.”- Elliott In Maths, we have been learning about measurement of different lengths. We have learned how many cm in 1 m and other conversions, too. We applied our line type knowledge too, identifying when we are measuring a “horizontal” line or measuring “vertically”- Amari We are loving Science at the moment! This week, we’ve been investigating the properties of rocks to help us discover which would be best to build a roof with. We tested the durability, permeability, the weight and the texture.
Year 4: In Literacy this week, the children have been writing their Greek myth, Orpheus and Eurydice. They aided their writing by role-playing each section of the story whilst focusing on using fronted adverbials for preposition and expanded noun phrases. In Maths, the children have been re-consolidating their money knowledge by using coins given amounts, adding amounts using real life contexts and looking at the decimal equivalents of amounts.
Year 5: This week, year 5 have been writing flashbacks in relation to our class text ‘Rooftoppers.’ We have had to get into character as Sophie and imagine the thoughts and emotions she experiences whilst making the decision to flee London to Paris. In Maths, we have been consolidating our knowledge of improper and mixed fractions, being able to convert between the two as well as solving addition and subtraction problems where the denominators are different.
Year 6: This week in English, Year 6 have been writing their informal non-fiction factfiles all about their hybrid animal! They have applied a wide range of descriptive and grammatical devices to keep their reader both interested, informed and entertained. They will be publishing this next week. In Maths, we continue to deepen our understanding of the 4 operations and enhance our confidence with fractions and percentages. In Art, we will be making clay versions of our hybrid animals, so it was exciting this week to have the opportunity to sketch them as well as practise manipulating clay.
Sycamore Class: In Literacy we have continued our learning about ‘The Lion and The Mouse’. Through the story, this week we have been developing our knowledge about what are kind and unkind actions, while extending our receptive and expressive language as well as our writing skills. In Maths we have been following structured two steps instructions. We use visuals and first and next individual boards to support us with this. In Science and Geography, this week we will be learning everything about sharks. What type of animal they are, what they look like, what they eat and where they live. We will be creating the shark’s habitat in class.
Millennium Class: This week Millennium are continuing to do some fantastic learning. We are continuing our theme in Literacy of ‘The Romans’ we have found out lots of interesting facts such as what they ate, PEACOCKS!!!!! We enjoyed world book day and we decided to design and create of own book which is focused around Wizards. Come and have a look! We have really been enjoying our joint Science and Art lessons. We are looking at materials and re-cycling and how we can look after our environment.