This Week's Learning

Nursery: This week in literacy we have continued reading the book ‘Supertato’, we worked together to create different plans to catch the Evil Pea. We then used our phonics knowledge to listen for initial sounds in words to see if they match our Superhero sound of the day and can help us to defeat the Evil Pea. In maths we have been using our knowledge of shape to follow the clues to catch the Evil pea, We then built a jail for the Evil pea using different shapes and construction materials.
Reception: This week in English we have been reading the book ‘Charlie’s Superhero Underpants’. We have been using adjectives to describe the pants and will be creating a missing poster to help find them! In maths we have been looking at money. We have been exploring different coins and their values and solving number problems using the coins.
Year 1: This week in English we finished writing our letters as Mr Wolf persuading Chicken Licken help us make pancakes. In Maths we have been collecting data using Tally charts and presenting our results using pictographs. We found out that the most popular topping for pancakes is chocolate spread and the least favourite was sugar and lemon. In science we discussed the statement ‘The person with the longest legs would jump the furthest’ which many of us disagreed. We will now plan our investigation to see if the statement is true.
Year 2: In English this week, we have been enjoying the next part of our novel, whilst also starting to think about rewriting some of the story. We have planned our extract, used drama to help sequence events and brainstormed various vocabulary linked to the senses so that we can include some wow words in our narrative writing. Our Maths focus for the week has been on multiplication. We started by revising the methods we know and then have applied these to different problem solving activities. We have also been working hard to practice our 2, 5 and 10 times tables. In Science, we have been recapping our learning on how plants grow to do some work on planting and growing flowers and vegetables.
Year 3: This week in English, we have been developing our descriptive vocabulary in order to help us write a ‘wanted’ poster to catch the evil slave dealer, Venalicius! Using similes, expanded noun phrases and relative clauses, we could give as much detail as possible to help our readers catch the villain! In Maths, we have been learning how to find the perimeter of different 2D shapes, as well as problem solving to find missing lengths using the information we already have. In Science we’ve kicked off our new topic, rocks and soils, and learned about the three rock types: igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic!
Year 4:This week in English year 4 have been working towards writing their own endings for the Ice Palace. We began the week by focusing on setting and character. We generated language and phrases – linked to our steps to success – to help us build a word bank for when it came to writing. Towards the end of the week we began to write the first section of our stories and had a focus on editing our work and how we could improve our grammar and vocabulary. In Maths this week, we consolidated our column method work in both addition and subtraction through solving two step word problems. We also explored Roman Numerals and the relationship between the symbols and our modern day numbers. In Science, the children have continued to nurture their vegetable saplings which they have grown from seeds. We have discussed how the optimal conditions to keep them healthy as plants, like humans are living things.
Year 5:This week in Maths the children have been working on assessment style questions and using mental strategies to do the four operations. In English, we have been writing some exciting news reports on extreme flooding based on the events in our text Floodland by Marcus Sedgewick. We also had a fantastic trip to The British Museum to enhance our History learning on Maya civilisation.
Year 6: This week we have begun looking at Via’s Chapter. We have started to look at the story of Wonder from her perspective and begun to think about her worries and form an Agony Aunt letter. We also have enjoyed both our reading and Science workshops this week. We are continuing to develop a range of both reading and mathematical skills during boosters.
Sycamore Class: This week we are continuing to broaden our knowledge of London. We have been labeling and writing sentences about the landmarks we see in London. This week we are focusing on the o2. In Maths we have been focusing on shape. We have been constructing London landmarks using 3d shapes. Soon you will be able to see the London sky-line displayed in our classroom. In Science we have been experimenting with different materials and making predictions about which will float and which will sink. We have enjoyed testing them out in the water tray. In History we have started looking at kings and queens. This week we learnt that Queen Elizabeth is our current queen.