Week beginning: Monday 26th November
Every morning we start the day focusing on a specific sentence type and practice writing in this style. This week, we have been writing if, if, if, then sentences. These sentences are made up of 3 parts. E.g. If I hadn’t found the watch, if the alarm hadn’t gone off, if it hadn’t scared the burglars, then I wouldn’t be sitting here today.
We have continued to use the book 'The Land of Neverbelieve' to inspire our writing. We are have been planning our story using a story mountain and then have planned the beginning, middle and ending using a story map. Next week we will be using the plans to help to draft, edit and improve our story writing.
The first half of the week was focused on adding and subtracting money. We have also been working on making a specific money amount using different variations of coins. We have been revising our number bonds and using portioning to help with adding and subtracting 2-digit numbers.
Week Beginning: Tuesday 20th November
Every morning we start the day focusing on a specific sentence type and practice writing in this style. This week, we have been writing 2a sentences. 2a sentences have two adjectives before a noun. E.g. The glamourous, intelligent princess kissed grotesque, warty frog.
We have been learning how to use story maps to rewrite an existing piece of fictional writing and to make it our own. The children have developed their own story maps and have used these as a plan for their own writing. They have been practising the story maps with actions and gestures.
We have been continuing our learning with fractions and beginning to understand how to find fractions of numbers and objects. Some children have started to work on equivalent fractions and recognising how 1/2 is the same as 2/4. We are reinforcing mathematical language like numerator, denominator and equal.
Week Beginning: Monday 12th November
We learnt about two different types of poems: Kennings and Haikus. Kennings are a type of poem made of two-word phases. We wrote Kennings about predators. Haikus consist of three lines, the first and last line have five syllables and the second line has seven syllables. We learnt how to count syllables, so we could write our Haikus about different predators.
We practiced different techniques for doubling and halving numbers. We focused on using partitioning to aid the doubling and halving. We began to learn about fractions and how to find fractions of numbers and objects.
The children had a lovely day learning about different birds of prey. They enjoyed an educational talk from a falconry expert and some children were chosen to hold different birds. They participated in a workshop activity where they dissected owl pellets and understood how they were formed. Each class took part in a quiz that tested their knowledge on the falconry day.
Week Beginning: Tuesday 6th November
We learnt about how to use possessive apostrophes and completed a reading comprehension about Diwali. We started to learn about our new Context, Predators.
We continued to develop our mental maths strategies for solving addition and subtraction problems. We practised our times tables and completed a variety of times table activities.