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We have enjoyed writing Dragon instructions this week and also a non- fiction report on dragons. We have used maths to solve clues to escape from a castle too!
Week ending 9th June Welcome back to our last half term!
We have started our new topic on Castles and have named important parts and found out what they are used for. We drew a castle in our books that look great. We have loved watching a short film called the Dragon Slayer and have written all about it using amazing adverbs.
We had our last tennis session today with coach Hugh from the West Bridgford tennis club, he would like us to join him next week at the club off Wilford lane, letters will come home tonight about this. We would like some parents to help walk to and from the club!
Week ending 19th May
We have been doing our Year 2 reading and maths SAT papers this week and I have been so impressed with the children. We have a few more to do next week and will be writing more stories too. At the moment we are reading Mrs Armitage. We have had fun doing Dance with Mr Smith and Miss White has taught us more netball/ basketball skills. We have painted our own flowers and they look lovely and bright in our classroom.
Next week is the Year 6 Fair on Friday, don't forget to bring some money to spend on the stalls!
Week ending 12th May
This week we've been looking at the book Oi, Frog! to help improve and extend our sentences. We've tried to use different conjunctions (and, but, so, because etc) to add detail and interest to our work. We've also looked at asking questions and how to punctuate these. In our maths we've been looking at word problems, trying to find which key words in the question tell us what to do. We've been carefully showing our working out to check that we haven't made mistakes. If it's a two step problem, we've ensured that we have written out both steps as number sentences. We've been enjoying our science too, looking at the different conditions that plants need to grow. Some of our cress seeds aren't following the normal pattern that we'd expect - how interesting! In art we've been painting our own flower pictures using bright, contrasting colours and they look really wonderful!
Week ending 5th May.
Well, to say that it's been a 4 day week, how busy we've been! We have been learning about different and unusual plants in our English this week, writing non-fiction fact books about them. We then today made up out own unusual adventure story based on a plant that comes alive. We've been trying hard to include different sentence types, as well as including interesting word choices and suffixes. In maths, we've been continuing to work on our knowledge of subtraction, especially if it's a missing number problem. I've created a little sheet that shows some of the methods that we teach in maths in school, as it is different to how it used to be! We've also re-visited telling the time and reading clocks, trying to read them to the nearest 5 minutes. It's been tricky learning 'to the hour' times, but we're getting there! We finished the week off by enjoying Year 1's assembly, followed by tennis with our specialist tennis coach. Have a lovely weekend in the sunshine!
Mrs Winfield x
I hope that you all had a wonderful Easter break. This term is focussing lots on our number skills in maths: addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. I've been trying to encourage the children to draw / show their working out, so that they can spot if they've made any mistakes.
In English, we'll be doing lots of reading comprehension - showing off that we understand what it is we're reading! The emphasis is on finding specific answers, and also thinking more generally about how a character might be feeling/ what they might be doing. We're also trying to increase the speed at which we're reading, but while still remembering our punctuation skills and expression!
On Friday a 'Easter Maths Revision' booklet was handed out. Please work through this together at home. Please bring it back in by 5th May so that we can then go through it in class together :)
Thank you, Mrs Winfield