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Spring Term News

24.3.17 Red Nose Day. 

Thank you for all yoiur donations. We loved the song Put a Nose on It! We also enjoyed seeing all out talent this week. Thank you for entertaining us Class 10. ( Look in the photos for more pictures)

Happy Mother's Day

We hope you like our flowers we planted them in the garden this week. We used wool to weave a cirlce for the flower too. There are more photos in the gallery. 

17.3.17 Treat Day

We had a wonderful day,the children had fun taking part in a treasure hunt around the school, they played so nicely together with their board games, painted or practiced their  talent shows for next week. We had milkshake and cake all together in the afternoon. I have put more photos in the new photo gallery inthe section on the side!

NEXT WEEK : we shall watch talent shows for the finals on Friday Red Nose Day!

10.3.17

We have had been using fractions in Numeracy this week and can identify half. thirds, quarters. We will find fractions of number next week. 

In Literacy we have used the ipad to make our own Traction man adventures on Puppet pals. They look great! We then wrote our stories.

MUGS! : If anyone has an old or chipped mug they no longer want please could they send it into class before the 23rd March, thank you. I need about 15! 

Spring 2 : World Book Day

Brilliant book day today, you all looked amazing, thank yoiu to everyone at home who helped with costumes. 

Here is our video with the poet Paul Cookson who helped us write a poem about Traction Man, the book we have been reading this week. He was great fun!

 

 

27.2.17

World Book Week : We are reading Traction Man by Mini Grey. Its about a young boy who takes his toy on many adventures with him. This will be my theme for World Book day on Thursday. Please could the children bring in a toy action man / barbie type figure on Wed or Thurs this week so we can have some fun with some imaginative play.

 

We had a fabulous time at Tywcross Zoo!

Book Week 27th Feb - don't forget to dress up on Thursday 2nd March

I hope you all had a lovely half term,I am looking forward to seeing you all this week and hearing about it. You were all brilliant on the last Friday when you performed the assembly. I was very proud of you all. I hope your little pandas have behaved themselves this holiday! Remember to bring back your amazing non-fiction books so I can display them in the classroom. 

 

03/02/2017

This week we've been editing, writing up in neat and publishing our very own panda non-fiction books. We've worked so hard on our presentation and we can't wait for you to see them soon! We're especially proud of our front covers, where we found, copied and pasted a picture from the internet into a word document. 

In maths, we've been working on doubling numbers. We've been trying hard to make sure we can mentally double up to 20 quickly. We've also looked at different methods of doubling 2-digit numbers, so we have partitioned them and doubled each number separately before adding together again (in a doubling hexagon) . We've also thought about how using our near doubles can help us solve addition sentences. So for the question 43 + 42, we can double 40 (40+40) and then add on the ones that are left over.

We've been practising our year group assembly and can't wait to show off to everyone next week all of our learning.

Spellings are attached at the bottom, as is an example of a doubling hexagon. Have a lovely weekend, ready for the last week before half term!

20/01/2016

This week in class we've been looking at division. We've done really well at learning that dividing means sharing equally and we've practised this lots practically by making different groups. We have also started to apply our times table knowledge to help us solve division questions quickly. For example, if I know that 5 x 10 = 50, then I know that 50 / 5 = 10, as we know that they're the opposite! Here's some of the games that we've been playing in class - have a go at home and see if you can do it! 

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?f=grouping

http://www.snappymaths.com/division/earlydiv/interactive/sharing/sharingframe.htm

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?f=sharingv2

In our English, we've been looking at the features of non-fiction texts. We are going to be writing our own non-chronological report about Pandas and we have started by writing about how they change from when they are born and as they are growing up. 

In Science we've thought about what humans need to survive, as opposed to what we want. We've had some really good discussions about what is really necessary and what we perhaps might just like!

Spellings are attached to the bottom of the page. Have a lovely weekend!

13/01/2016

We've had a great week this week! We've continued to look at multiplication in maths, counting in groups of 2, 5 ,10 and 3. We solved word problems by finding the important information and drawing our answers out in arrays.

In English we've been reading the story Aaaaarrrrgghh Spider! to help us write our own versions, using different punctuation. We've learnt about exclamation sentences and that they only begin with 'how' or 'what'. 

We had a great time being explorers on Wednesday, exploring the 4 different regions of the UK - coast, town, city and countryside. We explored our school grounds and thought about where we live and it's features.

10/01/17

Tomorrow (Wednesday) is our explorers day! We will be wearing our own outfits (maybe some walking boots, a fleece and a pair of binoculars/compass) and going to have a great expedition! 

6/01/17

Hello and welcome back! I hope that you all had a lovely break and are now ready for some super learning!

This week we have been learning how to draw arrays to help us solve multilplication questions in maths. We know that the first number is how many groups (arrays) we draw, the second number is how many we put in each group. The children have really impressed me with how quickly they have picked this up! 

In English, we have been looking at different punctuation that can be used in our writing. In the next few weeks, we will be doing lots of work at spotting when a full stop, exclamation mark or question mark is needed. We will also be doing lots of practice on using expression in our reading, making sure to show that we understand the different punctuation. We will also be working on our inference skills by answering questions about what has been read.

Spellings have been given out today and are all homophones - words that sound the same but are spelt differently. They'll be checked on Friday and are attached to this webpage. For some children, they have high frequency words to be learnt instead.

Happy Christmas Everyone!