Week commencing 11 December 2023
This week in maths, we have been practising multiplying and dividing using information methods. This is preparing us for the Spring Term where we will progress onto more formal methods.
In English, we have been finishing off, editing and redrafting our non-chronological report about the Iron Age to create a fantastic 2-page spread. Mrs Holland was very impressed with their work so far.
In Design and Technology we have been learning to sew. We learned how to do the half cross stitch, cross stitch, running stitch and back stitch. The children did really well and produced some lovely stitches. We have also been learning how to use tools, to cut wood, to make a pencil pot and finally how to make a fruit salad.
There is no homework or spellings this week.
Week Commencing 4th December
This week in English we have been using our research about the Iron Age to write a non-chronological report about how they lived. So far we have written about their homes, food and weaponry.
In maths, we have been learning to multiply and divide by 10 and 100. We know that to multiply by 10 (make a number 10 times bigger) we move it one place to the left on the Place Value chart. To divide by 10 (make a number 10 times smaller) we move it one place to the right on the Place Value chart.
In Science, we have been using equipment to replicate the digestive system as it processes food through the body. This was a very sticky and smelly investigation.
Homework this week is maths, pages 10 and 11 need to be completed and returned to work no later than Wednesday 13th December.
Week commencing 13th November 2023
This week in maths, we have been learning our 9 and 7 multiplication tables. We have been using these facts to help us solve word problems. We have also been trying to learning the 9 times table hand trick. There is a video below.
In English, we have begun to write our retell of Stig of the Dump where Stig and Barney go hunting. The children have written some brilliant golden lines and have been including some punctuated speech.
In science, we have been learning about the different types of teeth we have and their different functions. Ask your child if they can tell you how many teeth they have as a child and as an adult.
Homework this week is English, page 10 is to be completed and returned to school no later than 23 November.
We had an excellent time at the Wrekin Forest School. The children wove willow and used wattle and daub to help build a Stone Age shelter. They used archery to kill a woolly mammoth and other Stone Age beasts. They made Stone Age bread and modern bread and then conducted a comparison to see which they preferred. They drew some cave art, made jewellery from natural twine and branches, and made a clay pot. They thoroughly enjoyed making a spear or handaxe as well as all the free play on the zip line, trampoline, rope bridges, swings and mud!
Week commencing 6th November 2023
This week in maths, we have been learning out 3, 6 and 9 multiplication tables. The children have been learning about how these table are linked together and tips and tricks on how best to remember them. They have been dancing away to the BBC's Super Movers whilst we learn our multiplication tables. Links to these can be found in our resources folder.
In English, we have been reading chapter 4 of Stig of the Dump. The children have been able to make comparisons between Stig of the Dump and Stone Age Boy. This week they were immersing themselves in the text ready to retell it next week.
In Science, we have been learning about how food travels from the mouth through to the digestive system. The children ahve been able to label the parts of the systems and are developing an understanding of their functions.
Homework this week is maths, pages 24 and 25 'estimating' are a to be completed and returned to school no later than Wednesday 15th November.
Week commencing 20 October 2023
This week in maths we have been learning about how to find the area of rectilinear shapes.
In English, we have been writing a set of instruction on how to wash a Stone Age beast. The children have been working hard to use sequencing words: First, Next, Then, adverbs: carefully, thoroughly, quickly and imperative verbs: clean, scrub, dry to create a detailed set of instructions.
In RE, we have started a new topic about the Trinity beginning with how light is explored in the bible. The children created some lovely representations of light and dark.
Home work this week is English, Pages 6 and 7 are to be completed and returned to school no later than Wednesday 8th November.
Week commencing 16th October 2023
This week in Maths we have been finishing our work on addition and subtraction by learning how to estimate and check answers using the inverse.
In English we have been writing our own version of the book 'Stone Age Boy' we have innovated certain characters and embellished with extra detail.
In History, the children have been learning about primary and secondary sources and have used these to research and record facts about the Iron Age.
Homework this week is maths, pages 22 and 23 (addition and subtraction) are to be completed and returned to school on Wednesday 18th October.
Week commencing 9th October 2023
This week in maths, we have been using column subtraction to subtract one 4 digit number from another. We have also been subtracting 3 digit numbers from 4 digit numbers and have been extra careful at lining the numbers up correctly as per their value. Please see the guide below if practising this with your child.
In English, we have planned our retell of the story Stone Age Boy and have written the opening paragraph. We are trying to include plenty of adjective and adverbs to add detail to our writing.
Homework this week is English, Pages 6 and 7 are to be completed and returned to school no later than Wednesday 18th October.
Week Commencing 2 October 2023
This week in maths, we have begun addition and subtraction. The children have been recapping their knowledge of column addition with exchange. Please use the following guide if you want to practise this with your children.
In English, we have been reading our book 'Stone Age Boy' in preparation for writing a recount of the story. We have been learning to skim and scan in order to find the information we need.
In History, we have been learning about the Neolithic people and their love and monuments and technology. The children then created their own representation of Stone Henge or a Neolithic house.
Homework this week is maths, pager 12 and 13 on rounding are to be completed and returned to school no later than Wednesday 11th October.
Week commencing 25th September 2023
This week in maths, we have been building upon our knowledge of Roman Numerals to enable us to count up to and beyond 100. We have also been learning to round numbers to 10 and 100.
In English, we have been editing and redrafting and writing up the final draft of our non-chronological report.
In science, we have been making string cup telephones to better understand how sound vibrations travel.
Homework is page 4 (Aesops Fables) of the English Comprehension book. Children are to return their homework no later than Wednesday 4th October.
Week commencing 18th September 2023
This week in maths, we have been finding 1, 10 or 100 more or less than a number as well as ordering numbers on a number line.
In English, we have been written our opening paragraph and appearance paragraph for our non-chronological report. We have also been learning to identify determiners. There are lots of different types of determiners and we have been focusing on the, a and an.
In music, we have learning how to use the mouthpiece on our instruments and the musical note c.
Homework this week is maths, pages 8 and 9 are to be completed and returned to school no later than Wednesday 27th September.
Week commencing 11th September 2023
This week in maths, we have been learning to partition numbers up to 10,000. Try giving your child a number and ask them to partition it.
In English, we are writing a non-chronological report on Stone Age beasts. This week we have been identifying the features of non-chronological report and conducting research.
In PE, we have been learning catching and throwing skills to play basketball.
Homework this week, is reading comprehension. The children are to complete the activity on Page 2 and return to school no later than Wednesday 20th September. As per our school policy, homework not completed will be done in Golden Time.
Week commencing 5 September 2023
The children have returned to school this week with lots of energy and enthusiasm. We have been focusing on the Colour Monster and have spoken a lot about our emotions. In Art the children have been creating their own colours, naming them and assigning them emotion. They had a lot of fun.
In Maths, we are learning about Place Value. Place value is the value of each digit in a number. For example, the 5 in 350 represents 5 tens, or 50; however, the 5 in 5,006 represents 5 thousands, or 5,000. It is important that children understand that while a digit can be the same, its value depends on where it is in the number. We were also reminding ourselves that zero is used as a "placeholder": it shows "there is no number at this place", like this: 602 - This means 6 hundred, no tens, and 2 ones.
In English, we have been learning to infer emotions from what we read; think of ways to keep ourselves calm when we are feeling angry and make our very own colour monster.
This Term in science, we are learning about sound. In our lesson, we conducted a sound survey in and around the school. we visited different places and listened to what we could hear. We then graded the sounds on how loud they were. We were lucky enough to hear a plane and a helicopter.