This term, Willow Class will have PE on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Rowan Class will have PE on Mondays and Thursdays.
Our Maths learning this week has focused on column subtraction. We have learnt the important of arranging digits carefully into the tens and ones columns before beginning subtracting. We also learnt that somethings we will need to regroup.
Representation -- Regroup 51 into 4 tens and 11 ones -- Subtract the ones
In English, we were pleased to get back to our story of The Storm Whale. We have continued to think about the characters of Noi and his dad and discovered that, after an almighty storm, Noi found a whale washed up on the beach! We have been sequencing the events of the story so far.
In our topic lessons, we have learnt about Captain James Cook and used an atlas to find the countries that he travelled to. We used a key and marked these countries on our own maps. We also thought about the question "how do boats float?" - we knew that balls of plasticine sank in water and were challenged to mould the plasticine into a shape that would float.
Week 2 (w/c 5th November)
In maths this week we have been continuing to look at addition and subtraction. We have been learning about column addition, and what happens when we need to regroup the ones.
We have been enjoying our celebration week, learning about Bonfire Night and Guy Fawkes, Diwali and Remembrance. We have used scratch art techniques to create firework pictures, designed our own Rangoli patterns and made Poppies to fill our soldier silhouette.
In English we have been focusing on poetry, writing our own Firework poems, learning about the First World War through poetry and learning and performing some poems.
In Maths this week, we have continued our work on addition and subtraction and we have been learning about how to add multiples of 10. We have noticed that only the 10s digit changes.
We have started a new book in English this week but the title hasn't yet been revealed. We've been using our detective clues to study pictures and find clues about the two characters - Noi and his dad. This has involved some fantastic role where we thought about what we already know about Noi and his dad and how they might be feeling.
Our topic has got off to a flying start! On Monday, we explored the playground to look for clues about what our topic is going to involve. We drew marks on a map to show what clues we found and where. Back in the classroom, in the warm, we discussed the clues and what this might tell us about what our learning will be this term. In Science, we thought about what materials would be suitable to use to build a boat. We carried out an experiment to see whether a range of materials would sink or float in water and used these results to conclude which materials would be suitable. In our art lesson, we practised our sketching skills whilst drawing boats.