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Term 1 - Misty Mountain Sierra

Week 7

 

English

This week we have reviewed our work and learnt how to proof read and edit. We looked at Miss Cronk's writing to identify different aspects of the success criteria and then identified any mistakes she had made. In the later part of the week we have planned our information leaflets to highlight our learning from our topic this term. We first identified the features of a leaflet and then collated information into subheadings to show how we could group this information. 

 

Maths

We have continued to work on our new topic of addition and subtraction of 4 digit numbers. We have looked very closely at activities with and without exchanges in addition and have been able to answer, prove and explain our understanding in problem solving and reasoning lessons. 

 

Topic

We have had a very exciting week in our topic lessons, On Monday we have continued to work on our topic of Misty Mountain Sierra to understand what mountains and hills there are in the UK and where the highest peaks are in the country. We then continued to complete our Christina Rijevneld Illustrations of mountains which will be presented along the corridor after half term. On Friday we worked with Shlomo to learn how to beatbox. This was really exciting and we learnt lots of new skills. We came up with a story and used beatbox sounds to tell the story as a whole class.

 

 

 

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Week 6 

 

English

This week we have re told the entire story of The Singing Ringing Tree using all of our descriptive language that we have learnt. We have also been focusing on fronted adverbials and expanded noun phrases which we have utilised in our work. During this piece of writing we have been practicing our use of ambitious vocabulary and we have worked to proof read our work and make changes. 

 

Maths

During Maths this week we have completed our Place Value topic and have started our Addition and Subtraction topic. We worked to understand negative numbers on Monday and Tuesday and linked these back to our topic of Misty Mountains to discuss temperatures on a mountain. During our addition lessons we have been working on presenting all our sums correctly in columns and continuing to show our understanding of place value by labeling the thousands, hundreds, tens and ones. 

 

Topic

During Topic this week we have looked into food choices of the class in our experiment "Do all Squirrels like the same food." We acted as the squirrels as we could not find any on Great Western Park. We found that not all of us liked the same food but most children liked sweet food and fast food. Chicken was also one of our favourite foods having three different meals including chicken in the choices. We then analysed our results in a bar chart and wrote a scientific conclusion. 

Week 5

 

English - The Singing Ringing Tree

This week we have completed the story of The Singing Ringing Tree, we have prepared for an extended writing task this week and have again been working towards using ambitious vocabulary. We have story mapped the entire story and completed vocabulary for each part of the story. We also looked at different ways to tell a story. using videos of Michael Rosen and Cbeebies videos of Greg James and Olly Murs. 

 

Maths - Place Value

We have continued to work on place value and looked further into four digit numbers. We have compared and ordered 4 digit numbers and used words and symbols for greater and less than. We have also learnt about ascending and descending. and how this will relate to thousands, hundreds, tens and ones. 

 

Topic - Living at Altitude

We have continued to work on our living at altitude page, this has included animals who have adapted to their environments and how plants grow at different altitudes. We have discussed where different plants would grow and how these would struggle during different seasons. We have learnt a lot about different adaptations that animals have made. We really enjoyed learning about the similarities and differences of different animals. 

Oral Story Telling

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Oral Story Telling

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Week 4

 

English - The Singing Ringing Tree

 This week we have been looking further at The Singing Ringing Tree and expressing our own opinions of what the prince should do next. We have worked very hard to plan our writing and use lots of ambitious vocabulary. We have planned out our writing in story boards and acting out the story. We have used an expanded success criteria to plan the types of grammar and punctuation. 

Congratulations to Natalia B for receiving writers award for this piece of writing. 

 

Maths - Place Value

We have been continuing to learn about place value and using number lines. We have looked at how thousands would appear on the number lines. and created a whole class number line to understand mid points and how numbers can increase and decrease. We then re-visited thousands to add and subtract thousands 

 

Topic - Living at Altitude 

As part of our topic about mountains we have been looking at life on a mountain for both people and how people have affected mountainous life. We discussed the affects of climate changes and how this would change a mountainous terrain. We have also complete a science experiment based on worms sensing danger. We put 5 worms into a tank with different petri dishes filled with chemicals. The worms were able to sense danger and identify the harmful chemicals. 

Human Number Line

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Acting out the story

Week 3

 

English - The Singing Ringing Tree

Continuing with the hairy tales from Jane Ray we have now started to look at the story of the Singing Ringing Tree. We have looked at the contrasting characters of the princess and the prince and used ambitious vocabulary to describe them. As a class we have been discussing what might happen next and what role each of the characters may have in the story.

 

Maths - Place Value

This week we are continuing to look at place value and have been working on partitioning numbers into thousands, hundreds, tens and ones. Once we had worked at this we were looking at different ways to partition numbers and making sure that our answers we correct by adding them together. We have also been working on our APE skills this week. This is where we answer, prove and explain our answers. 

 

Ukelele

We have also completed our first lesson of Ukelele with Mr Ashton. We really enjoyed learning different songs. 

 

Topic - The water cycle

This week we have been looking at how water moves around the earth. We have built on our learning of flow to understand the different stages of the water cycle. We been learning what evaporation, condensation and precipitation mean and how that would affect life on a mountain. We conducted two different science experiments to see how water would react in different situations, firstly how quickly it would evaporate and then which terrain would be the most absorbent. 

Ukelele

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Week 1 & 2 

 

English - The Heavenly Elephant

We have been looking at The Heavenly Elephant as part of our fairy stories focus, we have looked at different ways in which settings have been described and discussed what we had imagined from the descriptive language.from the story. We worked together to create a word bank to describe the jeweled garden in the sky and created our first piece of descriptive writing. 

 

Maths - Place Value

This week we have been learning all about thousands in place value, we looked at how numbers change when thousands are added or taken away and how place value can be described in different ways. We have been proving our understanding by completing both written problems and using physical resources. 

 

Topic - How Mountains Are Formed

This week we have built on our understanding of mountains around the world, looking into the different types of mountains. We create a guide to fold, fault block and volcanic mountains and discussed how erosional and plateau mountains would be formed. We linked this to the height of mountains and why some mountains are higher than others. 

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