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Maths Working Wall

We have moved on to addition and subtraction in maths and today we used our working wall lots to help us with our learning. As you can see, we have discussed what we noticed and which mistakes we need to look out for!

Some of us drew bar models in our books and wrote the four fact families.

In our daily spelling lessons we are learning about the or sound spelt a. This is a very tricky sound because there are lots of ways to spell it.  We drew shapes around the words to help us remember that tall letters come after the a.  We were challenged to write sentences with spelling words and a Word of the Week in them.

We’re also working hard on our hot tasks and these should be finished tomorrow so we can Seesaw them on Friday.

Super Spellings and Handwriting

This morning in spellings we recapped the different ways to spell the j sound. For our activity we wrote the words in chalk on the playground remembering to put each word in the right box.

In the afternoon we did handwriting and Mrs Brewis awarded two of us with a pen licence for consistently joining our handwriting in all of our books.  This means that we can use a handwriting pen for handwriting lessons.

Global Week

Maple Class are learning about Woodland habitats for Global Week. Today in maths we had to measure different animals that live in Woodlands in cm.  It was quite tricky to put the ruler in the right place but we all enjoyed it.

Later in the afternoon we did some science and began to classify different animals.  We’ll finish this tomorrow.

Some of us went to Avon Valley College to take part in an athletics festival and we won some medals and were also extremely excited about wearing the Woodborough PE Kit.

 

Mixing Colours

This afternoon we continued learning about the famous artist LS Lowry. We remembered that he painted landscapes of industrial towns and cities and today we explored the different colours he used in his paintings. Did you know that he only used 5 colours? For our activity we mixed yellow, blue, red, white and black to see which colours we could make.  Here are the results.

Spellings and Balloons

In spellings we looked at words ending with the ‘i’ sound but are spelt with a y.  We came up with lots of examples of other words that apply to this rule before doing a quick fire activity.  We used colours to help us spot the tricky bit.

In the afternoon we had a visit from Hannah and Julia from Cameron Balloons to tell about hot air balloons.  We should be able to tell you how they go up and come back down again.  Afterwards we each had a turn looking inside the basket to see the gas canisters and how little room there is.

🎈 Up, up and away 🎈

In topic this afternoon we learnt about the history of the hot air balloon.  We should be able to tell you who invented the hot air balloon, when it was invented and who was the first to ever fly in a hot air balloon.  We drew a picture of what we thought the first hot air balloon looked like before writing about it.  We’re looking forward to our visit tomorrow from two hot air balloon experts!

Fundamental Skills

In maths we were partitioning 2-digit numbers into 10s and 1s using a part, part whole model. We tried hard to remember to say the value of the tens rather than the number of tens.

In PE we learnt how to move around in different ways (jumping, hopping, side stepping etc) and play two games called Home James and Rabbits.

Word of the Week

Devoured is this week’s WOTW (Word of the Week) and here are our sentences.

This afternoon we had our first computing lesson on our ‘We are Researchers’ unit and Mrs Johanson gave us the responsibility of choosing our own partner to work with. We discussed the different types of inventions we could research and then we had to choose one of them to research over the term.  We’re looking forward to doing more next week.

Swahili Music

Yesterday in music we listened to and learned a Swahili song called Simama kaa.  We found out what the words meant and put actions together.  After this we began thinking about the beat and pitch of the song.  Next week we’ll put some instruments with the song.