Monthly Archives: November 2020

Christmas is coming 🎅🏻 🎄 🎁

This week we started our new book for whole class reading.  It was especially exciting because Mrs Johanson asked us to infer what the book might be about.  We were given one clue: a piece of Christmas wrapping paper.  We drew pictures of what we thought the front cover might look like.  On Tuesday the book was finally revealed and we’ve been asking Father Christmas questions, finding out where he lives and doing lots of research about elves.

In maths we have been working very hard on recognising and finding addition and subtraction fact families as well as describing the properties of 3D shapes.

Well done to our Reader of the Week and two more Always children who enjoyed hot chocolate, cake and colouring with Mrs Brewis and Miss Bolwell on Friday.

It’s been another jam-packed and fun-filled week in Maple Class.  We started Monday by making beautiful stained glass poppies ready for Wednesday’s Remembrance Service. Thank you to Year 6 for leading our virtual service.



In maths we began learning about 3D shapes and used Polydron to make cubes, cuboids, prisms and pyramids.  We spent the rest of the week ordering numbers and using our understanding of place value to solve 100 square puzzles.

We’ve also been working very hard in English writing some amazing exclamation sentences and learning about alliteration.  We’re using a book called Stardust and will be writing our own narrative related to this book over the next few weeks.  We’re continuing with phonics and have been recapping the very tricky split digraph u-e and ew graphemes.


Another week means another Reader of the Week.

Mrs Johanson choose two children to join Mrs Brewis’s “Always Club” for those who are always following the golden rules.

Global Week 🌍🗺

Last week was another busy week in school.  The focus of Global Week was Magnificent Maps and we spent the week looking at different maps of the United Kingdom.  We learnt about the flags for England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales and the flag for the whole of the United Kingdom.  We really enjoyed using the map in the hall to locate the capital cities and plot famous landmarks.

In phonics we’re working hard on recognising tricky digraphs in words and spotting nonsense and real words.  In English we learnt about exclamation sentences and understand that these sentences need to start with What or How, have a verb in them and end with an exclamation mark.

Maths this week has focused on using the <, > and = symbols to compare number and calculations.  We’re very confident at this now.  We have also been learning about the Bar Model and this helps us to solve much trickier and wordier maths problems.  The whole school are taking part in Barvember and we’re looking forward to doing more of these problems over the month.

As well as all of this, we still had time for our winner of the School Council’s pumpkin carving competition to carve their design and also pick another reader of the week.  What a busy and full week of learning we’ve had!