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Week Beginning 3rd October

 

Maths: We will be using the skills of addition and subtraction with calculations crossing 10 and 100,

https://www.theschoolrun.com/what-bridging-through-10

 

Are you using Times Tables Rockstars at home? This is great for improving times table knowledge! You can log in using the wonde login (this should be in the reading record book). Please let your child's teacher know if you are having difficulty logging in.

 

Writing: We will be starting to learn a fiction story. This is a warning tale called The Canal. We will be learning the text and the actions throughout the week. We will be learning about conjunctions, prepositions and adverbs so that we can use these in our writing.

 

 

 

Reading: Our book this half term is The Akimbo Adventures by Alexander McCall Smith.

Tick one box to show whether each statement is true or false.

Circle the correct option

This tells us that (e.g. This sentence tells us that Akimbo is feeling...)

 

DT: We will be designing and making our own aprons to use in art and DT lessons.

Pupil Parliament

We are setting up a Pupil Parliament. The Pupil Parliament will be made up of 1 person from each class Year 1-5 and 2 people in each class from Year 6. These children will be called Ministers. The Ministers will meet once a fortnight to discuss important issues and help make improvements in the school. Children who want to nominate themselves have been given an application form. This needs to be returned by Monday 3rd October so we can vote for our class Ministers. We look forward to hearing the children talk about why they want to represent their class.

Week Beginning 26th September

 

Maths: We will be revisiting number bonds to 10 and learning to apply these to different mathematical contexts. We will then add and subtract 1s, 10s and 100s making links to our knowledge of place value.

 

We will also be learning to look for patterns and making links between the two times table and the four times table. We have been using lots of times table songs in school which you may wish to use at home.

 

2 x table

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks1-maths-the-2-times-table-with-bridget-the-lioness/zrrx92p

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9C4EN7mFHCk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uav8id2JXD4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvTcpfSnOMQ

 

4 x table

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z36tyrd/articles/zfsqkty

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/watch/numberblocks-four-times-table-song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LT3t-uLB9qs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8QU_E0u-tP4

 

English: We will be writing our own non-chronological reports about a predator of our choice. We will be including generalisers, conjunctions and adjectives. We will then begin our fiction writing and will write a description of a setting based on a video.

          Conjunctions: https://www.theschoolrun.com/what-conjunctio

          Adjectives: https://www.theschoolrun.com/what-adjective

 

Reading: Our book this half term is The Akimbo Adventures by Alexander McCall Smith.

Mixed comprehension questions

  • Put a tick in the correct box to show whether each statement is true or false.
  • What were the two jobs Akimbo had in building the fence?
  • Do you think Akimbo will see the lion in the trap? Use evidence to back your answer up.

 

Geography: We will be looking at world maps so that we can identify the equator, tropics, hemispheres and poles.

Week Beginning 19th September

 

Maths: The children will continue to develop their understanding of place value using numbers up to 1000. They will learn to estimate a number's position on a number line, looking at number lines with different starting and finishing points and by considering the intervals. They will then compare and order 3 digit numbers by considering how many hundreds, tens and ones. Lastly, the children will learn to count in 50s, a skill which will help them to solve maths problems in a range of different mathematical contexts,

 

English: We will be writing our own non-chronological reports about a polar bear. We will be including generalisers, conjunctions and adjectives.

          Conjunctions: https://www.theschoolrun.com/what-conjunctio

          Adjectives: https://www.theschoolrun.com/what-adjective

 

 

Reading: Our book this half term is The Akimbo Adventures by Alexander McCall Smith.

Retrieval questions - Give one (e.g. Give one piece of evidence that shows Akimbo is scared.)

Summarise questions - Put the events of the story in the correct order.

Vocabulary - Which word closely matches the meaning of the word (e.g. Which word closely matches the meaning of the word 'shocked'.)

 

Art: We will be looking at African art and creating our own versions using a range of different drawing materials including pencil, pastel and graphite sticks.

Week Beginning 12th September

 

Maths: This week the children will continue to develop their understanding of place value by using familiar models including part-whole models to partition, dienes to represent, number lines and place value counters. They will be broadening their understanding by working with 3-digit numbers and learning different ways to partition them by considering the hundreds, tens and ones. They will then learn to find 1, 10 and 100 more and less working with numbers up to 1000.

Part-whole ModelDiensPlace Value Counters

 

English: We will continue to learn our non-chronological text about lions. We will then be using adjectives to describe the lion e.g. the long, sharp claws. We will also be looking at the features of a non-chronological text e.g. headings and sub-headings.

 

Reading: Our book this half term is The Akimbo Adventures by Alexander McCall Smith.

Retrieval questions - Name two... (e.g. Name two of the things Akimbo does to help his dad.)

Vocabulary questions - Which word is closest in meaning to... (e.g. Which word is closest in meaning to crouched)

Inference questions - Give two impressions this give you... (e.g. The glassy surface of the lake. Give two impressions this gives you of the water.)

 

PSHE: We will continue to learn about our new Zones of Regulation as a way to manage our emotions within the classroom. You can find out more information here.

 

Art: We will be looking at African art and creating our own versions using a range of different drawing materials including pencil, pastel and graphite sticks 

Week Beginning 5th September

 

Maths: We will be learning about hundreds, tens and ones. We will be looking at numbers that have been represented in different way. We will also be writing numbers using both numerals and words.

 

English: We will start the half term looking at a non-chronological report about lions. We will be learning our new text using actions. We will be using dictionaries to look up new words we are unsure about and learning to use new conjunctions e.g. when, while, so.

 

Reading: Our book this half term is The Akimbo Adventures by Alexander McCall Smith. We will be making predictions about what we think will happen in the story. We will then be retrieving information from the text and using clues from the text to infer what it means.

 

PSHE: We will be learning about our new Zones of Regulation as a way to manage our emotions within the classroom.

 

Art: We will be using our observation skills to sketch a picture of a predator's skull.

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