Friday 3rd March 2023
The children have continued to achieve great things this year and are showing great progression, which is fantastic.
In Maths, we have been looking at fractions. We have been adding, subtracting, dividing, and multiplying fractions. This is one of the trickiest aspect of Maths and the children have done really well to learn this concept. We are continuing to practice these, so that the children remember how to work them out. We are now moving onto looking at units of measure and time and converting between them. I am really impressed with the progress the children have made so far!
In English, we have started to look at our non- fiction unit relating to our book ‘Charlotte’s Web.’ The children have been looking at Newspaper reports and the features that can be found in them. From this, the children will be writing their own newspaper reports, using the features that they have learnt about.
In Curriculum, we have continued with our Geography topic ‘Sow, Grow and Farm,’ where the children have been looking at different types of farming and the climates and criteria’s for each.
The children have also been looking at line, light and shadow in Art, looking at how they can use different line drawing to show different effects.
Friday 9th December 2022
The children have continued to impress me this year and have achieved some fantastic things.
In Maths we have been looking at fractions. The children have started looking at comparing and ordering fractions as well as converting between fractions, decimals and percentages. The children have shown great determination with this, however have realised how important their times tables are! Please continue to encourage your child to practise these at home as this will support them in Maths sessions.
In English we have continued to look at our book ‘Bronze and Sunflower,’ the children have made some key links with their History knowledge and have produced alternative versions of our story, which is great!
In Curriculum, we have continued to look into our Art and Design topic, which is looking at tints, tones and shades. The children have built lots of key skills and have used their knowledge of tints, tones and shades to produce some fantastic landscape pictures!
I know that the children will continue to impress me, they deserve a well earned break. I wish you all a very Merry Christmas!
Friday 18th November 2022
We have had a great start to this half term and the children have taken part in lots of lovely activities.
In Maths, we have been looking at long division, dividing three and four digit numbers by a two digit number. The children have learnt strategies in order to build a two-digit number times table, using their doubling and halving skills. This is a very tricky skill, but the children have persevered and have managed to grasp it well. Please could you continue to encourage your children to practice their times tables at home using the online resources, this will help them when the concepts become trickier.
In English, we have been looking at our new book ‘Bronze and Sunflower,’ the children have enjoyed reading this and we have been focusing on including the skills that we have already learnt. We have also started to learn new skills, such as semi colons and relative clauses. The children are beginning to include these in their writing, which is fantastic! I am really looking forward to reading the children’s next pieces of writing.
In Curriculum, we have started to look at our Art and Design topic, which is looking at tints, tones and shades. The children will be looking at different landscapes and will be using the skills that they learn to create their own landscape pictures, using paint.
The children had a fantastic time at Pinkery last week, I am sure they slept very well over the weekend! They took part in lots of great activities, such as archery, grass sledging, bush crafts and orienteering, they were brilliant. Well done Stag class!
Friday 30th September 2022
We have had a fantastic first couple of weeks in Stag class and the children have settled in really well. I am already very impressed with what the children have achieved.
In Maths so far we have started to look at place value and the children have been refreshing their knowledge of the value of specific digits, as well as how to write numbers in both words and in digits. The children have done really well and they have picked it up fabulously! They are already making connections between what they already know and the new concepts they are learning. Please encourage your child to practice their times tables at home, as this ensures that these are learnt at a quicker speed, this will help them when the learning becomes more complex.
In English so far we have been looking at our first book of the year, ‘Mulan.’ We have focused on including speech into a story, looking closely at the use of speech punctuation correctly, which the children have grasped really well. We have also been looking at the use of the correct tenses when writing and the children have produced some great pieces of writing, including diary entries and letters from the characters.
In Curriculum sessions we have started our first History topic, ‘Dynamic Dynasties,’ where the children have been looking at the history of Ancient China. The children have gathered an abundance of knowledge already and are starting to make links throughout the subjects, which is great!
What a brilliant first couple of weeks in Stag class, keep up the good work!