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PREDATOR!

It’s time to take a walk on the wild side! We are going to learn about creepy crocs and amazing alligators, the deadly assassin bug and the voracious Venus flytrap. We will then be taking all we know about the best of the beasts to create the ultimate predator.

WB 05/03/18

In maths we are learning to show multiplication facts within the 4 and 8 times tables using both arrays and bar models.

In English we are learning to identify powerful and emotive vocabulary to emphasise our point of view on animal hunting. We will then be creating a speech in our Big Write to express our views. 

In PREDATOR! we are learning to identify animal adaptations more closely in relation to their habitats. 

 

WB 26/02/18

In maths we are learning to show multiplication facts within the 4 and 8 times tables by showing arrays to prove our answer is correct.

In English we are learning to understand what a speech is and identify key features which will allow us to deliver a quality speech.

In PREDATOR! we are learning to understand where dfferent predators live including their habitats. We will also be visited by Albert (Mr Robinson's toy poodle) to look at the many adaptations he has. 

 

MIGHTY METALS

Explore the scientific world of forces and magnetism, metals and materials...Expand your mind as you test and trial, build and move.

Which force is at play as you slide down a slide or swing on a swing? Can you explain why magnets repel and attract? Can you make a penny look shiny and new or build a steel band from pots and pans.

Meet Hogarth, the Iron Man’s companion...The Iron Man wants a friend...Can you build him one?

 

Mighty Metals Newsletter

WB 8/1/18

In writing we are developing our ability to create double 2A sentences (sentences with 2 pairs of adjectives) in order to create a precise and comprehensive setting description of a scrapyard.

In maths we are starting to look at time including the features of an analogue clock. 

In Mighty Metals we will be rediscovering our school values including the learning pit and how we can use it to help our learning and how we approach it. 

 

WB 15/1/18

In writing we are discovering adjectives of emotions to introduced the Iron Man to our story. We will also be using adverbs to give detail to specific verbs in order to show how the Iron Man is moving. 

In maths we are looking at quarter past, half past, quarter to and o'clock and using 12 hour digital clocks to show the corresponding times. 

In mighty metals we are looking at the illustrations used within the Ted Hughes book. We will replicate these using chalk sketches. 

 

WB 22/1/18

In writing we are creating a conclusion to our Iron Man stories by showing the reader how he is moving and acting in the scrapyard. we will be focusing on specific and powerful verbs o roder to achieve this. 

In Maths we are converting analogue times to show digital times with accuracy to the nearest 5 minutes. 

In Mighty Metals we are identifying the power of magnetism and looking at the forces in action. 

A selection of our Iron Man chalk sketches

GODS AND MORTALS Newsletter

Week beginning 4th November 

In maths we will be identifying angles which are smaller and greater than right angles around the classroom and within shapes. 

In English we are learning to use the connectives But, Or, Yet and So (BOYS sentences) to join two parts of a sentence together. 

In 'Gods and Mortals' we will be exploring the myth of Arachne versus Athene.

Week beginning 27th November 

In maths we are learning to understand column subtraction including borrowing values from the correct column and showing this correctly within our calculations. 

In English we are learning to create a description of our mythical beast by using the range of sentence starters and 2A sentences.

In 'Gods and mortals' we will be exploring the art form of mosaics by designing our very own to create.   

Week beginning 20th November 2017

In maths we are learning to understand which calculations require us to group values to carry forward and which do not. We will also be making sure we show our calculations in number sentences. 

In English we are learning to develop our sentence starters to make our writing more appealing to the reader. these will include fronted adverbials, adjectives and emotions. 

In 'Gods and mortals' we will be designing our very own mythical beast by using existing features of animals which we will then name and present to each other. 

Week beginning 13th November 

In maths we are learning to group values and carry them forward into the next column using column addition with 3 digit numbers. 

In English we are learning to create alliteration effectively and use it within our very own poems.

In 'Gods and mortals' we will be tasting the foods of the ancient Greek people to find out how different their diet is to our own in the twenty first century.  

 

Week beginning 6th November

In maths we are learning to understand what column addition is and how we can use the layout correctly by transferring place value counters.

In English we are learning to identify and create rhyming couplets within a poem about Icarus and Daedalus to describe their journey.

In 'Gods and Mortals' we are learning about the origins of the Olympic games and how they have been adapted throughout history.   

Week beginning 30th October

In maths we are learning to show addition and subtraction calculations using the bar method whilst using 2 and 3 digit numbers. 

In English we are learning to create 2A sentences (sentences which include 2 adjectives side by side) to describe the mighty, powerful Zeus.

In 'Gods and Mortals' we will look at ancient Greek art work and compare the designs to that of our previous topics of the Stone Age. 

Week beginning 18th September

In maths we are learning to break each value represented within a 3 digit number whilst also identifying how many complete tens, hundreds and ones there are.

In English we are learning to develop a letter as though we were within the Stone Age detailing what we can see, smell, hear, taste and feel. 

In 'Tribal Tales' we are creating Stone Age art based upon some of the earliest art forms found around the world. 

Week beginning 11th September

In maths we are learning to understand the value of each digit within 2 and 3 digit numbers using a range of games and challenges. 

In English we are learning to create 'show not tell me' sentences which lets us describe what is happening in our writing.

In 'Tribal Tales' we are learning to safely use the internet to research key facts about the landscape within the Stone Age. 

 

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