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Reading skill - Sequencing Suzie - week beginning 3rd February

posted 4 Feb 2020, 00:33 by Anna Rust

This week we will sequencing extracts from a text, linked to instructions. 

Our learning this week - 31st January

posted 30 Jan 2020, 23:15 by Anna Rust

Following on from our walk around the village earlier in January and writing questions linked to this, today we had a lady who has lived in the village since birth visit us to answer all of our questions. We discussed changes in the village over time and how the use of land has altered. We found out about how our school is different today as well, compared to 130 years ago. Our classroom used to a swimming pool! We thoroughly enjoyed interviewing Mrs Bamfield and everyone, including the teachers, learned a lot. We will be writing letters as a thank you. 

This week we have begun a unit of work on division and have looked at the story of the 3 Little Pigs in depth. We are in the middle of writing our own version of the story. 

Reading skill - Prediction Pip - week beginning 27th January

posted 27 Jan 2020, 04:19 by Anna Rust

Our reading this week is focused on prediction skills. Prediction Pip the reading dog will be helping us to use our understand on the text so far to work out what might happen next. 

Reading - Inference Iggy - week beginning 20th January

posted 19 Jan 2020, 09:43 by Anna Rust

Our reading this week is focused on inference skills. Inference Iggy the reading dog will be helping us to understand texts based on evidence and reasoning. We will begin by making inference from pictures e.g. looking at an image of a child crying and talking about how that child might be feeling and why. We will then progress to making inferences from written texts e.g. if an author has written 'the children shuffled their feet through piles of leaves' we can infer that the season is probably autumn. 


A walk around the village

posted 19 Jan 2020, 09:12 by Anna Rust

Last week we went for a walk around Bow Brickhill to learn about different types of houses and how houses have changed over time. We identified features of both older and more modern houses and made sketches of some of these features. We learned about the eco house and what some of the buildings in Bow Brickhill used to be e.g. where the village store and bakery used to be. After the walk we wrote questions for when we interview someone who has lived in the village for a long time. We will also write a recount and continue to learn about how houses have changed throughout history later in this half term. 

Reading - Vocabulary Victor week beginning 13th January

posted 12 Jan 2020, 23:02 by Anna Rust

Our reading this week is focused on vocabulary. Vocabulary Victor the reading dog will be helping us to look at how authors and poets have chosen to use certain words and phrases. We will look at rhyming, adjectives and other word choices. 

Street Detectives memorable experience day

posted 12 Jan 2020, 22:57 by Anna Rust

This half term we have started a new topic called Street Detectives. We started off by flying around Milton Keynes using Google Earth. We looked at landmark buildings with a distinctive shape such as The Point and Bow Brickhill Church. After that we revisited our learning on Van Gough, specifically his ‘Starry Night’ artwork and then we painted a sunset background in a similar style using watercolours. Next we drew silhouettes of the buildings we had learned about earlier in the day, cut them out carefully and stuck them on the background that we had painted to create city skyline art. 

Moon Zoom

posted 27 Nov 2019, 00:05 by Anna Rust

This half term we are learning about space. We begun the topic by making space themed boxes with stars and planets (our challenge was to make planets with rings!) which we are now using in our role play area. 

The book linked to this topic at the moment is Beegu. We are looking at the story in depth by discussing the main character's thoughts and feelings, role playing parts of the book, predicting what might happen next and responding to the illustrations. We have completed other activities linked to the book for example Lost Beegu posters and clay models of Beegu. 

So far this term, we have also created 'Starry Night' pictures in the style of Van Gough and begun rehearsals for our Christmas play.

A visit from an astrophysicist!

posted 26 Nov 2019, 23:57 by Anna Rust   [ updated 26 Nov 2019, 23:57 ]

Last week we had a visit from Sam who is an astrophysicist. We went in a planetarium and started off by looking at the stars, the moon and the sun. After that, we learnt about each planet in our solar system and we could see what each one looks like. As well as learning lots of facts, we also thought of many questions. Luckily, we had a Q&A session with Sam to answer some of these questions. We also got to hold space rocks! We were stunned that these rocks were magnetic! We will link the visit to literacy by writing thank you letters to Sam and by writing non-fiction texts about our favourite planets. 

Gruffalo

posted 11 Oct 2019, 04:26 by Anna Rust

This week we have focused on the Gruffalo's Child story by Julia Donaldson. We worked together to make salt dough and then we used this to make a character from the story. We have also designed a Gruffalo using 2Paint on the laptops and we are beginning to write sentences to describe him. We are trying hard to use interesting adjectives and conjunctions such as and, because. We are also working hard on our computing skills - we have learned how to login in and we are now working on word processing skills. In maths, we are moving on to addition and subtraction. 

To support your child at home, it would be useful if you could practice computing skills such as typing (recognizing capital letters is tricky for some children at the moment), spelling their surname (this is needed for logging in to the school laptops) and changing between capital and lower case letters. 

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