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posted 22 Oct 2020, 08:22 by Anna Rust

We've had a busy few weeks. We have continued our work on portraits by creating abstract and line drawings. We have also learned to paint watercolour wash backgrounds and then turned these into silhouette harvest art. We have made some simple toys from the past and found out what school was like in the 1950s. In maths we have finished our place value unit and we are now working on addition which we will continue after half term. 

Welcome back!

posted 13 Sep 2020, 11:17 by Anna Rust

We've already been back to school for a week and what a busy week's it's been! We have started a new topic called Memory Box. We have made our own memory boxes and taken these home to fill with our special items. We have also received a letter from Little Mouse who wanted to find out about what we do at home and whether this is same or different to what our parents did at our age. We have started a unit of maths work on number and place value which we will continue for several weeks. Earlier in the week, we played lots of 'getting to know you' style games. Our favourite activity is discussing our choices from the 'You Choose' book. Lots of us decided we would like to have a trampoline and swimming pool in our ideal home. Next week we will continue to learn about changed within living memory, particularly from a domestic perspective. We will also learn to draw portraits and develop our writing skills.

Homework project

posted 18 Mar 2020, 00:46 by Anna Rust

Our homework project sheet is attached to this blog entry.  


posted 11 Mar 2020, 07:25 by Anna Rust

Our very own caterpillars have arrived! Since last week they have grown about 5 times their original size and are certainly not little anymore! We are eagerly awaiting the next stage in the lifecycle. 

On World Book Day we enjoyed a Mr Men/Little Miss themed day. The children talked about which character they would like to be and why and then designed their own character. After describing the new character's personality and looks, it was time to include it as the main character of a story. At the end of the day, the children drew a front cover for their story. 

So far this week we have learned about halves and quarters in maths, sketched daffodils, listened to poetry by Mrs Dervish and lots more! 

Wriggle and Crawl

posted 28 Feb 2020, 07:07 by Anna Rust

We began our new topic for this half term by looking at insects. We learnt about the three main parts of an insect (head, thorax, abdomen) as well as other parts such as legs and wings. We then applied our learning to creating a new variety of insect. We drew a design and then discussed its habitat. Then, we painted the background of the habitat using watercolour paints and added features such as logs which we made using craft materials. 

On Tuesday, we had a Pancake themed day where we talked about our favourite toppings and drew pictograms to show this information and we rewrote our own version of the Runaway Pancake story. We made and flipped pancakes as well of course! 

On Thursday we had a Very Hungry Caterpillar themed day. After listening to the story, we planned a snack for the character. Next, we prepared the snack by cutting fruit, cheese and marshmallows into pieces and putting them onto kebab sticks. We then became the Hungry Caterpillar and ate our kebab sticks, whilst thinking about adjectives to describe the different foods. In the afternoon, we wrote instructions for what we did. 

This week in maths we have continued out statistics learning. We have made tally charts, pictograms and bar graphs, both on the laptops and by hand, linked to our topic and Pancake Day. Next week we are moving on to fractions. 

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. 

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