Friday 19th November 2021
Name some of the places we visited on our walk and talk about what people might go there for.
Abacus - The children can access this resource via the website and complete one game as their Mathematics homework. https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk. The children have their own login details, these can be found in their reading diaries. The school code is kmm7 in the bottom box.
Please make sure you read at least three times a week and this is then recorded in your child's reading record.
Within Mathematics, we finished our topic of addition with some word problems that we all did very well in. We have now started a new topic learning all about ‘how much is left’, by ‘breaking up the whole into parts’, also known as subtraction. We have used the method of crossing out the part that’s taken away, as well as breaking up the whole into two parts using part whole models. The children did a practical lesson this morning, using cubes and part whole models, where we wrote number sentences to show our understanding of subtraction.
In English, we have written a whole class poem about mud that linked with our poetry text ‘Out and about’. We started a poem about ‘sand’, which we will be finishing next week. We have also written a recount of our walk around the village, talking about the different places that we saw, including the library, the four shops near school, playing field, the church and the Chinese takeaway!
We have been working really hard on writing sentences in our Spelling and grammar sessions, by practising saying a sentence out loud, thinking about the words in the sentence, using sound mats to support our spelling and re-reading our sentences back to check that we have used a capital letter at the beginning, finger spaces between our words and a full stop at the end of our sentences. The children are getting the hang of it and we will continue to practise this to develop their writing skills.
During Global learning, we had a very exciting walk around the village to find all the communal areas around Buckden and identified their uses! The children were so well-behaved, and we were so proud of them as we crossed lots of busy roads – they represented Buckden School so well, and we are super smiley!
On Monday the children will be coming home with 5 new spellings to learn. These will be sent home in a handwriting/spelling book so that they can practise at home daily - we hope this will support them in learning to spell the first 100 high frequency words, as well as practise their cursive handwriting. Please return these every Monday so that we can put new spellings in each week. There will be a spelling menu stuck in the front of this book, to give you some ideas of exciting ways to practise learning your spellings at home.
Have a safe and happy weekend!
Miss Freeman and Willow Class