Friday 24th September 2021
Talk about different groups of objects around your house using the Mathematical vocabulary, greater than, less than and equal to < > = to compare them, i.e. how many apples have you got in the fridge? How many bananas are in the bowl? 7 apples is greater than 5 bananas.
Please can you continue to save your cereal boxes over the next few weeks, so we can use them for our DT project at the end of the half-term, thank you.
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 see the letter regarding reading expectations in the front of your child’s reading diary. Please ensure your child has their reading folder in school every day.
Within Mathematics we have started to compare amounts of objects using the mathematical vocabulary, greater than, less than and equal to. We had a fantastic lesson using scales and numicon to compare numbers. The children also watched Blockzilla and could tell me that Blockzilla loves to play with the bigger numbers! In arithmetic we have learning to count in 10s up to 100! The children filled in missing numbers on number tracks.
In English we have read some more of our Power of Reading book ‘Beegu’ By Alexis Deacon. We discussed our likes, dislikes, things that have puzzled us and any patterns we noticed in the story. We used our drama skills too to act out Beegu trying to communicate with the rabbits, a tree and some leaves. The children loved trying to guess which scene we were acting out and who each person was role-playing in their groups.
In our Grammar lesson on Thursday, the children showed me how to write a sentence – we talked about what a sentence needs – a capital letter at the beginning, finger spaces between each word and a full stop at the end to show the sentence has finished. The children wowed us with their amazing ideas, for example: The lion jumped on the cat and the dog jumped on the lion. We were super proud!
During our Global Learning lesson, we looked at Buckden from an aerial perspective on google Earth and have started to talk about how Buckden school has changed over time. We also looked at some of the other places around the village such as the park, the tennis courts, the shops and the school!
We also conducted a traffic survey to see how many cars, vans, bikes, buses and walkers passed the school. We presented our data using a tally chart and started to think about how when we tally the number 5, we cross the gate and start a new group of 5! You can see some of the children's work on Sunday morning on the village green where the Parish Council will be talking about Green Week.
We also were super brave and had a go at singing the alphabet in front of the whole class. The children were so good and very confident!
Within PSHE we have read a book about feelings and used our mood chart to help us process our own emotions.
In RE and PE retold the story of creation through dance. We turned into the sun and the moon and the stars, animals and plants, and even the sea and the sky.
“I enjoyed looking at the world from above and writing a sentence” Hayden.
“I enjoyed our dance” Darcey.
“I have enjoyed maths this week” Ava T.
“I have loved PE this week” George.
“I loved our ABCs” Jacob.
Have a wonderful weekend,
Miss Freeman and Willow Class.