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Week Beginning 8.7.19

Another week done! A busy week for Mighty Moles. In English we have been writing about our Superhero going on an adventure. We wrote sentences about where they were going and what they would need. We have packed their suitcase ready to hear all about their adventures next week. 


In Maths this week, we have continued to learn about fractions in both shapes and numbers. 


Lots of us have finished the next stage of their finger puppets. We still have some to finish and parts to add but they are looking fantastic. 


In PE, we had PREMIER Sport in again to deliver our gymnastics. This week we learnt how to perform different types of jumps and how to land safely. 


In SRE we have talked about our bodies, how they have changed how we have grown up and real names for certain parts of the body. 


Only one full week to go...I can't believe where the time is going! 

Week Beginning 1.7.19

In English this week we have been thinking about our Superheroes going on an adventure. We thought about waht they needed to take with them and what their mission when they arrive is. We shared our ideas and then wrote our own stories. We are focusing on writing with stamina now that we have all the building blocks in place. We have created some fantastic work.


In Maths we have learnt about fractions 1/2 and 1/4. We have found these fractions in shapes and we have started transferring this skill into finding these fractions in numbers. 


Wednesday was bump up day where we visited our new classrooms and teachers. Everyone had a brilliant day with positive feedback. 


In Science we completed our final observation of our cress growing and noted what we saw. We talked about the differences through the obervations and wrote up our conclusion. 


Another busy week in Mighty Moles, well done everyone. Keep working hard. 

Week Beginning 17.6.19

This week we have been writing our character descriptions for our very own Superhero book. We thought hard about what adjectivs we could use to best describe them. 


In Maths we have been learning about doubling and halving numbers and the process that we have to go through to help us work it out ready for when we use bigger 2 and 3 digit numbers. 


In Science we have been carrying out our investigations and observations when growing cress. We talked about what cress needs to grow and how we can help look after it. 


We have been designing our finger puppets ready to sew them next week. 


We are really lucky to have someone to come into our school from Premier Sport to deliver our gymnastics lessons. I will attach some pictures for you to enjoy. 

Week Beginning 10.6.19

This week in English we have been writing a character description for our very own Superheroes that we designed and named earlier in the week. We have thought about what clothes they are wearing and why they chose to wear them. We thought about what super powers they have and how they use them to save the world. 


In Maths this week we have been learning to tell the time. We have been learning the o'clock and half past the hour. We also flipped this around and read some times and put that time onto  the clock. Everyone is really getting the hang of this. 


In Design and Technology we are going to be making our own uperhero hand puppets, we have been practising our sewing techniques ready for our design process lesson.


We were very lucky to have Tutti Frutti theatre group in on Wednesday who performed a lovely production 'Yellow Sunshine'. We even learnt some sign language. 


Thank you to those who have got their Fab 5 readers, it really does make a difference. Please remember that it doesn't have to be their school book, it could be a magazine, a shopping list, a bedtime story - they all count. 

Week Beginning 3.6.19

In English this week we have been learning about how to use a comma when writing a list. We then thought about what our favourite foods are and applied our new rule and wrote a sentence using commas to seperate the words in a list. 


In Maths we have started to learn about 'weight'. We were comparing two objects in the classroom and putting them into sentences using the correct terminolgy (e.g. the iPad is heavier than the rubber, therefore the rubber is lighter than the iPad. The iPad is the heaviest and the rubber is the lightest). We also looked at things that were the same weight and said that the red pen is the same weight as the green pen and so on. 


To continue with our Emergency Topic, children had different people that help us and we made lots of different mind maps, some children used an iPad to create a pic collage showing all the different things that these do to help us. These have made a fantastic display for out Topic display. 


In RE this week we thought about what we are thankful for. We all painted and decorated a 'Prayer Stone' that are going to be varnished to create a path leading to our Forest School area. On each stone is the word of what we are thankful for. The children worked really hard on these and they look fantastic. 

Week Beginning 13.5.19

In English this week we have been reading two different stories. We have read Super Daisy and Eliot The Midnight Superhero. We looked at the front cover and did a 'See, Think, Wonder'. We used our inference and background knowledge of what we already know and made some great predictions of what we thought was going to happen. We added a suffix to a root word using comparatives and superlatives (e.g. strong - stronger - strongest). 


In Maths we have been cracking codes just like Eliot The Midnight Superhero. We were given a set of numbers which we could only use to create our own number sentences, we flipped these number sentences as well. To challenge ourselves we used two digit numbers and multiplication. 


In PE this week we linked it to our Maths. We learnt about positional language (clockwise, anti-clockwise, quarter turn, half turn) and guided our partners from one hoop to the next. 


To continue our Topic of Emergency, Miss Hart has turned our Home Corner into 'Mighty Moles Doctors Surgery'. Here we have written perscriptions, put bandages on wounds, looked at x-rays, listened to heartbeats and much more, we have really enjoyed being in this area during choosing our own learning. 


A great week in Mighty Moles, one more to go. Well done everyone.  

Week Beginning 6.5.19

Another busy week in Mighty Moles this week. In Maths we continued to learn about money. We have matched coins to the pictorial representation of it, we made the amount with our own coins and played lots of different shop style games. Next week we will be looking at how much change we need. 


We have continued to work really hard in read, Write, Inc, learning lots of new sounds and putting them into sentences. We have done LOTS of reading with our partners and worked hard on our spelling of the new sounds. 


In Topic we have continued to work hard learning about all the different people that help us. In RE, we learnt about stories in the old and the new testament. In Art we learnt how to mix different colours. In PE we played lots of different invasion games. In Music we listened to different songs thinking about the beat and pulse. We clapped out our own beats too. 


As you can see, a very busy week! Well done Mighty Moles, you are all working really hard. 

Week Beginning 29.4.19

In English this week, we have been learning about exclamation marks. What they look like, when we use them, what they do to a sentence and even spotted some in our books that we read. We made our own sentences and used them correctly. In Maths we have been looking at matching tens and ones in picture form to the number to consolodate our understanding from the week before. We have been learning all about 'money'. We looked at the different coins we have, how we write using 'p' or '£' and we also started looking at how to make the same amount but using different coins. A very tricky concept but we are really getting the hang of it. We have continued with our Emergency Topic writing a Fact File all about Florence Nightingale. During our Jigsaw lesson we listened to each other about what/who makes us happy. It was a beautiful lesson with our very thoughful and loving children. 

We had a great hymn practice, enjoyed a reading carousel and had a full afternoon choosing our own learning. 

A great week Mighty Moles, well done. 

Week Beginning 22.4.19

Welcome back! A nice 4 day week to get us back in the swing of things. This week we have introduced our new Topic 'Emergency' thinking about lots of different people who help us in lots of different ways. On Wednesday we were very lucky to have a Fire Engine and some Fire Fighters join us. They showed us lots of different equipment that they use, what they do on a daily basis and talked to us about fire safety. We asked lots of questions and had a great morning. 


In Maths we recapped place value and have been continuing with CLIC ready to move on next week. 


On Thursday we enjoyed going to Church for our Easter Serivce, everyone was really well behaved and sang beautifully. 


Just a reminder about Fab 5 Readers, children don't just have to read their school book at home. They can read a magazine, the paper, a book of their own choice - they all count towards their score if written in their reading records. Thank you to those who continually get their Fab 5, it really does help.