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WB 5.10.20

This week we have been doing lots of work around our Topic, Wriggle and Crawl. In Science, we have done an experiment to see how snails move. We predicted what we thought would happen on releasing some snails over night and we recorded the results and our conclusions the next day.  We were surprised at how far snails could travel! 

In English, we have been looking at the features of instructions so that we could write our own instructions.  We became detectives for the morning and found out lots of different things about worms - what they like to eat, where they like to live and what they need to survive. We then used the information we found out to write our own instructions about how to care for worms. 

In Maths, we have continued with our place value work and have been comparing objects and using the terms greater than, less than and equal to. In Computing, we have created our own computer codes to make a snail race and in RE we have learnt more about the Creation Story and recited a poem about Creation.

Finally, thank you to everyone who has read 5 times at home to get their Fab 5 reading this week!

WB 28.9.20

This week we have loved working on our Topic, Wriggle and Crawl. We started off the week with a minibeast hunt and found lots of different creatures which we looked at under magnifying glasses. In English, we have then written 'A Guide to a Minibeast Hunt', giving details of what you need to take with you, 'dos and don'ts' to think about when on a minibeast hunt, what you should wear and any extra tips for future minibeast hunters! In Art we have focused on pencil drawings and including detail to draw our own minibeasts.

In Maths, we have continued our work on place value and have been making and drawing our own part-whole models to show how numbers can be made in different ways e.g. 34 = 30 + 4 and 34 = 20 + 14.

In RE we have learnt about the bible story of Creation and in PE we have been focusing on teamwork and creating our own games within teams using different equipment to help us.

Finally, we have enjoyed starting to learn about coding in Computing. We have created our own simple codes and some of us have also amended codes to make them work!   Another lovely week in the Bold Badger classroom!

WB 21.9.20

This week we have focused our work around the book The Colour Monster by Anna Llenas. We have thought a lot about emotions and how different situations make us feel. In English and PSHE, we have written about when we feel different emotions  and we predicted what we though happened after the story finished. We have also focused on thought bubbles and written some thoughts that the colour monster may have had at different times in the story.  We have also done so pieces of artwork focused on The Colour Monster.

In Maths, we have continued our place value work using tens and ones, which we are becoming more confident with! We have also looked at numbers to one hundred and how we write them as numbers and as words.

In our Topic sessions we have been learning about the life cycle of a honey bee and we enjoyed finding out about the four different stages of their development. 

Finally, thank you to everyone who has read this week towards their Fab 5 reading! 


WB 14.9.20

This week has flown by! We have settled in well to our routine of being back in school.

This week we have been using the book 'While We Can't Hug' by Eoin McLaughlin as the basis for our English work. We have looked at the front cover and discussed what we can see, what we think about the front cover and the story and what we wonder about it.  We have gone on to describe one of the main characters, Hedgehog, using different adjectives and we have written a letter to one of our friends - just like Hedgehog does in the book to his friend Tortoise. Finally we answered some comprehension questions today focusing on what happens in the story and thinking about how the main characters Hedgehog and Tortoise might be feeling.

In Maths, we have been looking at place value and have started to think about how 2-digit numbers are made up of tens and ones. We have used our place value learning to help us recap our numbers to 50. We have also counted in 5s and 10s to help us with our times tables. 

In RE, we have written a thank you prayer and asked the question 'Who created the world?' and in PSHE we have drawn a picture for our best friends.

We have also loved starting our topic for this half term, 'Wriggle and Crawl'. We have been learning about bees and how honey is made. See what your child can remember about them!

Finally, we have been recapping our phonics sounds to help us with our reading and writing as well as having assessments for our new AR reading books - their 'I can read to you' books.

It has been a lovely week in the Bold Badger class and all the children have settled in beautifully and are happy and eager to learn. Well done, Bold Badgers! You have been fabulous this week and I look forward to learning more with you!