Welcome to our class page. This page will be updated each Friday and will share the children's learning and achievements with those at home.
Willowclass@manea.cambs.sch.uk (Mr Lenton)
Ashclass@manea.cambs.sch.uk (Miss Turner)
A gentle reminder
Please note that children must only bring in an unwrapped piece of fruit or vegetables for snack time.
In Literacy this week we have started our new writing genre looking at setting descriptions. We have been looking at the book Ug by Raymond Briggs and imagining the settings that Ug lives in. We have begun to plan our setting descriptions, and have been thinking of lots of exciting and interesting vocabulary that we can add to them!
In maths this week we have been looking at addition. Some of us have been looking at our number bonds to 20, adding two three digit numbers and also looking at adding 4,digit numbers. We have started each lesson by recalling our 2,5 and 10 times tables to help us answer questions involving these facts a little quicker.
This week we were lucky to have some adults join us to run a challenge your self event. We had loads of activities where we had to beat our previous score.
This week we have also been writing information leaflets all about Skara Brae. Skara Brae is a Stone Age settlement!
We have also started our art work and we began by learning how to mix powder paints correctly.
This week in literacy we have continued to look at Non-chronological reports. we have learnt about some of the different animals that were thought to be around during the Stone Age period. We have also been looking at using fronted adverbials and the possessive apostrophe for singular nouns.
This week in Maths we have been continuing our learning with place value in 3 and 4 digit numbers. We have explored using number lines and comparing 3 and 4 digit numbers using inequality signs. We especially enjoyed our work on Friday using place value counters and base 10 to represent our numbers. And we were allowed to write on the tables!
Our focus for our history learning this week has been dwellings. On Thursday Ash class and Willow class joined up to create a Stone Age house using items that we foraged for on the school field. The children amazed us with their creativity and team work skills.
What a wonderful first week! We have really enjoyed welcoming back the children and settling them into class.
This week in Literacy the children have been learning about Non-Chronological Reports. We have identified features, asked questions, created subheadings and learnt some useful grammatical skills in preparation of writing our own next week.
In maths this week we have been looking at place value. The children have been looking at how to create numbers using a range of representations. Some children have been looking at numbers up to 1,000 whilst others have been looking at numbers past 1,000. They have worked hard to explain their reasoning and solved some pretty tricky challenges!
This week we have been focussing on our History topic. We are studying the Stone Age this half term so we introduced the topic by using a roll of toilet paper! The first square of the toilet roll represented the past 5,000 years. The next square represented the next 2,500 year and was the final period of time of the stone age. The remaining squares on the roll symbolised the time all the way back to early human life!