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Autumn 2 - Week 1

Welcome back! We hope you all had a wonderful half term. 

This term is all about Space! In English we have begun to look at our core text Hidden Figures a true story of the contributions of 4 incredible women and the space race. In maths, we have learnt about fractions, we have learnt to convert between improper and mixed fractions and have begun to find fractions of amounts. In Science, we explored statements and used our existing knowledge of space to sort them into true or false. We were able to articulate our reasons for deciding our choices.  In Music, lessons have moved virtually but that has not stopped us continuing on our journey of mastering the violin!  


Week 8 19th - 23rd October 

This week in English we used a haunted house stimulus to generate some wonderful vocabulary. We have then used this to help us write up our scary stories based on picture. In Maths we have used our knowledge of addition and subtraction and applied this to decimal numbers and word problems involving decimals. In Art we have put together our term's learning and created our wonderful watercolour pieces based on our original text the Lost Words. We look forward to our Pumpkin Trail on Friday and to all the different wonderful hair styles that will be coming in!

We really hope you had enjoyed your first half term back at Poverest. Enjoy the well deserved break and we look forward to seeing you again in Autumn 2! Happy Half Term.  

Week 7 12th - 16th October

This week in Elder Class we have been busy designing our own hedgehog house. We have researched what their habitat is like. We then started to make our hedgehog house and wrote our own instructions on how to make it. We realised that instructions need to be clear and have a particular layout. Time conjunctions were used along with sub-headings. In Maths we have been looking at decimal numbers. We have looked at the value of each digit and been able to put them on a number line. We have been comparing decimal numbers using the greater and less than sign. We have also been learning to multiply and divide whole and decimal numbers by 10 and 100. We were able to explain why and how the digits moved.

Week 6 5th - 9th October

This week in English, Elder Class have been learning to identify phrases and clauses in their sentences. We ended the week with the children designing their own school uniform and then writing lists, using additional phrases and clauses, to set out the uniform requirements of their school.

Week 5 28th Sept - 2nd October 

It has been another busy week in Elder class. In English we have been writing our own persuasive letter. We have looked and written our own persuasive sentences to use in our writing. We have also looked at the features of a persuasive letter. In Maths we have needs focusing on subtraction. We have also been looking at solving problems. Two children managed to achieve their pen license this week and three children won the certificates for TT-Rockstars.

Week 4 21st - 25th September 

Another wonderful week of learning in Elder class this week. In English we have been looking at persuasive texts. We then came up with what we wanted to ban in the world and wrote our own persuasive piece of writing. We have some politicians in the making! In Maths we have been adding using the column method. In topic we have been looking at the Stone Age. We used the computers to research about Stonehenge and why it was built. We found out some interesting facts!

Week 3 14th - 18th September

This week the children have continued with the book "The Lost Words", we have read and analysed some more poems from the book. We then used these, alongside our research of birds to create our own poems. In Maths we have looked at addition, subtraction and rounding of 6 digit numbers. We have continued our journey or observational drawings in Art and look forward to using our watercolours. In Science we have made posters warning of the dangers of electricity in the home. We are now able to greet each other and introduce ourselves in Spanish! We began our music lessons with BYMT and look forward to mastering the violin by the end of the year. 

Week 2 7th - 11th September

This week the children have looked at the beautifully illustrated book "The Lost Words". We have focused on the poem Conker and rearranged it as a script for our performance. We have been thinking carefully about our characters and their gestures during our performances. In Maths we have focused on Place Value of 5 digit numbers. We have used our learning to order, compare and round numbers. We have also enjoyed our first session of P.E and Spanish this week and look forward to many more.   

First Week Back! 

We have been extremely excited to welcome everyone back to school. This week we spent time catching up with each other and getting accustomed to our new norm and we're pleased to say that the class have settled really well. 

We have looked at two beautifully illustrated books by Eva Eland - When Sadness Comes to Call and Where Happiness Begins, giving the children plenty of opportunity to discuss their thoughts and opinions as they have made their transition back into school life.