This Week’s Learning – w/c 11.02.19

Topic

This week we dived into a world of fairy tales and read the exciting story of Rapunzel! First we listened to the story. Next, we sequenced pictures and came up with actions to help us remember the order of the story. We looked at some of features of the story such as the ‘problem’ and the ‘resolution’. Then we took a special look at the characters. This week we have had a particular focus on heroes and villains in fairy tales. We discussed the certain traits that the hero’s and villain’s have in Rapunzel and then we came up with adjectives to describe what we think other hero and villains might look like. After that, we created wanted posters for those nasty villains and wrote descriptions to help capture them. Then we wrote descriptions of the hero’s that captured the villains. Finally, we reflected over our fantastic topic of ‘Castles and Dragons’ this half term. We discussed what our favourite parts were and what we have learnt.

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Health and Wellbeing – Spring 1 Focus

This half term our Health and Wellbeing  focus was valuing difference, respecting others and being inclusive. This is from the social strand of Health and Wellbeing.

Knowledge we have gained:

We learnt about different types of relationships, making and maintaining friendships, diversity and equality, developing our social skills and conflict resolution.

We have been learning the following skills:

  • To talk respectfully about the differences between people.
  • To recognise our similarities with other people.
  • To share our opinions through discussion.
  • To think of ways to negotiate with our friends in the playground.

Reflections:

Aidan: ‘I always share with my friends because that is fair.’

Naisha: ‘I let someone new join in my game because they used kind words.

Emmi : ‘It is great that we are all different.’ 

Key Vocabulary that we have learned and used: Friends, social, skills, kind, helpful, share,  play, ask, join in, game, take turns, fair, unfair, sharing,  cooperating, fairness, rules, well done, congratulations, teamwork, communicate, kindness, compliment, different, opinion.

Class Teacher Awards – W/c 08.02.19

Well done to the following children who were chosen to receive a class teacher or year group leader award for demonstrating one of the Avenue Values in their classes.

Ants: Teddy and Lakshman

Crickets: Pari and Himaya

Grasshoppers: Linchen and Saanvi

Ladybirds: Emily-May and Morishwar

Below is a reminder of our Avenue Values.

Resilience.

Pride in achievements and self confidence.                         

 Building relationships and team work.

Perseverance.

Mutual respect and tolerance.

This Week’s Learning – W/c 04/02/19

Topic

This week we became authors with a focus on writing a story based on George and the Dragon by Christopher Wormell. We began by investigating sentences within our grammar lesson, discovering that sentences are made up of lots of different types of words: verbs (action words e.g. run, swim, play) and nouns (people, places and things). We used our knowledge to unscramble some words to write sentences and were even able to add some adjectives (describing words e.e. beautiful) to improve our sentences. Following this, we planned our characters and setting for our stories. This led on to planning our stories, which required us to envisage our beginning, middle and end, as well as the story language such as ‘once upon a time’ and ‘all of a sudden’, and adjectives, we wanted to use. Finally, we enjoyed becoming authors and writing our own stories at the end of week. We are very proud of our stories and the beautiful pictures we drew to accompany them.

Maths

This week in our maths lessons we focused on the number bonds to 20. We know that the number bonds to 20 are two numbers that add together to make 20. We began the week by reminding ourselves of the number bonds to 10 (e.g. 9+1 and 6+4) which enabled us to recognise patterns between the number bonds to 10 and to 20. For example, we noticed that 7+3=10 and 17+3=20 and 2+8=10 and 12+8=20, which allowed us to use our number bonds to 10 to help us recall the number bonds to 20. Following on from this, we used our counters to represent cars in a car park and solved questions such as “If 12 blue cars have parked in a car park, how many green cars will need to park until the car park is full (with 20 cars)?”, using our blue counters to represent the blue cars and counting on with the green counters, we determined the number bonds to 20. We then drew dots and crosses to represent the two coloured cars, having moved on from using practical resources, to drawing. Finally, we used our number bond knowledge to solve missing number problems such as 17 + ( ) = 20.

Help for the Battersea Park Trip

We are looking for three kind parent helpers to accompany the Ladybird class on the 26th of March to the Battersea Park Children’s Zoo.

Please speak to Miss Dancerelle or a member of staff on morning gate duty, if you would like to volunteer.

Thank you to all other parents who have volunteered so far – all other classes now have their volunteers. There will be more information about the trip for parent helpers, after the February half-term holiday.

Thank you

Safer Internet Day 2019

Earlier this week, as a school we celebrated ‘Safer Internet Day’. Safer Internet Day is celebrated globally in February each year to ‘promote the safe and positive use of digital technology for children and young people and inspire a national conversation’. The theme this year is ‘Together for a better internet’. In the UK the campaign particularly ‘empowers young people to take control of their digital lives’. To celebrate we discussed what we like to do online before listening to a story and deciding what would be the best things to do. Each child has also been provided with ‘Digital Parenting’ leaflet.

Class Teacher Awards – w/c 28th January 2019

Well done to the following children who were chosen to receive a class teacher or year group leader award for demonstrating one of the Avenue Values in their classes.

Ants: Billie and Rory

Crickets: Yavuz and Matthew

Grasshoppers: Anaya and Fejiro

Ladybirds: Michael and Lyra

Below is a reminder of our Avenue Values.

Resilience.

Pride in achievements and self confidence.                         

 Building relationships and team work.

Perseverance.

Mutual respect and tolerance.

This Week’s Learning – w/c 28th January 2019

Topic

We had such fun during our topic lessons this week! We have learnt so much about castles – such as parts of the castle and people who used to live in them. We used all this information to help us build our very own castles! We started by designing out castles, thinking about what we wanted them to look like, what parts we were going to include on our castles and the colour them. We even thought carefully about the equipment we were going to need to use to help us make it. We then had the best time making our castles! We used lots of boxes and other materials to make the different parts and we had to use lots and lots of masking tape to stick all the parts together. After this, we got to use paint to make it look just like a real castle. They all looked fantastic! We evaluated our castles afterwards too, thinking about all the things we loved about them and things we would change if we got to make them again. We ended our week by reading ‘George and the Dragon’ and retelling the story through role play. We thought really carefully about the story language and all the adjectives we could hear in this story.

Maths

This week in our maths lesson we were learning how to read and solve addition and subtraction word problems. We started with addition word problems and looking at all the key words we will find in them, like ‘altogether’ and ‘total’. We underlined the words and the numbers in the word problem and then we used our tens frames and counters to help us find the answer. We had lots of time practising this so we all understood how to recognise an addition word problem. Next, we did the same but with subtraction word problems. This time we were looking for words like ‘left’ to tell us we needed to take away. We ended our week by recapping our number bonds to 10 using numicon, we were very confident! This will help us when we learn our number bonds to 20 next week.