Welcome to our weekly blog. The aim of this blog is to give you a brief outline of the learning that has been taking place in Literacy and Maths each week. Any questions, please feel free to chat with your child's class teacher after school.
Week ending 18/01/19
This week we have been looking at settings and how we use prepositional phrases and subordinate clauses to add more detail for the reader.
Understanding multiplying and dividing by 10 and 100 has been a real focus this week. We have been using manipulatives to explain our understanding and then have used this to help us multiply multiples of 10. We have used stem sentences to help us explain our thinking. Some example are: 35 is one tenth the size of 350.
350 is ten times the size of 35.
If I know 3 x 4 is 12 then I know 3 x 40 is ten times the size of 12
Week ending 11/01/19
We have begun looking a a stunning book called 'A River'. The children have been discussing the content and sharing their opinions on the text. They have written a short paragraph to justify their ideas about the text. They also wrote a setting description independently, focusing on powerful adjectives.
We have been consolidating our understanding of multiplication and division through images and stories. We have been learning how to use stem sentences to describe images which show multiplication and division.