Term 1 Week 2

It has been another exciting week in Elm class, getting to know each other and different routines and expectations for a new year. 

In our Literacy we started reading Robinson Crusoe, a story about a man stranded on an island for 35 years. The children made some excellent predictions based on the blurb and front cover, and then ended the week by writing character descriptions of Robinson using adjectives and similes. 

In our Maths we have all be looking at place value. We have looked at how to partition and represent different numbers and how we can use this to find bigger numbers and understand the value of each digit in a number. 

In our geography we used maps to identify and name different island within Europe. This is the beginning of our learning all about the geography and features of islands around the world. In our Art we have been looking at the work of Damien Hirst. We ended the week with Mrs Ord helping the children to create some art work inspired by Hirst's dot series. Once they are dry we will add some pictures of our amazing learning. 

Please remember that in KS2 children are to come to school in their correct PE kit, and we will have PE every Tuesday afternoon. Children now have all their login details stuck into their reading records so they can access Spelling Shed, TT Rockstars and Fiction Express at home as part of their home learning. Please encourage children to write in their records when they have read, as this is monitored weekly and many children are forgetting to record regularly. 

We hope you have a wonderful weekend. 

Mr Saunders and Mrs Hendry.