Entries by Margaret Joyce

Friday 21st January 2022

The children have worked very hard this week on their learning. In Maths this week, the focus has been on working on mental strategies to support addition, before we begin our work on formal addition. The work has continued in English, on our mystery and suspense unit, with the focus on The Watertower. The children […]

Spring 1, Week 3

This week we revisited ordering and comparing numbers, using number lines and  > < and  symbols. We discussed why certain numbers could or could not to placed in certain places, using mathematical language. We also used equipment to prove our answers. In English, we have continued creating where, when, how, what and why questions to […]

Year 6 – 21/01/22

On Wednesday, as part of our RE topic about God being with us in the world today, we went searching for God in Darkes Lane. We found him in the memorial garden next to the station, in the buds of new life coming through on the trees, the lady in Sainsburys who smiled and waved […]

Friday, 21st January 2022

The children in Year 4 had yet another busy week. In English, they used role play to get into character and based on well-known Roman myths, such as the story of Diana and Orion or Aeneas and Jupiter, wrote diary entries and descriptive paragraphs using figurative language (metaphors, personification and similes). In Maths, the class […]

Week 3

This week we began subtracting in Maths. We discussed how subtraction is not commutative like addition. The children practised taking away a multiple 10 from a 2-digit number using Dienes and drawing pictures. Then they took away a 2-digit number from a 3-digit number without regrouping. In English, we have continued reading the book The […]

Friday 14th January 2022

Friday 14th January 2022 Year five have had a busy week with their learning. The children started a new piece of work on mystery and suspense writing. They have been reading and analysing a book called The Watertower by Gary Crew. The children have greatly enjoyed reading the story alongside the visual images that accompany […]

Year 6 – 14/01/22

This week has flown by in Year 6! In Maths, we have been familiarising ourselves with the vocabulary multiple, factor, prime, square and product. The children learnt how to find common factors and common multiples, which has prepared them for beginning fraction learning next week. In RE, the children wrote beautiful poems about where they see and notice […]

Week 2

We have had a busy and an exciting week! The highlight of our week was going swimming. The children were excited to get on the coach. At the swimming pool, the children were quickly put into groups. In PE the children learnt a dance called Pat a Cake Polka. They were fantastic! Then they taught […]

Spring 1 Week 2

This week has gone very quickly! In Religion we have discussed where we see God in the world around us; answers included creation, our friends, family and our school community. We have started a non fiction unit in English all about sharks! Creating our own what, where, when, how and why questions, that we are […]

Friday, 14th January 2022

The children in Year 4 had a busy first full week. In Writing, the class started a new unit of Roman Myths, where we looked at Roman Gods and Goddesses; acting them out, writing a school report about their often naughty behaviour and composing free form poetry to depict their beauty. In Maths, we looked […]