Building Bridges

As part of our 'Towers, Tunnels and Turrets' topic, we have been looking at bridges. We started by looking at bridges from around our local area using google maps. We played close attention to how we could identify that it was a bridge on the map, before switching to 'street view' to see a real…

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Properties of Shapes

Our maths objective this week is to identify properties of 3D and 2D shapes and be able to find lines of symmetry. To start off, we have been investigating some different shapes, reminding ourselves of the difference between 2d and 3d shapes, and working out how many sides and vertices 2D shapes…

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Black History Month

This week, we have had a Zoom call with Ifeoma Onyefulu who is a Nigerian children's author. She is best known for her picture books which feature her photographs of village life in Africa. Ifeoma told us some stories, including her book "A is for Africa". We were asked to join in by drawing some…

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Adding three 1- digit numbers

Today in maths, we were learning how to add three 1-digit numbers. One strategy we have learned is to first add the two smallest numbers together and then add the other number to the total. We did some practice at these questions as a class and then had a go at trying some ourselves on our…

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The Rosary

During collective worship this week, we have been looking at 'Our Lady' and The Rosary. We discussed who our lady is, and why she is so important. Then we started to learn the Hail Mary prayer together. Next, we had a look at The Rosary, which help us to reflect on the life of Jesus and Mary. Many…

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Moses

Over the last few weeks in RE, we have been looking at people we have been chosen by God. One person we learned about was Moses- who was chosen by God to free the people from Egypt. We have made some artwork, to show the moment when Moses parted the Red Sea to allow the people to escape. We were…

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Building a Castle

This week during Golden time, the girls decided they wanted to sit in the calm corner and build their own model of a castle. They identified some of the features of a castle including a moat, drawbridge and towers! It is great to see them taking such an interest in our topic!

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Adding to 20!

This week, we have been trying to improve our mental maths up to 20. We always remember to put the biggest number in our head, and then count forwards if we are adding, or backwards if we are subtracting. We have been doing really well at this, and even got on to using the bar model to help us…

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Number Bonds

This week in maths, we have been looking at number bonds. We refreshed our knowledge of number bonds to 10 and then applied this to help us learn our number bonds to 20. Once we were feeling confident, we started to look at doing some quick mental addition and subtraction up to 20.

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Daniel in the Lions Den

This week in RE, we have been learning the story of Daniel and the Lions. We talked about how Daniel had to be brave and trust God. We all did some amazing writing to retell the story of Daniel. Then we filled a lion's mane with tissue paper to remind us of the story- they looked really…

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Harvest

This week in collective worship, we were learning about Harvest. We spoke about what Harvest was and why harvest is a special time of year. We thought about how we are very lucky to be able to harvest food for us to eat and thought of how we can thank God. Then we discussed those that are less…

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Great Towers

As part of our topic, we are looking at great towers from around the world. We thought of some of the towers we know from our own city, such as the Hilton Hotel (Beetham Tower) which we can even see from school! Then we looked at some different famous towers from around the world. Some we…

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