This Week's Learning

Nursery: Have continued with their settling in period this week. The children have been working on their listening and attention skills and building relations with their peers.
Reception:In Maths this week we have been singing lots of songs involving numbers. The children have been representing numbers using their fingers. In Literacy we have been singing along to the Jolly Phonics songs, to embed the actions and songs prior to starting our phonics lessons next week. We have also been listening to lots of different story books to promote our listening and attention skills. .
Year 1: In English this week we have looked at key events within ‘Broken’ and also identified the emotions of different characters and the reasons why. In Maths this week our focus has been on counting. We have been learning to count forwards and backwards to 20 and representing numbers in a range of ways.
Year 2: Our English learning has been continuing on from our work last week on the animation ‘Broken’ children have written a diary entry in character as Rock. We spent time exploring different diary entries and picking out vocabulary that we wanted to use in our own writing. In Maths we have been learning about tens and ones and how to make a 2-digit number. Moving on from this we have started to look at partitioning and how we can write this as a number sentence. .
Year 3: This week in English we have continued to explore the characters within our focus animation, ‘Broken’. We have focussed specifically on Scissors, and the reasons behind his action of injuring Paper. Through debates, we built up our vocabulary in preparation for writing an apology letter to Paper from Scissors. In Maths, we have been applying our knowledge of place value to help us solve problems, including how to find 10 more and 10 less, or 100 more and 100 less of a number.
Year 4: This week in Literacy we have continued to explore the feelings and motivations of Rock, who is one of the characters within the animation, ‘Broken’. We have used Drama to understand how and why his emotions changed throughout the story. We are also looking at describing the setting of the animation in preparation for retelling the story from Rock’s perspective next week. In Maths, we are using our knowledge of place value to order 3 and 4 digit numbers and round them to the nearest 10, 100 or 1000.
Year 5: In English this week we have been focusing on the character of Rock from the Broken rock, paper, scissors animation. We have been getting into the voice of the character and writing descriptive sentences using a range of language features. In Maths we have been practicing our written methods for addition and subtraction and seeing if we can spot the mistakes of others.
Year 6: In English we have continued to use the animation ‘Broken’ to develop our use of imagery and suspenseful language. These skills have been further developed through our reading of ‘The Graveyard Book’, which is a tense, dark and mysterious novel. In Maths we have been developing our mental and written addition and subtraction skills, before applying them to problem solving. We are continuing to learn about light in Science, the causes of WWI in History, and the composition in Art.
Sycamore Class: