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Year 1

In Maths this week we have been learning about multiplication.
We have enjoyed reading the story about “Bernard” in English.
We had lots of fun in the sunshine when we visited Nowton Park to investigate plants as part of our Science topic.
In Art we have been learning how to weave and are we very pleased with the results.

Year 2

In English, we wrote a newspaper report about the events at Kranky’s farm from the story ‘George’s Marvellous Medicine’. The children chose a title focusing on one aspect of the story. We have budding journalists in our midst!
Doubling and halving numbers was the focus in Maths this week. Using our knowledge of number bonds to 10 and 20 the children were able to double numbers from 50 upwards. Halving proved to be a little trickier!
All the children did a fantastic job in producing a fact file in Geography. Their fact file was on an animal from Australia. The animals ranged from koala bears to a quokka. The children included information on habitats, appearance and any other interesting facts. They really responded to the challenge of independent learning. They all enjoyed sharing their information and writing up the facts in their books. Our adventure through Australia continues next week with postcard writing and Aboriginal style printing.


Year 3

In year 3 this week we have continued learning about different methods to subtract and we have moved on to money and finding the change. In English we discussed advertising and what makes a good advert. We designed a new product for Willie Wonka and designed our own advert, including all of the important information. We also learnt about contractions and played a matching game.

In History we learnt about Motte and Bailey castles and the advantages and disadvantages of building this type of castle. We also made our own Motte and Bailey castle in the classroom. In Art we continued with our plant montage which will be displayed in the Pre Prep corridor.

In Science we looked at the 7 processes of living things and made colourful leaflets detailing MRS GREN.