Welcome to another Beech Learning Blog! The children have been showing some wonderful learning this week. Read on to find out what we’ve been up to!
In English this week, we have continued to read our mysterious orange book about a man called Pattan and a very large pumpkin. Excitingly, we got to taste some real pumpkin soup, which inspired us to write our own poetry in the style of Jack Prelutsky’s ‘Spaghetti, Spaghetti!’ We also acted in role as Pattan, and wrote some brilliant letters, suggesting how he could save his animals and plants from an impending flood. We even managed to fit in some freeze frame drama work to help us write some exciting sentences with verbs. I wonder how the story will end…
In Maths, we have continued to look at applying our number skills to addition by using a number line. First came the tricky part – drawing the number line and the jumps the correct size! After we had done that, we were looking at adding single digit numbers to 2-digit numbers (e.g. 16 + 7). See if you can have a go at doing some of your own at home . Next week, we will look at how our partitioning skills can help us to make larger jumps, and apply the concept to subtraction.
In Science this week, we continued our learning about plants by exploring the life cycle of a sunflower. In Art, we excitedly began this half term’s project of creating clay poppies, along with a variety of drawing, cutting, sticking and making activities.
Finally we ended the week on a spotty theme. Thank you to all those who sent in donations to Children in Need. Check out Sumdog activities that have been set and don’t forget to try one of the homework activities in your homework books.
I’m hoping my voice will be back to normal by Monday!
Ms Mountjoy xx
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