Sycamore Learning Blog: Autumn 1, Week 3

By Mr Hall on Friday, September 21, 2018 in News. No Comments

Hello everyone and welcome to another Sycamore Learning Blog! The weeks are flying by already. Read on to find out what we’ve been up to this week…

In English, we have continued reading our mysterious story. The children have been hooked on every word and can’t wait to find out what happens next! We wrote a note to the princess to tell her if we thought she had made a good decision or not. The next day, we did some drama, pretending like we were climbing up the vast, glass mountain and then wrote a diary entry about our experiences. Then on Friday we brought our precious objects to school, just like how the Princess had her special objects in the story. Thank you parents and carers for helping us – the children really enjoyed the lesson and did some super writing as well!

In Maths, we have been comparing objects and numbers this week, using the inequality symbols < > and =. The children reasoned and solved problems in lots of different ways, as well as ordering numbers based on their properties. On Friday, we explored counting in 2s – forwards, backwards and from different numbers, discussing what an even number is and trying to solve some very tricky problems. Keep practicing at home!

In History this week, we have been learning more about William the Conqueror. Last week we learned that he became King after the Battle of Hastings in 1066, so we decided to find out why he was so important. In Computing, we began to look at coding and were introduced to algorithms – I have set a homework activity on Purple Mash if you want to check it out over the weekend. And in Music, we continued to explore South African music, with our new song being ‘The Lion Sleeps Tonight’, which became an instant class favourite!

Just a few quick notes for parents. We are going to Tamworth Castle for our school trip next Wednesday, 26th September. The children can come to school at the normal time, and will be back (weather/traffic permitting!) to dismiss at the normal time. The children can wear their own clothes, but must please wear their school jumpers to help identify them, a sensible pair of shoes to walk around the castle, and a waterproof coat. They may also need a small bag if they are bringing a packed lunch. If you have any questions beforehand, please let me know!

Thank you for reading this week, enjoy the weekend and I will see you on Monday!

Mr Hall 🙂

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