Sycamore Learning Blog: Autumn 1, Week 6

By Mr Hall on Friday, October 12, 2018 in News. No Comments

Hello everyone and welcome to another Sycamore Learning Blog! The weeks continue to fly by – this week we’ve gone from glorious sunshine to pouring rain! Read on to find out what we’ve been up to this week.

In English, we designed a leaflet for the imaginary Bournville Castle and filled it with everything we wanted in a castle and more. The children learned more about statement and command sentences, including using commands to persuade people to visit. The finished leaflets look lovely decorating the classroom!

In Maths, we have been continuing to practice our number bonds to 10 and 20, and extending ourselves by learning bonds to 100. Towards the end of the week, we have been looking at how to find 10 more and 10 less than any number, as well as adding and subtracting multiples of 10 e.g. 34 + 20, 65 – 30. I have set some Sumdog homework for the next week which will continue to practice our skills of counting in 2s, 5s, 10s and 3s.

In Geography this week, we learned about why castles were built in certain places, and discussed where we thought might be best if we were building our own castles. In Computing, we did some more work on debugging programs, before writing our own using Purple Mash. In Music, we completed our unit of work on South African music, with the children singing, playing instruments, improvising and composing to the song ‘Hands, Feet, Heart’. In RE, we learned about the story of Cain and Abel from The Bible, and what it teaches us about the behaviour choices we make. And in Jigsaw, we completed our Learning Charter all about the Rights, Responsibilities, Rewards and Consequences we all have in our classroom and school.

Just a couple of notes for parents this week. Firstly, we will be testing and issuing new spellings in reading diaries by the end of next week. And secondly, invitations have been sent out to the children who will be receiving a certificate in next week’s Celebration Assembly on Thursday 18th October. If your child wants to bring in a certificate, medal or trophy from outside school to show they are more than welcome!

Thank you for reading the blog. Have a lovely weekend, and see you all on Monday.

Mr Hall 🙂

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