What a busy start to the year 😁
We have been concentrating on getting our basics of number and place value under our hats.
To do this we have used place value counters, base ten and pictures to partition numbers into Thousands, hundreds, tens and ones and a lot of us could do it in different ways.
We have also focused on adding 1,10,100 and 1000, placed numbers on number lines, played place value games, practised problem solving and the year 4s have started rounding to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000.
In English, we have been reading the owl who was afraid of the dark and we wrote our own short recount of Plop the owl meeting someone to tell him the dark was ok. We looked at videos of fireworks from above, stars in the sky over a time lapse and animals creeping out at night.
We are now focusing on reports on predators. We are looking at a report in polar bears and have just started our picture text map as a class. We have also written a cold write on either a shark or a lion and will practice our writing on these to improve our sentences, grammar and punctuation.
We are loving our topic Predator.
We have found out about predator features, habitats and food chains. We have also looked at maps and human and physical features in our town and the seaside.
We have just finished making our Ultimate Predator using the computers and have excelled at our IT knowledge!
Watch this space for photos....
As well as looking at food chains, we have investigated the parts of a flowering plant using lilies and learnt about the parts a bee collects pollen from and how this helps the plant produce more seeds.
We are now looking at the skeleton and how this helps support, move and protect our body. We compared our skeleton to a bird.
Wow and we've not done yet...
We are focusing on keeping safe this half term.
We have looked at the school rules: Ready, Safe, Respectful and how these help us to stay safe and help our learning. We are now concentrating on managing our distractions and how we learn best.
We have also looked at physical risks and protecting our bodies when doing jobs or riding bikes.
The children looked at scenarios such as, if they got lost or a stranger at the park asked them to help them look for a dog, or a car pulls up and asks you for directions.
We spoke about always telling an adult this has happened and who to turn to for help and how to ask for help.
All year we have a full concentration on times tables and dividing
The government expectation is by the end of year 4, children should be able to recall all the times tables from 1x12 - 12x12.
Times table hats on and let's learn them!
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On Youtube there are some great times table songs to get into our heads.
Why not sing a long at home?
Year 2 expectations:
2 x table - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUIB-dZRCiA
5 x table - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCjt1dbhvWU
10 x table - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1QXT3HjG7pg
Year 3 expectations:
3x table- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzVyBQ5uTbo
4 x table - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBmSshEDVnQ
8 x table - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjPjks1R6Ng
Year 4 expectations:
6 x table - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PftnJV7W2Rw
7 x table - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9zRRqOwIWQ
9 x table - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3C1z4avyTPY
11 x table - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvHO1qjguUY
12 x table - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2vfUOmMxfg
A great game to play to increase speed of number bonds, halves, doubles and times tables is
Hit the Button - follow the link (ctrl and click) to play at home: TopMarks
Have you seen the Kids’ Zone? Play games and visit some cool websites. You can vote for your favourites.