What are we learning WB 18/04/16?

Literacy- consolidating our knowledge of compound words, using adjectives and similes to describe a setting, and retelling a familiar story.

Numeracy- consolidating our knowledge that 1000ml =1 litre and 1000grams= 1kg (and other similar comparisions, e.g. 1/2 litre), being able to read scales on jugs and weighing scales and solving practical investigations into capacity. 

IPC- drawing sketches of our favourite digital game characters, using ‘scratch’ to begin simple programming. 

Oxford Reading Tree project

The children have all completed their own ‘Magic Key’ stories and they are now in the post on the way to England for the competition. I wonder if one of the talented Year Two children will be crown a grand winner?

Before sending their stories to the Oxford Reading Tree headquarters, the children got the chance to buddy read their stories to Year Four (as they are also entering the competition). They also went into the other classes to read their stories aloud. 

I was so proud of all the children! They all did an ansolutely amazing job.

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Reading our exciting stories

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Reading our books to Nursery class

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Paired reading our competition book

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Fun maths!

Over the past two weeks we have had a fun time carrying out lots of practical investigations in Numeracy. Last week we developed our mass skills by weighing out ingredients in gms and kgs. We used the ingredients to make lots of tasty treats.

Is it exactly 200 grams?

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Weighing

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Weighing our ingredients

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This week we have been developing our capacity skills. As a group we designed different 3d containers. We tested them to see which ones held the most. 

Making containers for a capacity investigation

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Testing the capacity

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We also tested lots of household containers (washing up liquid bottle, yoghurt pot, cup etc) to see how many ml of water each one held.

Capacity

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Capacity

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Capacity

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Mrs Hagenaars is now known as the mop lady after having to mop up all the spills!

Learning Objectives- 11/04/16

Literacy- to be able to make predictions about the text we are reading, to read aloud with increasing pace and fluency, to story map a plot, to describe characters and to express views during a conscience alley role play.

  
Numeracy- to carry out practical investigations into capacity, to recognise 1/4 l as 250mls, 1/2 l as 500ml, 3/4 l as 750ml and 1l as 1000ml, to order containers by their capacity and to design their own container totest capacity.

IPC-to develop our understanding of the term’digital gamers’, to thoughtstorm our ideas about digital gamers, to research a popular digital game-eg. Minecraft, to work with a partner to show them how to use an unknown game.

  

IPC trip to Schiphol airport

On Friday we visited Schiphol airport for our exit point for our , ‘runways to the world’ unit of work. It was a fantastic trip where we got to see the hidden parts of Schiphol airport, like the fire station, snow plough station and control tower, great fun!

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Flying off to a tropical location!

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What are we learning this week? WB 04-04-16

Literacy-we will be making castle booklets, story mapping ideas and developing our understanding of descriptive language (similes and adjectives).

Numeracy- we will be making block graphs with varying scales, reading scales (grams and kilograms), we will be ordering weights and solving word problems to do with weight.

IPC- we will be brainstorming what a digital game is, designing game characters, exploring digital games (age appropriate) and exploring digital gaming devices.