Welcome to Snowdrop Class!
This week in English, the children have been writing their own explanation texts about a mythical creature. Today we completed them so visited the woods to share our stories with each other. The children had a wonderful time and had written some fantastic pieces.
This week in Topic, the children have been looking at how to plan a trip. They have worked with a budget and conducted research on their chosen location using the internet and holiday brochures. The children in Snowdrop have shown excellent collaboration and resilience throughout and will be presenting their holiday to the class next week.
This week the children in Snowdrop have continued to gain in confidence when multiplying and dividing and have improved their use of the formal written method. In English this week, we have continued to look at fairy tales. This week our focus has been on 'Rumpelstiltskin' and the class have started to plan and write their own alternative version.
Our Art topic this half term is 'pastels'. The class are enjoying experimenting with a different medium and looking at Henri Rousseau's pastel work. This week we practiced blending and creating new effects using the pastels.
In English this week we are looking at performance poetry. The children are learning the poem 'Chocolate Cake' by Michael Rossen, and are beginning to put to together their own actions and voices ready to perform the poem in their groups on Monday.
This week in Maths the children have been learning about capacity. They have been interpreting scales and measuring out water. The children had a great time yesterday completing the challenges.
This week in Maths the children are looking at money and how to calculate change. We are looking at different amounts and using different methods to solve the questions.
In English this week we are continuing from last week by looking at mystery stories. The children have written their own and are working on developing their sentence structures.
Wednesday 13th April
I hope everyone has had a fun and relaxing Easter!
Our new Topic for this half term is Mexico - Thank you to all the children and parents who helped in creating some lovely homework on Mexico. The information found has been presented in some brilliant and creative ways.
This week in English we have started learning about persuasive texts. We will be looking at a variety of techniques and building up to creating our own persuasive letter.
In maths we will be looking at multiplication and division for the rest of the week and next.
Thursday 25th February
Today in Topic the children were introduced to their new topic for the half term - Ancient Egypt. We began by learning about the Ancient Egyptians beliefs and so today learnt about mummification.The class completed some excellent writing introducing our Topic. We ended the lesson with a competition on who could create a mummy the fastest!
Tuesday 19th January
In maths this week we have returned to looking at fractions. We will be focusing on finding a fraction of an amount as well as beginning to look at equivalent fractions.
This week in English we have been looking at poetry. The children have edited a poem and performed it to the class so far. Later this week the children will be looking at some different poems and will begin to design their own poem using the vocabulary we have looked at over the last few weeks.
The children had a fantastic morning today as we were lucky enough to have a visit from Jeff Rich who was the drummer in Status Quo!
The children got a chance to play with a variety of instruments and hear some of his music live.
Tuesday 3rd November
This week in English Snowdrop class are learning an information text about "The Lowestoft Ridge-back Dragon". We have been putting actions to it order to remember its structure and vocabulary.
This week in Maths the children have been looking at different ways to solve multiplication questions. The children have been focusing on arrays with some progressing onto using the formal written method. Next week we will be continuing with multiplication but also be progressing onto division.
In English this week, we have been looking at poems, in particular we have been focusing on poems about emotions. The children have been using similes, metaphors, alliteration and personification in order to make their poems more descriptive.
Here are some examples of some of the techniques the children have been using:
Joy looks like a shimmering sun - Amelia.
Joy sounds as sweet as music - Levii
Disgust sounds like scratching nails - Lilia.
Fear is a pitch black night - Isaac
Joy sounds like laughing children - Emily
Happiness is a smile as big as a shark - Sonny
Sadness feels like a broken heart - Ethan
Joy sounds like a singing bird - Max
Sadness looks like tears as blue as the sea - Taylor
Tuesday 22nd September
This week the children are looking at measure in Maths, in particular length and height. Today the children have been estimating an objects length and then accurately measuring it in cm and mm. Later in the week we will move on to adding and subtracting lengths. In English we are looking at the features of instructions, and the type of language used.
Friday 11th of September
We have had another great week in Snowdrop class! In English the children have been learning the features of a play script and today wrote their own version of the Three Billy Goats Gruff. We will be continuing this into next week with the children progressing on to designing their own script. In maths the children have moved onto column subtraction and will be moving onto missing number problems next week.
The children have had a fabulous first few days back! In English we have started learning about this half term's significant author: Francesca Simon. The children have also been focusing on the use of inverted commas in dialogue and have impressed me with their attitude towards learning. In maths the children continue to further their skills in adding large numbers using the column method, we will be continuing this into next week.
I hope you all had a fun and relaxing summer and are looking forward to the new school year.