Our topic this term is:
While children are still applying their phonic knowledge when reading and writing, there is now a greater emphasis on the teaching of Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar. Children will continue to develop their understanding of common exception words and alternative spelling patterns, whilst also learning how to use basic punctuation (including commas, question marks and apostrophes) and write grammatically correct sentences.
In English lessons, children have been learning the story structure of Mrs Armitage on Wheels, a story written and illustrated by Quentin Blake. They have been practising retelling the story verbally, using actions to support their understanding of the story structure. Children then innovated the original story, changing details to make their own imaginative versions. Children will also be focusing on non-fiction texts, and will be producing a newspaper report relating to the problems encountered by Mrs Armitage.
In Maths lessons, children are developing their understanding of addition and subtraction. They are developing their understanding of different strategies to support their calculations, including mental partitioning, pictorial representations, hundred squares and number lines. Children are continuing to practise the fast recall of multiplication and division facts for the 10, 5 and 2 times tables.
In topic lessons, children have been designing new vehicles for Mrs Armitage. They will be making the vehicles and testing their suitability. Children have also been learning about how transport has changed throughout history. They will be looking at modern transport and the effects that they have on the environment.
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