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Museum of Army Flying

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We cannot believe it is week 3 already! We have packed so much in, including a trip to The Museum of Army Flying which we loved. We had a really busy day!

We went by coach to the Museum which I think was the most exciting part for some of us. We then made paper aeroplanes and helicopter propellers as well as colouring different army aircraft. After this we looked around a 1940s house which was small and there was no TV! Then we got to look around the museum, there were so many different kinds of aircraft to look at, touch and even climb into. The flying car was funny, it had really long propellers and not sure it would really be very safe on the road. After lunch we dressed up in different uniforms, all of them were for different pilots and purposes, we even got to practice our air traffic control techniques (This was funny!). Finally we all went on a hunt for teddy bears around the museum, this meant we got to see lots of things we didn’t see before. It was a great day and we wrote some lovely recounts about it, even completing our own editing. Miss Wood is super proud and we will share them with you once our display is done and we can take pictures.

We are now focusing on the author Anthony Browne and are going to write our own stories based on his book ‘The night shimmy’.

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Welcome back

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Sorry about our lack of blogs but as you can imagine the run up to Christmas was just a little manic, we were very busy with the Nativity as well as Christmas lunches, sales, crafts and fun. We all had a great break and hope you did too.

We have come back to school and got straight on with our learning, last week we looked at multiplication in maths and focused on punctuation and tenses in our English work. Miss Wood is hoping we are all set to write some amazing recounts about our trip the Army flying museum and following that some brilliant stories in the style of Author Anthony Browne (We will let you know how we get on.).

Our topic this term is up, up and away, and we have not held back with getting stuck in. We are looking at different transport through history and focusing on aeroplanes and flight, as well as everyday materials in science and why we use the materials we do for specific jobs. Although this term is short, we have lots to fit in so hope you will help us with our homework and you can keep up to date on here.

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Cooking chocolate kisses.

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The Nativity is well under way now, we hope you love it as much as we are enjoying rehearsing it. Miss Brewer has been great preparing all our dances and Mr Taylor has adapted our script to perfection.

We are now starting instructions in English we are focusing on imperative (bossy) verbs, commas and apostrophes. We have been looking at different recipes and comparing their difficulty, what makes them difficult and how they could be followed. We tested a recipe out and made chocolate kisses today, they were super yummy! Miss Wood says she will attach the recipe and then we could make them with you at home.

In maths we have been adding and subtracting single digit numbers to two digit numbers crossing 10, this has been tricky but we have used bead strings to help us and most of us seem to be able to do this now. We are having a quick look at shape before we head back to addition and subtracting for the end of term. We discussed how many sides pentagons, hexagons and Octagons have, so please ask me to draw you one.

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Week 2

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Well our second week back at school has flown by and we are beginning to look towards Christmas with the Teachers thinking about the Nativity. Letters about parts and costumes will be out about this soon to ensure you all have plenty of time to help us look the part!

In English this week we have been listening to Oral stories and using our imaginations to think of the pictures that would go with the story. Then we thought about our own stories and have started to write them, we are beginning to extend our sentences to add description.

Maths has been hard this week as we are halving and doubling which is ok to 10, but after that some of us find it really tricky. We have been folding lots of paper and drawing shapes as well as using numbers to help us, we are getting there Miss Wood thinks.

Science involved us being active this week as we discussed exercise and how it helps keep us fit and healthy. We looked at how much exercise we should be doing as well as different forms of exercise. We even had a go at a little yoga!

In history we are looking at toys and this week we started to look at toys from the past and how they compare to our toys now. It would be really handy if you would show us your toys, or the toys your parents would have played with.

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We are back....

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Our first week back has been busy, with Halloween and now Bonfire night! We made pumpkins on our first day back, which we hope you liked and were hung up ready for the trick or treaters. We also wrote targets we would like to achieve by Christmas to go on our Aspiration tree.

Our topic this term is Once upon a time, so we are looking at Imaginary stories in English. We have started reading a story called ‘The bear and the piano’ by David Litchfield. It has a lovely storyline and is full of beautiful illustrations, we have created some great story maps to re-tell the story.

Maths has been hard we have looked at clockwise and anti-clockwise and ¼ turns and now we are starting to look at multiplication as well as odd and even numbers. Although it sounds hard we have really impressed Miss Wood and taken it all in our stride.

In history we are now discussing and researching toys, old and new! We looked at toys from the past and toys we play with now, discussing the differences, what they were made of and how they look different. We then drew and labelled our very own favourite toy and wrote why we liked it so much. Surprisingly most of us chose an I-pad or a games console as our favourite!

Enjoy the fireworks this weekend!

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