Another busy week this week!
In English, we had fun using a variety of Talk for Writing strategies to help us recall a set of instructions. Talk for Writing, developed by Pie Corbett, supported by Julia Strong, enables children to imitate the language they need for a particular topic orally before reading and analysing it and then writing their own versions. At the start of the week, we used actions and games to help us learn and internalise a text called 'How to Feed your Pet Dragon'. Towards the end of the week, we used strategies, such as text mapping, to support our retelling of the text. Next week, we are going to use our knowledge of the text to help plan and write a set of instructions about our own dragons.
In Maths, we spent the week developing our understanding of how to count in multiples of 10, 100 and 1000. We used the dienes to support our learning, particularly when we were regrouping through hundreds (e.g. 209 - 10). At the end of the week, we used this knowledge to locate patterns on a hundreds square and thousands square. The most difficult part was explaining what we had found using vocabulary such as digits, multiplies, ones, tens, hundreds etc.
At the start of the week, we had a visit from Mrs Rook's chickens! Mrs Rook is a Year 5 TA, who over the years has raised chickens, and very kindly brings them in to meet the children. We learnt lots of information about them and we were very excited to find out that they laid two eggs later in the week!
On Tuesday, we had a our first R time session. The aim of these weekly sessions are to encourage the children to build and enhance relationships with their peers. Have a look at the pictures to see us drawing weird and wonderful robots!