History – Fire of London
Today we became archaeologists. We looked at sources from the past and decided whether or not they are useful for helping us understand more about the Fire of London. We decided that the following sources were useful: a leather water bucket, a map of London in 1666, a newspaper article and diary entry from the day the fire started. We then discussed what these sources might tell us about the Fire of London.
We have been learning about the main parts of a plant and their functions.
We have been working towards our badge 8 and 7 in Gymnastics. This week, we learnt the 4 steps for doing a handstand.
History – Fire of London
Today we learnt all about the Fire of London. We then worked in groups to reorder and retell the events as the fire spread.
DT – Food and Nutrition
In Design and Technology we have been learning all about where our food comes from. We then evaluated lots of different breads and fillings ready to design and make our own sandwich.
Children in Need
We loved taking part in the #Bigmorningmove to help raise money for Children in Need.
We have been naming common garden plants.
We have been learning all about why we celebrate Remembrance Day and why poppies are used to remind us of those who died. We then created our own poppy artwork to help us remember.
For our London’s Blogging morning, we toured around the city of London and decided which famous attraction we’d like to visit and why.
We then learnt about the common forms of transport in London, including the underground tube, buses and taxis. Children drew some fantastic red buses, just like the ones that transport people all around the capital city!
In Maths this week, we continued our addition and subtraction topic by looking at taking away. We used pictures to help us complete subtraction sentences in different ways. Many of us challenged ourselves to solve word problems using this skill and some of us wrote our own subtraction number stories.
This week in English, we have been reading ‘Wanted: The Perfect Pet’ by Fiona Roberton. We decided what our perfect pet would be and then wrote an advertisement for it, just like Henry did in the book.
This week in Geography, we recapped the names of the 4 countries of the UK and identified these on a map. We then used our knowledge and a map to help us name label the seas surrounding the UK.
This week, we started our new Plants topic by recognising and naming common plants.
In Art this week, we used our knowledge of different lines to help us draw houses from around the world. Take a look at our artwork below:
We have been looking at creation stories in RE this week. Children started by explaining how they think the world was created. We then learnt about the Christian and Sikh creation stories and compared them.
Worksop Bloggers Challenge
We were all very excited to open the magical box for the Worksop Bloggers challenge this week. Children inspected the various items in the box which included different potions, magic dust, a mysterious recipe and a witch’s cauldron. They then chose an object and predicted what they thought the it was used for. Take a look at our predictions on our class blog: http://robin2019.norbridgeblogs.net/
In Maths this week, we have continued to develop our addition skills. We have found number bonds to 10, compared number bonds, added numbers together and added more by counting on.
We have started working towards our grade 8 badge in Gymnastics.
Sherwood Forest Trip
Robin Hood Day!
In Geography, we have been learning about the countries of the UK, their flags and capital cities.
In English, we have been looking at rhyming poetry. We performed poems,completed rhyming strings and created out own poem as a class.
This week in English, our learning has been focused around the fairy tale of Little Red Riding Hood. We started the week by retelling the story through action so we knew it really well. We then practised using adjectives by describing the characters and setting and at the end of the week, tried to rewrite the fairy tale ourselves.
In Maths this week, we have extended our knowledge of place value in numbers up to 10. We have counted backwards, identified one more and one less and matched sets of objects to check if there are enough.
In our first Computing lesson, we learnt all about what technology is and how computers are used in everyday life.
We had a great first Gymnastics lesson!
We have had a very busy and exciting first week back at school!
We have started our 'place value to 10' unit. We have been sorting objects, counting forwards and representing objects in different ways.
In English, we have focused our writing on the book ‘Dear Zoo.’ We have been learning how to use adjectives and the word ‘and’ to connect our sentences. Take a look at some of our fantastic work below:
We had our first Geography lesson to begin our ‘Best of Britain’ topic. First, we looked at different types of maps and talked about what they’re used for. We then created our own map of the school site for another child to follow.
We have been mixing primary colours.