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In maths, Year 1 have been learning how to subtract by partitioning. We have discussed the range of vocabulary associated with the subtraction symbol, we have been introduced to bar models and also continued to become more confident with using part-whole models. Independently, we chose a part-whole model card and created subtraction number sentences to …

In Skylarks, we have been looking at different animal poems. We have discussed the 3 important R’s: rhyme, rhythm and repetition. The children were introduced to a poem called Here a Bear, There a Bear and learnt to read it in small groups. Once they had practised learning it, they worked in their groups to …

This week is National Storytelling Week. To help celebrate this, the School Council have hosted a storytelling competition. Those who wanted to enter needed to write a story (true or made up) and hand it in to their class councillor. On Friday, the councillors got together to choose a selection of their favourite stories. These …

Today saw the big finale… the moment that Skylarks class got to enjoy their wonderful small world areas that they worked hard to create. The children thought carefully about which vehicles should appear in each area of their mat (rail, road, air and sea transport) and had great fun interacting with their creations. What a …

Today is Penguin Awareness Day – a time to celebrate our black and white feathered friends! In Skylarks class, we have learnt new facts about penguins and learnt how we can protect penguins. We finished off our learning with drawing our very own penguins! Test us on our penguin facts at home!

Today, Year 2 have been learning methods to subtract when crossing 10. For their activity, they had to choose a subtraction problem, build it on the tens frame and represent it on a number line. Well done, Year 2!

KS1 Green Car Cross Code Road Safety Visit | 19 Jan 2023

This week, we had ZenAuto into school to teach children in KS1 about the Green Car Cross Code. The session focused on road safety and how the ‘Stop, Look and Listen’ message can be applied to electric vehicles which are much quieter than petrol or diesel methods of transport.The children learnt to: Stop, look and …

Today, the children explored addition practically. Using pictorial representations, the children identified the parts and the whole and were able to show this in tens frames and part whole models. The children impressed us with their independence and understanding of number. Well done, Year 1!

In maths, Year 1 have been practising number bonds. They completed part-whole models, identifying different ways the whole can be made using their knowledge of number bonds. For example, 5: 0 + 5, 1 + 4, 2 + 3, 4 +1, 5 + 0. They then were challenged to an activity, matching the number bonds …

In today’s science lesson, we compared the suitability of different everyday materials. Each group were given a description of an object and they had to work together to decide which material would be the most suitable to use. Each group explained their reasoning to the rest of the class, including mentioning the properties that the …
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