18th November 2019

English

This week in English we have continued to look at and create our own made up animals! The children have not only been describing them using adjectives and similes this week but also thinking about where they live, how they move and what they sound like. The children will be writing a character description of their animal as part of their independent writing this week.

Maths

In Mrs Ellis’s maths this week we have been looking at money. We have recapped the different coins and notes and have bee doing lots of activities including…

  • matching coins to the amounts
  • playing shops
  • creating an amount using different coins 
  • playing shops
  • counting in multiplies of 2, 5 and 10

As part of your home learning it would be great if your children could play with real money. Can they make 37p using a range of different coins? You could also ask them worded questions such as…If I go the shop with 50p and spend 26p, how much change will I get? What coins could I get? OR If I buy a pencil for 35p and a rubber for 19p, how much will it cost altogether? What coins could I use to pay for this?

 

In Mrs Prophet’s maths they have been using a range of resources such as Numicon and base ten to add single digits to a 2 digit number. As part of their home learning it would be great to get them to ‘count on’ in their heads. For example- put the number 18 in your head and count on 5. What number do you get to? 

 

Science

In science this week children will be learning about the food chain. What would happen if one animal from the food chain became extinct?

Saying Goodbye

Next week we say goodbye to Mrs Desborough. She has really enjoyed her time here at Garrick Green and we will really miss her! She is moving on to continue her teaching training in a year 5 class. We wish her the best of luck and look forward to her return in the summer term.

 

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Friday 22nd November – trip to Norwich Playhouse to see The Scarecrow’s Wedding

Friday 29th November – non-uniform for Plant a Tree

Friday 6th December – Christmas fair

Thursday 12th December – Christmas Carols 3-4pm (We have been busy rehearsing!)

Friday 13th December – Christmas Jumper day

Monday 16th December – Christmas dinner and Disco 330-5pm

Tuesday 17th December – 915-1130am Parent drop in

Wednesday 18th December – Last day of Autumn term!

Reception Blog 18.11.19

This week the story is The Christmas Show

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Christmas-Show-Rebecca-Patterson/dp/1447220196

It is all about the school nativity play which we started practising last week. We will also have The Christmas Story so the children hear the story of the first Christmas.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Christmas-Story-Usborne-Bible-Tales/dp/0746069863

The children will bring their lines home this week so please can you help your child to practise and learn their lines. They are learning more songs for our play at school too.

In maths we are looking at comparing groups and using the language of more/less and most/least. We are also looking at different ways to arrange a number e.g. 6 can be made from 2 + 2 + 2 or 3 lines of 2 (3 x 2). We will use the numicon to help. We sometimes line up objects to make this clear, here is an example:

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The number of the week is 8.

On Friday we have our trip to the playhouse theatre to see The Scarecrows Wedding https://www.amazon.co.uk/Scarecrows-Wedding-Julia-Donaldson/dp/1407144685 which the children area really looking forward to. Don’t forget to send in a packed lunch from home if you haven’t ordered a school packed lunch on Friday.

We will continue with phonics and we have nearly got through all of the single sounds. If you’d like to do some phonics at home here are a couple of webiste/apps that might be helpful:

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/reading/phonics-made-easy

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/grownups/the-alphablocks-guide-to-phonics

There are also lots of phonic games on education city which you have logins for.

Have a good week!

w/c 11th November

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This week started with an assembly about Remembrance Day and the children all observed 1 minutes silence at 11 am. They were brilliant, all showing their respect.

In English the children have been focusing on adjectives, (describing words). We have designed and then written descriptions for our own mythical creatures. The children had an amazing time creating their own “sock puppet” creatures too!

Dragon, Chinese, Blue, Mustache, China, Cute, Adorable

In maths we have continued with subtraction and the children have been practising different types of subtraction – crossing out, using cubes to take away, fact families and writing our own subtraction sums.

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In Topic this week we have started making the picture frames we designed last week. The children have measures, marked and cut their edge pieces, then used the hot glue gun to make the pieces into a frame. We still need to attach the hinge and stand to the back but they are looking good!

Friday 22nd November – trip to playhouse to see “The Scarecrows Wedding”

Friday 6th December – Christmas Fair

Thursday 12th December – Christmas carols 3-4 pm

Friday 13th December – Christmas Jumper Day

Monday 16th December – Christmas Lunch and Christmas disco -3.30-5.00

Tuesday 17th December – Parent Drop in/Open morning 9.15-11.30

Wednesday 18th December – Last day of Term!

11th November 2019

English

This week in English we have been looking at and describing different animals. The children have been using some great adjectives and similes.

Image result for simileWe then looked at some mythical and made up animals and created our own! Mrs Ellis made a swiraffe- a swan like giraffe! The children have been thinking about how these animals move and which habitat they live in. Next week they’ll be independently writing a detailed description about their new animals. 

Maths

In Mrs Ellis’s maths we have been carrying on with addition and subtraction. Next week we will be moving on to money. As part of your home learning you could play shops, play with real coins, ask your child to calculate (add) simple amount, think about how much change you would get at the shop (subtraction). 

For 2 digit subtraction we draw the greatest number into the place value chart. We then subtract the ones. Then we subtract the tens. Finally count what is left to get the answer.

In Mrs Prophet’s maths children have been thinking about relative facts. For example- if we know that 1 + 6 = 7 then we know that 10 + 60 = 70. We have also been recapping number bonds to 10 (2 numbers that total 10 e.g. 2+8=10, 3+7=10).

 

Science

In science this week we carried on thinking about the ocean habitat. We learnt about dangers to the ocean and created posters to encourage people to recycle plastic.

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Friday 15th November – non-uniform day for Children in Need

Friday 22nd November – trip to Norwich Playhouse to see The Scarecrow’s Wedding

Friday 6th December – Christmas fair

Thursday 12th December – Christmas Carols 3-4pm

Friday 13th December – Christmas Jumper day

Monday 16th December – Christmas dinner and Disco 330-5pm

Tuesday 17th December – 915-1130am Parent drop in

Wednesday 18th December – Last day of Autumn term!

Reception Blog week beginning 11.11.19

This week we are starting practising for our nativity play. You don’t need to provide costumes as we have got school costumes so there is no need to raid your tea towel stash!

Some of the children will have speaking roles and we will learn lots of songs which no doubt you will get a sneak preview when the children break into song at home! The children who have speaking lines will get the lines to learn in their book bag – please can you practise at home. The dates for the nativity shows are on the website calendar so please make sure you’re free to come and watch!

We are also learning carols for the carols on the playground event so there will be lots of singing going on in class to get us in the festive mood!

This week in maths the number of the week is 7. We are focusing on using the language more and less and adding groups to find out how many altogether. We are doing this by using practical resources so the children see the concrete representation of this.

We painted self portraits earlier in the term and this week the children will use the computer to create a self portrait using a different medium. They will learn how to use a paint program on the computer.

We have started to do story scribing with the children which is going well – the children are enjoying acting out their stories at the end of the day.

We are continuing with phonics and the children that know a lot of their sounds will be moving to the next stage of phonics phase 3 which introduces the children to diagraphs which are two letters that make one sound.

Hope you have a good week!

w/c 4th November

In English this week we have been thinking about Bonfire night. We looked at pictures of different fireworks and thought about different ways to name and describe them. We learned about lots of different colour words, like turquoise, maroon, peach, mint, azure and used these to improve our descriptions. We created a fantastic class poem about fireworks.

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In Maths we have started to learn about subtraction. We read word problems and thought about “First we know”, “then what happened” and “now there is.” for example; Bobby had 3 oranges and he gave 1 to his friend. How many oranges did he have left. “First” – he had 3 oranges. “Then” – he gave 1 away (-1). “Now” there are 2. 3-1=2

Our topic work this week was investigating photo frames to learn about how they are made. We thought about what they are made from, what shape they are and how they stand up, (hinges and stands). We designed our own picture frame and we are going to start making them next week.

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MONDAY 11th NOV – Year 1 maths event. 9 am in the hall.

TUESDAY 12th NOV – Library van.

FRIDAY 15th NOV – non uniform day for children in need.

FRIDAY 22nd NOV- trip to the playhouse.

4th November 2019

English

This week in English we have been looking at things the children may see, hear and smell at firework displays. The children chose a variety of nouns and wrote some fantastic sentences about each one that included describing words (adjectives), words that sound like the thing they are describing (onomatopoeia) and similes. They then created their own poems.

Maths

In Mrs Ellis’s class the children have been learning to add and subtract 10 from a given number, adding 2 digits and 1 digit numbers together. The children have been using concrete resources and also drawing pictures to help them solve problems.

First we partition the 24 into tens and ones (2 tens and 4 ones). Then we add the 5 ones. Next we find the total of both columns and add them together. Some children have used pictures like above and others have used resources.
First we partition the 29 into tens and ones (2 tens and 9 ones). Then we add the 6 ones. We have too many ones in the one columns so we have to exchange (swap) some. We know 10 is the magic number so we exchange 10 ones for 1 ten. Finally we find the total of tens and ones and add them together. Again some children have drawn pictures and other have used resources.

In Mrs Prophet’s class the children have been learning 10 more and 10 less of a given number.

Science

This week we have looked at the different animals found in the ocean and which part of the ocean they can be found. For example, did you know that the eel like to live on the seafloor and feed on the dead animals found there?!

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Thursday 7th November – Maths event for RE class 9am

Thursday 7th November – Maths event for HPclass 215pm

Friday 8th November – non-uniform day in return for a tombola prize

Tuesday 12th November – Library van

Friday 15th November – non-uniform day for Children in Need

Friday 22nd November – trip to Norwich Playhouse to see The Scarecrow’s Wedding

Friday 6th December – Christmas fair

Thursday 12th December – Christmas Carols 3-4pm

Friday 13th December – Christmas Jumper day

Monday 16th December – Christmas dinner and Disco 330-5pm

Tuesday 17th December – 915-1130am Parent drop in

Wednesday 18th December – Last day of Autumn term!

Reception Blog 4.11.19

This week the story is ‘Little Red Riding hood’ we will continue to talk about stranger danger plus reminding the children about the language, characters, setting, problem and resolution in the story.

In phonics this week we will be covering: a, b, d, p and qu and the stories will be in the children’s book bags at the end of the week.

Last week we also sent home the first big talk homework – we hope you have all enjoyed discussing the pictures – it is amazing the ideas that the children think of!

In maths we are focussing on counting objects accurately to 10 and even if there are 9 different objects there are still 9 of them – they don’t have to exactly the same to be counted as a group.

We are also going to introduce estimating where the children look at a set of objects and make an informed guess as to how many there are.

We will also look at measuring by comparing the childrens heights and using the comparative height language: tall, taller, tallest.

We will start story scribing this week where the children tell the adult a story and the adult writes what the child says. The more confident the children are with phonics the more writing they will do so when a child is able to hear the sounds in the words they start writing those sounds. At the end of the day the child gets to act their story out.

If there is anything you’d like extra information on then please come and ask.

Have a good week!

W/c 28.10.19

Welcome back!

This week the children have been busy learning about the Caribbean. We have had a great week finding out all about these countries and comparing them to the UK.

On Monday we flew to the Caribbean to join an animal safari. We saw flamingo’s, toucan, jaguar, parrot fish, a green sea turtle and an anaconda! We learnt facts about the animals we saw and used our knowledge to write our own facts sheets.

On Tuesday we learnt about food in the Caribbean and made pineapple and banana muffins. The delicious smell floated through the whole school but we didn’t share!

Wednesday was a creative day and we made headdresses for a Caribbean carnival later in the week. We looked at work by the artist Mola, who layered coloured fabrics to create his designs. We then used paper to create our own masterpieces. A great activity to try at home too.

On Thursday we compared life in the UK and life in the Caribbean. We thought about the weather and which foods grow in each place and the different types of houses that can be found.

We ended the week in style by learning about different types of music in the Caribbean and learnt more about Salsa, Calypso and Reggae. We listened to rhythms and practised keeping a beat. Then we wore our headdresses for a party in the hall. We learned how to salsa and practised dancing to lots of salsa music. Finally we chilled out to by listening to Bob Marley and his reggae music.

We have had a fantastic week so please ask the children about the parts they enjoyed and new things they have learnt.