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2nd September 2016


In English, we continued looking at the book ‘Into the Forest’, by Anthony Browne. We used a range of adverbs and fronted adverbials to up-level our sentences, by working with a partner, the children put their ideas together to create their own forest setting. They used their senses, as well as similes, metaphors and personification to describe the forest. Next week, we will be creating our own version of the story ‘Into the Forest’, incorporating all that we have learnt over the last two weeks.


This week, we have continued to study place value. We have developed our knowledge from last week and used this to help us to count on in multiples of any single digit number, as well as 10, 25, 50, 100 and 1000. We have also looked at rounding numbers to the nearest 10, 100 or 1000 and applied this by estimating calculations. 

Project Work

In IPC this week, the class was introduced to the three types of learning that they will be participating in over the course of the year, i.e. ‘Knowledge, Skills and Understanding’. Each child had to plan how they would teach a skill to another person; they had to think about resources and methods, and devise their own rubrics to identify the different levels of which a learner might be. They were also presented with, and did various activities on, the 9 personal goals; personal qualities that we strive to develop in ourselves and the children. (Enquiry, adaptability, resilience, morality, communication, thoughtfulness, cooperation, respect and international mindedness.)


This week, we continued with the revision programme as students continue to consolidate their learning in the four key skill areas. These areas include writing, reading, speaking and listening. Please refer to the link for the flashcards containing vocabulary words and key grammar structure. https://quizlet.com/_2fi0j5


This week, students learnt how to become more familiar with the Apple computers. They looked at solving problems and puzzles based on computational theory, including loops and procedures. These skills can be followed up at home by visiting the website http://www.abcya.com/lightbot.htm. The students will begin to develop their coding skills throughout the year.

Physical Education

In PE lessons this week pupils have been continuing with cross country. They have been focusing on pace and how to run in accordance to their ability. Pupils have had the opportunity to push themselves and reach their peak fitness levels. 

During swimming, pupils have been exploring their freestyle stroke, breaking down elements to improve their overall stroke.


Dr Casteel’s has not been in school this week. The children will have an additional music lesson next week. 

In preparation for our music assembly with Ms Goswell, we practised the song ‘Firework’ by Katy Perry in class.


Tables – Complete the mixed multiplication grid. If you don’t know the answer, leave it blank so we know what times tables you need to work on. English – Complete the comprehension and answer the questions in your homework journal.

 Spelling – Will start next week 

Maths – Log onto MyiMaths and complete the Place Value activity that has been set for you. (If you have problems logging on, contact Miss Dolan ASAP). 

 Reading – record pages read in your Student planner.


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