This week we discovered something incredible within the school grounds... It appears as though we were visited by a troll!
English: This week, our writing lessons have all been based around our visit from the troll. We started the week by writing a recount of what happened using a variety of time related openers (first, next, after that, meanwhile, suddenly, eventually, finally). Then, we learnt a set of instructions called 'How to Trap a Troll' using actions to help us to remember the language used (see below).
Next week, we will be using this to write our own set of instructions. We then finished the week by looking at different sentence types and when we would punctuate our sentences with full stops, question marks and exclamation marks.
Maths: In maths, we have been learning all about subtraction. We've used a number of methods to help us to subtract two 2 digit numbers (counting backwards on a number line, counting Dienes and column subtraction).
English: This week, we have been writing our own defeat the monster stories using everything we have learnt over the past few weeks. The children were aiming to include adjectives to create expanded noun phrases (ENPs), a range of conjunctions to extend their sentences (and, but, if and because), a variety of sentence openers and the suffix -ed to create regular past tense verbs. Next week, we will begin to focus on instruction writing as part of our non-fiction Talk 4 Writing cycle.
Maths: We've been learning all about addition. We've been using a variety of methods to calculate addition calculations - counting the total number of tens and ones using Dienes, counting forwards using a hundred square/number line and most importantly, using column addition (see below). When using column addition, we start by adding the number of ones in the ones column first. If there are more than nine ones then we must rename 10 ones into 1 ten. This carries an extra ten into the tens column that we must remember to include when we tally up the number of tens in the tens column.
English: This week, we've been focussing on adding description to our writing. We have been learning how to create expanded noun phrases using adjectives.
e.g. The dog sat on the floor. ⇒ The cute, fluffy dog sat on the cold, stone floor.
Can you think of an expanded noun phrase to describe the picture below?
Maths: In maths this week, we have been learning all about the place value of numbers up to 100. We've been counting in 1s, 2s, 3s, 5s and 10s in order to find more or less than a given number. We've also been using our knowledge of place value to complete missing number patterns (see below).