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W/C 07.11.22

What a lovely week we have had in the Owls Class! 


In maths, we have been learning to add 3 1-digit numbers together. We have used our number bonds to 10 to help us. Show someone at home how to solve these addition sums using your number bond knowledge:


3 + 7 + 5 = ___

2 + 4 + 8 = ___

9 + 7 + 1 = ___

4 + 6 + 2 = ___


We have also been adding 2-digit and 1-digit numbers, crossing 10 (e.g. 34 + 8). We have used lots of different methods this week to help us solve problems like this. We have used number lines and counted on in ones. We have also used number lines to count to the next '10', e.g. the next 10 from 34 is 40 (we have added 6 to get to this) we then know we only have to add 2 more from 40 as we are adding 8 in total. 40 + 2 = 42. Therefore we know 34 + 8 is 42.

We have also used our tens and ones to add crossing ten. We know if we have a total number of ones that is greater than 9 we must exchange 10 ones for 1 ten. Take a look below:

From this, we then used the column method to solve addition calculations crossing 10. Show someone at home how to do this (remember, we always start with the ones):


In English, we have been learning how to use coordinating conjunctions (and, but, or). Show someone at home how we do this:


I wanted to go swimming _____________________ the swimming pool was closed.

I fell over _______________________ I bumped my head.

Dad asked if I would like to go to the park __________________ would I like to play on my bike.

I like to watch football __________________ I can’t play it.


In groups, we innovated our model text. We changed our main characters, where they are and what special items they have.We then wrote a new introduction for our story. Can you remember what your group changed? 


In topic, we have been looking into what Victorian hospitals were like. Explain to someone at home what they were like in the early Victorian days. We explored the life and work of Florence Nightingale. How did she significantly change hospitals? What changes did she make?


Key Messages


  • We have started our first unit of art this week. We will be working a lot with clay. If you haven't already, please can you provide your child with an old t-shirt or shirt to wear during these lessons as they can get very messy!


  • A reminder that on Monday 14th November we will be attending Repton School for a free swimming lesson. Please ensure your child has their swimming costume and towel in a bag. Swimming goggles and hats are advised but they are optional. Children will need to come to school in their PE kits. 


  • Monday 14th November is 'odd socks day'. 


  • Friday 18th is 'Children in Need' day. The children can come in their spotty/stripy clothes outlined on the ParentHub, but must wear something they are able to move about in for their morning PE lesson.