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W/C 08.11.21

Well done Owls on another super week of learning! 


In maths, we have been busy with our addition and subtraction unit of work. We have been using concrete resources and our column method to help us. Last week, we were adding a 2-digit number to a 1 digit number not crossing 10 (e.g. 22 + 3), adding a 2-digit number to a 1-digit number crossing 10 (e.g. 48 + 6) and subtracting a 1-digit number from a 2-digit number not crossing 10 (e.g. 38 - 6).


This week, we have been subtracting a 1-digit number from a 2-digit number crossing 10 (e.g. 22 - 5) and adding a 2-digit number to a 2-digit number not crossing 10 (e.g. 34 + 21). Have a look at the calculations below and show someone at home what you can do! 


Subtract a 1-digit number from a 2-digit number (crossing 10)

Remember, we always start with our 'ones' column. We know we will cross ten if you can't subtract the top number from the bottom number. So, we need to exchange a ten from the 'tens' column for 10 'ones'. Take a look at the example below. Can you complete the rest?


Adding a 2-digit number to a 2-digit number (not crossing 10)

Remember to start with your 'ones' column. If we do not get a number that is greater than 10 when we add our 'ones' together then we know our addition calculation is not crossing 10. Have a go at the challenge below: 


Next week, we will begin to add a 2-digit number by a 2-digit number crossing ten. 


In English, we have been exploring our model text further and have been finding the key features. We have been looking for time conjunctions, imperative verbs, adverbs and commas. Look at the 'what to do' section of our model text below. Can you show someone at home where the features are?

We have also been busy boxing up the model text. Can you tell someone at home what the 4 sections of our instruction text are? 


In topic, we have been learning all about George Stephenson. We have been learning about his life, his inventions and his famous steam train, the Rocket. Can you tell someone at home the Rocket is? How fast could it travel? What did people think about it? What impact did it have on Victorian life? 


The children have all work particularly hard this week with their maths, English and topic work. Keep up the brilliant work everyone!