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W.C 13/01/20

Another busy week for Owls! 


In maths, we have continued with our work on multiplication. We have been using arrays to show different multiplication sentences and the commutative property of multiplication (e.g. 2 x 5 = 10 and 5 x 2 = 10). Can you draw an array to show the multiplication 4 x 5. Remember, this just means '4 lots/groups of 5'.  


In English, we have continued with our narrative writing. We have been boxing up the story 'Kassim and the Dragon'. Can you tell someone at home what the five sections of a warning tale are? Introduction, build up... We have been looking at the importance each part of the story is for the reader. We have innovated our story and changed the warning that Kassim receives from his mother. Can you tell someone at home what Kassim is warned not to do? The children completed a shared write, where they rewrote the introduction to Kassim and the Dragon. The children's ideas were fantastic and creative! 


Our SPAG focus this week has been compound words and adverbs. Compound words are formed when two or more words are joined together to create a new word that has an entirely new meaning. For example, “sun” and “flower” are two different words, but when fused together, they form another word, sunflower. Can you tell someone at home some more compound words? We have been looking at adverbs (words) that modify (describes) a verb (e.g. he sings loudly) Can you add an adverb to this sentence: 'We walked to school _______ '


We are learning to recognise and use verbs, nouns, adjectives and adverbs within our sentences. Please can you continue to recap these at home. 

Verb: a doing word (sing, walk, talk)

Noun: a person, place or thing (Miss McKenna, school, England)

Adjective: a describing word (kind, tall, blue, small)


In topic, we have been exploring the Battle of Hastings. The children learnt about the Battle of Hastings and performed the sequence of events in chronological order to the rest of the class (we have some real actors in our midst!). Next week, we will be creating a timeline, drawing the sequence of events of the Battle of Hastings. Can you tell someone at home what happened at the Battle of Hastings? Why did William, Duke of Normandy and his army set sail to England in 1066?


This week, we have also been completing some maths and reading papers. The children have worked really hard and tried their best! They should all be very proud of their hard work. 


Enjoy a well-earned rest this weekend Owls. 


Miss McKenna