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W/C 13.11.23

We have had a super busy week of celebrating 'Children In Need', anti-bullying activities, Christmas rehearsals alongside our usual maths, English and topic work! 



In maths, we have been adding 2-digit and 1-digit numbers, crossing 10 (e.g. 34 + 8). We have used lots of different methods this week and last week to help us solve problems like this. 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):



This week, we have also been learning to subtract a 1-digit number from a 2-digit number, crossing ten. We used our tens and ones to help us:


We then applied this knowledge to our column method. Can you show someone at home how to use the column method to help us solve these problems?


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?