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W.C. 21.11.22

We have had a really good week this week! It is not long until the Year 1 and Year 2 children will be performing their KS1 Nativity, and we have been practicing lots and lots this week! Look below to see what we have been learning about this week.



In our Maths learning, we have been learning more and more about subtraction and how we can subtract in different ways. The first way that we learnt to subtract is by using first, then and now grids. We started to look at how many objects we had first. Then we looked at how many went away. Then we look at how many we have now. Below is an example of the sort of problems that we have looked at. Can you have a go at using the pictures to help you write a subtraction sentence? How many did you have first? How many then left? How many do you have now?



We also learned about subtraction by crossing out. We learnt that we have to count how many there are altogether, then we count how many are crossed out, to work out how many are remaining. Look at the examples below and see if you can work out these subtractions!


___ - ___ = ____


___ - ____ = ____



Finally, we also learned how we can subtract using a number line. We learned that we can start from the first number in a subtraction sentence, and count jumps backward to work out the answer. Have a look at the example below and see if you can have a go at working out these subtractions!



In our English this week, we have been looking at features of our non-chronological report on Cleopatra. We have boxed up the text into its features. We have also looked at the punctuation of the text. In our SPAG lesson, we have been looking at question marks and how we can use them in sentences. We include question marks at the end of the sentence when we are asking questions. We also worked out that we can identify a question by the start of the question by the key question words such as what, why, when, where, and how. Here is a picture below. Can you think of and write a question about the imaginative picture below? 


Example: Why is the planet so close to the boy?



In our Topic learning this week. We have finished our learning on Ancient Egyptian houses by creating a rich person's house out of clay. We, first of all, looked at the features of an Egyptian home, identifying that rich Ancient Egyptians had walls covered in hieroglyphics, furniture, a roof, a pond/pool, trees and bushes, many rooms, pillars, and other items. We worked in teams and used clay to build some lovely houses. Have a look at our pictures below!

We also looked at how the River Nile was important to Egypt and what things the Nile gave to the Egyptians. We watched this video to find out more about how the Nile was useful. Click here to watch it and see if you can tell your grown-up some facts about the Nile!




What a lovely week everyone! Have a fantastic weekend!

Mr Armishaw