lFirstly, welcome back! After what has been a thoroughly well-earned break for our dedicated children in Team CB, we are so glad to have them back full rested and recharged! Over the last fortnight our children have certainly not forgotten what hard work and focus looks like. They have returned to start Spring Term in the right way!
With a new term comes new learning challenges. Our work over the last fortnight in Maths has centred heavily on multiplication. We have explored the concept of multiplication and what this actually means as well as how we can show this. The children have demonstrated fantastic understanding of arrays and the commutative law of multiplication as we have spent time focussing on multiplying and dividing by 3. We have explored closely the relationship between the times tables to support us in making accurate multiplication and division statements using our knowledge of inverse.
In Literacy, we have been busy exploring a new text, Stone Age Boy. The class received this as a special delivery from someone named Alexander, who after much debate, we believe may be the little boy in the story. We used our prediction skills from reading to make informed predictions about what may happen at various points of the story as we read along. The class then spent time exploring the features of an adventure story before retelling the story orally using a picture story plan to support them. Later in our writing, we used the plan to make changes to the narrative so that we could write our own substitute story over the coming week.
In Reading, Team CB have begun working on a new text for this half term, the Iron Man. We have explored the vocabulary of the text closely, using dual coding to support our understanding. We have also developed our fluency through regular practice of our echo read skills.
In Science we have started to investigate Forces and Magnets. The class have shown fantastic understanding of what a force is and have used every day apparatus to model different forces that can be applied to an object. We have the worked to categorise these into pushes and pulls.
Our focus for the Spring Term is History. Over the course of the term Team CB will be looking at the Stone Age to Iron Age as well as Roman invasions. The book we have been reading in Literacy has supported us in already knowing a few key aspects of Stone Age life. We hope to build on this understanding over the course of the coming term.
As always, I could not be more proud of the fantastic attitude to learning that our children have! Keep it up Team CB!
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