Year 2 had fun making constellations out of marshmallows and spaghetti this afternoon!
Year 5 have enjoyed applying their learning with expanded multiplication and short division to written calculations this week, and have successfully investigated real world problems such as the price of grocery items. We have also begun to work with non-chronological reports in our English lessons, and have all taken on different responsibilities (manage, recorder, reporter, encourager) to collate key information from our model texts. We have just begun the autumn test cycle, so look forward to showing off what he have learned!
In Maths this year we have been revising place value and using base 10 to look at how many tens and ones in a number. After this, our teachers have taught us how to add and subtract using the column method. It’s been tricky but with determination, we’ve been able to succeed!
Thank you to everyone who joined us for our recent cafe in year 1. We read a copy of ‘Traction Man’ by Mini Grey, before creating our own superhero car using loo rolls, split pins and coloured card.
In Maths the year 1 children have been working hard to begin to add up to 20 using various strategies. They have also had a go at problem solving through talk, our lesson involved describing or asking questions about a teddy bear for their partner to guess.
Art club used acrylic paint to decorate rocks they found in the school playground. See if you can spot them as we hide them in locations around Queen’s Hill.
If you find one, hide it in a new location for another person to find.
Year 5 have been developing their confidence when using short division methods this week (see image for an idea of how we’ve been doing this!), and have begun to solve multi-step problems in a variety of contexts. In our English lessons, we have been using Point, Evidence, Explanation, Link (PEEL) techniques to create persuasive arguments about apartheid. Through our topic lessons, we have begun to use a ‘one-point perspective’ style in art lessons to depict some of the iconic landmarks of Norwich.
Year 6 had an absolutely fantastic trip to Norwich International Aviation Centre to take part in an activity on Tuesday 19th November. We took part in a number of STEM sessions including: paper plane design, robot coding, team building and designing an ejector seat for an egg! It was fabulous to see so many children shine with their creativity and enthusiasm for science and engineering tasks. Thank you so much to all of the RAF volunteers who took time out of their busy schedules to make the day happen for us.
Year 3 have started to explore multiplication this week. They got creative showing that 6 equal groups of 4 total 24.
In Reception we have been thinking about the weather and seasonal changes. Children went ice hunting after noticing that Jack Frost had visited! We enjoy exploring how ice changes and the children were then interested in looking at animals living in colder climates.
This week the children have also been learning the PANTS rules from NSPCC. They enjoyed the Pantosaurus song.