St. Rita

 

Welcome to our class page

 

CLASS TEACHERS - Mrs Shears & Mrs Davies

 

 

 

16th April 2018

 English

As it is the first week back we are easing in to school life. We are starting off the week with phonics as usual – we are revisiting our previous sounds to reinforce their learning. The children will then be working on their grammar – past and present tense. This is always tricky. You can work on this with your children at home. We will also be retelling our holiday news which will reinforce the past tense.

 Maths

This week we will be working on position. This will involve the children using the vocabulary – forward, backward, left, right, three quarter and quarter turns. Knowing your left and right can be difficult for the children, so you can reinforce this at home.

RE

In RE this week the children will start their new topic of holidays and Holy days. The children will begin by discussing their favourite holiday. They will explain what they are taking in their suitcases and why.

 

 

 

5th March 2018

English/History

As we had 2 days of closure we will be carrying over our diary writing based on Samuel Pepys. The children will also do some grammar work based around er / est. They will then move on to completing a comprehension based on the Great Fire of London. There will be a mixture of written answers / multi choice answers.

 

Maths

Again we will be carrying over some of the maths lessons from last week. We will then move onto measure. This will begin by introducing measure vocabulary – longer, shorter, smaller, larger, thinner and thicker. They will then compare different objects by using this vocabulary. This will then lead them onto using a metre stick to measure, moving on to a ruler.

 

RE

In RE this week the children will start their new topic of changes. The children will write what they know about changes and how lent encourages us to make changes for the better.

 

 

26th February 2018

 

English/History

The children are continuing their learning based around the Great Fire of London. This week we will be looking at the diary of Samuel Pepys. They will read the diary and discuss what he saw, how he felt and what he heard. The children will then make a story map of his events, which will then be used for them to write their own diary extract. They will continue to build up and add to their word bank of vocabulary based on this topic.

 

Maths

This week the children are at number problems involving a missing number. They will use counters and the 10 frame to count on – in order to find the missing number. As always the children approach the maths using practical apparatus. Some children will be able to count on using fingers / in their head. By the end of the week the children will look at number sentences and put in the correct sign (- + = ) in the right place in order to solve the number sentence. They will be encouraged to check the answer using the skills they have been working on in the week.

 

 RE

In RE this week the children will be writing the promise they made for Lent on a leaf. The children will reflect on Lent being a time to think about others, making changes for the better and thinking about Jesus in the desert and the sacrifices he made.                                                                       

Science

The children are coming to the end of the science topic of materials. They will be carrying out an experiment involving making houses for the 3 pigs. They will use different materials and predict which ones would make the best houses and why. The children will then make the house, try to blow them down and record their findings

 19th February 2018

English/History

The children have a very exciting couple of weeks as we are learning all about the Great Fire of London. They will start the week off telling us what they know if anything. The children will then look at pictures and discuss what they think is happening? Why? What are the clues in the pictures? The children will be using Historical language throughout this topic.

Maths

This week the children are looking at 1 / 10 less than and 1/10 more than. The children are revisiting and consolidating their learning. This time they will using a 100 square with numbers missing. The children will also explain how they know using the explanation sentence “ I know that……”

RE

We are continuing our topic of meals. The children will write about a special meal they have had. They will explain what the special meal was for, who was there and how they felt about it.

Science

This week in materials we are carrying out an experiment. The children will have to make a prediction and complete the experiment – which is the most suitable material to keep the pig safe from the wolf.

 

5th February 2018

This week is book week and our story is Snow White and the seven Dwarves.

English

The children will learn about different fairy tales. They will listen to the story and then retell it to their learning partner. The children will then create a story map sequencing the story using the correct story language.

Maths

As it is book week we will be doing maths through the fairy tale.

The children will also be solving word problems.

RE

We are continuing our topic of meals. The children will write about a special meal they have had. They will explain what the special meal was for, who was there and how they felt about it.

Science

This week in materials we are carrying out an experiment. The children will have to make a prediction and complete the experiment – which is the most suitable material to keep the pig safe from the wolf.

 

29th January 2018

We will be continuing with our learning on the Artic. The children are really enjoying this topic.  They will continue to research this topic through a variety of means.

English

The children will be finishing our booklet their on the Arctic. This will include the people that live there and the landscape.

We will be continuing our phonics weekly as usual.

Maths

This week will be reinforcing our learning thorough the use dienes. The children will be solving maths word problems using jottings. They will record their number sentences and begin to find ways to check their answers.

RE

We are starting our new topic of meals. The children will begin by explaining what they know about meals – what meals do they have, with whom, when etc.

Science

 We are continuing our topic of materials. The children will go on a scavenger hunt and find objects made of a variety of different materials.

 

22nd January 2018

This week in computing we will be continuing our learning about e-mail.  The children are incredibly excited have sent some very thoughtful questions to Nick Cox, an arctic researcher.  On Tuesday afternoon the children will be discussing e-safety in regards to opening e-mails from people we are expecting them from and reading the answers Nick has sent.  They will then be practising typing their own up e-mail addresses for animals in the Arctic using the @ sign.

English

The children will be continuing their work on the Arctic. This week we will be planning a postcard - looking at their features and then write the postcard up. They will also be continuing their Arctic booklet. 

We will be continuing our phonics weekly as usual.

Maths

This week will be continuing to use dienes to support our learning. The children will be working on 10  less by recording their learning through jottings. The children will express this through addition - 10 less than 22 ( 22 - 10 = )

RE

We are continuing our new topic of special people. This week the children will listen to the story of Jesus lost in the Temple. They will sequence the story by using key vocabulary and recount it into their books.

 

15th January 2018

English

This half term the children will be learning about all areas of the Arctic. This week we are starting to create an information booklet based on the Arctic. The children will look at the features of an information book - captions, pictures, headings etc. This will carried on over several lessons.

We will be continuing our phonics weekly as usual.

Maths

This week will be continuing to use dienes to support our learning. The children will be working on 10 more and 10 less by recording their learning through jottings. The children will express this through addition - 10 more than 12 ( 12 + 10 = )

RE

We are continuing our new topic of special people. This week the children will listen to the story of the Presentation in the temple. They will sequence the story by using key vocabulary and recount it into their books.

 

8th January 2018

English

This half term the children will be learning about all areas of the Arctic. We will be looking at weather conditions, the different animals that live there, the people who love there and where it is in relation to us and the Equator. All our writing will be done through this topic.

We will be continuing our phonics weekly as usual.

Maths

This week will be continuing to use dienes to support our learning. The children will be working on 10 more and 10 less - first using practical apparatus and then moving onto recording their learning through jottings. This will enable the children to solve problems once their learning is consoldated.

RE

We are beginning our new topic of special people. This week the children will tell us about the special people they know and what makes them special.

 

Computing

This half term the children will be incorporating their Computing with their wider learning about the Arctic.  They will be learning about email - what it is, why we use it and how to be safe using it.  The children will work collaboratively to send a class e-mail to Nick Cox, the leader of the Arctic research team at Ny-Alesund, Spitsbergen.  They will be generating and asking him questions and replying to his answers which will be used in their writing and science work.