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Term 2 Week 3

We have become really good at using diennes, drawing diennes and using 100 squares to help us add and subtract multiples of 10 this week. Next week we will be adding 2 digit numbers (without exchanging!).

In English we wrote factfiles about the Queen for Big Write. But before that, we had a go at uplevelling Miss Quick’s factfile because she had made lots of mistakes! Next week in English we are writing a letter to the Queen!

In Topic next week, Miss Daniels is going to teach us how to draw portraits of Kings and Queens – keep your eye out for those!

Litter Pick

As you know, we have been learning all about animals in our Topic this term and our final week this week has been focusing on fish. We got into a discussion about looking after our seas and oceans and the children began to talk about plastic pollution – especially after some of them had watched Blue Planet 2. I felt that as a final task for our Topic it would be good to take action and show the children how important it is to clean up and respect our local area and environment – not for our own sake but for the animals that live here and so that plastic and rubbish does not get into our water systems and travel further.

So we donned our wellies and plastic coats and got out there! I was so impressed with every child as they all joined in and helped collect rubbish – none of them complained that it was dirty or nasty or they didn’t want to touch it. Instead, every single child picked up at least one bit of rubbish. I hope that this activity has placed a seed in their minds about the importance of keeping our environments clean, recycling and using less plastic if they can in their day to day lives.

Take a look at how much we collected in just 1 hour!

We made a bug hotel!



As you know, we have been learning about the different types of animals that live on our planet. This week we looked at athropods and in particular we learnt about insects. We decided that our outdoor area needed something to support these wonderful creatures so we all worked together to make a bug hotel and the children were absolutely delighted when two spiders already found their way in there whilst we were building it!