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Starfish November 2019 Blog Update

Updated: Jan 13, 2020

Aut 1 reflection

The children in the Starfish Class have all settled in well and have made positive relationships with the staff and the new children. We have all enjoyed learning about the Stone Age era this term and the class have been busy finding out about the types of houses people lived in and the food that they hunted and cooked over a fire. The children have been reading a range of fictional stories including; How to wash a Woolly Mammoth, Stig of the Dump, The Stone Age Boy and The Cave Baby.

The class have been learning about different materials and their properties in their Science lessons and have been re- creating cave paintings in art. In Maths this term, the children have built on their concept of number by ordering, sequencing and writing numbers up to 100. They have also been devising their own number sentences and solving addition and subtraction word problems using different counting strategies and equipment.

Aut 2 info

Welcome back everyone, this term is set to be a busy but exciting one. Christmas is just around the corner and the children will be practicing their parts for the Christmas production in December. They will also be making festive crafts and treats and we’re all looking forward to visiting the theatre to see this year’s Christmas pantomime.

In the meantime, the children will be learning all about the Victorian way of life. They will be researching what it was like to be a child in a Victorian school and comparing the lives of rich and poor people. In English, our focused texts will be ‘Street Child’ and Horrible Histories ‘The Vile Victorians’. During Maths this term, the class will be exploring the properties of 2D and 3D shapes and practicing their number bonds to solve mental maths problems.