It’s been a very cold this week and we’ve even had a number of snow showers, resulting in some of us unable to come to school. However, this didn’t stop us, those who stayed at home completed home learning, sending in lots of photos of their hard work which was wonderful to see. For those of us who came to school we continued with our learning but made sure we had time to go out and explore the snow. It was so much fun!

In English this week, we have been continuing with our first person retell of the story of “The bear and the scary night”. The focus this week has been on using a variety of conjunctions including and, but, or to extend our sentences and add more detail. We also began to look at adding the suffix -ing and -ed to verbs e.g. jumped, splashed, landed, jumping, splashing, floating.

In Maths, we have been continuing with our work on 2D and 3D shape. We have been identifying them in our environment, talking about their properties including corners, sides, vertices and faces. We used our knowledge of shape to problem solve and reason. We also created our own patterns too. 

In Science, we have been looking at the season of autumn, in particular how animals prepare for hibernation in the winter. We talked about what hibernation is, as well as migration, looked at which animals hibernated and what this included. The discuss from 5e children using key vocabulary was amazing. 
in History, we looked at what Stoke-on-Trent was like in the past. We focused on how life has changed for people in the past and described how our life is different to children in the past. We talked about hike children as young as 5 went to work, how in Stoke-on-Trent there used to be a lot of farming, people worked in coal mines and in factories.