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West Denton Primary School

‘A Stepping Stone into the Future’

Autumn Term B

Week 3

In maths this week, the children used place value grids to help them understand exchanging when doing column subtraction. We started our new topic “Rainforests,” and began to read “The Great Kapok Tree.” The children enjoyed looking at maps to see where rainforests are in the world, and learning about some of the animals which are found in rainforests. They then had to mark rainforests on their own maps, as well as identify the equator. The children already can’t wait to find out more! In P.E., we started our new dance unit, which is called “machines.” We learned about the importance of counting to 8 in dancing to keep to the beat, and discovered that it can be tricky to stay in time with each other!

Machines dancing

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Week 2

Christmas began on Wednesday in our bush craft session where we have begun to make our Christmas decorations. We had to use the bow saw to cut circles which we are going to decorate to make reindeers.

On Thursday we had a Remembrance Day assembly in class and thought about all of the brave soldiers who have fought for us and made great sacrifices for us. We then rehearsed and performed the poems In Flanders Fields and Lest We Forget and then we went on to write our own acrostic poem for Remembrance Day using ideas we had learned and discovered.

 

Stars of the Week

Head Teachers Accolade: Callum 

Reader : Riley 

Writer: Freddie 

Positive Attitude : Carmen 

Mathematician : Michelle

Learner : Jaiden

 

Week 1

We continued column addition in maths this week and we created adverts for a new wonka bar in our English lessons. We have also had Bonfire Night fun, as the children wrote fantastic firework poems and created some lovely firework art using pastels and black paper.

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