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West Denton Primary School

β€˜A Stepping Stone into the Future’

Spring Term A

Spring 1 Week 6

In English this week, we have written a description of Grabber Dan from the story Cops and Robbers. We also looked at rhyming words and made rhyming strings. We then used our rhyming strings to write rhyming couplets where the end of each line rhymes.

In Resilience, we drew a picture an wrote a message for a friend, which we gave them to take home and keep.

Spring 1 Week 5

We have been very busy in Maths this week, working on doubles and near doubles, subtracting ones and working independently for our assessments.

In English, we have worked hard writing independently for our assessments. We have also begun to look at the book Cops and Robbers by Janet & Alan Ahlberg.


In Science we have looked at a range of objects and the materials they are made from. We had fun going on a materials hunt in the KS1 yard! We were able to find objects made of plastic, wood, metal, glass and stone. 

Congratulations as always must go to our children who received an Achievers Award this week! Well done to Daniel, Armani, Mia, AJ and Millie W πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘πŸ†πŸŒŸ

Spring 1 Week 4

This week in maths we have been focusing on number bonds to 10 and 20. We have found 2 addition sums and 2 subtraction sums from number bonds.

In English, we have continued to focus on Lost and Found, this time writing non-fiction information about penguins. We have also sorted fiction (stories) and non fiction (information) books, as well as looking at how we use the personal pronoun I.

In ICT we have used the Purple Mash 2Go programme, which enables us to navigate around the screen and programme a car to follow directions.

As always congratulations to our children who received an Achievers Award this week. Well done to Ruby, Seth, Sophie, Blake and Lucy. Armani received the Headteacher’s Accolade from Mr MingStones too! πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘πŸ†πŸŒŸ

Spring 1 Week 3

This week we were fortunate to have a visit from the Dogs Trust, who came to talk to us about the Happy Dog Rules. These are 5 rules to keep dogs happy and children safe. The children now know that they must leave a dog alone if they are sleeping or eating and be quiet around dogs. They also learned that dogs prefer a gentle stroke to a cuddle, and that they should tell an adult if a dog takes their toy. We enjoyed talking about the dogs that we share our lives with 🐢😊.

In maths this week we have been ordering numbers from smallest to greatest, and from greatest to smallest. We have looked at the number of tens and ones, and used a number line to help us.

We have also used counters to find all the different ways to make 5.

This week in English we have been focusing on the story Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers. We have created our own story maps and written a description of the South Pole setting. Here is a link to a read aloud version of the story:

Spring 1 Week 2

In Maths this week we have used number lines, ordered numbers and found one more and one less. 

In English, we have continued to work on our story Where The Wild Things Are. We have written about the main character Max and how his emotions change throughout the story. We have retold the ending of the story, where Max returns home after his adventures.

We have continued with our art topic this week, where we have learned colour mixing techniques and been inspired by famous artists! We enjoyed finding out about warm and cool colours, and how we can use them in our artwork. We created our own versions of Sonia and Robert Delaunay’s works.


We then enjoyed learning about Kandinsky, an artist who some believe was the first abstract artist who used all the colours of the rainbow to show emotions. We painted our own versions of his circle paintings. We thought they looked fantastic! πŸŽ¨πŸ–ΌοΈπŸŒˆ

Congratulations must go to the children who received this week’s Achiever’s Awards! Well done to Seth, Mia, Ralphy, Millie W and Daniel πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘πŸ†πŸŒŸ

Spring 1 Week 1

It has been lovely to see the children back in school this week! 

In maths, we have been focusing on the teens numbers a the different ways we can represent them, such as ten frames, Dienes equipment (tens and ones) and counters. 



In English, we have listened to and written about the story Where The Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak. We drew story maps and have described the forest setting.

In Art this week, we have looked at the work of Mark Rothko, who used bright primary and secondary colours. We learned how to mix 2 primary colours (red, blue, yellow) to create new colours - purple, orange and green. πŸ”΄πŸ”΅πŸŸ‘πŸŸ£πŸŸ πŸŸ’

Congratulations to the children who received this week’s Achiever's Awards! Well done to Jacob, India, Jonny, Blake and Lennox πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘πŸ†πŸŒŸ