13 Nov This Week’s Learning at Lyndhurst
Here’s a quick rundown of this week’s learning across Key Stages 1 and 2.
In Year 1 we have been reading Naughty Bus by Jan and Jerry Oke. The children acted in role as police officers to investigate the mess that had been created in the year 1 area by the naughty bus. Our Maths topic is addition and subtraction and we have been using equipment to help us to add and takeaway. We then solved simple word problems. In Science we have been learning about materials and their properties.
In Year 2 this week we read The Dark by Lemony Snicket in literacy. We wrote advice to those who are afraid of the dark and also wrote some wonderful poems about it. In maths we have been learning to tell the time to o’clock, half past, quarter past and quarter to. In our topic work we took a walk around Camberwell looking for the key landmarks on a map, we then created our own maps of our walk adding symbols and a key.
In Year 3 this week we have been reading The First Drawing by Mordicai Gerstein and thinking about what it was like living in The Stone Age and who made the first Stone Age drawing. In Maths we have been exploring multiplication. We have been recalling our 2, 5 and 10 times tables and practising counting in multiples of 3 and 4. We have also represented multiplication as arrays using counters and peg boards. In P.E. we have been preparing for our virtual cross country race next week by practicing running at a steady pace for 3 to 6 minutes on The Muga.
In Year 4 this week we have continued reading Krindlekrax by Philip Ridley. The children enjoyed researching information on crocodiles and writing a fact file. Our maths topic is subtraction and the children practised using the ‘column’ method and used this to solve word problems. In Science we started our topic on States of Matter and the children investigated the properties of solids, liquids and gases.
In Year 5 this week we have been reading The Fir Tree by Hans Christian Andersen and illustrated by Sanna Annukka, a Finnish illustrator. The children wrote a predictive text about the fir tree’s ‘happily ever after’. In maths we have been looking at tables and how to read and interpret them. We were also very fortunate to attend a zoom workshop organized by Black Cultural Archives who are based in Brixton. We learnt about three local Black Victorians, Ira Aldridge, Lewis Latimer and Samuel Coleridge Taylor.
Year 6 had a wonderful week of learning. In Literacy, we began our amazing unit all about the Suffragettes and wrote a persuasive letter to the Prime Minister, Mr Gladstone, urging him to pass the bill which allowed women the right to vote. We also wrote persuasive speeches in support of the Match Stick Girls who went on strike due to their terrible working conditions. In Numeracy, we recapped our knowledge on angles and learnt how to calculate missing angles on a straight line, around a point and calculate vertically opposite angles. In Science, we learnt all about inheritance and variation and discussed the characteristics we have inherited from our family members.