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Foxes get measuring!

07.07.17

What we have been learning this week

In literacy this week Foxes have written and redrafted their stories about their own, special journey to an enchanted wonderland. They worked very hard to create imaginative descriptions. What fantastic story tellers they have become!

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In maths the children have been measuring length and capacity. They have enjoyed using different measuring tools to estimate, compare and measure the length of different items in the classroom. We also worked in groups to measure the capacity of four different containers.

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Some were tall and thin, others were short but wide. This made us think very carefully when we were making our estimates. We discovered that even though the containers were different shapes and sizes, three out of four had exactly the same capacity. The children also worked in groups finding out how many cubes could fit in different shape containers. The children found out that the large container could hold over 100 cubes! They used their knowledge of grouping and counting in 10s to help them count how many cubes exactly. 

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On Thursday the children looked at some exciting photographs of the Eiffel Tower and the Great Wall of China and learnt some interesting facts about them. They then wrote a postcard from one of these Wonders of the World and described what they found out. They used super writing skills to include good use of capital letters and full stops, as well as exclamation marks to highlight the exciting facts they had discovered! 

This week all the children took part in 'The Big Work Out' to raise money for the NSPCC. They were challenged to see how many times they could travel around our new trim trail. All the children kept travelling around three whole times.Afterwards we talked about how our bodies feel after exercise and why it is good for us. 

What we shall be working on next week

Next week in literacy the children will be studying some of the other Wonders of the World and then working in teams to make a factual poster. Each child will have a different role to play in their group; a writer or an illustrator, perhaps, or fact finding about where it is, why it was built and its size. It will be an exciting way of learning how to research places and display what we have found out. 

We will also be busy preparing for our Celebration Evening week in our literacy and topic sessions. In maths the children will be measuring weight and exploring doubles, halves and quarters. 

How you can help with home learning

Please continue to encourage your child to notice tools that are used for measuring weight, capacity and length around your home. The children also noticed that some of their water bottles have a measuring scale on the side. Is there anything in your home or on packages in shops that tells us the weight, capacity or length?

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