Welcome meeting for parents of September 2019 intake taking place on Monday 12 November, 6pm-7pm, in the school main hall
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Giraffe Class

Welcome to Giraffe Class


A new term, a new class, a new key stage and an exciting year ahead of us. Mrs Watson and I are looking forward to sharing your child's learning journey with them and supporting them in all areas of the curriculum


During the year we will be sharing our learning on the Giraffe Class page and hope that you enjoy reading all about it. Watch this space......!


Mrs Hogben

This week in Literacy we are using the text 'How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth' to support our instruction writing. We have learnt that we need to include imperative (bossy) verbs, prepositions, adverbs and that's a lot to remember!


We started the week by washing some very dirty toys, we had to imagine they were woolly mammoths as Mrs Hogben could find any of them! Talking about what we had to do helped us identify and use different imperative verbs like scrub, rinse, buff, polish, soak and lather.



To help us understand how important instructions are we had to follow a set of instructions to make a Woolly Mammoth (thank you for all of the milk bottles!). It was great fun and taught us that the more information you can provide in an instruction the easier it is to do something!
This term we have used the story of 'The Stone Age' boy to support our cross-curricular narrative writing in Literacy and History. Our working wall will show you all of the different elements we have been learning to use in our writing.
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In SPAG (Spelling and Grammar) we have been learning to use Prepositions to describe time and place and to choose the correct Homophone spelling to match the meaning in our writing.
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In Maths we are learning to use the column method for Addition and Subtraction. First we learn and practise a new method using manipulatives and then we apply our learning in problem solving situations.
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