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Week beginning 21/05/2018

Our Learning Challenge:

Where does chocolate come from?


Subsidiary Learning Questions:

How is chocolate made?

Who is John Cadbury?

Why is he famous?



Highlights Last Week:


English: We found out about a significant person from the past, John Cadbury and learned facts about his life. We will also made timelines of John Cadbury's life, identifying significant events and dates.  


Maths: We returned to looking at shape. We described 2D shapes and found out about lines of symmetry in these shapes. We also looked at 3D shapes and how these are used in packaging. We looked at how shapes are similar and how they are different.


Topic: We designed our own chocolate bars and started to look at ideas for packaging. We learned about primary, secondary and complimentary colours and how these are used in packaging.


This week: Chocolate Day Thursday 24th May


English: We will be finding out about how chocolate is made and where it comes from. 


Maths: We will be returning to look at reading scales. We will learn how to read scales showing various different measures including weight and capacity. We will also look at ordering measures and comparing them using the greater than and less than symbols.


Topic: We will be finding out about where chocolate comes from and locating these places on a world map. We will continue to look at complimentary colours and use these in our designs for our chocolate packaging. We will also have our chocolate day on Thursday where we will be completing lots of different activities including making our chocolate using our designs, chocolate tasting and making our packages.






Maths games focusing on the skills learned during class and bug club books have been added to children's bug club accounts.  Please log in to bug club to select these.  The children can also practise their maths skills by logging into mathletics:


Please click on the link below if you would like to see an example of the end of year 2 SAT tests for reading and maths. (Scroll to the Key Stage 1 at the bottom.)





Reflection time

Every Friday the whole school will participate in Reflection Time. During this time we will reflect on what we have been doing in class this week. Each week we will have a different question. Please encourage your child to speak about this at home.




Things to remember:

1. You should read with your child every night and write a comment about their reading in their reading records. Reading records should be returned every day.

2. Homework books will be given out on a Friday and should be returned on a Wednesday. Please read the homework guidance on the inside of the front cover.

3. P.E. is on Tuesday and Wednesday. Children should have their P.E. kits on these days (white t-shirt, black shorts and plimsoles)


Keep up the great work!


Mrs Brind, Miss Innes and Miss Elmiligi