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In the Lodge, our teachers are Mrs Hardyman and Miss Irving. 


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Keep referring back to this page for regular updates about the children's learning.

Update - Friday 22nd March 2024


In English this week, we started focusing on particular skills needed to write our fact files about hedgehogs. We identified that it was essential that we included expanded noun phrases, possessive apostrophes and commas in a list. These are all skills we will practice and learn about over the next few weeks to make our final writes the best they can be. 


We have thoroughly enjoyed reading The Hodgeheg by Dick King-Smith. It has been so fantastic to see the children grow in confidence, and lots of them happily read aloud to each other. We have also been working on asking other children for help when stuck on particular words. 


In maths, the orange and green groups have continued their fractions journey. The green group seems particularly boggled by converting mixed-number fractions into improper fractions and vice versa. But after much hard work and persistence, they got there successfully! The blue group has moved on to learning about mass and capacity and has been using balancing scales and measuring scales to see how things differ in weight and mass. 

Update - Friday 15th March 2024


With our setting descriptions finished, we have started our new unit, producing fact files about hedgehogs. To link with this, Miss Irving has found us all copies of The Hedgehog by Dick King-Smith. Now that we are becoming confident in reading, we have challenged ourselves to read a chapter of the book every morning together. Most children have been brave enough to read out loud to the group, making us all feel very proud of ourselves this week!


In maths, the orange and green groups have moved on to learning all about fractions, whilst the blue groups are now moving onto measurement - starting with measuring the lengths of things. They went outside on Wednesday with metre sticks to see what they could measure with one of them.

Update - Friday 8th March 2024


This week, we finished our writing in English and wrote some lovely setting descriptions of the woods outside the lodge. We used expanded noun phrases and subordinating conjunctions to build the detail and description in our writing and transform our readers into our setting. 


In maths, all of the groups have been working really hard. The orange and green groups finished the length and perimeter and are now experts at measuring the lengths of things. Perimeter boggled our minds a little bit, but we persevered, and by the end, we understood exactly how to calculate the perimeter of different shapes.  

Update - Friday 1st March 2024


The children participated in Science Day activities this week in the lodge. We learned about three scientists: Louis Pasteur, Nikola Tesla, and Mae Jemison. The children found all three of them fascinating, and it was lovely to see how engaged and inquisitive they all were. After learning about each scientist and what they were famous for, we wrote mini-biographies about one of them. We used the facts we gathered and our best and neatest handwriting! Mr Tickle even displayed some of them in reception because he was so impressed with them!


In our normal English lessons, we have started to think about using more interesting and specific vocabulary in our noun phrases rather than using colours and the word 'nice'. This has shown that many of us know some fantastic words to describe things, and we have been using them to create brilliant sentences!

Update - Friday 23rd February 2024


Throughout the week, we carried on our learning from before half term and also tested how much we could remember from previous units. These were tricky, but we all did well!


In English, we started our new topic, ' Into the Woods'. We will be writing a setting description and have started learning all about the importance of expanded noun phrases to create an image in our readers' minds!

Update - Friday 9th February 2024


The green and orange groups in maths have been looking at measuring length and perimeter. The green group have been thrown straight in with learning how to find the perimeter of rectangular shapes. In contrast, the orange group have started by understanding how to measure things in millimetres, centimetres and metres. Blue groups have focused on multiplication and division, specifically sharing and grouping. 


In English, we finished writing our final pieces for Miss Charman to look at. These reports analysed data and evidence we found as to who was to blame for the mess in her office! We found that it was Mrs Cameron! Our reports were very factual, and we worked hard to apply our learning of possessive apostrophes in these. 

Update - Friday 2nd February 2024


The lodge has been very busy this week. We worked really hard to write our final piece in English, and the children have produced some fantastic instructions for their LEGO models! Then we were given a special task by Miss Charman to investigate the mystery of who left a mess in her office! We have put on our detective hats and studied the evidence left behind. We have 4 suspects in mind and will be solving clues to determine who is to blame for this horrible crime. Throughout this, we will focus on our use of apostrophes for contractions and possession, which we will then use in our final report to Miss Charman. 


In maths, orange and green groups are coming to the end of their multiplication and division units. They will then be moving on length and perimeter! The blue group have finished their unit on money and is now looking into equal groupings and how this links to multiplication and division. 

Updated - Friday 26th January


This week, we completed our final writing in English. We wrote a set of instructions. We had to include prepositions, imperative verbs, conjunctions and time words in our sentences. We used sentence cubes to help us. 


In Maths, the blue group finished their maths unit on money. They used their knowledge of addition and subtraction to find change and solve 2 step problems. The green group learnt to multiply 2-digit and 3-digit numbers by a 1-digit number. The orange group also learnt to multiply 2-digit numbers by a 1-digit number (no exchange). 

Update - Friday 19th January 2024


This week, we have begun to work towards our final write, which will be writing instructions on creating our own Lego model. We have created our own Lego models and verbally rehearsed our instructions. 


In Maths, the Green group have been learning to answer questions involving informal written methods for multiplication. The orange group has been practising its reasoning with multiplication. The blue group have been adding different amounts using coins and notes. 

Update - Friday 12th January 2024


In English this week, we were learning about coordinating and subordinating conjunctions. We worked in pairs to finish the end of sentences using words such as before, after, because, as, since, and when.


In Maths, the blue group have begun to learn all about money. We have been recognising and identifying pounds and pence. Orange group have been learning about the 8 times tables (multiplication and division). The green group have been learning to multiply by 10 and 100.

Friday 5th January 2024


This week, we have started our new topic, instructions, in English. We enjoyed creating Lego models and drawing a picture by following instructions. Some of these instructions were not very easy to follow, and we thought about why this might be. We learnt that instructions needed to be clear and precise. 


In maths, the blue group have continued to learn about shapes. They have been exploring 3D shapes and finding the number of edges, faces and vertices on each shape. Orange group have been working on the 3- and 4-times tables. The green group have been learning to multiply numbers by 1 and 0. 

Update - Friday 8th December 2023


In English this week, we have begun our new unit, which is all about performance poetry. We enjoyed exploring poems and learned to use our voices and actions when performing. We have begun to learn the poem we will perform for all our parents at the end of the term. 


In Math, the blue group has started to learn about shapes. We have been identifying the number of sides and vertices on 2D shapes. The orange group have continued to explore multiplication and division. They have been learning to share and group to solve problems. The green group continued to learn about the area before moving on to multiplication and division. 

Update - Friday 1st December 2023


This week, we have written our final piece based on the story 'Think Big!'. We wrote our diary entries like Humpty Dumpty using conjunctions, adverbs and inverted commas. 


In Maths, the blue group worked with Mrs Hardyman and finished their maths unit on addition and subtraction. They explored comparing number sentences using the language greater than, less than and equal to. They also worked in small groups to solve missing number problems. The green group worked with Miss Irving and began to learn about the area, whilst the orange group started their new topic on multiplication and division. 

Update - Friday 24th November 2023


This week, we continued our new topic based on the book 'Think Big!'. We read the story and wrote a diary entry like Humpty Dumpty. In our writing, we focused on using the suffix -ly and considered using inverted commas for speech. 


Miss Irving's group finished their maths unit on addition and subtraction. They learned to estimate numbers and looked at a range of word problems. Using practical resources, Mrs Hardyman's group learned to add and subtract 2-digit numbers.

Update - Friday 17th November 2023


This week we started our new English unit all about diaries. We explored the features of a diary and the use of adverbs to make our sentences better.


In maths, Mrs Hardyman's group learnt to add 2-digit numbers using practical resources. Miss Irving's group practised subtracting 3-digit numbers (across 100). 

Update - Friday 10th November 2023


Last week in English, we wrote stories about a dragon who didn’t like fire. We used the story ‘The Crocodile Who Didn’t Like Water’ to inspire our writing. 


In Mrs Hardyman’s maths group, we have been learning to subtract 1-digit numbers from 2-digit numbers across a ten. We solved various questions using dienes and had to remember to exchange our ten for 10 ones. In Miss Irving’s group, we have been learning to subtract two 3-digit numbers across a ten. We also had to remember to exchange!

Updated - Friday 3rd November 2023


In English this week, we have started our new topic based on the book 'The Crocodile Who Didn't like water'. We read the story, devised actions for each part and sequenced the story. 


In Maths, we have been continuing with addition and subtraction. Miss Irving's group have been learning column addition with no exchange of numbers, and Miss Hardyman's group have been learning to subtract numbers using their number bonds to ten.

Update - Friday 20th October 2023


In English, we learned all about Floella Benjamin. We thought about her early life, her dreams, and her achievements. We then wrote a mini biography about her. We also read the story 'Coming to England' by Floella Benjamin. We reflected on her thoughts and how she felt at different points in the story. 


Mrs Hardyman's group has been learning to add numbers using our number bonds to ten in Maths. Miss Irving's group have been learning to add and subtract ones and tens from a 3-digit number. 

Update - Friday 4th October 2023


This week, we continued with our new English unit on mini biographies linked to Black History Month. We have learnt about Laurie Cunningham and have been learning to write sentences using coordinating conjunctions (and, but so). 


In Maths with Mrs Hardyman, we have also looked at number bonds to ten and fact families. With Miss Irving, we have been learning number bonds to 100 and adding and subtracting 1s from 3-digit numbers. 

Update - Friday 29th September 2023


In English, we have begun our new English unit all about mini-biographies, which will lead into the work we will be doing about Black History Month. This week, we have learnt about the features of biography. 


In Maths,  we have been practising skip counting. Some of us have been working on counting in 2s, 5s and 10s, and others have been counting in 50s and 100s. 

Update - Monday 25th September 2023


We wrote our final piece in English based on the story 'The Professional Crocodile'. We sequenced the story and considered statements, questions, commands, and exclamatory sentences we could write.


In maths, we compared numbers using the language of greater than and less than. We identified whether numbers were bigger or smaller using our knowledge of place value. 

Update - Monday 18th September 2023


We have been learning to write statements, questions, commands and exclamatory sentences using accurate punctuation in English. We have also been writing our noun phrases.


In Maths, we are becoming more familiar with place value. We have been partitioning numbers into hundreds, tens and ones.