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Week 5

This week in English, we started looking at setting descriptions. We read through a variety of setting descriptions and thought about why authors include them and what features they have in common. When reading through the different setting descriptions, we quickly identified that the purpose of them is to build an image in the reader's head and they do this by describing the setting using their senses. In preparation for planning our own setting description about a forest, we went on a spontaneous trip to a local park to gather ideas and think of vocabulary.

In Maths, we have continued to look at addition through exploring different strategies. We continued to challenge ourselves by writing the equation in different ways by moving the equals symbol. Why not ask your child if they can write the other three equations to match 3 + 4 = 7? At the end of the week, we started to explore subtraction.

This week in History, we continued to look at the story of Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot in preparation for Bonfire Night. This week we looked at the different challenges the plotters came up against and in groups the children acted out potential ways that they would have solved the problems.

In Shared Reading, we looked at the different settings within our story 'The Bear and the Piano'. We looked at the language used to describe each setting and the children sorted setting description extracts. In one of our lessons, we went onto Oxford Reading Buddy. The children demonstrated that they would independently log on and access it.

A little reminder about our year group reading competition. Each week we will be checking each class's engagement on Oxford Reading Buddy. The class with the highest percentage will have the honour of having the year group trophy in their class for the week. As all the children have used it within school this week, we will be starting the competition again next week.