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Christ Church (Erith)

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November 2020

November has been such a busy month of learning! We hope you enjoy reading about all of the fun things we've been up to.




In English we have been reading and enjoying a range of different books written by Julia Donaldson. We have looked at 'The Ugly Five', 'Tyrannosaurus Drip' and 'Monkey Puzzle'. 



First we read 'The Ugly Five' and enjoyed listening to the funny descriptions of the different animals. We used these descriptions to make 'The Ugliest Animal Awards'. Our learning focus was to use the suffixes -er and -est. How do you think we did?




Next, we looked at the story of 'Tyrannosaurus Drip' which is about a dinosaur who gets lost and ends up in a t-rex nest. We looked at this story during our anti-bullying week butterfly as the dinosaur is bullied and mistreated. To make Drip feel better, we wrote him letters encouraging him to visit Christ Church so that he could be happy. We tried to use apostrophes for contraction in our writing. 




The book we are currently reading is 'Monkey Puzzle'. This is about a monkey who has lost his mum. Kindly butterfly is keen to help but they don't seem to be having much luck and butterfly keeps getting it wrong! We made this story map to help us remember and also made some actions. 


Here are some pictures showing the actions to the first section of the story. 





In maths, we have been thinking about how we can partition different numbers using concrete resources. We used the base 10 equipment to show how we did it. We then had the challenge of adding together two two-digit numbers. 



We have also been learning how to tell the time to the nearest 15 minutes. We tested each other on o'clock, quarter past, half past and quarter to. 




In CCCS, we have been looking at lots of different topics. One of our flutters this month was "Remembrance Day". The children made lots of artwork during the half-term which is now on display in our classroom. Look at how super Edward, Shaun and Mikail's work is!



We also used different sources to find out about life in the trenches. We looked at this interactive trench to help us:



We drew some pictures of trenches and also wrote diary entries as soldiers in the trenches.