Broken calculator!

Our calculator is broken! We only have the numbers 2,3, 5 and +, -, x and =. Can you make these numbers using our broken calculator?

10, 13, 15, 22, 23, 40, 49, 57, 64, 71, 90, 111.

Darwin class did really well and then challenged themselves to make 3 digit numbers which they generated by rolling dice.


3d shapes!

Darwin spent their Maths lesson today making 3d shapes and identifying the properties.  They looked at the names of the shapes and the shapes that they were made up of.

Treasure Hunt!

Year 6 spent part of this morning creating a maths treasure hunt for Newton class to do and this afternoon they worked together to solve the clues and answer the questions.  This was good revision for year 2 in preparation for their upcoming sats and allowed Darwin class to realise how far they had come over the last few years.  Both classes should be really proud of themselves for their hard work over the last few months.15D5C6B0-509A-450C-A1DE-D20D1EB6F6034B3645FE-CCEB-455E-9FA2-C28D806B6A1944894A7F-5073-4A49-8860-648CB48DAB7A974549FB-F226-4AE1-8DB6-1BB855F8B5B3E2B55DB7-F993-45DE-BC8A-B2BB7151A6B47ACFC12E-8A91-4CFB-8769-9A7B4A5E65CB

Mind maps!

This afternoon, Darwin created their own revision mind maps for grammar and maths and they worked extremely hard to put as much information as they could into their work.  Below is an example of the work that they have been doing.  Well done Beth for brilliant mind maps! 58E86777-2401-45A7-83FF-EC90BF3A11F51A3FBC8A-9208-4C07-907D-434C086A7173

Paired reading!

Today Darwin class worked together with Newton class to do some paired reading. This works really well for both classes as the older children are able to question the younger children about the books that they are reading and the both classes get to practise their reading skills.  They all enjoyed their time together and worked really well in partners.

Grammatical terms!!!

Today Darwin class made flash cards to help them remember all the grammatical terms that they need to know.  Below is the definition of them all if you would like to help your child with their revision.

Noun – person, place or object.  The car drove down the road.

These can be broken down into:

Collective nouns – groups of nouns such as furniture.

Proper nouns – names of nouns (these do not have determiners before them so they need capital letters e.g. Newton Abbot

Abstract nouns – things that you cannot touch but are still nouns such as love, hate, disappointment.

Verbs – doing or being words.  The car drove down the road.  I am hungry.

Adjectives – describe the noun. The red car drove down the road.

Adverbs – describe the verb.  The car drove down the road carefully.

Conjunctions – join sentences together.  The class did their English lesson and then they went out to break. When the children had finished their maths, they went out to lunch.

Prepositions – describes the relationship between the noun or pronoun and another word (often indicating position or direction).  The man lived in the blue house behind the post office.

Pronouns – replace the nouns to allow the sentence to flow. Fred went to the shop because he needed milk.

Possessive pronouns – describe who the object belongs to.  That chair is mine.

Relative pronouns – refer to the noun when giving extra information.  The boy, who was in year 6, loved football.

Determiners – go before all nouns to determine them. Please move those chairs.  Could I have two pencils? Could you bring me your book?

Articles – specific determiners (a, an, the).



Today we have been looking at co-ordinates in Maths and I am pleased to say that all the children would be able to find their way back if they get lost.  Charley was particularly happy about today’s work, as you can see from the picture.4B3BFB7F-FFBD-4139-B07D-E03267A9282A