First week back…

Back into the swing of things again! We welcomed everyone back after what was hopefully, a restful holidays.

We started to read our class text this week which is The Iron Man, by Ted Hughes. Reading comprehension is a vital skill and we started the week by predicting what might happen by looking at the cover and reading the blurb. Whilst reading the book, we discussed words and phrases that the children are perhaps uncertain of, such as ‘sheer’, ‘brink’ and ‘windshield’.

We identified how language contributes to meaning by describing what a simile is and finding examples in the text. Ted Hughes uses a lot of similes to describe the iron man, e.g “His great iron head, shaped like a dustbin but as big as a bedroom…”

In Maths, we looked at mental multiplication, looking at making numbers 10, 100 and 1000 times bigger. This linked in nicely to place value, which was covered before half term. Some children were taken into the hall to look at this concept in a practical way and it worked really well!