Autumn Term

What we've been doing in Ennis:
 
W/e 15th December 2017:
This week, Ennis are learning about the properties of shapes. We are investigating lines of symmetry.

This website will help your child to understand this concept: https://www.bbc.co.uk/education/clips/ztpyr82

Wednesday - we have travelled back in time to 2nd September, 1666. We been in role as Samuel Pepys and we have been writing diaries.

Thursday - we have been writing 'What am I' riddles about 2D (flat) and 3D (solid) shapes. Can you solve these riddles and guess the shapes with your child?  Perhaps you could write some of your own shape riddles? If you do, we'd love to see them in school.

We always like hearing about the achievements of our children outside of school.

Well done and congratulations to William, who achieved his Grade 4 Proficiency certificate in Gymnastics, along with 3 bronze medals, 1 silver medal and a trophy for being the 'hardest worker'. Fantastic work, William! We are very proud of you.

W/e 15th December 2017:

On Friday we had a craft session making popping puppets. We hope that your children enjoy playing with theirs this weekend. The silent disco was a hit with all the children and we cut some amazing shapes!

Friday afternoon, we have all enjoyed watching 'Nativity' on DVD. Isaac was very glad that his version of Angel Gabriel wasn't a flying one in our school production!

W/e 8th December 2017:

In Ennis, we are nearing the end of our Great Fire of London topic. It has been great to see the children to enthusiastic about their learning. They have been great fact finders, in school at at home. This week, we are recounting the events around the fire. Year 2 children are writing a newspaper report about it. We were very excited to find a copy of the newspaper report from The London Gazette. You can share this with your child in the powerpoint below. 

In Ennis, we have been learning the Christmas story. Click on this link to share the story with your child

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pu99qCegVNU

In Ennis, we are starting to gather our facts and information about the Great Fire of London to help us write our newspaper report. 

This website will help your child to know more about the events that happened around the Great Fire of London, and of course, Samuel Pepys:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/famouspeople/samuel_pepys/

W/e 1st December 2017:

Wednesday - today, we were joined by lots of parents and carers to build models of houses that we would have seen at the time of the Great Fire of London.  We hope you like our models. Please take a look at the pictures below. 

Tuesday - Amanda Carlin came into our RE lesson. Amanda will be part of the 'Open The Book' team leading our assembly later this week. We learnt the story of Adam and Eve, which is in the Old Testament, in the Bible, in the book of Genesis. We all coloured in snakes and we will use these as part of the assembly.

In our English, we are learning about the features of a newspaper report. 

Newspaper reports have

  • Headlines (to grab the reader's attention)
  • Orientation (to introduce the story)
  • Main body of text (writing about the events that happened)
  • Photo 
  • Caption (with the photo, often written in italics)
  • Reorientation (brings us up to date)

We will be writing a newspaper report on the Great Fire of London so will be travelling back in time. 

This week, we have been writing a newspaper report about a traditional tale. Year 1 children have focussed on The 3 Billy Goats Gruff and Year 2 worked on The 2 Little Pigs. 

We had great fun as investigative reporters!

W/e 24th November 2017:

As part of their R.E. curriculum, year 1 took 'baby' Lily to church to be baptized.

The children were made very welcome and took part in a mock baptism.  They all behaved beautifully.

W/e 17th November 2017:

Friday, Year 2 had lots of fun at the Children in Need games, organised by our school council. We all dressed up in spots, or wore our pyjamas and brought teddy bears for our Teddy Bears lunch. In the afternoon, we made a new wardrobe for Pudsy Bear and some of us had a go at creating a comic strip for him.  Take a look at some of our pictures below.

 

Year 2 have been working on their joined handwriting. We have learnt the 'ai' join. We are very proud of our work.  See some pictures below.

 

The children in Ennis already know many facts about the Great Fire of London.

We have shared what we know and asked some questions that we don't know the answers to.

Perhaps your child can find out the answers on these websites:

http://www.mylearning.org/samuel-pepys-and-the-great-fire-of-london-of-1666/interactive/1615/

http://www.parkfieldict.co.uk/infant/greatfire/contents.html

 

In Year 1, we have been adding and subtracting. 

We know that when we add 2 numbers,, we can do it either way round. We still get to the same answer.

We know that we have to put the largest number first for subtraction. 

This website will help your child with this concept: 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/number-facts/number-fact-families

 

This week, Year 2 are learning their 2x, 5x and 10x tables.

These youtube clips will help your child to commit these important number facts to memory:

The 2x table

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=850t1vjTZGg

The 5x table

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KyDZ7f1RfE

The 10x table

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbqovvK33sA  

 

Year 2 have been multiplying and dividing.

We have been using arrays to multiply and grouping to divide

See below some photographs of the children's work. 

This website will help your child divide (we have been working without remainders at this stage)

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?f=grouping

 

W/e 10th November 2017:

Wednesday - in Maths, Year 1 were working on number bonds to 20

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Year 2 were balancing numbers. 

We had to work out the answer to the calculation eg 4X5 and make the other side of the scales balance.

We know we could have used an = sign too.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?f=CalcBalancev5

 

This week, in Ennis, Year 1 are adding and subtracting

Can you help your child to balance the scales, so that the numbers are the same total?

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?f=CalcBalancev5

In Year 2, we are starting to multiply and divide

Can you help your child to learn to say their 2x or 10x or 5x table? If they know these, try the 3x and 4x table.

Can your child count in 2's, 5's and 10's?

http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/mathgames/earlymath/BalloonPopSkip.

In English, we are reading the story 'The Tiger Child'. The tiger needs fire, but how will he get it? This is a traditional tale. We are learning that traditional tales are set in familiar settings, may have talking animals and usually have things happen in 3's. 

Share the story with your child by clicking on this link.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVXgh9Dce-U

W/e 3rd November 2017:

This week in Maths, Ennis are learning about place value.

On Tuesday, Ennis began their new topic - Emergency! FIRE!

We spent the day learning about Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder plot. 

We even had fire fighters, some children came dressed ready to celebrate Bonfire Night and some even dressed up as Guy Fawkes. 

We made models of fireworks and our own guys. We also created books about the Gunpowder plot and our own firework pictures. 

We ended the day watching a firework display, listening to Handel's Royal Firework music, which the  children thought was lovely, whilst drinking hot chocolate with marshmallows and ginger biscuits.

What a lovely day!

The children can find out more about this by watching this youtube clip: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZmCtPflkCQ

 

On Monday, we counted in tens and ones (some children are using the terms tens and units, please ask them to use tens and ones). 

This game will help your child learn how many tens and ones there are in different numbers: 

http://www.ictgames.com/sharkNumbers/sharkNumbers_v5.html

W/e 20th October 2017:

In Ennis, we have been reading the story 'Franklin goes to Hospital'

You may wish to share this story with your child by clicking on this link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUTAm5EhIEE

 

We have been learning to write number bonds using addition and subtraction. 

This website has helped us with our learning:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/number-facts/number-fact-families

 

In Ennis, we have been working out 1 more and 1 less or 10 more and 10 less.  We can count on or count backwards.  Some of us know that we can find the number underneath for 10 more or above for 10 less if we have a 100 square to help us.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/chopper-squad

 

We are also learning about the nurse Edith Cavell. 

Click on this link to find out about her: http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/clips/zq7xhyc

W/e 13th October 2017:

We have been making 2 digit numbers using tens and ones.  We know that we need to work out the tens first before the ones. This website will help your child to practice this:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/place-value/place-value-charts

 

This week in Ennis, we have been making our own 'potions' and 'medicines'. We added some horrible ingredients and had lots of fun! We hope that they cure Charlie's illness! (They probably won't!)

W/e 6th October 2017:

We were looking at Florence Nightingale's diary. We thought her writing was lovely.

https://www.bl.uk/learning/timeline/large106505.html 

We had a go at writing a diary, pretending that we were Florence. We used 'I' in our sentences.

 

This week, in Ennis, our key text is 'I'm really ever so not well' by Lauren Child

You can share this with your child by clicking on this link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0NLEjCdnyw

 

We have been making numbers using two numbers. These are called number bonds. 

We show the children that they can see patterns with their number bonds eg 1+9, 2+8, 3+7 etc and then they can use this information to make 100 eg 10+90, 20+80, 30+70.

Some children are also understanding that we can add 2 numbers any way, so 1+9 is the same as 9+1.

This website will help your child to practice this:

http://www.amblesideprimary.com/ambleweb/mentalmaths/numberbond.html

Congratulations to Fumni - our first child to achieve their 75 housepoints certificate on Friday!

Well done Funmi!

W/e 29th September 2017:

We have been learning about Florence Nightingale

Click on this link with your child to find out more about her life:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/famouspeople/florence_nightingale/

 

We have been ordering numbers from largest to smallest or from smallest to largest. 

We know that we need to look at the tens and ones number to help us do this.  

Today (Wednesday), we have been using the greater than > or less than < symbols. 

This website will help your child to practice this:

http://www.softschools.com/math/greater_than_less_than/alligator_greater_than_game/

 

Ennis have been learning about Florence Nightingale

Click on this link with your child to find out about her life and the things she did in hospitals

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/famouspeople/florence_nightingale/

Mrs Bratby (Harry's mum) came into school on Friday 22nd September. Harry's mum is a nurse and she talked to us about how nurses help us get better and what they do.  Take a look below at the pictures.

 

We have also been ordering numbers to 100.

We know that sometimes, we need to look at the tens and then sometimes we need to look at the ones number.

This link will help your child practice this skill 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ordering-and-sequencing/chinese-dragon-ordering
W/e 22nd September 2017:

In Ennis, we are using tens and ones to help us order numbers from smallest to largest.

This web site is great to help the children practice this 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ordering-and-sequencing/coconut-ordering

 

We are also finding out about 2-digit numbers. We will be exploring how many tens and ones are needed to make a number. 

We will be using this website - you may wish to visit it with your child over the weekend or during the coming weeks. 

http://www.eduplace.com/cgi-bin/schtemplate.cgi?template=/kids/mw/manip/mn_popup.thtml&filename=b10b_prim&title=Base%20Ten%20Blocks&grade=2

W/e 15th September 2017:

In Ennis we have been counting in 2s. This might help your child to count confidently:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8wwydguSKOU&t=2s

In Ennis, we have been counting backwards and forwards. The children who can already do this confidently have been creating their own number patterns and subtraction or addition sentences to show their working. 

This is a great song for counting backwards and the children all enjoyed singing it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0ooQv7oHvw
W/e 8th September 2017:

Year 2 have been learning to count in 2's and recite our 2 times table.

We enjoyed using this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3yf3xgE8wMc

This week, in Ennis, we have been learning about our bodies

The children may enjoy exploring this webpage but some of the vocabulary may need explaining to some of them: http://www.bestschoolgames.com/educational-games/five-senses/

Year 1 children have been identifying and naming parts of the body and identifying the 5 senses. 

Your child will enjoy exploring this web page: http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/science/sounds_and_pitch/play/popup.shtml

Year 2 children have been thinking about the different ways we keep our bodies healthy. 

Your child will enjoy exploring this web page: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/6_7/health_growth.shtml