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Myths, Maths and Maps!

What a great week we’ve had. I have been amazed with the growing confidence with which the children are tackling their work. The children are working brilliantly with each other and are supporting each other in their learning.

We started the week with sharing our brilliant mythical stories which the children enjoyed writing. I spent some time with each child, having learning conversations with them, giving them tips and advice on how they could improve their stories further. The children worked together, offering support with spelling and editing each other to improve their writing

In maths we have focused on multiplication methods and moved onto using both formal and informal methods. The children are getting better at choosing the best method to solve the question.

We began our Geography enquiry too, which is focusing on various mapping skills including using grid references to locate places! This can be pretty complicated but I was amazed at how quickly the children grasped the use of 4 figure and then 6 figure references. We located different places on an OS map for the Manchester area. We enjoyed creating our own treasure hunt by plotting points on an aerial view map of the school grounds and then creating a list of grid references for another teams to then go and find. We’ve really loved having the opportunity to develop our mapping skill and work in the outdoors.

Looking forward to our field trip to Heaton Park next week. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter to find out what we’ve been up to.


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