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Week ending 18th January 2018

Porthcothan has become very wild!
 
Since our Dinosaur appearance last week, we have immersed ourselves in learning about animals;what they look like,how they move,what they eat (carnivores or herbivores),how they use their bodies and much more!
We started the week by learning about fiction and non-fiction and then started to design the front cover for our own non-fiction booklet about animals. We began by writing a bold title which links to the content of the book. To ensure that we know about different types of animals we referred to our book 'What would you do with a tail like this?' and used the internet on the laptops to research different animals.We had to use fred talk to help us spell some of the animal names. Towards the end of the week, we began to plan our writing by using our own ideas to write about how different animals use their nose and ears. Next week we will complete our plans and start to write our ideas in the book.
 
Maths this week began with a running race! 10 children took to the racecourse that was the playground to compete in a sprint to help us with our mathematical language.
We were learning about language of ordering (1st, 2nd,3rd etc) so from the recording of the race, we were able to look closely at the positions and then record the data in a table, writing in English (first) and maths (1st). We continued the week focusing on place value of two digit numbers by breaking down the digits in to their value- 80 + 7 =87; 8 tens and 7 ones.
 
In topic, we have learnt about what Dinosaurs ate and how they looked different- the class love dinosaurs and are learning a great deal from each other. On Friday, a selection of children brought in items at home linked with Dinosaurs; non fiction book, fossil finder, informative posters and model dinosaurs.