Head Pupils Blog

Starting with Year 3, they have been retelling the amazing story of the Heavenly Elephant. In Maths, they have using their resilience to
tackle column subtraction. Year 4 have been busy learning many things! They have been writing an informal letter from the World War I trenches. They have looked at both multiplication and division in maths.

Year 5 have been writing their own war poetry to celebrate Remembrance Day, which was on the Wednesday 11th of November.
In maths, they have been self-motivated and used all four operations! In PE, Year 5 have begun recording their scores for the
virtual Sports Hall Athletics competition.

Now on to Year 6, we havebeen learning about the Linnaeus System in Science, as well as learning the Latin names for animals like fox and cat. In maths, we have interpreted bar charts and line graphs to do with Fairtrade.

Next, in Roundwood Reception have been making their own poppies for Remembrance Day. Year 1 have been learning about the adventurous Paddington Bear and writing fact files all about him. In maths they have embraced challenge and used number lines to find missing numbers. Finally, for Roundwood, year 2 have been studying the size of dinosaur footprints! In maths, they have been learning about times and divide in maths.

The whole school honoured Remembrance Day on Wednesday by holding a two-minute silence at 11am.

Remember, Together Everyone Achieves More.

This week, Reception have been writing about fireworks in their Literacy. In
maths, they have been ordering objects by size.

Next, Year 1 have been learning about nouns and verbs and identifying them in
sentences. In maths, they have been learning about place value and making
teen numbers with dienes.

Finally, in Roundwood, Year 2 have enjoyed the start of their dinosaur topic
and are learning how to tell whether a dinosaur is a herbivore or carnivore.
They have also been using chaining and jottings in maths to add large
numbers.

Next to Bramleyham, Year 3 have been planning a story about the Heavenly
Elephant and in Science have been learning about forces and friction.
Year 4 have had a busy week back after half term, learning how to use
analogue clocks to tell the time in maths and solve time related word
problems. In English, they have been captivated by ‘Yarny’, who is an adorable,
red woolly character from the game ‘Unravel’, and have thoroughly enjoyed
writing detailed descriptions of his adventures.

In Hemstalls, year 5 have been learning about Greta Thunberg as part of our
new topic on climate change. In maths, they have been thinking about place
value and rounding. In art they have been starting to learn about silhouettes.
Finally, Year 6 have been reading a new book called War Horse by Michael
Morpurgo. We have done lots of research about World War I in preparation to
write a non-chronological report. In Topic, we learnt how much money each
person gets in a production train for a banana and why Fairtrade is so
important.

Remember, together everyone achieves more.

This week the whole school has been very busy. Year 6 have been learning about shape in maths and how to find missing angles in shapes. They have also published their newspaper reports based on Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.

Year 5 have been planning and writing a description of a fantasy setting. In maths they have been finding the common denominator and in history they have been learning about the Spanish Armada.

Year 4 have been going history mad! They have been learning about the Battle of Hastings, created their own shields and even done a re-enactment about this famous battle.

Year 3 have been publishing biographies about the inspirational Katherine Johnson and learning all about right, acute and obtuse angles in maths.

Year 2 have been having fun this week, designing and making their own fire engines!

Year 1 have been reading and writing space poems and challenged themselves to use ambitious adjectives. In maths, they have been learning about 2D shapes and used a range of shapes to make rocket pictures.

Finally, Reception have been reading Funny Bones and measuring each other.

Have a lovely half term and remember… together everyone achieves more!

This week, Year 6 have been consolidating their maths learning for the term and applying what they have learned in to answering challenging questions. In English, they have been preparing to write a newspaper report based on the trials at the end of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Some of Year 6 embraces challenge and took part in the Kent Test on Thursday.

Next, Year 5 have being reading A Midsummer Night’s Dream and writing play scripts. In Science, they have been learning about night and day. Year 5 have learnt about the life and achievements on Katherine Johnson, in celebration of Black History Month.

Down in Bramleyham, Year 4 have been continuing to learn about the epic saga of Beowulf. They are writing and argument about whether he is a good role model or not. In maths, they have looked at using money and calculating change.

Year 3 have been writing a biography about Katherine Johnson, while in history they have been learning about the Stone Age and Stone Age houses.

Next, Year 2 have been finding fractions of shapes and numbers. They have learnt about changes that happened after The Great Fire of London.

Year 1 have been learning facts about our wonderful solar system. They have created their own fact poster. They have too been learning about Katherine Johnson and her vital role in the Apollo 13 mission.

Finally, Reception have been sorting shapes and colours. They have been thinking about what they want to be when they are older.

Remember, together everyone achieves more.

This week, down in Reception, they have been using apples to print repeating patterns.

Year 1 have been learning about money in maths. They have been using 1 and 2 pence coins to make small amounts. In English, they have been thinking about and predicting what they would see through a telescope.

Moving onto Year 2, they have been thinking about how animals are suited to their habitat, measuring length in maths and discovering the features of non-fiction books.

This week, Year 3 have been putting events of the Stone Age in order on a timeline and are looking forward to their Stone Age day today.

In maths in Year 4, they have been learning to accurately measure with a ruler in both centimetres and millimetres. They have also been learning how to find perimeter. In English, Year 4’s adventures with Beowulf continue and they have written stories about Beowulf’s battle with the evil sea-hag!

Year 5 have been finishing their work on Treason and in maths they are learning how to divide. In art, they have been practising their sketching skills with different pencils, ready to start their Tudor portraits.

Finally, in Year 6 they have been focusing on their mental health this week. They are looking forward to mental health day today. They have also enjoyed learning about the Shang Dynasty, particularly about Fu Hao and dragon bones.

That’s it for this week and remember, together everyone achieves more!

This week has been another busy week at school. Year 1 have been using manipulatives to work out subtraction questions and learning to put the biggest numbers first in subtraction number sentences. They have also been creating alien hideouts to go with the story ‘The Man on the Moon.’

This week Year 2 have been writing a story about The Great Fire of London and thinking about how animals are suited to their habitats. They have also been selecting coins in maths to make different amounts of money.

In Year 3, they have been reading ‘Stone Age Boy’ in English and discovering how fossils are made in science.

In English, Year 4 have been reading and learning more about the story of Beowulf. This has taken the form of writing reports, letters and the retelling of a battle. In maths, they have been learning about decimals.

Up in Hemstalls, the Year 5’s have been painting and finishing off their dragon eyes. They are still enjoying reading Treason and have really challenged themselves to learn long multiplication in maths.

Finally, in Year 6 they have been exploring the book ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’. Tjhey have been writing setting descriptions about Diagon Alley and using a variety of descriptive techniques. In maths, they have been revisiting the written methods for multiplication and division.

Well done for all of your hard work this week and remember…

Together Everyone Achieves More!

Hi my name is Ben and I am standing in for Georgie.

This week has been a busy week at school. Reception have been settling into their new classes and have been completing full days. We would like to welcome them to New Ash Green and say well done for such a good start.

In Year 1, they have been looking at Baboon on the Moon in English. In science they have been learning about space events from the past.

In Year 2, they have been learning about The Great Fire of London and have created art to show their learning. They have also written a letter from Samuel Pepys to the King. In maths, they have been learning about place value.

This week, in Year 3, they have been learning about different types of rocks in science. They have also been using the book, Gregory Cool, to inspire diary entries.

Year 4 have also been busy. They have learn about electricity in science and made their own series circuits. During English, they have been sharing the thrilling story of Beowulf and have written descriptive reports on the beast Grendel.

As part of their Tudors topic, Year 5 have been reading Treason in English. In maths, they have been looking at money. They have also really enjoyed creating dragon eyes out of clay.

Finally, Year 6 have been reading Boy Overboard by Morris Gleitzman. This inspired them to write balanced arguments about schooling for children in developing countries. They have also been learning about BODMAS and algebra in maths. In art, they have been designing their tree sculptures and are looking forward to making them soon.

Well done for all of your hard work this week and remember…

Remember, Together Everyone Achieves More!

Firstly, in Reception they have learnt about the Very Hungry Caterpillar. In maths, they have been studying missing numbers.

Up a year, Year 1 have been using subtract to find the difference between given numbers. Also, they have been partitioning tens numbers.

Next, in Year 2, they have started their new topic of Ocean Warriors. Also, they have been reading The Rainbow Fish. They have learnt about different parts of a seed.

In Bramleyham, Year 3 have been focusing on their new topic of Pompeii. In maths, they have been looking at the mass of objects.

In Year 4, B1 performed a stunning class assembly on the Vikings. Also, in maths, they have been rounding different numbers.

Up to Hemstalls, Year 5 have been learning to divide decimals. They have started a new book Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief. They have sketched St Paul’s Cathedral.

Finally, Year 6 have been writing a description about the bombing raids during WWII. They have started reading a new book, Letters from the Lighthouse.

Remember, Together Everyone Achieves More.

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