“I have come in order that youmight have life - life in all it’s fullness
PE: Our PE day is Wednesday. Please come into school wearing your PE kit.
Reading Books: Reading books will be changed on a Monday and Thursday. Please can they be brought into school each day.
Homework: Homework will be set on a Friday. Please can it be returned by the following Wednesday.
We are going on a Class Trip to Wingham Wildlife Park on Monday 12th June 2023.
Please can all money be paid by 26th May via Parent Mail. Thank you.
Allan Ahlberg Class
We hope you have had a wonderful Easter having fun and making memories.
Allan Ahlberg Class books:
Class Awards: April 21st 2023
Head Teacher Award Winner:
Our winner this week is
for having a great first week at St Mark's.
For coming in with a big smile on his face each day and for always trying his best with his learning. Well done!
Winning House of The Week
Term 1 Overview:
Week beginning 12th September 2022:
English: We shared our class book - 'The Pencil' by Allan Ahlberg. We looked at the characteristics of the main character.
Mathematics: We have been reviewing place value and putting 2-digit and 3-digit numbers on a land marked number line.
Geography: We reviewed the four countries that make up the United Kingdom and their capitals. We learnt how to use map coordinates.
Science: We talked about the importance of eating healthily and exercise.
Religious Education: We shared the Creation story.
PSHE: We shared our thoughts and feelings and discussed what makes us feel proud.
Week beginning 19th September 2022:
English: We have continued our work on characteristics and have written a character profile.
Mathematics: We have have continued to develop our understanding of place value and have ordered and compared numbers. We have used the symbols < and >.
Geography: We have labelled the points of a compass and have plotted objects on a map by using a compass for direction.
Science: We have discussed and grouped animals according to their diet. We have used the vocabulary carnivore, herbivore and omnivore.
Religious Education: We have shared our favourite parts of God’s creation.
PSHE: We have talked about how our facial expressions show how we are feeling.
Week beginning 26th September 2022:
English: We shared a roman myth and created a story map to develop our oral storytelling skills.
Mathematics: We looked at place value and compared and ordered numbers. We have also been practising how to layout and record number sentences in our number books.
Geography: We used a key to mark places on a map.
Science: We learnt how to classify animals. We grouped animals according to whether they were vertebrates or invertebrates.
Religious Education: We created a story map to retell God’s Creation story.
English: We used our story maps to write up our Roman myths. We reviewed our knowledge of work classes.
Mathematics: We have been learning to find 10, 100, 1000 more or less than a given number.
Geography: We have created our own Treasure Ireland and used our mapping skills to direct the pirates to the treasure chest of gold!
Science: We have looked at the human skeleton and identified and labelled bones.
Religious Education: We shared in the beauty of God’s Creation in our school grounds. We discussed how we could care for it. History: On Friday we shared an amazing day learning about the Anglo-Saxons with the rest of KS2.
English: We have imagined that if we were a Roman God which animal we would choose to be able to turn ourselves into and what magical powers we would have.
We have been learning to identify and classify types of nouns.
Mathematics: We have reviewed addition using the column method. We have been practising laying out the questions and writing the numbers in the correct columns so as to reduce errors.
History: We recorded what we already know about the Anglo-Saxons and what we would like to find out in our learning next term.
Science: We looked at how our muscles work. We discussed the voluntary and involuntary muscles and the differences between each type.
Religious Education: It was lovely to see so many of you at our Harvest Festival. Thank you for your generous gifts.
Week beginning 17th October 2022:
English: We have continued to look at word classes. We have read ‘Dreams of Destiny’ and practised identifying nouns, adjectives, verbs and adverbs. We have been developing our comprehension skills by sharing short non-fiction and fiction texts about the Romans. We have been practising answering questions in full sentences.
Mathematics: We have reviewed subtraction using the column method. We have been practising laying out the questions and writing the numbers in the correct columns to reduce errors.
Religious Education: We have used all our senses to reflect on the wonder of God’s Creation.
English: This week we have been learning to identify possessive and personal pronouns.
Mathematics: We have used the column method to solve addition and subtraction word problems.
History: We reviewed what we already know about the Anglo-Saxons and wrote our names using Anglo-Saxon runes.
Science: We reviewed what we already know about ‘Light.’
Week beginning 7th November 2022:
English: We have been focusing on sentence structure and joining our writing.
Mathematics: We have being learning how to multiply and divide. We have learnt the meaning of the words ‘commutative’ and ‘inverse.’ We have used the grid method to multiply a 1-digit number by a 2-digit number.
History: We have been archaeologists. We found some incomplete artefacts and tried to reassemble them.
Science: We sorted objects into groups identifying light sources.
Religious Education: We talked about the symbolism of water to Christians.
Term 3 Overview
Term 4 Overview
Term 5 Overview
Week beginning 17th April 2023:
English: This week we have been sharing a version of the Traditional Tale of the Three Little Pigs.
Mathematics: We have been learning about multiples and factors.
History: We have been researching and creating a fact file about different English monarchs.
Science: This week we have been identifying the main parts of a plant and their purposes.
Religious Education: This week we have been reviewing our prior knowledge of Pentecost.
Week beginning 24th April 2023:
English: We have shared the story of The Three Pigs by David Wiesner . We have retold the story orally .
Mathematics: We have been saying our times tables and 'going large.' So counting in 2's and then 20's and reiterating that the numbers are 10 x larger. We have partitioned numbers before doubling them or using the grid method to multiply.
History: We have continued to research previous monarchs.
Science: We have use books and the internet to research interesting facts about plants.
Religious Education: We have sequenced the events of Pentecost.
Week beginning 1st May 2023:
English: This week we have written our own version of the David Wiesner story of 'The Three Little Pigs.'
Mathematics: We have been practising extended addition and rounding up numbers to the nearest 10, 100 or 1000.
History: We have shared the Coronation of Queen Victoria.
We have enjoyed our class celebrations for King Charles III Coronation.
Week beginning 8th May 2023:
I hope you enjoyed the Coronation weekend and enjoyed making memories with your families and friends.
English and History: We have been writing a newspaper report about the Coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla.
Mathematics: We have been practicing expanded and compact addition.
Science: We made observational drawings of plants and labelled the key parts.
Week beginning May 15th 2023:
English and History: This week we have edited our newspaper report about the Coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla.
Mathematics: This week we have reviewed time and have been practising telling the time on analogue and digital clocks. We have used our knowledge to solve simple problems.