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St Mark's C.E Primary School

Life in all its fullness

Armitage Class - WEEKLY LEARNING 


Week Beginning 13th December 2021

We really enjoyed welcoming our parents in to celebrate our Christingle service this week. We had great fun singing, dancing and making Christingles. We found the lighting of the candles very special and it was nice to share that with our parents and carers. 

Week Beginning 6th December 2021

English - We have been writing letters to Santa to tell him what we would like and why we deserve it.

Maths - We have been subtracting using the base ten and place value counters to help us exchange the tens.

Computing - We had another fun lesson using Bee-bots and Pro-bots to learn about algorithms and sequence.

Week Beginning 29th November 2021

English - We have been writing and editing our own Haiku poems.

Maths - We have been learning how to carry a number when adding two or three digit numbers.

Computing - We had great fun this week, learning how to create a sequence of commands to make the Probot draw a square.

RE - We looked at what Christians can learn from the Christmas story.

Our Vision Award Winner This Week is - Emmy for her hard work and positve attitude. She is a great role model to her peers.

Week Beginning 22nd November 2021

English - This week have been writing our own Autumn poems. We looked at Haiku poems and practiced counted out the syllables to help us.

Computing - We have started a unit on programming. We had a go at programming the 'probots' to move forward and to do a turn. It was great fun!

Maths - We have been looking at subtracting using column method.

French - We learnt how to count to ten.

Geography - We have been looking at human and physical features of some countries in northern Europe.

Our Vision Award Winner This Week is - Lilly for being an enthusiastic learner this week. Her listening has shown that she has been ready to learn. 

Week Beginning 15th November 2021

Maths - This week we have been looking at addition using column method. 

English - We have been reading and sharing Autumn poems and discussing why we like them.

RE - This week we looked at the Sandro Botticelli's 'Mystic Nativity' We discussed the characters and their part in the Christmas Story.

French - We looked at different ways of saying goodbye.

PSHE - We thought about and discussed bullying as part of our anti-bullying week. We designed our own odd socks and enjoyed playing a sorting game discussing different scenarios involving kindness. 


Our Vision Award Winner This Week is - Izaac for his commitment to being ready for learning.

Week Beginning 8th November 2021

Maths - We have been subtracting bridging ten. 

English - We have continued to learn about instruction texts and have looked at imperative (bossy) verbs. 

RE - We have been looking at the birth of Jesus and how people in the Christmas story knew he was a special baby.

Music - We have been practicing two-part singing and have also started a xylophone course, so that we really understand how to play them.

Computing - We made our own digital music. (See videos below)

Our Vision Award Winner This Week is - Connie for her hard work with reading and her positivity with her own learning journey.

Week Beginning 1st November 2021

Maths - We have been adding two digit and one digit numbers crossing the tens. 

PE - We having started dance this term, we have based our dance on Diwali and began to learn dance moves to represent the story of Rama and Sita. 

Geography - We looked at maps and located the countries that are in Europe.

Computing - We used Chrome Music Lab to explore changing pitch and duration. We tried to create animal noises using different durations and pitch.

In English this week we have been looking at instruction texts. We followed some instructions and discussed what was good about them and what could be improved. (see our some photos below)

For art this term we are looking at sculptors. This week we looked at Marc Quinn and recreated his hand sculptures using bread.

Our Vision Award Winner This Week is - Brendan for his hard work and determination with his learning. He really is on a positive learning journey.

Week Beginning 18th October 2021

Armitage class have had a great term and have worked very hard. Here are a few of the things we have been doing this week.

PE - We played some games where we had to listen carefully to instructions and practise our reaction times. We had great fun and enjoyed playing in teams.

History - We learnt about the well known Egyptian Pharaoh Tutankhamun and recorded some of the things we found out.

Music - We enjoyed using our new glockenspiels and singing as a class.

DT - We had a great time learning about fish and why it is important and then making and eating a fish salad. 

Our Vision Award Winner This Week is - Finley for his positive attitude to his work and for how he has built his perseverance up over the term.

Week Beginning 11th October 2021

Armitage class have been working hard this week. Here are some of the things we have been doing.

English - We have been learning all about adjectives, we identified them in sentences and then we used them to describe objects and also a scene. We published some of our writing for our class board.

Maths- We have been adding and subtracting tens form two and three digit numbers.

Science - Year two were looking at microhabitats, and how many minibeasts they could find in different habitats. We used our maths skills to gather and record our data.

In PE this week we were showing how to start and finish a sequence so that our performance was polished and professional. We were very proud of ourselves.

Our Vision Award Winner This Week is -Leo for all his hard work with his reading and writing. He is flourishing in his reading and this is helping him with his writing too.

Week Beginning 4th October 2021.

Armitage Class have enjoyed this week, especially the Harvest Supper. Here is a snippet of what we have been learning this week.

English - We have been writing an information text all about lighthouses.

Maths - We have been doing some problem solving, using the skills we have learnt over the past few weeks.

PE - We had a different PE lesson this week due to the hall being used so we did some team games and some chair exercises, which the children really enjoyed.

RE - We created some pictures to show the different ways that we learn from and about God. The pictures are going to be used to create a collage for our display.

French - We have been practising how to ask people "How are you?" and then responding with the answer.

Our Vision Award Winner This Week is -Betsy for her hard work and enthusiasm in her lessons, especially phonics.

Week Beginning 27th September.

Armitage Class have had another great week at school. We have been learning lots of new things this week.

English - We have been doing some research into lighthouses. We started by creating our own questions that we wanted to research.

Maths - We have been counting forward and back in twos and fives.

Computing - We are learning how to use Google Classroom, we had fun changing the colour and size of our writing.

PE - We were learning how to do different jumps and how to land safely.

History - We were history detectives this week and were looking at artefacts and answering questions about what they were and what they were used for. 

Our Vision Award Winner This Week is -Lucas for his great attitude to his learning and his enthusiasm in all areas of school life.

Week Beginning 20th September.

Armitage Class have been working very hard this week. Here are a few things we have been doing.

English - We have been planning and writing our own stories this week based on The Lighthouse Keepers Lunch.

Maths - We have been comparing and ordering numbers.

DT - We have been making our own coleslaw called Armitage Salad. (Take a look at our class Gallery to see some pictures)

French - We can now greet people and share our names.

PE - We really enjoyed practising different types of rolls this week. We practised forward rolls, side rolls and forward roll into a standing position. (see photos on our class gallery)


Our Vision Award Winner This Week is - Bella for her enthusiastic learning. Always trying her best and persevering when it is difficult.

Week Beginning 13th September.

We have had another good week of learning this week. 

English - We have been writing and publishing some character descriptions. 

Maths - We have continued to look at place value and the value of the digits in a number.

DT - We tasted and evaluated different types of salad.

History - We looked at where Ancient Egypt fits on a world history timeline.

PE- We continued to practice our balancing skills this week, we were balancing in pairs and created a sequence of balances in groups. 

Our Vision Award Winner This Week is - Noah for his enthusiasm for learning since coming back and always being respectful to others.

Week Beginning 6th September.

We have had a great first week back. Here are some of the things we have been doing.

English- We have read and retold the story of 'The Lighthouse Keepers Lunch' we have created our own word mats to help us with our writing. 

Maths - We have been looking at place value this week and practising partitioning numbers and learning how to read and write two and three-digit numbers.

PE - We are doing gymnastics this term and our theme is 'Under the Sea' so we have been practising our balancing skills. 

French - This week we practised different greetings for different parts of the day.

Our Vision Award Winner This Week is - Henry for his enthusiasm for learning this week and being respectful to others.