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The children have begun looking at fractions in Maths this week. We identified half of a cookie, discovering it didn't matter which way it was cut as long as it was in two equal parts. We looked at different shapes, noticing that some could only be cut in half in one particular way.

We have also been solving missing number problems in both addition and subtraction and have looked at alternative methods of subtraction by finding the difference.

In English we created a collection of words to describe toys. We used our senses to help think of a range of adjectives.

At the end of the week we went on to create poetry about 'The Dark', expressing our reservations and responses to reassure that dark is necessary, (according to our class readers; "The Owl Who Was Afraid Of The Dark" by Jill Tomlinson and The Dark by Lemony Snicket).

We most enjoyed "The Dark" poem written by James Carter who inspired us to think, why Dark can be fun!

In RE., we created Poppies in preparation for The Remembrance service next Monday.

In Art, we have focused on the artist Vincent Van Gogh and his famous paintings of "A Starry Night", whilst listening to the lyrics from the song - Starry Starry Night.