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Nascot Wood
Junior School

This week's learning


Week beginning: 27/09/2021


Maths: We will be continuing to look at place value and will be looking at rounding numbers to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000. 

Times tables: Children should also continue to practise their times tables, using the times table grids as well as the online test.


In Guided Reading this term, Oak and Juniper will be reading:

'The Danger Gang' by Tom Fletcher

English: This term, our English lessons are based on Aesop's Fables.

This week we will be developing our use of inverted commas and looking at 'The Fox and The Crow'.

Spelling: If you do not have a copy, the spelling lists are attached at the bottom. Children will be tested on their spellings every Friday.

This week's rule is: words with the prefix 'im' before a root word starting with an 'm' or a 'p'.

Reading: Each child should be reading an individually chosen reading book at home every day, please make sure this is recorded in their reading record.

In Juniper Class, reading records will be checked on a Friday.

In Oak Class, reading records will be checked on a Monday.

Topic and Science

Our Topic at the moment is Ancient China, focussing on the Shang dynasty.

In Science, we are learning about states of matter.

Creative Curriculum

On a Tuesday and Friday the children will be expected to come into school in their P.E kits. 

Creativity and mindfulness are also important.

In this section there are some creative and mindfulness activities for you to have a look at any time if you would like.

Creative Learning: 

  1. Make a paper plane.
  2. Create a new board game.
  3. Help cook a meal.
  4. Do some stretching.
  5. Bake something tasty.
  6. Make a sock puppet.
  7. Help wash up or load the dishwasher.


Activity 1: Place your hand on your stomach. Take 10 deep breaths and notice your hand moving up and down as you breathe.

Activity 2: Sit very still and notice one thing that you can see, hear, feel, taste and smell.

Activity 3: Close your eyes and think about how you are feeling. Happy? Sad? Mad? Scared? Excited? Another emotion? Think about how you know you are feeling this way.

Activity 4: Sit quietly and place a small object in your hand. A pencil, rubber, or something else. Notice how heavy the object is. Think about what it feels like in your hand. Notice a new thing about this object.

Activity 5: Do some mindfulness colouring.