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Welcome toHensall Community PrimarySchoolHigh expectations for all, by all.


Welcome to Tanglewood

with Mrs Bramley, Mrs Thexton, Mr Palmer, Mrs Hiorns and Miss Welsh

Our Busy Week Commencing 12.9.18

This week we began to learn a story about a boy who got stuck on the moon and who meets an alien.

We think it might have been that alien who landed his rocket in our garden last week!

We imagined what he might look like and created an alien portrait using collage materials. Please drop in to school to see our alien display in the corridor or look at the examples below.

We have been learning about the planets in our solar system. How many can you name without looking at the picture?

Can you explain to somebody at home what the word 'orbit' means?

Which of these planets has the hottest climate? Which has the coldest? Can you explain why?

In maths the Y2s have been revising the use of these mathematical signs to compare numbers and explain their reasoning.

Try questions like this.....

True or false

62 < 85 ?

Explain how you know.

We've also been posing number puzzles for each other like this one...

I'm thinking of a two digit number. It has 6 tens and some ones. It is an odd number. What numbers could it be?

In maths this week the Year 1s have been learning to represent numbers in different ways including tens frames.

Can you quickly say the number each of these tens frame is showing?

You can practise making numbers on this interactive tens square. Click on the link.

We have also been solving problems and proving our answers. Can you explain your answer to this problem.



Our Busy Week Commencing 5.9.18

Some very strange things happened this week in Tanglewood!


First Mrs James sent us this picture she had taken of the moon.

We wondered who had written this message.

How did they end up on the moon?

Why do they need help?

What have they used to create this word?



Then we found this letter which had drifted down from the sky.


We decided it was an English person on the moon, or an alien who could speak English!


We wondered what kinds of noises they could hear and what might be making the noises.


We practised making different noises and agreed that it would be quite frightening to hear these noises in the dark.


Then we found this rocket which had landed in the garden. We wondered who had left it there and why they had visited Hensall school!


We hope to find out more next week!


In maths, the Year 1s have been sorting objects into sets and explaining their sorting e.g. happy and sad faces, colours, big and small. Can you sort these vehicles? Can you find different ways?