Read All About It!

This week has seen us come to the end of our Footprints From the Past unit in Milepost 2. We have done some amazing learning and were really excited to share it at our Exit Point on Tuesday! Thank you to all of the families who came along to join in with our dinosaur quiz! We had a great time and we hope you did too!


We have all been stars this week – Swimming Gala, Exit Point, Disco … what a week!

We had a super time at our Milepost 2 swim gala this week!

In literacy this week we have been finishing off our newspaper reports about our amazing new dinosaur discoveries.  We used everthing we had learned to help us write fantastic reports!

In maths, Year 4 have been practising and reviewing all of the mental maths skills we have developed this year.  We have really enjoyed seeing how much progress we have made!  Year 3 have been continuing our learning about statistics and practising finding and sharing information.  We have done some brilliant learning!


This week in Milepost 2 something amazing has happened! We have uncovered a whole host of new dinosaur species! Following these discoveries, we have become paleontologists describing our finds, named our new dinosaur species and have even written a newspaper article to tell the world about them! It has been amazing fun and super learning! Can you work out what these new dinosaur names mean?


What do you think they look like? Come back next week to find out!

What did the T-Rex eat with its French fries?

This week children in 3R and 4D were lucky enough to visit the Chinese Embassy as part of their Children’s Day celebrations. Doesn’t it look fabulous!


I was amazing risk taker when I joined in with iCANs Got Talent!

I was very resilient when I was writing my newspaper report this week

I have shown great enthusiasm in literacy this week!

I was done a great job a solving puzzles and problems in maths this week.

This week in Year 4 we have been detectives in our maths lessons as we have been cracking clues to help solve a crime!  We had to use loads of amazing maths skills as well as being fantastic cooperators and thinkers.  It was great fun and we loved the challenge of thinking in different ways.

In literacy, we have been learning about the features of newspaper reports as we have been preparing to write about our dinosaur discoveries.  We can’t wait to share them with you next week!

In Year 3 our literacy this week has also been focused on newspaper reports.  We have used and built on our learning from last week and started to apply it to our new dinosaur discoveries.  We can’t wait to write about our new dinosaurs!

In maths we have been concentrating on graphing this week.  We have looked at and learned about line graphs, and practised reading them for information. They are very different to the other types of graphs we know about and we have enjoyed this new learning!


This week in Milepost 2 we have become artists! We have been thinking about using a number of different techniques to create some amazing artworks. We have used watercolour paints, crayons, salt and even balloons to really bring our artworks to life!

What was the scariest dinosaur?

look below for the answer


I used great creativity to write an amazing story about my dinosaur adventure.

I have been really hard, and making huge improvements.

I have worked really hard to improve my times table skills!

I was a real taker when performing in iCAN’s Got Talent!

This week in Year 4 we have been unleashing our imaginations as we have become storytellers.  We loved listening to the story of Ali Baba told by Mr. Phill.  After that, we practised retelling the story ourselves and, we worked with partners and teams to act out parts of the story. We also thought about the problems in the story and what we would have done in the same place.

In maths we have been challenged by Ms. Debby and Mr. Thabo to apply all of the learning we have done this year to solving word problems and puzzles. It has been really tricky, but after some practice we have begun to do really well at it.

In Year 3 we have been learning all about graphs in our maths lessons.  We have found out about a new type of graph called a line graph and have learned how to find information from it.  We have also practised collecting information using tally charts and then recording it in a graph.  Super learning!

This week in literacy we have been finding out about the features of newspaper reports. We have read lots of different newspaper articles, found out lots of really interesting information and identified how the articles were written. We are really looking forward to writing our own articles about an amazing event – a dinosaur egg has been discovered!

What was the scariest dinosaur?

A terror-dactyl!

Guess Who?

This week in Milepost 2 we have been very excited to be learning as scientists as we have been finding out about how to classify dinosaurs.  Watch this quick video to find out what classifying means!  We practised doing this using Venn diagrams and decision trees before we made our very own dinosaur Guess Who games.  We think they are amazing and are a lot of fun to play!

What is the T-Rex’s favourite number?

see answer below


I did amazing job of writing a postcard about my holiday with the dinosaur!

I have been really resilient with my reading and have improved greatly!

I have show shown a fantastic growth mindset when things have been tricky.

I created and wrote a supper myth this week!

I have done a great job of classifying dinosaur in science this week.

I have show how much new vocabulary I have learned when classifying dinosaur in science.

What is a T-Rex’s favourite number?



This week in Year 4 we have been creating an amazing dinosaur story in our literacy learning sessions. We have used everything we learned about story writing from throughout the year and came up with some incredible stories. We loved hearing each other’s!

In maths, we have been going over some of the key skills we have learned this year.  We have practised rounding to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000, have revisited multipliying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000 and also worked on our mental addition and subtraction. 

In Year 3 we have been learning about recounts in our literacy learning.  We have looked at lots of examples, found out about the important features of recounts and started writing a recount of our own.

In maths, we have been thinking about division and multiplication this week.  We have tried to use what we already know from our times table practise to help us work out new and trickier challenges.  It has been hard, but we have shown great resilience.


This week, it has been great looking back over all of the amazing learning we have done this year. We have been getting ready for Child Led Conferences and really enjoyed having the time to remember all of our learning. We hope you enjoyed coming because we really enjoyed sharing with you!

In Year 4 this week we have been planing for writing our postcard from the time of the dinosaurs.  It is coming along nicely and we think it will be great when it is finished.
​In maths we have been recapping our calculation skills by practising written methods for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

In Year 3 we have been finishing off our work on myths during our literacy sessions.  We have been writing the myths we have come up with after reading lots of different myths from around the world.  In maths, we have needed to be great thinkers as we have been practising division using the chunking method.  If you don’t know what this is ask us and see if we can explain it to you!

Fossils, Fossils Everywhere

This week we have begun learning in the GEOGRAPHY section of our Footprints From the Past unit. We have continued thinking about fossils, and have begin investigating where around the world fossils have been found. It has been really interesting seeing how some dinosaurs were spread all over the globe, but others have only been found in one place!


I have been really resilient when practising my reading

I have tried to be respectful by remembering to raise my hand to ask questions.

I was a great enquirer when learning about dinosaur extinction theories.

I used great thinking skills when learning about time in maths.

What do you get if you cross a Triceratops with a kangaroo?

look for the answer below

Here is the second part of the Dinosaur Britain documentary. We hope you enjoy it!

Year 4

This week in Year 4 we have been learning about time and timetables in our maths sessions.  We have practised finding the difference between times, thought about departure and arrival times for busses and practised reading timetables for information.

In literacy we have been imagining we have been on a journey to the time of the dinosaurs.  Using the knowledge we have gained over the last few weeks, we have planned and begun writing a postcard to Ms Lori telling her all about our trip!

Year 3

This week in Year 3 we have been continuing our learning about myths and legends.  We have listened to more myths from around the world, practised retelling them and tried to add interesting details and description to them.

In maths, we have been learning about multiplication and division.  Using the skills we have gained over the last week or two, we have been finding out about how multiplication and division are opposites!  This has been really interesting, and we have shown great thinking skills during our learning!

What do you get if you cross a Triceratops with a kangaroo?

A Tricerahops!

Fossil Hunters!

We have continued our learning as historians this week as we have begun finding out about fossils. We have learned that there are different types of fossils, thought about how fossils were created and looked at the steps involved in creating a mould and castfossil.

This is the first part of a fantastic documentary about dinosaur discoveries in Britain. Enjoy!

What do you call a dinosaur that never gives up?

see answer below

I have been very enthusiastic towards all of my learning

I used great resilient when solving problems in maths

I was a great friend and team mate working with a partner in maths.

3R did a wonderful job and use All of the personal goals when working on their assembly.

What do you call a dinosaur that never gives up?

A try-try-try-ceratops!

Year 3

This week in Year 3 we have been learning about myths in our literacy sessions this week.  We have learned about myths from different cultures, have practised retelling myths using expression and tone and have had a go at writing the myths out as stories.

n maths, we have been really concentrating on our calculation skills this week.  We have remembered how to find the answer to multiplication problems, thought about using the written grid method of multiplication and practised using this to solve problems in different contexts. We have even moved on to practising our division skills as well, using our times table knowledge to help us.

Year 4

Maths in Year 4 this week has been concentrating on multiplication.  We have learned and practised new written methods for multiplication, used these methods to help solve some real world problems, and even tried to challenge our friends to solve questions that we have made up.

In literacy, we have been practising using the past tense and complex sentences as we have created a powerpoint presentation about fossils found around the world.  We have needed to use connectives and punctuation to help us change the structure of our sentences to make our writing more grown up and professional.

The Lost World.

This week in Milepost 2 we have carried on being historians as we have been continued our learning about the time periods that the dinosaurs lived in. We have even started thinking about what led to the dinosaurs becoming extinct at the end of the Cretaceous period. What do you think happened?

What do you call a dinosaur that eats it’s vegetables?

(see the answer below)


We’d love to find out what questions you have about dinosaurs or when they lived. Share them with us here!

What do you call a dinosaur that eats it’s vegetables?

A broccoli-a-saurus


This week in maths, Year 4 have been learning all about 3D shapes.  We have practised describing 3D shapes using their properties, have identified 3D shapes according to their nets and even had a go at building an amazing 3D dinosaur out of shapes.  We’d love you to come and see it!

In Year 3 we have been practising our multiplication skills this week.  We have learned about and tried out new methods for multiplication, used these skills to help us solve some real world problems and tried to demonstrate our understanding of these skills.


Our literacy in Year 3 this week has been concentrating on alphabetical order and punctuation. We have practised the skill of putting words into alphabetical order, thinking about how we do it if they start with the same words.  We have also practised editing writing to make sure the punctuation, including speech marks, is correct.

In Year 4, we have been thinking about using complex sentences in our writing.  We learned about using connectives in our sentences, about changing the word order and using clauses to add detail and interest to our work.  We then applied this skill to our learning about the dinosaur time periods.

Time Lords!

This week in our learning journey, Milepost 2 have been historians, as we have been learning about the time of the dinosaurs. We have discovered that dinosaurs lived during the Mesozoic Era and that within this there were three different time periods. Can you remember what they were called?

magine you could time travel back to the time of the dinosaurs. Which time period would you like to visit? Why?

Why can’t you hear a Pterodactyl go to the bathroom?

Find the answer below…

Do you know your dinosaurs?


In Year 4, our maths learning this week has all been about measurements.  We have thought about the different units used to measure length and weight, have found out about imperial and metric units and have have learned how to convert between them. It has been really interesting applying all of this to what we have found out about dinosaurs.

In Year 3, we have been using the learning we began last week about fractions and extending it. We have been practising finding equivalent fractions and have even thought about adding and subtracting fractions. It has been tricky, but we have made lots of progress.


Across Milepost 2 our literacy this week has all come from our learning journey. We have been making Top Trumps cards to share information about dinosaurs, we have researched each of the different dinosaur time periods and found out what they were like and we have been trying to use lots of new and tricky vocabulary when we have been talking and writing. Great learning!

Why can’t you hear a Pterodactyl go to the bathroom?

Because the P is silent!

Dino Detectives!


Milepost 2 have loved the beginning of our new Footprints From The Past unit this week.  We are so excited to be learning about dinosaurs and have really loved beginning to use our research skills to find out more! We have been concentrating on the HISTORY skill of being able to find information from a number of sources this week, using books, fact cards, websites and PowerPoint presentations to find out as much as we can about different types of dinosaurs.


What do you call a very sleepy dinosaur?

What do you know about dinosaurs?

Which of these dinosaurs are CARNIVORES? *



This week in Year 3 we have been focusing on fractions in our maths learning. We have practised recognising different fractions, thought about how to break numbers and shapes up into fractions and even had a go at adding some simple fractions. Super learning!

In our literacy learning we have been linking with our dinosaurs learning journey unit. Using the information we gained and after practising reading for information, we thought about how to take notes and using these notes to create Top Trumps style cards giving information about the dinosaurs we had concentrated on.


In Year 4 this week we have been using all of our research skills in our literacy. We have practised different styles of reading, such as skimming and scanning, used note taking to record the most important pieces of information and also worked on restating ideas in our own words.

In maths, we have had a great time learning about some very interesting topics. We thought about 24 hour time, practised using coordinates to find locations and also learned about Roman numerals. What super learning!

A Stego-snore-us!



We have been so excited by the start of our new learning journey unit, Footprints from the Past! We can’t wait to get started with our learning and already excited about sharing what we know about dinosaurs! In our entry point this week, something had destroyed our classrooms and around the school and using the iPADS we needed to find out what had done it. We were a little scared, but it was great fun and a brilliant way to start our new unit!


Year 4

This week in literacy we have been very excited to be able to record our fantastic stories. We have been working really hard on these for the last two weeks and it is great to see them beginning to be finished off. We will share them soon!

​In maths, we have had to be real thinkers this week as Ms. Debby and Mr. Thabo have asked us to practise working on lots of different types of problems. ​Remembering how to do each of the four operations, understanding which method to use when and being able to change between them has really kept our brains working hard!

Year 3

We have been learning all about lines and angles in Year 3 maths this week! We have learned about perpendicular and parallel lines and thought about acute, obtuse and right angles. See if you can see any of these around the house?

​In literacy this week we have been continuing our learning about play scripts. We have become a bit more independent with this, applying what we have learned over the last two weeks to begin writing plays of our own.

Finishing Off …


Milepost 2 have been working really hard on their technology projects this week! We have built amazing model farms to practise the key skill of using different tools and equipment accurately. After planning our farms together with our teams, we have had to be really resilient and creative by trying to make them come to life!  We also loved sharing them with the learners from Milepost 1 as our Exit Point!

Year 4

In Year 4 this week we have done some wonderful learning about fractions! We have made lots of progress and are really proud of how hard we have worked.  We have demonstrated our understanding of equivalent fractions, have shown that we can simplify fractions, have practised ordering fractions, converting between fractions and decimals and even practised adding fractions together. What an amazing week of learning.

Don’t forget to practise at home on Interactive Resources!

For literacy this week, Year 4 have been carrying on writing the story based on the amazing music video that Ms. Debby and Mr. Thabo showed us last week.  We’re not quite ready to share the stories with you yet, but we know you’ll be impressed when you get to see the finished versions!

Year 3

This week in Year 3 we have been continuing our learning about play scripts.  Using what we learned last week we have written our own plays and have had a great time acting them out for our friends. It has been really tricky and we have needed to be risk takers when we perform, but we have really enjoyed ourselves.

In our maths learning this week, we have been showing Mr. Rupert and Ms. Gemma how well we are able to apply our learning to different problems. This has been really challenging and we have had to use lots of different strategies and thinking skills, but we have done really well!


Technology Time!


Milepost 2 have been working really hard in the technology section of our What’s On The Menu Learning Journey unit.  We have been using everything we have learned through the unit to help us plan and design ‘super farms’.  We did this ourselves and then improved our designs with our teams.  Once we were happy, we then practised using different tools and equipment to make 3D models of our team farms.  It was tricky to make them realistic, but we did a great job.

In Year 4 this week we have been working really hard on practising our division skills in maths.  We remembered the chunking method of division that we learned earlier in the year, and also moved on to a newer method called ‘the bus stop method’.  We are really proud of how we demonstrated that our division skills are improving!

In literacy, we have followed up the amazing storytelling from Mr Phill last week by beginning to write a story of our own.  We are going to base these stories on the music video you can see here.

Why don’t you watch it and see what story you would tell…

In Year 3 we have been learning about plays in our literacy learning this week.  We have identified the key features of play scripts, thought about how a play tells a story and also about how plays are similar or different to reading a story in a book. We have even had a go at trying to write a play script of our own to tell the story of the woodcutter from Little Red Riding Hood.

In maths we have been busy practising our measuring skills. We have learned about the units used to measure weight, have practised estimating and measuring different weights and have begun to use our knowledge to try to solve problems.  Great learning.

Book Week


Milepost 2 have loved working with Mr. Phil in our literacy sessions this week! Having such an amazing storyteller here to inspire us has been really fantastic. We loved listening to his stories, practised telling and retelling stories ourselves and had a great time joining in with lots of games and songs!



Milepost 2 have been using the amazing trip we had to go to Amarak Organic Garden and Moo Moo Dairy as inspiration.
We have started concentrating on technology and the Learning Facilitators have challenged us to design our very own farms! Thinking of everything to include has been tricky, especially as we need to include all food groups and make sure people with special diets are catered for, but it has been great fun. We have also practised the key skill of improving our designs as we worked with our shoulder partners and teams to come up with one, final plan.


This week has been a week of measuring in Milepost 2 maths!  Year 3 have been measuring lengths and practising converting the measurements between cm and m. Going on a measuring treasure hunt around the school was great fun!

Year 4 have been learning about the perimeter and area of 2D shapes. This has been brand new learning for lots of us, and calculating them has been tricky!  We used our resilience and thinking skills though and have made great progress in our learning.

Please remember the MP2 Family Learning Day, next Thursday the 9th of March.

What a Week!


Milepost 2 had a fantastic day visiting Amarak Organic Garden and Moo Moo Dairy.  It was great learning, great fun and really exciting!


Year 4 have been concentrating on the work of American street artist Keith Haring for our Creative Arts Celebration. He lived in New York in the 1980’s and created some beautiful, interesting and fun street art!

We have really enjoyed trying to recreate his style and think that the work we have made is fantastic.  Have a look at the photos here…

Year 3 have used the work of street artists who use stencils for their work as the inspiration for their work during the creative arts celebration. They have practised making different shaped stencils, used different techniques to paint the images and finally, even had the chance to decorate their outdoor area using the stencils they created.  Have a look at the amazing results!

As well as all of that amazing learning, Milepost 2 have had workshops on the artist known as Invader, have tried creating Brazilian inspired graffiti birds and worked on three different types of dances!  What a week!


Horrible Histories!

We had an amazing day of learning on Tuesday this week when we took part in our Horrible Histories day. The children visited the age of the Vikings, went to Ancient Rome, met King Henry VIII and The Tudors and also journeyed to Ancient Egypt.  We learned about each time period and specifically the foods that were common to each.


Year 4

This week in Year 4 we have continued with our learning on character descriptions in our literacy sessions.  Using everything we had learned last week, we created a character of our own and then wrote a description.  We tried to include noun phrases, used show-not-tell to give clues about the character and tried to include different sentence openers.

Have a look at the character below, how would you describe them?

Year 3

In Year 3 this week we have been finishing off our work on persuasive writing and letters. We have been using all of our learning from the past two weeks to try to write our own letters independently.

In maths, we have been thinking about subtraction this week and have been practising applying the skills we have learned to different situations.

In maths we have been thinking about negative numbers this week. We have practised putting negative and positive numbers in order and onto a number line, have thought about how to find the difference between negative and positive numbers and applied our learning to thinking about hot and cold temperatures around the world.

Please remember to use the Interactive resources website at home. It is lots of fun and great practice as well!

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Next week’s talk topic is:

Dinosaurs or Dragons.


We have had a super busy week in Milepost 2!  This week, as a part of our International Mindedness learning, the adults took us on a trip to the World Dining Food Court at AEON Mall.  We looked at the different restaurants, worked out which countries were represented and even examined some menu’s to find prices and ingredients.
Best of all, we got to sample delicious food from 3 different countries.  We tried yummy margarita pizza from Italy, scrumptious stir-fried pork and basil from Cambodia and beautiful butter chicken from India. What an amazing learning experience.

Please remember our Horrible Histories day on Tuesday 7th February. It would be great to see lots of children dressed up.

This week in Year 4 we have been learning to make our writing more mature by giving clues. We have practised describing characters, but instead of telling our readers about them, we have given clues so that they need to use their imaginations. It has been great to see how much more exciting this makes our writing!

In maths, we have had a great week of measurement.  We practised measuring accurately to the mm and also using our mental maths skills to convert between mm, cm, m and even km.

In Year 3 this week we have continued thinking about persuasive writing, building on our learning from last week. We have used our learning from SOCIETY in our learning journey to think about arguments for/against being vegetarian and have written a letter to present these.

In maths this week, we have been practising our calculation skills. We have had a great time thinking about buying items from the supermarket and practising our subtraction. We also recalled how to use column addition and practised this to make sure we could remember how to do it.


A foodtastic week!

We have carried on learning as scientists this week as we have found out lots of knowledge about why a healthy, balanced diet is important and about the effects of diet on our bodies. We have remembered the different food groups, identified how the foods we eat need to contain a balance of the groups and researched why certain foods are good or bad for us. Year 3 have had a wonderful time making their own 3D healthy plates using their creative skills alongside the learning they had doe to come up with some fantastic creations.  Year 4 have used their enquiry skills to find out exactly why we need to eat fruits and vegetables, what it is about dairy that is good for us and lots more. They then used this knowledge to design some incredible food superheroes!

Year 4 have been thinking about adding tension to our writing this week in literacy. We have thought about different ways we can do this, about why it is important for our writing and about how we can make it effective.

In maths this week we have been applying our adding and subtracting skills to amounts of money. Working both mentally and written, we have practised finding totals of money, calculating price differences and working out how much change we should be receiving from our shopping.

In Year 3 we have been thinking about persuasion this week in literacy as we have learned all about persuasive letters.  We identified key features of these letters, thought about the kind of language we would use in them and had a go at writing a letter of our own.

In our maths learning we have thought about finding different strategies to use when we are solving problems about addition.  We learned about using place value, about doubles and number bonds all as different ways of helping us find the correct solution.


I used great enquiry skills when learning about food groups this week.

I was able to make links between my learning and our school lunches. Great thinking skills.

I was fantastically principled and respectful after we hade done some messy learning this week.

All of 4D were stars this week for being so resilient and cooperative when creating their fantastic assembly!


Welcome back after the winter break! We hope you all had a lovely holiday and have come back to school refreshed and excited for the rest of the year!

Please remember that 4D have their class assembly next Wednesday morning at 7:45.  It would be great to see lots of families there to support all of the learners!

Learning Journey

This week in our learning journey, we have been scientists! We have practised the important scientific skill of prediction and have begun making observations from our investigation to see whether our predictions were correct. Ask us at home to explain what we are investigating! We have also revisited the key skill of preparing a fair test. We have had to design a fair test ourselves, remembering all of the important details, and set the experiment up to carry out. It has been very interesting learning.


Well done to these learners who were our stars of the week this week!

In literacy this week, Year 4 have began studying a short story by Michael Morpurgo called The Giant’s Necklace.  We loved the excitement in the story and were completely shocked by the ending!  Ask us to try to retell it to you!

Maths this week has been all about mental addition and problem solving.  We have practised using different mental strategies for performing addition, such as using number bonds, finding doubles or near doubles and putting the smallest number first.  On top of this we have put these skills to the test when Ms. Debby and Mr. Thabo gave us lots of puzzles and problems to solve.  We loved applying the skills we had gained to be able to show our understanding.

In Year 3 this week our learning in maths has been focusing on place value.  This is a hugely important area of maths and we have enjoyed furthering our understanding.  We have become more confident at identifying the value of each digit in a 3-digit number, we have practised using estimation skills to place numbers on an empty number line and have used our knowledge to help us solve problems involving numbers with missing digits.

In literacy we have been concentrating on a type of poetry called limericks.  We identified the features of these poems, practised reading them aloud with expression and we have tried to create our own limericks as well.