Our learning this week.

Date: 28th Feb 2020 @ 9:40am

Our Learning

In Maths we have had lots of fun learning to create amounts on the tens frame quickly. Children were introduced to the small number frames. Children looked at a number and the children found the correct piece, then children ordered their number frames from one to ten in pairs. After this we focused on finding one more and then one less, children worked this out using their fingers and looked at jumping backwards one on the number line. We spoke about how our number gets smaller. Children looked at the number frame and looked at the next number frame piece, children then put it on top and we spoke about how we can see the extra one circle. Children also added the one piece next to their number. After this we looked at one less.




We enjoyed looking at different puppets we have at school. All children understand the difference between hand puppets and finger puppets. We decided to make hand puppets. Firstly children created a design sheet and we discussed the different material they’d need e.g. a felt body, wool for the hair etc. After children had written their list they sewed their puppet together and decorated it with the different materials.  




Toy Topic

Children have enjoyed thinking of actions to match the story Toys Galore. You can find a video of your child performing this on your Target Tracker (please speak to Mrs Iqbal at the office if you do not have this set up).


Please remind your child to bring in a toy for show and tell. They are going to take a picture of it and then write about why it’s their favourite toy.


We have noted that some children are not completing their reading homework (reading their books or going on bug club). Please speak to your class teacher if you cannot log on for any reason, there is also a handy guide attached. It is essential that you read with your child at home to ensure they progress to their full potential.


Each child has a unique homepage and can log into it by following these steps:

  1. Go to www.activelearnprimary.co.uk
  2. Enter the login details which are inside your child’s reading diary. 
  3. Your child’s homepage will appear.

Reading a book online

Your child’s allocated books will appear in the ‘My Stuff’ area of their personal homepages.

Throughout the books there are quiz questions for your child to complete. To answer a question, just click on the bug icon. Your child does not need to finish all the quiz questions in one sitting and can come back to a book later.

When your child has finished all the quiz questions in a book, he or she will earn ‘ActiveLearn Coins’. By reading more books, your child will earn enough coins to ‘buy’ a reward in one of the many reward schemes. The answers to the quiz questions will be sent back to our teacher site so that we can see how your child is progressing.

When your child has finished a book, it will move to ‘My Library’. Children can read these books again if they want to, or they can choose new books from ‘My Stuff’.

Need help?

If your child is having trouble using the pupil world, help can be found in the Help Section of ActiveLearn Primary (in the top right-hand corner of the website). There is also a trouble shooting

Please note: We strongly recommend using Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox web browsers with ActiveLearn. If you prefer to use Internet Explorer, please check you have at least IE9 in order for everything to work as it should.

Ensure that you do not have a pop-up blocker on as this will prevent the book pages from opening.

We hope that you and your child will fully engage with bugclub as we are confident it will help to instill a lifelong love for reading.


Thank you for your continued support Miss Mackenzie and Mrs King.