15th - 19th November

We will be sending a phonics sheet home to consolidate our learning from this week. We look forward to seeing all of your hard work next week.

Highlights of the week:

We enjoyed our walk around the estate earlier this week. The children identified the similarities and differences between the different styles of housing. We learnt that a bungalow doesn’t always have an upstairs, that the new houses have a lot of solar panels attached to them and had a chance to practice our road safety skills.

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In geography, we have been learning about compass points and this week we looked at identifying features on a map. This led onto looking at google maps where we were able to find the route we had walked as a class. Part of our learning included understanding what an aerial view was.

The letter groups we have been working on in phonics this week are ss, s, -se and -ze which are all code for the sound z. Words include zebra, jazz, fries, cheese and breeze. You might want to practice this at home and see if you can think of any other words that include this code.

In English this week, we have been learning about non-fiction texts. We looked at the different features each page included, some had a fact box, there was usually a picture on the page with a caption to tell us more about the picture. We spent some time writing a caption about some pictures of our school grounds.

In maths we have been learning about 3D shapes. On Wednesday, we sorted the shapes into cylinders and spheres. Once we had done this we wondered if we could sort the 3D shapes in some other way, for example, shapes we could stack or ones that would roll. You might like to find some items at home and test our knowledge of 3D shape!

In computing this week, we continued to develop our control of the mouse using the trackpad. Following on from the skill we focused on last week of turning on, logging in and shutting down the computer, this week we worked on saving our work under our own names.

Home learning:

Please make sure you are reading with your child at least four times a week and commenting on their reading in their reading record book.

Please support your child to access Numbots online. It is recommended that children play Numbots for 10 minutes a day for maximum impact.