20th - 24th June 2022

We were so proud of how well the children performed for you at their recorder concert last week. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did.

Highlights of the week:

We have had a mixture of activities taking place during our English lessons this week. Our main task was to write a diary entry as if we were a king or queen for the day. The children really enjoyed this and were able to apply the skills they had been learning over the past few weeks including writing in the first person in a time ordered way.

In phonics we have been learning the new letter groups of -eer and -ere. These letter groups make the ‘ear’ sound as in ‘cheer’ and ‘here’. We have been writing sentences in our phonics book to support our learning of these new letter groups.

During our Jigsaw session this week we discussed how much we had changed in our bodies since we were babies and toddlers. The children talked about how they have milk teeth that are falling out and have longer arms and legs than when they were babies. We also thought about the other changes, for example, as adults you get to go out alone or drive a car! The children noted that they can now run faster than they could when they were little - especially without tripping over!

In Maths we have started looking at place value using numbers to 100. The children have enjoyed using Dienes to make their numbers using the 10 ‘sticks’ and cubes for ones.

In Science, we learnt about Charles Macintosh and Ole Christiansen. We found out more about what they had invented and how we use these things as part of our ‘everyday materials’ topic. We also wrote our conclusions based on the material we found that would be most suitable for the queen to use to fill the hole in her roof at Buckingham Palace.

Home learning:

  • Our next unit for maths is money. As so many of us use cards to pay these days, especially since covid, any opportunities to talk to your children about the coins we use would be great - thank you.
  • 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.