20th - 24th September

Highlights of the week:

In English we are continuing our work related to The Enormous Turnip. Over the course of this week and into the beginning of next, we will be writing our own story changing one element of the original story. We have each chosen the part of the story we will change, for example it could be that we write about a carrot instead of a turnip or that we have a different character in our story. As usual, we will be continuing to focus on using our capital letters, finger spaces and full stops independently within our writing.

We have almost finished the first unit of our maths journey - place value. We have been doing a lot of ‘making’ with counters and multilink to secure our understanding of greater than and less than. We found this a little tricky at first but realised that if we make different amounts it is easier to record our STEM sentences accurately, for example, 4 cubes is less than 6 cubes.

This week in Phonics we looked at ow / oa and ie / igh. You may have noticed some of our hard work outside on the playground working on some of the letters and letter groups we were taught last week.

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Our enquiry question for this term is ‘What does it mean to belong?’
We continue to work on this as a class during our circle time on a Friday. It is important that we understand how we can help others feel that they belong. This could be because they are new to our school or because they are trying out a club for the very first time. Both can be quite scary experiences and we can do our best to help others to settle in and feel part of the team.

In Science we continued our work on understanding what a plant needs to grow. We have noticed that our turnip seeds look very similar to cress as they grow. We have been taking great care to make sure that they are watered and given sunlight every day to help them grow bigger.

In Spanish this week, we played the ‘si’ or ‘no’ game. We had lots of fun guessing the right words for elephant, house, chocolate, lion and tigers. We think we are becoming experts having played the game the previous week using our French language skills of ‘oui’ and ‘non’.

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. Letters with a reminder of their log ons were sent home this week.

 Walk and Talk Yr1 3