22nd - 25th November

Homework for this week -

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 became art critics this week and looked at a range of art techniques, specifically focusing on Megan Coyle. Next week we will be starting our collage based on her work.

Megan Coyle 5Megan Coyle 4

In Science we talked about daylight hours, sunrise and sunset. This led to discussions in the class about those of us who have family members abroad and may go to bed earlier or later than us. We also talked about how different it is at night now rather than during the summer holidays. At the moment, it is dark much earlier in the evening, whereas in the summer we might get to stay out and play a little longer.

The letter groups we have been working on in phonics this week -ve, nk and th. ‘Th’ is a sound we were taught in reception but we thought the children would benefit from an extra bit of revision to support their independent writing. Please ask the children to show you how we look when we teach them in class - this will raise a few giggles. We would appreciate your support to encourage the children to use the ‘th’ in their words when speaking.

In English this week, we have continued our work, linked with history, about non-fiction texts. We have started to plan for our information leaflet which we will be writing next week containing some of the facts we have discovered about Botley.

In Maths we have been working on numbers to 20. This has helped support our writing and understanding of ‘teen’ numbers. We will be working on this again next week. You might want to help us with our counting back from 20, maybe when coming down the stairs at home or when out for a walk.

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.