23rd - 27th May 2022

Highlights of the week:

In Hedgehog class this week we have been busy getting ready for our Art Exhibition! Thank you to everyone who came to look at our learning journey on Thursday. We had a wonderful time showing you all.

We have been practising our handwriting this week and making sure we are using the correct letter formation in our writing and not just in our handwriting books. In English we tried to do this when writing our letters of thanks from Tom the Great Explorer from our class. ‘The Great Explorer, By Chris Judge’ has been an inspiration in our discussions and our writing. We have looked at key vocabulary and the journey Tom goes on to the North Pole.

In phonics this week we looked at the ‘o’ sound spelt with an /a/ after the letter ‘w’ and ‘qu’. For example ‘wa’ in want and swan and ‘qua’ in quarrel quality.

In PE this week we focused on jumping. We learnt how to jump off apparatus safely and made sure we landed on our feet. We then practised different types of jumps, like pencil, spin, tuck, star and scissor jump. After feeling confident in our jumps we planned a sequence of moves which we can put together to make a routine. For these we included rolls, balances and jumps. Next we evaluated our routines and our partners and gave positive and helpful feedback, then we performed them again to make them even better.

In maths we have looked at position and direction. We have been reviewing our year 1 learning on our left and right and using directions of up and down. We have now moved onto describing movement in more detail by explaining forwards and backwards and how many moves. We are also looking at describing turns using, half, quarter, three quarters and clockwise and anticlockwise.

In Science we went on a bug hunt to look for minibeasts in microhabitats. We enjoyed exploring the grounds of the school to hunt for small creatures. We caught some and identified them to record where these minibeasts like to live. We discussed their habitats and what the microhabitats provided for them to live.

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 beneficial for supporting your child’s fluency in maths.
  • Next half term we will be looking at the coast and the beach. If you can please visit a nearby beach over half term. This could be Hamble, Western Shore or Lee–on-the–Solent so that your child has a recent experience they can talk about. We will share and discuss the different beaches we have visited next half term. Your child has a scavenger hunt you could complete together on your trip, it will be fun to see who can tick off the most. Photos of what you can find are most welcome.

Enjoy your half term.