25th - 29th April 2022

Highlights of the week:

We have moved onto our summer unit ‘Power, Monarchy, Conflict and Peace’ this week. The children are really enjoying this unit and it has generated lots of discussion. The children saw a short video of the Queen’s coronation, in black and white, and realised just how long ago it was!

In English, we moved onto our unit studying information texts. The children have enjoyed looking at the different styles of books including ‘lift the flap’ books that made the information really stand out! We have spent time this week asking questions, linked to our topic vocabulary, that we hope to learn more about after our visit on Thursday.

Our fingers have been playing tricks on us this week and changing their worth between 2, 5 and 10! We have been working on our multiplication, or ‘lots of’, within the 2, 5 and 10 times table. You might like to help us with our ‘lots of’ at home.

We will be revising sounds the children need to further consolidate during the next half term in preparation for the phonics screening check. This week we have been looking at the letter groups ‘ur’ and ‘ie’ (making igh as in pie and ee chief)

In computing we have introduced the children to Scratch Jr. This is an app that you can get on a tablet where the children can create a character or ‘Sprite’ and set some instructions for the character to follow. You might want to try this at home. We are sure the children are going to enjoy this unit of programming.

Mrs Le Peuple received a couple of postcards from her family in Canada who are visiting in the holidays. They asked the children if they could help find places around the United Kingdom for them to visit. The children found out the name of the four nations that make up the UK and their capital cities this week.

Home learning:

  • The children will be bringing home an English task this week to support their writing of captions. We hope the children will enjoy the descriptive writing challenge and we look forward to reading these next week.
  • 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.