4th - 8th October

Highlights of the week:

We began to look at instruction writing in our English this week. Mrs Gray and Mrs Le Peuple had trouble on Monday making a jam sandwich following our instructions. It helped us to realise how instructions need key features. These include a ‘you will need’ section, numbers to help us follow an order and clear wording. We told Mrs Le Peuple to put butter on the bread and she put the whole tub on!

This week we continued our learning from reception on the part-whole model. We found this helped our understanding of adding two numbers together. Later in the week we began to feel more confident writing number sentences independently. We will continue to work on this next week to develop our existing skills.

You might remember learning about the part-whole model during lockdown last year!

Part Whole Model

This week in Phonics we looked at the different codes for O and I. We found that O can sometimes make an ‘U’ sound like in the words son and London. In addition to this, ‘I’ made it’s letter name sound this week, for example, behind, mind and kind. We are bringing home a worksheet again this week to support this new learning.

In computing this week we talked about the personal information we thought would be ok to share or keep safe if we were talking to someone we didn’t know very well. The children had great ideas and awareness of stranger danger. We discussed how grown ups sometimes have to share personal information like their address to have a parcel sent to them. We decided that as children, it was important that we left those decisions to our trusted adults.

We continued working on our bat and ball skills with Sam during PE on Thursday. We are getting quite good at this now, You might like to work on this with us at home and see how great we are.

We have been singing along to some of our favourite phonics based songs this week. You might like to play them at home too.

You may have noticed some of the trees are labelled around the school grounds. In science this week we went for a walk to look at the different types of trees we have at school. We learnt the difference between deciduous and evergreen trees and then labelled the different parts of the tree,

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.
  • Please complete the phonics sheet your child has brought home with them.