7th - 11th March 2022

Homework for this week -

Comparing length

Consolidating our learning of au and aw

Highlights of the week:

In English this week we read ‘The Great Paper Caper’ and found that it included a lot of words that we were unfamiliar with. For example alibi, culprit, examine and eye-witness. We had a big chat about what these could mean and the teachers gave examples of where the words could be used. We really enjoyed the story about a bear who was chopping down trees for paper. He desperately wanted to be the winner of a paper plane competition like his family before him. We even have a go at making our own paper planes!

In Maths we started our new unit of length and height. We spent time talking about the language we use to record both. Towards the end of the week we started to look at measuring using non-standard units like paper clips, pencils and rubbers.

In Phonics this week we looked at the letter groups ‘au’ and ‘aw’ and noticed that they both make the same sound as ‘or’.

In Computing we have started our unit on word processing. The children were introduced to the shift key to support writing capital letters, the space bar and full stop keys. They all wrote their first sentences using capital letters for the start of the sentences and their name. They all did really well and we will be building up their typing skills over the next few weeks.

In Geography, we continued looking at the world and found out more about the weather in different parts of the world. We found out that it is really hot around the Equator, the invisible line around the middle of the world, and as you move away from it the weather gets colder.

The children will be bringing home a toothbrush next week along with toothpaste as part of our Jigsaw unit on ‘Healthy Me’.

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.