8th - 12th November

We had two visitors this week, one virtual and one in real life! As part of our work learning how to write a letter, we met the Jolly Postman virtually. He was just finishing his rounds along the woodland walks of the Enchanted Forest.

On Tuesday, we met a real life postman and had the chance to ask some of the questions we had written.

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Homework for this week -

We will be sending a phonics sheet home to consolidate our learning from this week.

Highlights of the week:

In English this week, we have been working on planning and writing our own letter to a fairy tale character from The Jolly Postman story. We thought about the different features included within a letter and planned it out on Wednesday. For guided reading on Tuesday, one of our activities was to look at another feelings graph. We thought about the Jolly Postman and his travels to the different characters to deliver their letters. Would he have felt the same visiting the three bears as he did delivering letters to the wicked witch? Could we use the pictures to help us recognise how he might have felt? This is a skill we will continue to work on over the coming weeks.

In our maths this week, we continued with our work on subtraction using part whole models and number lines to count back. For a part - whole model, we found that if we started with the whole, took away one of the parts, it left us with the other part. Some of us found this a little tricky so we re-visited it over the week.

Our letter groups in phonics this week have been ea (meat, tea) and ee (see, been). We will be bringing home a phonics worksheet at the end of the week to help us with this. We used our skill of sounding out the words to help us spell them independently at the end of our phonics lesson.

Following the discovery of the mystery box last week, we looked at some old photographs this week and looked at things that were similar and things that were different. We noticed that the people were travelling round using horses and that the houses were built using different materials.

In computing this week, we continued to develop our control of the mouse using the trackpad. Our skill for this week was to learn how to turn on, log in and shut down the computer.

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.