11th - 15th July 2022

Highlights of the week:

Thank you for coming to the science experiment session on Wednesday. We had a great time and it was exciting to conduct experiments together.

In English this week we have been planning and writing our stories. We have chosen to adapt either ‘Rhino’s Don’t Eat Pancakes’ or ‘Penguin in Peril.’ We have adapted these stories in ways we wanted. Some children changed the characters, some changed the setting and some changed the problem. We took our time to write these and we included speech marks to indicate when characters are talking. We reviewed our work and peer marked it. We checked it made sense and that we had all the punctuation and spelling correct. Next week we will publish our stories and will then illustrate them.

In Maths we have been using the inverse to check our calculations. This is a maths skill we find quite tricky so we have been practising it in many different ways. It is important for the children to use the inverse to solve a maths equation like 34+____=87. To be able to work this out the children need to first workout this sum 87-34=___. We then recapped fractions and how to work out ⅓ of 18. Or ¾ of 48. We have spent time working on this problem together and discussed the different ways to work them out until we found an efficient method.

In Phonics we have recapped these spelling rules this week:

  • Adding –ed, –ing, –er and –est to a root word ending in –y with a consonant before it.
  • Adding the endings – ing, –ed, –er, –est and –y to words ending in –e with a consonant before it.
  • Adding –ing, –ed, –er, –est and –y to words of one syllable ending in a single consonant letter after a single vowel letter.
  • The /ɔ:/ sound spelt a before l and ll The /ɔ:/ sound (‘or’) is usually spelt as a before l and ll.
  • The /ʌ/ sound spelt o. Like in other.

In Geography we observed human and physical features in landscapes. We compared the difference between these two and wrote down all the things we could see. We then compared photos of a Scottish Island with Southampton. We were able to find many differences between the two which helped us understand the different coastlines. We then wrote a report about what we have found out in this unit of Geography. We enjoyed searching for a fun fact. I wonder if your child can still remember theirs?

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.