13th - 17th September

Highlights of the week:

In English we have started the year by focusing on George’s Marvellous Medicine by Roald Dahl. With Roald Dahl day on 13th September it has been great to start by diving into the story of George.
This week we have focused on expanded noun phrases. We can recognise them in a piece of text, write our own and apply them in our sentence writing.
We have been looking at punctuation and the use of exclamation marks. We looked at how these can impact our writing and our reading.

We are currently working through a place value unit in Maths. To have a secure understanding we focused on place value with ‘tens and ones’ to 50. Where we experience a range of activities to give use varied fluency in making these numbers. This week in Maths we have explored numbers to 100. We have been writing these numbers in words and numerals. After practicing fluency we have been reasoning our answers or responding to questions, this has been followed by problem solving.

This week in Phonics we looked at /-ie/ as in tie and the alternative spellings for the /oa/ sound, as in soap and /ow/ as in bow. The class have shown great understanding in how to use the new phonics scheme and have practiced saying, reading and writing the daily sounds. They have also practiced writing these in their handwriting sessions to cement their understanding of the spellings of these words.

Our enquiry question for this term is ‘What would the world be like without imagination?’ We started this topic with a discussion around the word imagination, as a class we have defined it as this:
‘When you think of something and can see it in your brain.’ We will explore and expand on this throughout the Autumn term. So far we have looked at illustrators in Art and how they use their imaginations to inspire ours. We have also started looking at maps in Geography.

We learnt and performed the song ‘Hands, feet, heart’ in Music. We have been super active in PE, focusing on circuit training. In PSHE we are looking at rights and responsibilities.

In Science we have started our longitudinal study on plants. This is a project which we will continue to revisit throughout the year. We have explored and identified the plants and trees we have in our school environment and made some observational drawings of these, ready for us to compare them later on in the year.

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.