14th - 18th March 2022

Highlights of the week:

We enjoyed our visit from Chance to Shine Cricket on Tuesday! We practised our throwing, catching and batting skills with fun activities which kept us challenged and moving.

We have continued to look at the book ‘Mama Panya’s Pancakes’ by Mary and Rich Chamberlin. We spent time exploring instructions by focusing on how to write them clearly and be informative. We practised by writing instructions for paper aeroplanes and putting our coats on and off. We then wrote our own instructions for pancakes based on Mama Panya’s recipe. We are looking forward to using our instructions next week in DT to make our own pancakes.

For National Science week we have conducted many experiments around the concept of growth. I wonder if your child can remember all 5 of them?
We followed the concept of growth in Science by looking at the human life-cycle and how we change and grow over time. We researched and made posters about how we can keep our bodies healthy and what our bodies need to grow.

In Art we painted our own tribal pictures in the style of Esther Mahlangu. We focused on the patterns she makes with shapes and the bright colours she creates.

In Maths we are looking at 3D shapes. We have explored cube, cuboid, sphere, cylinder, pyramid, cone, triangular prism and pentagonal prism. We have been learning vocabulary to use when describing the shapes and their features, for example, faces, edges and vertices.

In Geography we continued to look at Kenya by recording more facts about the country. We looked at the weather and climate of Kenya and how this impacts the farming. We compared the capital city, Nairobi with London. This helped us see some similarities and differences between the capital cities. We then brought all our information together to create a Kenya fact file on all we have learnt.

In Phonics we have looked at the ‘mb’ spelling for the /m/ sound and the sc’ spelling for the /s/ sound.

In Gymnastics we practised our balancing skills along beams, in standing poses and when landing.

Home learning:

  • Please complete the phonics worksheet on ‘mb’ and ‘sc’.
  • Please complete the sentence questions with your child.
  • 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.