15th - 19th November

Highlights of the week:

  • In English we have explored turning adjectives into adverbs by adding -ly. When writing our postcards we tried to include these as much as possible.
  • Maths has focused on subtraction this week. We have been taking away a 2-digit number from a 2-digit number (crossing ten). This has involved the process of ‘exchanging’ or ‘swapping’ one ten for ten ones to allow us to find the difference between the number of ones. This has been a tricky concept to learn. We are practising taking our time to make sure we are recording it correctly.

Subtraction

  • We have been doing lots of revision for the phonics screening check as well as learning new codes for spelling. We looked at the alternative spelling /oy/ for the sound ‘oi’. We have also been looking the spelling code for /yoo/ spelt ‘ue’ as in cue and the spelling code for /oo/ spelt ‘ue’ as in blue.
  • We have started looking at our Christmas play this week which has been really exciting. We’ve read through the play and heard all the songs. We will let the children know what they are on Monday and will send home a copy of their lines for you to practice. In music we have been exploring a Christmas song! It’s not just any song, it is a Christmas song which features a rap. We have found this to be a fun way of getting into the Christmas spirit early.
  • In PE we finished our Diwali dance. It told the story of Rama and Sita and their journey. The class enjoyed putting all the parts of the story together with music in the background. This week we have been using our bat and ball skills outside to practice throwing and hitting a tennis ball. We now need to practice aiming where to hit our tennis balls.
  • We finished our presentations on cars in History. We presented them to the class while others took notes which will inform their design and technology research. Miss Middleton came to watch us present our research and evaluations to the class.

Timeline

  • Religious Studies looked at lights as a symbol in another religion. This week it was Christianity and the Christmas wreath. We learnt how they light a candle every Sunday in the lead up to Christmas. We looked at what each candle is symbolic for. Next week, we will compare the use of lights as symbols in the two religions.
  • After our Science experiment last week, an important question was raised ‘Why is it important to recycle?’ We spent time looking at the process of recycling and what happens to the materials when they leave our bins. We also looked at how important this is for the world and how we can play our part as responsible human beings.

Home learning:

  • Please support your child to access Numbots online. It is recommended that children play Numbots for 10 minutes a day for maximum impact.
  • Please bring in a 2 x 3 egg box for your child by Thursday 25rd November. We will be using them next week in Design & technology to build our model cars.
  • As the phonics screening check gets closer it is more and more important to be reading daily, practising phonics and completing the phonics homework. Please make sure these sheets have been completed and returned to school in your child’s book bag along with their reading record and book.