20th - 24th September

Highlights of the Week:

We finished George’s Marvellous Medicine! We discussed why we thought the medicine didn’t have the same effect the second, third or fourth time. This brought up some interesting ideas and we practiced listening to others' ideas and respectfully disagreeing and why or agreeing because. We explored poems around the book and looked closely at George’s spell, which we had great fun acting out! We compared his spell with another from a much loved children’s book (Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson). This encouraged us to look at the rhythm of the poems and the rhymes. We are working on free verse poems and have read, researched and practiced some. This has set us up to write a class free verse poem about making our own medicines.

Article Card George Marvellous Medicine Extract UPDATE

We are exploring place value to one hundred through the use of place value charts. We are securing our understanding in this as it is an essential step in maths. We have explored using the place value charts with a range of different resources and challenges. We have been applying our knowledge to problem solve and think about our reasoning.

This week in Phonics we looked at the /-y/ spelling for the sound /igh/. We have worked hard on our handwriting this week and will continue to have daily practice sessions.

We have explored our local area and route planning with maps in Geography. We have been exploring colour in art through a colour wheel, with primary, secondary and tertiary colours. We explored shades in our new sketch books, which was very exciting!

In science we used the computers to research a famous Botanist. I wonder if your child can remember who this was and why they were famous?

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.
  • We have started a Numbots Challenge, to beat Miss Kinchin! As a school we all joined Numbots at the same time and so far it has been a tight competition, but who will beat the teacher? Playing Numbots for 10 minutes a day is recommended for maximum impact.
  • Please make sure you complete the phonics homework. There are two sheets with the sounds we have looked at this week. There is guidance on the structure of the work on the sheets. Please bring these in for marking on Monday. You also have a copy of ‘The English Alphabet Code’. This is your copy to keep at home for reference use and support with reading.