24th - 28th January 2022

Highlights of the week:

In English we have been looking at the traditional story, The Three Little Pigs. We have spent time retelling the story verbally, through storyboards as well as acting it out. We have also been looking at the story ‘The True Story of the 3 Little PIgs,’ which tells the story from the Wolf's point of view expressing how the series of events were very different. From this we have become journalists and have written our own newspaper article to inform our readers about what really happened.

You can watch 'The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs' here.

In Maths we have continued to explore multiplication and division. We have looked at the differences between odd and even numbers. We have been exploring division by practising sharing and grouping as well as being able to confidently divide by 5 and 10.

In Science this week we revisited everything we’ve learnt about animals so far this term. We used our new knowledge to create fact files all about our favourite animals which included their diet, habitat and lifestyle.

This week in Spanish we spent an afternoon learning about Spain itself, we discussed its location, different traditional food and some of the architecture we could see there. Following this we continued to revise key phrases such as ‘hola’, ‘gracias’ and ‘por favor’ as well as developing our 1-10 number knowledge through a range of different activities.

In History we looked at a range of different sources providing us information into the reasons behind the sinking of the Titanic. After looking at sorting these sources, we came up with our own conclusion, based on the evidence, regarding the reason the Titanic sank.

As part of our throwing and catching unit we have been learning how to catch a ball in the air. We practised jumping and catching a ball whilst on the spot and revisited some of our throwing techniques.

In phonics this week we have been focusing on alternative spellings for the /or/ sound. We have looked at the spelling ‘al’ through a short story called ‘Walk tall’ and the ‘oar’ sound in a story called ‘Come aboard’.

Home learning:

  • This week your child has an odd and even number sheet where numbers need to be categorised. Following that they can add some of their own numbers to the sheet.
  • Please complete the phonics worksheet on the ‘al’ and ‘ore’ spelling.
  • 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.