27th June - 1st July 2022

Highlights of the week:

Hello, we can’t believe it’s the end of week 4 already! It’s been a busy week, full of acting, storytelling and creativity.

In English we have been exploring our new book ‘Penguin in Peril’ by Helen Hancocks. We have been exploring the story slowly to give us time to practise our reading skills which we have been working on in guided reading. These skills have been; inference, summarising, sequencing, explaining, predicting and retrieving. We started of the week with predicting what we thought would happen next. We made sure to look for clues to support our prediction. We then looked at the characters and how they are feeling in the story. This led to discussions about why the cats kidnapped the penguin in the first place. To answer this question we needed to look for clues in the text. We realised they kidnapped him because they knew that penguins caught and ate fish. The cats were really hungry and were too afraid of the water to catch their own fish so they needed some extra help. We sequenced the story and retold it in partners to practice summarising the events ready for our newspaper reports on missing animals.

In phonics we have been reviewing phonics sounds and spelling rules. This week's spelling rules are;

  • The /dʒ/ sound spelt as ge and dge at the end of words, and sometimes spelt as g elsewhere in words before e, i and y.
  • The /s/ sound spelt c before e, i and y.
  • The /n/ sound spelt kn and (less often) gn at the beginning of words.
  • The /r/ sound spelt wr at the beginning of words

In Maths we have been revising place value. We have been exploring 2-digit numbers and breaking them down into tens and ones. We then explored breaking up 2-digit numbers by using part-whole models and bar models. This then led us to work on subtraction and subtracting numbers away from a 2-digit number.

In computing we presented our presentations to Mr Hammond and Mrs Sillars. We practised presenting our powerpoints and then we got to share them with the whole class. Mrs Sillars was really impressed with the quality of our work and the information we had included. 

In DT we created a whole class plan for our bug hotel. We evaluated each other's plans and fedback ideas that we liked. This was really helpful as we were able to see everyone's work.

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 beneficial for supporting your child’s fluency in maths.
  • This week your child has a list of ten words to practice spelling at home. We have been revising different spelling patterns this week and these are a small selection of those. We will have a spelling test next Friday (8th July) to test these spellings. You can practice these spellings by using the look cover write and check method or writing them in bubble writing, pyramid writing or rainbow writing.

Bubble WritingPyramid WritingRainbow Writing