4th - 7th April

Highlights of the week:

In English this week we have published our postcards. We have spent time showing pride in our work by making sure our handwriting is correct and neat. We then drew pictures of the different places we travelled to.

In maths we have continued to learn about fractions. We have been exploring counting in fractions, adding fractions, recognising equivalent fractions and problem solving with fractions.

In Science we set up our next experiment to see how well our peas will grow in the warmer months. We predict that the peas will grow a lot better now that the weather is warmer and dryer.

In gymnastics we used our skills we have learnt this half term in moving around the hall. We climbed over apparatus in the hall and practised jumping off them. We made a long obstacle course which tested our balancing skills and our courage.

In phonics we have been learning about the /ch/ code for the ‘sh’ sound and the /ti/ code for the ‘sh’ sound. We have looked back at the alternative spellings for this sound which we have learnt so far in phonics.

In jigsaw we reflected on how we can keep our minds and bodies healthy. We discussed the different things we have learnt this half term and put them together in a poster. We talked about how it is just as important to keep our minds healthy as well as our bodies. One way we can do this is by taking time to go outside. We tried this as an experiment this week in Hedgehog Class. We spent 15 extra minutes outside everyday before lunch to see how we feel and the difference it makes.

In guided reading we have been focused on the skill of inference. We have been asking questions like ‘why do you think he is feeling like that?’ or ‘why did she react like that?’ We have been putting our answers into words so they make sense and we can present our knowledge well.

Home learning:

  • Please complete the phonics worksheet on ‘ti’ and ‘ch’.
  • In spelling this week we had another challenge! Everyone beat their previous scores, well done! Keep practising how to spell those Common Exception Words and you may beat the champion!
  • 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.