4th - 7th January 2022

Highlights of the week:

Are we all equal?

This is our new enquiry question for this term. We spent time thinking about this and what we think it means. We have written down our ideas and we will reflect on them as we move through our learning journey.

In English we have been reading the story of ‘Samson’s Titanic Journey’ By Lauren Graham and Roisin Mathews. This book has taught us about the turn of events that happened in the sinking of the Titanic in the context of a story which shows what life was like aboard the ship. We have explored new vocabulary and the life of a first and third class passenger.

Our unit in Maths is multiplication and division. We started by exploring equal groups, mainly with concrete resources so the children can experience the process of making groups. Next, we added equal groups together using repeated addition. Then, we learnt the multiplication symbol. We learnt how to use this symbol and how to record the number sentences.

In Science we started our new study on animals by reviewing our learning from Year 1. We looked at classifying animals depending on what they eat. To help us classify them we created decision trees with the groups carnivores, omnivores and herbivores. We put them to the test by picking an animal and researching what they eat. We then used our decision trees to classify them into the right group.

In Jigsaw we have started the puzzle piece ‘dreams and goals’. We talked about success and how it may feel. We reflected on things we have achieved and what the success looked like.

Our PE unit this half term is throwing and catching. This week we practiced controlling the ball. This involved careful rolling or pushing it onto a target or keeping it between the lines.

In computing we are preparing for Turtle Logo. This unit aims to prepare the children to create, test and debug algorithms. It exposes them to the language used in the Turtle Logo so they are familiar with it before accessing the program.

Home learning:

  • This week the phonics worksheet is on the -le and -il spelling of the /l/ sound.
  • 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.
  • It has been lovely to celebrate the children’s achievements on Numbots from Christmas. Please support your child to access Numbots online. It is beneficial for supporting your child’s fluency in maths.