4th - 8th October

Highlights of the week:

This week we have started our new unit in English! We are writing to describe, with the purpose to write our own stories, which we will be reading to year ones at the end of the half term. We have focused on exploring the book ‘Journey’ By Aaron Becker. I wonder if your child can tell you something special about this book?

We have been exploring new vocabulary and new skills through talking about the different feelings and emotions the character has in the story. We have then developed our thinking and writing skills by describing the settings in the story.

You can watch a video of the book here: Journey by Aaron Becker

Journey 1

In Maths we have started our next unit of addition and subtraction. We started the unit with exploring fact families.

In phonics this week we have been learning the /-y/ spelling for the ‘ee’ sound.

In science we have been focusing on the scientific skill of classifying. We classified different objects into the materials they have been made out of. This was a fun investigating session where we also talked about the different properties of these materials and why they have been chosen for the object.

In RE we have been looking at special foods and how some religions have foods which are symbolic to them. This has been a great exploration of foods we find special and looking at the religious side to things.

Home learning:

  • This week you have two phonics sheets. We are looking at the /-y/ spelling for the ‘ee’ sound. Please bring them in on Monday so we can mark them.
  • Please can you practice the spellings from the spelling lists we sent home. Feel free to explore a range of the activities we have included to practice these. It is recommended that children practice 5 spellings a week with regular practice.
  • 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.
  • I have enjoyed the daily updates from children who are playing numbots. They are really proud of the progress they are making. Please support your child to access Numbots online. It is recommended that children play Numbots for 10 minutes a day for maximum impact.