7th - 11th February 2022

Highlights of the week:

In English this week we have been exploring different traditional tales. We have been familiarising ourselves with their structures, characters and the lessons that were learnt by all the characters. We have looked at:

  • Three Billy Goats Gruff
  • Little Red Riding Hood
  • Three Little Pigs
  • Goldilocks and the three Bears
  • The Gingerbread Man
  • Jack and the Beanstalk

We drew story maps to support us in remembering the events in the story and the story structure. We then used a planning sheet to help us plan our adaptations. Next week we'll be writing our own stories in the style of traditional tales.

Maths has been statistics based this week. We have been developing our explanations on how we know and found the answer. We explored using pictograms where the picture in the table represents 2, 5 or 10 objects. It has been really important to use the key as this tells us the value of an object. We followed pictograms with bar diagrams and used these to record the data in a different way.

In history we have been bringing our knowledge together by creating a series of news reports on the Titanic. We interviewed each other to describe the events of that night and debate the reasons for the disaster and who was to blame.

In PSHE we reflected on teamwork and our contributions to a group task. We spoke about what other people in our groups and the strengths they had which helped us achieve our goal. It was a good way to end our jigsaw unit on goals and targets. We reflected on something we were proud of and thought about the steps we went through to achieve them. It was encouraging to have time to pause and think about our achievements.

In phonics we have been looking at the ‘ch’ sound and the alternative spellings. The ‘tch’ spelling is used when you hear the /ch/ sound at the end of a syllable AND it is immediately preceded by a short vowel, it is spelled -tch. If there is a consonant or vowel team before the /ch/, it is spelled -ch. -tch will never come at the beginning of a word.

Home learning:

  • This week your child has a ‘draw pictograms’ and ‘interpret pictograms’ homework to complete.
  • Please complete the phonics worksheet on the ‘ch’ and ‘tch’ 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.