14th - 18th November 2022

It was lovely to have grown-up’s in to help with assembling cars this week. The children are all really proud of their car designs!

Highlights of the week:

● In English we have had a busy week writing postcards and diary entries. We started the week stepping into the role of an inventor through hot seating. We then planned and wrote a postcard from an inventor who had just discovered their invention. Still in our role as an inventor, we then created a short diary entry. We had a big focus on including adjectives and adverbs in our writing. Our postcards and diary entries are going to be used as artefacts to inform people about the past and the history of inventors.

● In Maths, we have finished off our addition and subtraction unit. We have recapped the skills we have learned in this unit and spent some time continuing to master some of the concepts we still find tricky. These concepts include adding two 2-digit numbers (crossing ten) and subtracting two 2-digit numbers (crossing ten). This is a tricker concept as it involves an exchange from one ten to 10 ones.

● This week in Phonics we looked at /ore/ found in words like snore and galore. For our common exception words this week we have learned old, cold, gold hold and told. We have practiced spelling these words in different writing styles, we like to call this ‘graffiti time’! Our handwriting focus letters this week are o, e and r. We also had a look at the -ge/-dge spelling rule in words like bridge and stage. This can be very tricky to remember so we have used this fun spelling rule rap to help us! Spelling Rule Rap: The Final /j/ sound -dge and -ge

● In Guided Reading we read the poem ‘Clouds’ and practised our reading skill of retrieval, by answering questions based on the poem. We had to reread the poem to find the answers. We also watched a video about air travel in the 20th Century. We used the video to help us explain similarities and differences. We found some of the first attempts of the aeroplane quite funny, so we have added the video here to watch at home! https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/z82xpv41

● In Science, we carried out our own mini investigations to see how the shape and properties of materials can change when manipulated. We made predictions about what we think will happen to the material and then investigated and recorded our findings. Some of our experiments included; pouring water on paper, stomping on rubber, tearing plastic and bending wood. Please ask us what we found out during these investigations!

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 can reading records stay in your child's book bag.
● Phonics folders are sent home on a Friday, please could these be returned at the start of the next week.
● Please support your child to access Numbots online. It is recommended that children play Numbots for 10 minutes a day for maximum impact.
● Spellings are sent home on Monday’s for the text on Friday. Please can you practice these with your child throughout the week.


● INSET Day- Friday 25th November. School will be closed for children.