17th - 21st April 2023


It has been so lovely to welcome you all back after what sounds like a very wonderful Easter break! We have been busy, getting straight back to learning and have had lots of fun!

 Highlights of the week:

  • In Phonics we have been focusing on ‘ou’ as code for ‘u’ in words like cousin, trouble and rough. We have also looked at words ending in -el. We used our graffiti time to write as many words as we could think of and drew pictures to represent these words. On Thursday, we became Vocabulary Ninja’s again to research and define our words of the month. This month our words are; object, decide, surface, deep, moon, island, foot, busy, test and record.
  • In Maths we have started our new unit on height and length, which we have found great fun! We started the week by looking at measuring in centimetres, by measuring objects around the classroom. We noticed how we could measure the ‘height’ of something by standing the object up and measuring it from the base.  We have also spent time comparing and ordering different heights and lengths. I wonder if you could have a go at measuring different objects at home?
  • We started a new unit in Art this week, we are focusing on Sculptures. We started the unit by defining the word sculpture. We decided that a sculpture is a 3-D piece of artwork that can be made from many malleable materials such as, metal, stone, wood and clay. Sculptures can be made by one of four basic processes; carving, modelling, casting and constructing. We then had a challenge to create a tall, sturdy sculpture using only marshmallows and spaghetti! We found this very tricky, as lots of our sculptures were falling down! We then had a go at creating sculptures using different resources and materials around the classroom.

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  • In English we have been reading The Big Book of the Blue. This is a non-fiction book about all of the wonderful creatures that live in the sea. We have created descriptions about our favourite sea creature, including adjectives and the suffix -er. We have also spent some time creating our own rhyming poems about our sea creatures.

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  • In History, we have been looking at ‘Significant Individuals’. We have defined the word, explored and began to answer the question “why do people go exploring?” This week we have focused on Neil Armstrong and using laptops, we have created a whole class mind map including all of the key facts about him. We are excited to find out more information about explorers this term.

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.
  • 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 practise these with your child throughout the week.