23rd - 27th January 2023

Highlights of the week:

● We had lots of fun preparing for our dance performance this week! We practised moving our bodies in different ways to represent a range of toys. It was great fun working as a year group to create our own individual dance routines, we hope you enjoyed watching!

● In English we started our new English unit. In this unit we are going to be working towards creating and writing our own traditional tale. We started the week by exploring four key traditional tales; Jack and the Beanstalk, Little Red Riding Hood, Hansel and Gretel and The Three Little Pigs. We then had a go at stepping into the role of the different characters in the text to act out the tales.

● In Maths, we have been continuing our multiplication and division unit by practising using the multiplication symbol to write number sentences. We have been using the phrase “I have ‘x’ lots of ‘x’” to help us with understanding multiplication. We then started to look at arrays. We used this episode of NumberBlocks to help introduce arrays. https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0002674/numberblocks-series-3-twelve We also looked at arrays in everyday objects, such as egg boxes. We were able to use egg boxes to help us work out a range of arrays.

● This week in Phonics we looked at the /sc/ spelling for ‘s’. In words like scissors, science and scenery. We spoke about how the ‘c’ is quite cheeky and silent when we read these words. Our common exception words for this week are; half, children and people.

● In Science we have been looking at animal groups. We have been researching mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish. We have created posters to include facts about the five main animal groups and their diets. Please challenge us to tell you what the words herbivore, omnivore and carnivore mean!

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.