27th - 31st March 2023

We had a lovely last week before Easter, we have completed lots of Easter activities and are very excited for our Easter break! We hope you all have a lovely break. 

Highlights of the week:

  • In Music we have been working towards creating our own musical performance using the instruments we have been practising this term. Our music unit this term has been called ‘Zoo Time’ and we have explored the different sounds animals make. We have used our bodies, such as our hands, feet and mouths, to create different rhythms and beats. We have then added in glockenspiels, recorders and shakers. We performed our song to Miss Clarke on Monday afternoon!  
  • In Phonics we have been looking at the different ways we can make the ‘z/g’ sound. We have looked at ‘si’ in television, ‘s’ in treasure, ‘g’ in courgette and ‘ge’ in beige. We have practised how to spell these words in bubble writing, rainbow writing and pyramid writing. We have used our alphabetic code chart to help us identify which letters are needed for each word.
  • We spent all week focusing on our RE unit ‘Sad and Happy’, through looking at The Easter Story. We started the week by talking about times we have felt happy and sad and created a poster to define the terms ‘happy’ and ‘sad’. As a year group we defined sad as ‘a feeling that can make your heart and head feel funny.’ We spoke about how when we are sad we do not then feel sad forever. We have acted out The Easter Story and discussed how Christians may be feeling throughout the story. We rounded the unit off by answering the question ‘Is it important for Christians to remember the happy and sad parts of the Easter Story?”

In Science we have learned about the botanist Marie Clark Taylor. She was the first woman, in America, to gain a science doctorate in 1941. We found out that a botanist is a person who studies the biology of plants. We then made a prediction about our pea seeds, which we have planted outside of our classrooms.  We are very excited to see what happens to our seeds after Easter!   


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.