27th February - 3rd March 2023

Highlights of the week:

  • We continued our fraction unit this week and started the week by finding a quarter of 2D shapes by finding half and then halving again. We recognised that when we are finding a quarter of a number we are splitting the number into 4 equal groups. We then went on to look at a third and noticed that ⅓ is 1 of 3 equal groups. We explored finding a third of numbers and shapes. At the end of the week, we started to look at unit and non-unit fractions. This means focusing on finding ¼ (unit) and 2/4 or ¾ (non-unit).
  • In English we started the week by writing instructions, including commands, for how to brush your teeth. We then focused on how to use commas to separate items in a list, when writing ingredients for instructions. We then wrote our own instructions for how to make pancakes.
  • In Guided Reading we have been focusing on test skills in preparation for the SATs reading papers. We have looked at how we can use the page numbers and key words to support us with finding the answers. In order to find ‘key words’ we have identified words in the question that will help us to find the answer. We have a little while until our SATs, but we are getting lots of practise in now so to make sure we all feel prepared and confident on the day! 
  • In Phonics we have been focusing on ‘rh’ as code for ‘r’ in words like rhino, rhythm and rhyme. We focused on three new common exception words this week, we have learned hour, money and water. We also continued our mission to become Vocabulary Ninja’s, by researching and defining our words of the month!
  • In Geography we are working towards creating our own non-fiction book about Kenya. We researched questions such as: What is the population of Kenya? What is the capital city? What is the language that is spoken? Is there a football team in Kenya? What religion is followed in Kenya? What does the flag look like? Are there farms in Kenya? What is the culture like? We used our research from these questions to create a mind map full of information we will then use when creating our book.
  • In Languages we have started exploring traditional dances from around the world. We discussed how the music made us feel and how the dancers moved to the music. We then spent time finding out about China, Africa, France and Germany using the laptops and atlases.
  • In DT we have been researching where our food comes from. We have recapped our knowledge of different food groups and explored where we find some foods. We then created posters to inform others about the different types of food. We are working towards making our own pancakes in DT, so we had a specific focus on flour, eggs, milk and sugar.

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 practise these with your child throughout the week.