It has been lovely to hear about the children’s half terms, we are glad you all had a good rest!
● We had so much fun on Thursday for Inventors Day. We started the day by introducing ourselves and the inventor we had dressed up as. We then explored the cars in the school car park, identifying similarities and differences. We also had a look at real car parts and using laptops, books and the car parts were able to gather lots of information about old and new cars. In the afternoon, we created a timeline of events to help us remember the history of cars and created a fact profile for one of the ‘key people’ we looked at. Our key people for this unit are Nicolaus Otto, Henry Ford and Samuel Brown. Challenge us to tell you what these people did!
● In English we have started the week by exploring nonfiction texts and identifying features in nonfiction texts. We have defined the purpose of nonfiction as ‘books that are full of facts and information that help us learn about the world!’ Our new English unit challenges us to combine our Geography knowledge and skills too. This week we have explored the text ‘Flying Machines’ and looked at the different countries within this book.
● In Maths, we have continued our addition and subtraction unit. We have been looking at practically swapping a ten to support us when subtracting a 1-digit number from a 2-digit number. To help us to this, we have been using the tens and ones dienes or drawing lines and dots on whiteboards. We then moved on to looking at working out 10 more and 10 less.
● This week in Phonics we looked at /oar/ as in boar and coarse. For our common exception words this week we have learned plant and after. We also had a look at the homophones too, to and two and created posters to show the different meanings. Our handwriting focus letters this week are o, a and r.
● In Guided Reading, we have looked at the reading skills of predicting, inferencing and sequencing. Ourfocus book for guided reading and English this unit is Emma Jane’s Aeroplane.
● In Science, we have continued looking at materials. We have compared the suitability of different materials. Our enquiry question was ‘why are window panes made from glass?’ We explored a range of materials and discussed their properties, considering why certain materials are more suitable for certain objects.
● 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.
● Monday 7th November and Wednesday 9th November- Parents Evening.
● Thursday 17th November 2022- Cars Workshop at 2.15pm.
● Friday 18th November 2022- Non-uniform for Children in Need.