What a lovely first week back after half term we’ve had. We started the week with the children revisiting their India information pages they created before half term and seeing how they could make them even better. They worked really hard and we are now starting to put the book together, making sure we have a contents page and appropriate front cover. We will share it with you via Tapestry when it is complete. We have also been learning lots about empathy, in the build up to Empathy Day yesterday. We read lots of stories, talking about how the characters were feeling, how we might feel about the situation, and we also went on our own ‘mindful’ walk around the forest area like Elmer in the story Elmer’s Walk. For the next couple of weeks or so, our Literacy will be based around the story The Tiger Who Came to Tea.
In Maths we have completed our learning on subtraction, using the first, then, now structure and have been solving missing number problems. The children have been super at this, showing me how they know with their ten frames and counters and they have started using number tracks to prove their answers too. Next week we will be looking at doubling.
In Letters and Sounds we are consolidating Phase 3 and starting Phase 4 where the children are learning to read more fluently and read longer words. Please continue to practice sound cards at home with any sounds they find tricky and keep revisiting the tricky words they have in their sound bags. Don’t forget to write in their reading records when they have read too and please ensure each book is read (and recorded) at least twice to help build their fluency. Thank you.
After all the super writing for our class book earlier this week it was really hard to choose the Certificate Winner this time. However, we can choose only one, so a huge well done to ….. Pippa! Keep up the good work! 🙂
As the warm weather is set to continue, can you please ensure your child is wearing sun cream before they come to school and they also bring a hat/cap as we do spend a lot of time outside? Sun cream can be brought to school for re-application if your child can apply it themselves. It is also handy to have a water bottle every day too as they can take them into the outdoor area with them to ensure they keep hydrated. They do have free access to water in the classroom should they not have one.
Have a very lovely, sunny, weekend!
Miss Jones, Mrs Millichamp and Mrs Kenny