Well another week has flown by and we are just one week away from May half term. The children have really enjoyed The Three Billy Goats Gruff story so we continued with some more adventures this week before completing the whole school writing assessment based on a short animated clip. In Drawing Club they had some great ideas for creating a map for the goats friends to get to their new fields, making up a new monster to live under the bridge and imagining where the troll ended up after being pushed into the river and never seen again!
In Phonics the children have continued learning to read longer words and develop their fluency by sounding out in their heads. They have also been reading longer sentences and have been working on ‘holding a sentence’ by repeating it several times before they write, so they can write more accurately independently. Their new tricky words are ‘one’, ‘little’, ‘were’ and ‘there’. These have been added to their sound bags for practicing at home.
In Maths we have been learning about doubles, making them, identifying them with dice, dominoes and working on recall. As part of this whilst identifying the doubles on our numberline to 20, we have also learnt about odd and even numbers and have even started to count in 2’s using the circled numbers on the number line. Next week we will learn about sharing into equal groups including halving.
Yesterday we decided to let our lovely butterflies go off into the forest and school grounds as they were ready to fly and were a little bored of our orange and sugar water diet! The last three were a little reluctant to leave so we had some extra time with them before they were ready to fly off into the sunshine. The children were fascinated watching them and were so pleased when they actually witnessed the last butterfly emerging from it’s chrysalis on Monday. Huge thank you to Lily’s Nan for letting her share this experience with the whole class.
At the end of the week we also had a little Indian food tasting session. After smelling and exploring some common Indian spices the children then sampled a range of foods – poppadoms, curry, rice, raita, mango chutney and naan bread.
Everyone was great at giving things a try and found they actually liked more than they thought they would! Afterwards we sliced open a mango and everyone tried a little piece before they went home. We also had a letter from Barnaby our travelling bear who has gone exploring in India on our behalf. Keep an eye out on Tapestry for some of the super notes and letters that have been independently written back to him.
Well done to everyone who managed to read their phonics book at home at least five times last week and won a prize from the lucky dip box. I think it’s time to re-stock this weekend so there will be plenty more prizes to be won next week. Thank you so much for your support with this, it’s wonderful to see how much the children are now reading at home too.
Have a lovely weekend, it looks like the weather will be lovely so don’t forget the sun cream if you’re out and about!
Miss Jones, Mrs Kenny & Miss Harrison