We have had a super week in Drawing Club reading the book Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers. Our get up stand up vocabulary was: confused, accompany, dejected, consulted, miniature and constructed. The children had great fun drawing and writing about their own version of the boat, a new way for penguin to travel, something ‘malevolent’ lurking in the water and the polar animals that might come to penguins party!
In phonics we learnt the last three Level 3 sounds, ‘air’, ‘ure’ and ‘er’ and the tricky word ‘they’. These have all been added to their sound card bags to practice at home. It’s been lovely seeing the posts on Tapestry of you using the cards to create words and sentences for the children to read and the children have enjoyed sharing that with the rest of the class. Although they are mostly recognising the sounds on the cards, spotting them in a word is tricky, so by making words with the cards it helps them see each SOUND rather than each letter. E.g. w-ai-t, b-oa-t, n-igh-t. We will continue to practice reading and writing words and sentences using the level 3 sounds over the next few weeks to help children improve their confidence and fluency.
Well done to all the children who had a prize from the lucky dip box on Monday for their 5 reads over half term. It would be great to have even more this Monday when we check again so make sure you read a couple of times over the weekend! 🙂
In Maths we have met Numberblocks 9 and ten and have been learning to recognise and order numerals to 10, talking about how we know they number goes in a particular position and why. We have also started to look at the composition of 9 and 10 and learn about ‘rows’ and ‘columns’ in an array. E.g 10 is 2 rows of 5 or 5 columns of 2 or it can be 2 columns of 5 and 5 rows of 2. We also learnt that 9 is a “square” number like 4, because it has the same number of rows and columns (2×2 and 3×3). Over the next few weeks we will be working on learning number bonds to 10 as well as adding, subtracting, doubling, halving, sharing and grouping within 10 before we start to move on to numbers beyond 10.
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Hope you all have a lovely weekend.
Miss Jones & Mrs Kenny