This week our book of the week was Poles Apart by Jeanne Lewis. The children have enjoyed following Mr White the polar bear and the penguin’s trip round the world to get back to the South Pole, making models with the construction kits of some of the landmarks they passed, and using found resources to make boats to travel across the sea. They have also written shopping lists and created their own picnics for Mr White.
In maths they have learnt about mass using balancing scales and explored the capacity of a range of containers, comparing them and putting them in order to show greatest to least capacity.
In phonics this week the children have been working on reading and writing longer words such as lemon, market, farmyard, rooftop, bedroom using the ‘chunking’ method and reviewing all the tricky words we’ve learned so far. We have also been completing some phonics assessments so we know which sounds and tricky words we need to keep practising after half term.
We had a lovely chat about why we were all dressed in our own clothes today and talked about what mental health was and why it was important. The children shared their favourite things to do and thought about what was special to them. We had a real range of answers from things to places and people. E.g. “my X-box”, “my toys”, “my house”, “the beach”, “watching the rain”, “looking for rainbows”, “hugging my mum on the playground after school” and “just my family”
It was their last Monday PE session with the coach this week. After half term PE will be on Fridays only.
Have a lovely half term break and don’t forget to read, read, read!
See you Monday 19th February.
Miss Jones & Mrs Kenny