So here we are at the end of Spring Term – two thirds of the way through the academic year already! We have had a lovely week carrying out Easter crafts, making chocolate Easter nests, Easter cards (check for a white envelope in their book bags!) and painting boiled eggs! We were going to roll them down the hill to race them but unfortunately the weather wasn’t on our side today!
We have continued our consolidation of Level 3 sounds in phonics this week and I must say I was very impressed with their writing in today’s phonics session – keep an eye out on Tapestry for posts about our Phonics, Maths and PE from this week. Unfortunately not everyone had their reading records in school when I wrote in the results of the children’s phonics assessments and the areas they need to now focus on so please drop me an email on email@example.com if the details are not in your child’s record otherwise I will update their reading record after the holidays.
In Maths we were learning about flat 2D shapes and solid 3D shapes. We have been doing lots of exploring and talking about their properties.
We have also been exploring materials as we wanted to find a suitable material to make a warm, waterproof hat and were testing materials to see if they were waterproof or not. The children had great fun doing this and managed to narrow it down to two or three things that were waterproof but not necessarily warm. We also revisited how materials change when heated and cooled and I was impressed that so many of them managed to refer to the chocolate being solid then melting into a liquid before cooling into a solid again.
In PE we were working on our ball skills and started out using balloons, trying to keep them up in the air using only our feet. Afterwards we used a football to pass between partners, focusing on keeping control and ensuring we aimed properly so the ball went in the right direction! With a bit of modelling and practice, many of the children were showing good control by the end of the session. We definitely have some budding footballers in our class.
Well done to our 10 readers who managed to get in the Lucky Dip box on Monday. It has just had a refill yesterday ready for after Easter as I have said if the children read 10 times by the time we get back after the holidays they can double dip in the box!
We do hope you have a lovely Easter break and the weather is kind!
See you bright and early on Monday 17th April.
Miss Jones & Mrs Kenny