We have completed our first unit of English this week, creating character descriptions, resulting in the children writing their own versions of ‘Not Now Bernard’ by David McKee. The children have been learning about nouns and adjectives, as well as working on their presentation. They have spent this week changing both the main character Bernard and the monster to their own choice of character then writing them into the story. A copy of the story will be coming home to you, for you to read. We hope you enjoy it. Next week we will start our unit on familiar settings, based around the book ‘The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark’ by Jill Tomlinson.
In Phonics, we are continuing our Phase 5 review, revisiting all the ways to spell the sounds ‘or’, ‘ch’, ‘zh’ and ‘ch’ in words and the tricky words ‘thought’ and ‘sure’.
In Maths we have continued our place value unit, working on completing missing number lines, estimating on a number line, and comparing objects and numbers using the symbols for greater than, less than and equals. We spent a little extra time on the number line work, especially the estimating as the children did find this a little tricky and would benefit from a little extra practice to secure their place value knowledge. If you would like to do this at home with them, their Mathletics logins are in the back of their reading records and some Place Value activities have been assigned to them for them to complete.
We have also completed our Monet-style paintings from Friday . As promised, here are a selection for you to see :
In Geography we have been learning about the four countries in the UK, their flags, emblems and capital cities, as well as the seas and Oceans that surround our little island and in Science we have been learning about the suitability of different materials and talked about why the properties of the materials make them more suitable for making some things than others.
As the weather is starting to turn a little more Autumnal, please ensure the children have a jumper/cardigan and a suitable coat every day. Please also remember to send them with their water bottles as there are an increasing number of children asking for cups for water as they have not got a bottle.
If you have any queries, please feel free to contact me via the class email email@example.com with anything non-urgent or see me at the end of the day. For any urgent messages, please contact the main office who will pass it on to me.
Have a lovely weekend.
Miss Jones and Mrs Evason