Another week has flown by already! We have now started out new English unit based on the book ‘The Owl who was Afraid of the Dark’. We started with reading the picture book version initially to get a general idea of the story, but the children are really enjoying listening to and group reading the full chapter version in preparation for writing their own chapter in a couple of weeks. We have revisited identifying and using verbs and learned about adverbs. They have been trying hard to write sentences using suitable adverbs (sit quietly, dance gracefully, shout loudly etc) and have begun learning to join sentences using conjunctions.
In Maths we have revisited counting in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s and begun learning to count in 3’s. Children can continue to practice and consolidate these skills on their Mathletics accounts where they have been assigned some tasks. Or they can practice using the White Rose Minute Maths app. We have now completed our unit on Place Value and will begin our new unit on Addition and Subtraction next week.
In Geography we have been learning about aerial views and used Google Earth to look at where we live before zooming out to see our school in comparison to the whole country! We talked about landmarks and learned how to draw journey lines, using familiar journey like walking to school or going into the town centre, thinking about significant things we may pass on the way. In Science we’ve also explored how some materials can be changed by squashing, twisting, bending or stretching and in Art we have created pastel skylines based on Monet’s cityscapes, using different pastel colours to make orangey-red or pinky-blue skies.
Don’t forget to keep reading and write in your child’s reading record each time you read. It’s really important the children read and re-read their books to help build their fluency. Hope you have a lovely weekend.