This half term has gone by so fast! We have worked incredibly hard to improve our reading, writing and maths.
All the children are now writing more and most are punctuating sentences correctly. We have concentrated on rehearsing sentences before we write and thinking about how we can make our writing more interesting by adding adjectives, adverbs and conjunctions. Some pupils are also using possessive apostrophes. So, ‘The boy climbed the ladder’ becomes ‘ The little boy carefully climbed the wooden ladder because he needed to mend the alien’s spaceship.’ Next term we will continue to consolidate what we have learnt.
In maths, we have been learning to tell the time using an analogue clock, the children are finding it difficult. This could be because so many of the clocks we see now are digital! Please help your child by asking them to tell the time regularly. All children need to know o’clock, half past, quarter past and quarter to. Some children will progress to five minute intervals: 10 minutes past 2 or 20 minutes to 5. We have learnt to count in fives around the clock and to use this to help with our 5 times table facts.
The children know why Easter is important to Christians and can answer questions about what happened. They have also learnt about money matters using resources from Santander which you may have seen on the T.V. with Ant and Dec. They can say where money comes from, different forms of money and what we can do to keep it safe. They had the common misconception that you just go to the bank to get money (if only), they hadn’t thought about who puts it in there. We had an interesting lesson on the difference between things we need and things we want!
Well done to everyone who entered the Easter Competition, it was great to have so many amazing entries.
Next term, PE will only be on Tuesdays.
Have a fantastic Easter break,
Mrs Dowell and Mrs Armstrong