We have had a really good week and got stuck into our new literacy unit – ‘That Rabbit Belongs to Emily Brown’ by Cressida Cowell. The children are writing every day which is helping them to improve every day. Nearly all of them are now leaving finger spaces between their words and their handwriting is also improving – keep it up!
In maths, we continue to talk about numbers using the language of tens, ones, greater than, less than, equal to, odd and even. They enjoy playing ‘Guess my Number’ by asking questions using the above vocabulary. Try this at home. Take it in turns to choose a mystery number for the other person to guess. Be warned though, they caught me cheating 😉
We continue our ‘Turrets and Tiaras’ topic by looking at the advantages of choosing to build a castle out of stone rather than wood. We also went on a materials hunt around the school grounds, it was great to take our learning outside. When we returned to the classroom, discussions led us to finding out about where we get cotton from to make clothes. The children were fascinated to learn that it is grown on plants! Please talk about what things are made from when you are out and about – a tricky one to remember is clay as it looks totally different in the form of a plate or mug. They are used to seeing it as a plastic bag of wet grey messy stuff in school.
All the children are becoming much more independent. Please help them by making sure that everything they bring to school has their name on. Because of the warm weather, they will probably take their jumper or cardigan off at some point during the day. They all have a named tray in the classroom and a named peg in the cloakroom to keep these in/on but some inevitably get left on the playground or in the dining hall. If they are clearly named, it make it so much easier to return them to the correct child.
Thank you for your support, please keep them reading!
Mrs Dowell, Mrs Armstrong and Miss Harris