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Week beginning 20th May 2019

 

This week in English we have been writing about Bella, one of our school hens, who likes to go for walks in and around school.

She is a very friendly hen and will often join us at playtimes when we have our snack.

Bella particularly enjoys eating apples or pears!

We have also concentrated on our handwriting this week, making sure our tall letters are tall, our short letters are short and those letters such as g, p and y go under the line.

Homework challenge:- Keep practising all your sounds over the holiday ready for our year 1 phonic quiz in early June.

 

In Maths we have been looking at fractions, particularly halves and quarters.

We have learnt how to find a quarter of  regular shapes by folding them into four equal parts.

Homework challenge:- Maybe you could practise cutting a cake or a pie into quarters with the help of an adult.

 

In the afternoons we have discussed some of the places we have visited on holiday such as Spain, Greece, Dubai or The Lake District.

We shared some of the special things we did on these holidays such as riding a camel or watching turtles swimming in the sea from a glass bottomed boat

We also discussed the different ways we travelled to our holiday destinations such as by plane, train, car or boat.

Have a lovely half term break.

 

 

 

Week beginning 13th May 2019

 

This week in English we have been looking at the fairy tale - The Gingerbread man.

We have discussed the repetitive language in the text -

Run, run as fast as you can, you can't catch me I'm the gingerbread man!

We have also been able to practise using speech marks when the characters speak.

 

Spellings - playground, football, farmyard,  bedroom, seaside 

 

Homework challenge - Make a list of different compound words

 

In Maths we have been finding out about capacity.

We have used vocabulary such as empty, full, half full, more than and less than.

We have learnt that we measure capacity in ml and we have practised reading scales in ones, twos, fives and tens.

Homework challenge- Practise counting in twos, fives and tens forwards and backwards to 100

 

In IPC we  started our new topic - Hooray, Let's Go on Holiday

We came to school dressed in clothes suitable for a holiday in the sun and watched a Punch and Judy Show in the hall.

Mr Proctor and Mrs Ward came dressed in Victorian beach wear to compare how swimming costumes have changed over the years!

We also looked at other artefacts from the past such as deckchairs, metal buckets and spades, a penny lick and woollen swimming costumes!  We had lots of fun and learnt many new and interesting facts about Victorian holidays.

 

Have a lovely weekend 

Week beginning 6th May 2019

 

This week in English we have rewritten the story of 'Little Red Riding Hood.'

We have concentrated on using exclamation marks in our writing

eg 'What big ears you have  Grandma!' and some of us tried to use speech marks too.

Homework challenge - Read the Fairy Tale  'The Gingerbread Man' and discuss any repetitive language in the story.

 

This week in Maths we have been finding out about 'weight' and using the correct vocabulary such as 'heavier than', 'lighter than' or 'balances'.

We began by using pan balance scales and then we had a go at reading weigh scales we might find at home.

We have learnt that the standard unit of measure for weight is g or kg

Homework challenge - Practise reading weigh scales at home

 

In the afternoons we have had more opportunities to use the ipads.

We drew pictures, animated them and added sound effects. 

 

Thank you for all the bottles we have received today for the bottle tombola, which is just one of the stalls, we have planned for our Family Fun Day on Saturday 18th May 11:00am – 2:30pm. We hope you will be able to come along and support the event!  

 

Have a great weekend

 

Week beginning 29th April 2019

 

This week in English we have been reading  the fairy tale The Three Billy Goats Gruff.

We have looked at repeating language in the text - 'Who's that trip trapping over my bridge?'  and have used our voices expressively to take on the roles of the different characters.

We have rewritten the story in our own words concentrating on the use of different punctuation such as capital letters, full stops, question marks and exclamation marks. 

Homework challenge - Write some questions using what, where, when, why and who. Remember to use a question mark at the end of each question. 

 

Spellings - other, another, mother, brother  

 

In Maths we have looked at the value of each digit in a 2 digit number

eg 26 is 2 tens and 6 ones or 20+6

We have also used this knowledge to count money 

Homework challenge - Practise counting different amounts of 10p and 1p coins 

 

In the afternoons we have learnt how to take digital images, using ipads and modify the  pictures, such as resizing them. Have a look at some of our Three Billy Goats Gruff photographs below. 

We have also collected data and put the information into a graph.

 

Have a lovely weekend

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