A big thank you to all the parents who joined in with the parental engagement sessions. It was great to se so many of you working with the children and enjoying the activities.
We have played lots of phonics games this week and we are working hard to remember and read all the sounds we have learned.
If you have any free time over the break, please continue practising those tricky sounds.
In numeracy we continued learning about multiplication. We are now excellent at solving multiplication problems, for example, there are 10 crayons in a box. I have five boxes. How many crayons do I have all together?
We hope you all have a lovely break!
This week we visited Hall'ith Wood. We really enjoyed our time there. We were showed around the house and told stories about the people who have lived there over the years. We saw a spinning mule in the kitchen and a section of wall that is made from wattle and daub. We all giggled when we heard what daub is made from.
Upstairs we looked inside the bedrooms and talked about the different jobs servants would have to do, for example, getting into the beds first to let the bedbugs bite them.
This week we read the story Hansel and Gretel. We talked about the characters and wrote a character description about the witch. We used 'and' and 'because' to make super sentences, for example, 'The witch has a long pointy feet because she likes to trip children up'.
Next week we will be writing about our trip to Hall'ith Wood.
In maths we have been learning all about positional language. We learned our left and right and then practised quarter and half turns. Maybe you could practise some more at home, and don't forget clockwise and anti clockwise.
In topic we looked at unique houses form around the world and discussed how they are different from ours. We found it very interesting to see houses made from shell and houses shaped like boats.
We also made some pictures using pastels. The pictures were based on the work of an artist called Hundertwasser from Austria.
Week beginning 24th April 2017
Welcome back to school. We hope everybody had a lovely Easter break.
This week watched a clip of Shrek bathing in his swamp. We talked about what he looks like and his characteristics. Some of us pretended to be Shrek (it was very funny) and wrote diary entries about our daily activities.