In Phonics this week, we have been focusing on the ‘ee’ sound spelt /ee/ (feet) and /y/ (messy). Please continue to read your child’s phonics book daily at home.
In English this week, using The Jolly Postman as inspiration, we have been thinking about mythical creatures, in particular meeting a dragon. We used our imagination goggles to imagine flying through the clouds and meeting our fire-breathing friends. To finish the week we wrote our first Writing Showcase. This is a piece of work completed independently each half term, we display this in our classroom as a way to see how each child’s handwriting has progressed across the year.
In Maths, we have been focusing on comparing and ordering numbers and looking at number lines. We have been practicing saying our number sentences e.g ‘5 is greater than 4’ or ‘9 is the greatest number’. You could continue to build on this learning at home by getting your child to order up to 5 different numbers or groups of objects from fewest to greatest.
In Science, we learnt all about the rain, why it is important and why we might want to measure rainfall. We then made rain gauges and predicted how much rain we thought we would collect. We will check them next week to see if our predictions were correct!
In Phonics, we will be continuing to learn the ‘oe’ sound spelt /o/, /oa/ and /ow/.
In English, we will be looking at different fairytales and think about how we can write sentences to retell the stories.
In Maths, we will be practicing some of our basic number skills such as counting and number bonds to 10.
All long hair should be tied up each day. Hair accessories should be minimal and in school colours.
If you would like to provide snack for your child, please ensure that it is healthy; fruit, vegetables, crackers, rice cakes etc NO NUTS! However, if not we do have fruit and vegetables in school that your child is welcome to have.
A polite notice that teachers cannot hand out party invitations. If you would like to do this, please hand them directly to parents at drop off/pick up time.
During the week after half term we will be making papier-mache eggs. If you have any newspapers at home and are able to bring these in this would be much appreciated.