What an exciting first week back! It was Diwali and many children shared the celebrations they had at home with the class.
We started exploring our new topic: the Great Fire of London and did a virtual journey through London. This is the link we used in case you want to explore or let the children tell you all about the important landmarks in London: http://360.visitlondon.com/#
We learned about time connectives (first, then, next, finally) and why these are important for recounts.
We also learned how to use apostrophes for possession: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvwwxnb/articles/zx9ydxs
In Maths we learned about subtraction through 10 strategy. This will help us with mental arithmetic.
We explored different materials and their properties. We went on an investigation around the school to see all the materials we could find.
We looked at historical sources about the Great Fire of London and discussed how they help us learn about the past.
PE: this half-term we are developing our social skills and focusing on jumping and landing. You can practise these using your home Jasmine logins and focusing on the space theme: https://real.jasmineactive.com/home/themes/space
We focused on diffrent spellings of the /er/ sound: er, ir, ur, or. Some words we practised reading and writing: curb, perch, skirt, word, turn, first, girl, shirt, verb, world, worst.
Many of you have been asking us for ways to support your child with phonics at home. Here is a link to a free course for parents based on the Sounds Write programme we use in school: https://www.udemy.com/course/help-your-child-to-read-and-write/
Next week’s learning:
English: we will be writing recounts using the Queen’s Hat as stimulus. https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/english-ks1-ks2-how-to-write-a-recount/z7dg92p
Maths: we will be continuing our learning about subtraction focusing on subtraction as difference.
Important information for next week:
- Clubs are starting next week. If children are doing a sport club and use their PE kit please remember to bring it back the following day for PE lessons.
- As the weather is getting colder, it is important all children have a warm coat.
- There will be no school on Friday.
- Flu jabs will be taking place for children who booked on Tuesday.