I hope that you all had a fantastic break and had some time to relax. It was great to see the children return to school with so much enthusiasm to learn this week. In the 4 days that we have been in school we have done so much learning!
In Maths this week we have focused on time. We have learnt new vocabulary such as; clock, hour, minutes, seconds, analogue, digital, quarter past, half past, quarter to and o’clock. The children are becoming more confident with being able to read the time on an analogue clock. Next week our focus will be on fractions of shapes.
In Literacy we made bread by following a recipe/set of instructions. We then followed up yesterday by writing our own set of instructions for how we made our delicious bread. We would like to say a big thank you to Mrs Khan and Mrs Howard for all of the help they gave in making the bread. Next week in Literacy we will be using the book ‘Toby and the Great Fire of London’ and thinking about him as a character and how the other characters were feeling.
In science this week we discussed how an object can have more than one property, for example metal can be hard and smooth. Next week we will thinking about how an object can be made from several different materials and thinking about the range of materials that are used in our environment and for what reason.
In History we thought about the ways in which we communicate now and the ways that the people communicated back in 1666. The children were all able to tell me lots of ways that we communicate nowadays. The children could not believe that they did not have computers in 1666! We all decided that technology has improved a lot. With Miss Johnston on Thursday the children also learnt about the story of Guy Fawkes. Next week we will considering how London was rebuilt after the Fire and what materials were used.
The children created some amazing firework pictures on Thursday afternoon with Miss Johnston and Mrs Khan. In Art next week we will be creating a scene of London when the fire was happening using a painting wash effect.
This week’s star of the week is Farrah for being kind to her friends. I hope that you have a lovely time with Tommy Bear and we can’t wait to see what you get up to with him over the weekend. Well done Farrah, keep up the positive attitude and behaviour!
Please make sure your child has their PE kit with them on Thursday. PE is usually on a Thursday afternoon unless there are changes to timetables. Maths home work is due in on a Tuesday and topic homework looked at on a Wednesday. Spelling have been sent home in book bags and will be tested on Friday. Reading books are changed on a Thursday. Our library session is on a Tuesday so please return library books back to school on a Tuesday morning.
Please continue to keep reading at home with your children whenever possible; accessing Reading Eggs and Mathletics and practicing spellings, counting and letter formation on the sheets which were sent home in book bags. If you do have any spare time this week, practicing ordering number with your child at home would be extremely beneficial, I think this is an area we all need to become more confident with.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to email me on firstname.lastname@example.org or arrange a time to come and meet with me.
Hope you all have a fantastic week and that it doesn’t rain too much.
Miss Chamberlain 🙂