This week we have finally finished a class novel that we started before Christmas - The Christmasaurus by Tom Fletcher. The class have absolutely loved reading this book and have been hanging off my every word as I have been reading it to them. Ask your children to tell you this story - I have no doubt they will be able to give you lots of details! To see the children so engaged with a story and wanting to read more and more has been a pleasure to see.
We have been doing some wonderful learning this week. In Maths, we have started to learn about money. We have been looking at different coins and discussing their worth, as well as making different amounts using the coins. The children even took a trip to Miss Heim-Sarac’s shop to see what they could buy.
In English we have looked at the different features of instruction writing and planned our very own set of instructions - based on the book ‘How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth’. We also created a role play in our learning partners of the book. Next week we will start to write our instructions.
In Science we created our own compasses and went on a treasure hunt in the playground to see what we could find. We created our compasses using magnets; then each group was given a direction they had to follow to find their treasure.
We have done lots more wonderful learning in our other subjects too and the children continue to work hard. Well done.
Our award winners this week are:
Maths: Sam. For wonderful independent fraction work.
Golden: Jacob. For being such a hard worker and giving his all to everything he does.
A quick note: during our times tables and spelling test today a few of the children mentioned that they hadn’t practiced their spellings or times tables during the week. Please can I ask you to ensure that your children spend some time during the week doing this. Even five minutes a day would be beneficial! I am extremely grateful for any work that can be done at home.
Have a lovely weekend.