Welcome back! Hope you all had a great holiday and children are ready to learn.
We will keep swimming on the timetable for the time being and see how the weather is. If we decide it is too cold we will not swim and will have PE instead.
We had a wonderful trip at the end of last quarter to the Echtwel Estate. The children thoroughly enjoyed learning about how Melinda and her husband use their land. A big thank you to Melinda and her staff for their kind hospitality! We drew some fabulous maps of her estate.
Student Led Conferences
Thank you to all the parents and carers attending Stendent Led Conferences at the end of last quarter. I felt it was a huge success and the children appeared to enjoying showing off their super portfolios. Let’s see what we can add to them this final quarter!
Language focus for the week
Recount of the holiday. Using the language of time. (First…Then I…Next I…Later…At the end). Using adjectives, (amazing, fantastic, wonderful, scary, huge…)
Write sentence captions to match different types of land use. (Linked to UOI)
Handwriting: Patterns, writing numerals and a focus on the Ladder Letter Family (l, i, t, u, y, j) Some children are joining letters together.
1. CVCs (middle vowels) Focus on en, et, ed, eg, eck and ell words.
2. Long vowel: ee as in feet, ea as in beak.
3. Revise or(fork), oor(door), ore(sore), aw(straw, au(sauce)
Maths focus for the week
Mental skills will focus on counting in 2s, 5s and 10s. Doubles, near doubles and counting on and back. Also quick recall of the addition facts of 10 and 20.
All children will continue to learn about money and real life problems.
: Recognise coins of different values. Find totals up to 20p/20c.
: See Group 1. Find totals up to £1/$
Unit of Inquiry
New Unit: Land Ahoy!
Central Idea: People interact with, use and value the natural environment in different ways.
Lines of Inquiry:
1. How land is used.
2. Local land use.
3. Actions that benefit and harm the local environment.
We will make a book about different types of land use.
– Paint holiday pictures.
What to bring to school
A hat for playtime and a healthy snack. (No hat, no play!)
New reading books and homework packs including spellings issued.
Library (New books can be chosen if there are no overdue books)
Swimming (swimming costume, towel, flip flops, sun cream, swim aids such as arm bands if required)
New reading books issued
Spelling Test (Hand in yellow homework pack)