This week we’ve been continuing our Autumn investigations and creating a word bank to support our shape poem writing in literacy.
In maths we’ve been focusing on addition and creating number sentences to make amounts e.g. 6+4=10. This is something that can also be reinforced at home. If you have blocks, buttons, beads or even breakfast cereal, give your child 10 items, count them together and discuss how many different ways you can make 10. Separate the 10 items into two groups and record the number sentence. Explore how many different number sentences you can make together, e.g. 4+6=10, 5+5=10 etc… You can build this up in time, using 20 items or more.
The children have completed their self-portraits and produced some very pleasing work which will be displayed in the classroom. It was wonderful to see the children really trying their best as they considered their facial features using mirrors to assist them with their work.
During Science we have been further investigating the differences between humans and discussing ways we can measure the differences in human beings. The children are going to investigate hand span sizes and explore the variation using measure in cm.
The spelling tests went well today, the children really enjoy being challenged and showing how clever they are. I have given 5 spellings to the children this week (quack, quick, duck, clock, chick), which can be found on J2e. There will be a spelling test each Friday. Once again, it would be a great idea if you can make sentences at home using the spellings each week e.g. The duck was quick. As you write sentences together remember to focus on a capital letter at the start on a sentence, finger spaces in between words and a full stop at the end of the sentence. If your child is reversing their letters remind them to have another look and model how to write the letter correctly. The spellings this week will reinforce our work on the digraphs (where two letters make one sound), qu and ck.
It’s really important to get the children used to sitting down at a desk and having a go at writing sentences. Ten minutes a day would be a great start, although I’m sure many of you already do more. The transition from Reception to Year 1 would be easier for the children if they can get used to sitting down and completing a task.
I really appreciate the support you give your children with their learning, as I’ve said before I believe that the children’s learning is a partnership between teacher and parent. If you have any questions or queries about the children’s learning please don’t hesitate to ask.
The children’s Hwb logins were issued this week, please use bug club as a resource, it really is a fun way for the children to learn.
Have a lovely weekend.
Miss Hughes, Miss Merson and Mrs Deering