What we have been learning this week
This week in maths Badger Class have been continuing to learn about fractions. They have focussed on finding a third of a shape and a quantity. Some children have even used their knowledge of fractions to find two-thirds and three-quarters of a quantity.
In English this week the children have been looking at features of non-fiction texts. They have then used their knowledge of Victorian inventors to create a non-fiction fact file, that includes bullet points and conjunctions.
On Thursday the children had a brilliant day at the Rural Life Centre. They stepped back in time to see what it was like to live in the Victorian era. We split into two groups. One group went to see how the Victorians washed their clothes and hung them out to dry, whilst the other group listened to how wheels were made and had a go at making their own. The children then swapped activities and had a look around the grounds.
In the afternoon the children got to play with the Victorian playground toys, and then they experienced what it was like to go to school in Victorian days!
Very many thanks to the parent helpers who joined us for the day.
What we shall be working on next week
Next week the children will learn about measuring length and height, as well as focussing on the 2, 3, 5 and 10 times tables. In English, the children will reflect on their school trip and begin to write a non-fiction text about their own invention.
How you can help with home learning
Please continue to read with your child at home, as well as practising their spellings. To support your child’s mental fluency in maths, you could ask them to recall number facts, such as doubles and halves of numbers, or number bonds to 10, 20 and even 100.
Spelling tests will now be carried out on Wednesdays.
Please note that Show & Tell will now be on Mondays due to time restrictions on Fridays.
- Monday, 12 March - Apple Group
- Monday, 19 March - Blueberry Group
- Monday, 26 March - Cherry Group