What we have been learning this week
This week in maths the children have been focusing on addition stories. They have used different strategies to work out addition problems, including using their fingers and a number line by counting on.
In English, the children read the story "Supertato", and then they began to act out scenes from the story to show they understood it really well. They also began to think about some of the characters' personalities, characteristics and appearance. The children thought of key words, then used those key words to write a sentence about their chosen character.
This week we also started to think about the different senses on the body. We went on a walk around the school to see what our senses could see, hear and touch.
What we shall be working on next week
Next week in English the children will be creating their own vegetable or fruit character and will be writing sentence to describe their character. In maths the children will begin to think about subtraction number stories.
How you can help with home learning
To support the children in English next week, when you are reading a story with your child, you could discuss some of the characters' personalities and appearance with them.
To support your child with maths, you could discuss objects, perhaps over the dinner table, and then take an amount away. For example you have seven peas, if you eat three, how many will you have left?
Forest Schools - half the class are currently taking part in Forest Schools on Friday afternoons. If your child has been chosen for this half-term they should bring a warm, waterproof coat and wellies each Friday. The remaining half of the class will take part in Forest Schools after half-term and you will receive an email to provide the necessary information.
Reading books - apologies for any confusion about when your child should be changing their reading book. To clarify, all the children are given the opportunity to change their book daily during our Guided Reading Carousel. This week the children have changed their books with supervision but we will encourage the children to become more independent at doing this as the half-term goes on.
Spellings - the children have completed their first spelling test on Wednesday afternoon and received their new spellings on Thursday. Please see the printed letter sent home with these for more information.