Weekly News! 3.7.23
What a great week we have had! Read on to find out what we have been up to!
Read, Write Inc
The children have been continuing to work hard in their RWI sessions this week. When reading we have been encouraging children to spot the special friend in the word before sounding it out (Fred talking). For example in the word shine, they would spot the ‘sh’ and 'i-e' first, then Fred talk (sh-i*e- n) and then say the word (shine) The children know that a chatty friend, has to have a letter in between to stop it from chatting!
In RWI, children read the same story several times. This is important as it helps children to become familiar with the story and the words and help to improve their fluency when reading. This is something we would encourage when reading at home too. This will really help with their confidence when reading and can also make answering questions about what they have read easier too.
In each reading folder, there is a sound card and list of red words. Any practise with these at home would be extremely helpful and support your child’s reading and writing at home.
This week in maths we have been looking at division, we were able to look at the divisor and work out how many cubes we would need in a tower, we then counted how many towers we had to then work out the answer. For example; 6 divided by 2. We started with six cubes and made towers of two. We tehn counted how many towers we made and that gave us the answer.
This week in our thematic lessons we have been focussing on Science and Geography. We started the week by looking at different biomes; deserts, rainforests, woodlands and grasslands. We linked each biome to the continents they can be found in. We also looked at which animals can be found in a range of biomes and how they are suited to their environment. We had a range of toy animals to work with, where we labelled their parts and wrote down which biome they may be found in. We were amazing at this!
Love to Learn:
This week we would love for you write a book review! All you need to do is a read a story and write down your thoughts. What did you like about it? What did you dislike about it? Did it remind you of any other stories? Did it remind you of anything in your life?