Weekly News w/b Monday 31st October - Team Indigo and Team Royal
What a fantastic first week back Team Indigo and Team Royal have had! Take a look at what we have been learning.
This week in maths we have been focusing on Geometry. We started the week with finding the lines of symmetry in 2D shapes. We then looked at the properties of 2D Shapes by counting how many vertices and sides there were.
This week in RWI we have been concentrating on our set 3 sounds and re-reading our sentences to check it makes sense. We have also been checking for capital letters, spelling mistakes and full stops.
This week in English we have been looking at the book The Clown by Quentin Blake. The story doesn’t have any words in so we looked at the illustrations and discussed how the clown was feeling. We started the week by looking at first person. Next, we imagined we were the clown and how he must be feeling and used emotive language to describe different emotions from the book. We then looked at time opener sentences. We went into groups and acted out parts of the story. The poor clown keeps getting thrown out by the adults and put in the bin! The children were wonderful at acting the part! We finished the week writing a diary imagining we were the clown and used all our skills we had learnt in the week together.
This week we have started our new Topic The Greatest Show! We began by answering big questions in our topic and having a talent show and we had a variety of great circus performers. We then looked at the artist Patty Vicknair and her paintings on clowns, we discussed what we liked, disliked and felt about the art. Next, we created our own clown drawings and then used face paint to make our clown drawings come to life! We had so much fun painting our faces! We finished the week off by being Historians and looking at circuses from the past.
This week in SPaG, we have been focusing on subordinating conjunctions, here are a few examples:
The children were excited because it was nearly Christmas.
You can have your cake if you eat your pasta.
I will play outside when I get home.
Below is a link to a great song we have sung this week to help us with our learning.
Next week in:
Next week in maths we will be learning multiplication. We will start off the week investigating odd and even numbers using Numicon to help us. Then we will look at repeated addition and arrays.
Next week in Topic we will be learning more about the history of the circus and if it was kind to have animals as acts in the circus. Later in the week we will be looking at maps and creating our own map for our circus.
Next week in SPaG we will be learning how to identify adjectives, nouns, verbs and adverbs.
Love to Learn – Friday 4th November
Due back – Wednesday 9th November
This week for your Love to Learn task, we would love for you to create your own poster all about kindness. You can include anything you like! How can you be kind to others? How can you be kind to yourselves? Why is kindness important? You can present this in any way you would like.
Read at 3
Thank you to all the parents, grandparents and adults that were able to attended this week’s Read at 3 with the children. It was lovely to see you all and hear everyone read. We welcome you all to come to hear your child Read at 3 if you can every Wednesday. Please note this is for the full 15
minutes and children will be unable to leave any earlier. The children will be ready for you to come and hear their wonderful reading at 3.
Sibling photos are on Wednesday 9th November.
Monday is our Sports Project day. Please can children still wear their full school uniform with trainers.
Tuesday is our P.E day. Please can the children come to school in their P.E kit. Just a reminder this should be blue or black shorts/trousers and a plain white top.
Doors will continue to open in the morning at 8:30am. Registration will be at the slightly earlier time of 8:45am (doors close at this time).
As the weather is beginning to get colder please can children bring in a coat which is clearly named.
We are also fortunate enough to have a woodland area at school where we can learn and explore and a playground that can accumulate many puddles. Please if you can, could your child bring in wellies that are named in a bag. We have facilities where they can be kept at school.
Key dates to remember:
Children in Need – Crazy Hair Day – Friday 18th November
Come Dine with me (Year 2 only) Friday 25th November – Year 2
Book Fair in school – Monday 28th November – Thursday 1st December
Christmas performance Tuesday 13th December at 9:15 more information coming soon.
Christmas Parties – Thursday 15th December
Christmas Jumper Day and Christmas Dinner – Friday 16th December