Weekly news! 3.11.23
What a super first week back for Team Topaz and Team Aqua. Check out what we have been up to!
This week in maths we have been learning about 2D shapes! We have been learning about vertical and horizontal lines of symmetry and also 2D shapes properties using language such as vertices and sides.
Fact of the week!
Next week our Fact of the Week is
5 + 5 = 1=
This week in English we have started ‘The Gruffalo’s Child’ by Julia Donaldson.
We have been focusing on the reading skills of clarifying, answering questions and summarising! When summarising the story, we focused on using time conjunctions such as first of all, next, then, later, after that.
Here is an example of the types of questions we have been answering.
Gruffalo's Child = https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tM34biTCRg
In RWI this week we have been focusing on building up fluency when reading, this included focusing on pace, speed, expressions and reading punctuation. Any additional practice at home will be hugely beneficial.
SPAG (Spellings, Punctuation and Grammar)
This week in SpaG we have been looking at the sound kn and gn. We have learnt that these sounds sound like n. We have read words, sorted words and written words with these sounds in. We have looked at words such as gnaw, knight, gnome, knot and design.
This week we have started the brand new unit – Fire Fire! We learnt that this unit is all about History and we will be learning about the significant event in the past, The Great Fire of London! We learnt that some History can be good but also it might not always be so good, we unfortunately can’t change History but we can definitely learn from it.
We started the week by learning what chronological order is. We learnt this by creating a timeline of events from our own life such as birth, birthdays, Halloween 2023 and today! We then used this learning to understand past and present. We started to look at the place where the Great Fire took place… London. We discussed what London used to be like in the past and what it is like today. We focused on significant buildings, houses and transport.
This term we will be looking at Sculpture! We started by exploring techniques that we might used with clay such as pinch and pull, squeezing and rolling. Take a look at us using these techniques!
In Handwriting, we have been practising our print letters using the RWI patters. Super handwriting Team Aqua and Team Topaz!
Next week in:
Next week in English we will be continuing The Gruffalo’s Child, we will be focusing on constructing simple sentences.
Next week in Maths we will be learning about odd and even numbers, repeated addition and looking at arrays at when exploring multiplication.
Next week in Thematic we will continue with Fire Fire. We will be looking at jobs from the past and present day and discussing similarities and differences.
Term 2 Key Dates
Monday 6th November – Poppies go on sale for Remembrance
Thursday 9th November – Individual school photos Friday 10th November – children who are Scouts / Cubs / Brownies / Rainbows etc. can wear their club uniforms to school for Remembrance
Friday 17th November – Pyjama Day for Children in Need (voluntary donation)
Monday 27th – Thursday 30th – Book Fair in School Wednesday 6th December – Year 2 and 4 Come Dine
Tuesday 12th December -Year 1 & 2 Christmas Parties (pm)
Wednesday 13th December – Year 2 Christmas Performance (doors 9:00 for a 9:15 start)
Christmas Fair from 3:30 Thursday 14th December
Friday 15th December – Christmas Jumper Day (just for fun) and Christmas Dinner School ends at 2:00
Term 3 starts for Children Wednesday 3rd January
Please may you bring in wellies for the children to use at lunch time on the field.
Sports Project is on a Monday afternoon (please wear trainers and normal school clothes).
PE is on a Tuesday afternoon please can all children come into school in their PE kits (plain navy or black shorts or trousers, plain white t-shirt and a navy sweatshirt).
Have a lovely weekend and we will see you all on Monday!
Miss Hall, Miss Davey and Mrs Barlow
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