Weekly News! 8.12.23
What another great week for Team Aqua and Team Topaz. Check out what we have been up to!
This week in maths we have looked at money! This week we have used our hundred square to help us find different ways to make the same amount using coins. We looked at what we wanted to purchase for example we wanted to buy a pencil for 19p we used a 10p, 5p and two 2p’s to make 19p. We also used 19 1p’s, we challenged ourselves to find as many ways as we could to purchase our item using different coins. Later in the week we looked at being able to give change from £1. We looked at what we wanted to purchase and used the count on method using our 100 square to help us. For example, if we purchased a banana for 75p we would count on using this method:
We were then able to calculate the change we needed. We will be continuing money next week too!
Fact of the week!
Next week our Fact of the Week is
2 X 2 = 4
This week in English we continued our book Stick Man by Julia Donaldson. At the beginning of the week, we looked at features of a letter. We then began writing our own Letter to Santa as Stick Man thanking Santa and listing the family's Christmas list. We focused on accurate sentence construction and using commas in a list. We then went through our letters and edited and improved them.
Next week we will be creating a story map of Stick Man, making our own Christmas list and writing a letter to Santa.
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 contractions, this is when we join two words together to make them shorter and use an apostrophe. We then learnt some rules for using contractions correctly, for example,
This week we have continued the unit Fire Fire! This week we celebrated the end of our unit by sharing all our wonderful learning with Year 3!
Christmas Performance Reminder
Your children should have come home with a slip of who they are in the Christmas performance and what outfit they need. Additionally, your child may have come home with some lines to practise at home. Please can your child practise these where possible, thank you.
Doors will open 9:00am for a 9:15 start on Wednesday 13th December.
Christmas Party Day - Tuesday 12th December
On Tuesday 12th December, it is party day! Children can come into school in their party outfits. Please bare in mind appropriate shoes need to be worn as children will be outside at play and lunch time.
If possible, could you bring in...
Red Romans - savoury food
Blue Vikings - fruit
Yellow Saxons - savoury food
Green Normans - sweet food
Thank you very much!
On Wednesday 13th December we will be having our Christmas Fair from 3.20-5. As part of this, we need some voluntary donations from our community. On Tuesday 12th December, please can you ask you to send in the following donations with your child:
-KS1 – Bring a bottle for the tombola
-KS2 – Bring a gift for the raffle. We ask the children bring a gift that matches their house colour e.g. if they are a red roman, they donate a red gift and so on. We will also be running a ‘Take home a Teddy’ stall.
-If you have any good quality, unwanted cuddly toys please also send them into school on Tuesday 12th December to be used on this stall.
-Lastly, we will also be running our traditional ‘White Bag’ stall. All children will bring home a white bag on Friday 8th December. We ask that your child decorates the bag, and you pop a small gift inside (sweets, notepad, pens, small toy etc). Can this also be returned to school on Tuesday 12th December.