Another week has flown by. Thank you to all of our families for popping into school this week. It was lovely to share the children’s interests and achievements and to talk about my little learners. Well done Red Class!
This week, we found out how to draw tallies and pictures to record numbers and to solve mathematical problems. Drawing tallies, in sets of 5, will support our work counting in 5s. There was also lots of super number talk during our mental starters: “I can see 13 because 5 and 5 make 10 and then 3 more will make 13” and “I know that’s 20…I can see 5 and 5 and 5 and 5.” The Slavonic abacus (Fabacus) is such a fantastic concrete resource and visual aid for supporting the children’s talk work.
During the week, I was very impressed with your super sentences. I could see capital letters, full stops, finger spaces and adjectives. We enjoyed finding interesting story language such as ‘once upon a time’ and ‘early one morning’ and we used these examples in our writing too. You all tried hard with some tricky letters in handwriting, including v, w and z! Although we select focus letters each week, we constantly revise previously taught letter shapes. So, you will find ‘e’ and ‘f’ in your handwriting book. We will continue to work on the size and shape of our letters at school.
In Geography sessions, we found lots of places on the interactive world map. One child, after discovering an airport symbol on the map, noticed a red hotel and this led to a discussion about places to stay, which then developed into a whole class discussion about holidays. We then made further discoveries, using the interactive world map and our class globe, including one child's holiday destination of Ibiza!
Red Class also visited Iraq using the interactive map. Grandad (our class puppet) wanted to share his holiday postcards from a land far away. We zoomed into Baghdad, the capital city. We found key features such as a river, a hotel, a mosque, a zoo and an airport. Later in the week, we enjoyed making 3D models of key features with Mrs Allen.
Next week, we’ll be rehearsing our grand show. We’ll also be learning our Easter songs and putting the finishing touches to our country dance. Remember the grand show will replace Forest School next week. We can’t wait to show our learning to the Nursery children.
Sadly, we waved ‘goodbye’ to Miss Holmes today but that wasn’t before we made her stand up in assembly to receive our class award for 100% attendance. We wish her every success in the future.
Stay safe, have fun and enjoy the weekend my little superstars!
Mrs Webb, Miss Turner and Mrs Roberts xxx