What a wonderful first few weeks we have had back at school! There has been a lot of change for Sunflower Class members but we have settled so well and I am so proud of how they have adjusted. They are all showing elements of the learning skills crew every day and following our class rules which we created together:
- Always share
- Try our best
- Be honest
- Be respectful
- Be responsible
- Always be polite and kind
In Maths this term we have been focusing on place value including representing numbers with practical resources, pictorially, in stem sentences and in number form. We still struggle with remembering the value of the 10s number and this is something we have been really trying to crack by using part-part whole models and place value charts. We are also moving onto counting in 2s, 5s, 10s and 3s later in the term.
In English we have been exploring the importance of High 5 sentences (which include: capital letters, full stops, finger spaces, making sense, sounding out and handwriting) through the story of Little Red Riding Hood. We have begun innovating this story linking to our History so that Red meets a velicoraptor instead of a wolf and walks through a rainforest instead of a wood. Our next focus in our writing this term is to write a letter based on Dear Dinosaur by Chae Strathie. As well as this, in our whole class Guided Reading session we are looking more closely at the story of The Enormous Crocodile by Road Dahl and answering questions about it and our poetry focus this term is called I raised my hand in class by Kenn Nesbitt.
In History we have been focusing on The Big Dig and Mary Anning. We are making timelines of prehistoric events using evidence and artefacts to inform us about the past as well as focusing on the significance of palaeontologists specifically Mary Anning and the impact she had on the discovery of fossils and dinosaurs.
In Science we are focusing on the different types of animals (mammals, amphibians, reptiles, birds and fish) and how animals fit into these categories. We will also touch on nocturnal and biurnal animals and carnivores, herbivores and omnivores.
In RE we are studying the creation of the world and exploring different stories in the bible. In PE we are building our throwing and catching skills and our balance skills in gymnastics. In Art we are exploring Van Gogh's painting The Barn Owl through different mediums beginning with mark making.
Please see Mrs Dixson if you would like any more explanation about what we are studying, any support or extra homework or have any other questions.