Two things to try this week 🙂
*your child should have their solo talk preparations in their bag. Could you please help them practise so they are ready to present it to us on Tuesday? They’ll be great!
*ask your child to draw you a pictograph (e.g. of toys in their room), a bar chart (e.g. of the food in your fridge) and a venn diagram (e.g. comparing blue and/or stripy clothes).
Numeracy and Maths
Inspired by Sports Day and our ‘healthy bodies’ mini topic, we have been learning about information handling this week.
We have learned about and created our own pictographs, bar charts and venn diagrams:
We really liked creating our own questions and doing a survey of the class to make our own pictographs and bar charts. We will look more at venn diagrams, carroll diagrams and tree diagrams next week.
Literacy and Language
In reading we are still trying to think more deeply about our books when answering our reflective reading questions. Analysing the plot, connecting events from across the book, imagining how characters feel and explaining the reasons for our ideas is something you could practise at home too.
We have been preparing for our solo talks this week. We started off by researching online and creating a mindmap of our ideas. Then we wrote out a script, trying to put our ideas into a logical order, before creating flashcards to read from and a poster.
We practised on Thursday, and are keen to do our proper talks on Tuesday.
If you could help your child practise at home that would be lovely, but if you’re away this long weekend don’t worry as we’ll have some time on Tuesday morning.
Our spelling words this week have focused on two syllable words again, to try and help us with sounding out new and unfamiliar words. Some you could practise at home include: number, garden, jester, cactus, silver, amber, order, dentist and trumpet.
We absolutely loved our visit this morning from Generation Science! We learned that sound travels through the air, and high pitch sounds wobble quickly while low pitch sounds wobble slowly. After hearing a story about different animals’ wobbles, we created our own seagull and squirrel sounding instruments. Lots of fun!