Two things to try this week 🙂
*practise converting analogue to digital time (and vice versa) for o’clock, half past, quarter past, quarter to and more if your child can
*think of some super sentences that use alliteration or rhyming – or both!
Numeracy and Maths
We have returned to fractions this week, revising our knowledge of halves and quarters. We explored the halves and quarters of a shape and object, number and placed them onto a number line.
A few of us are not confident calculating the half and quarter of a number, and placing them on a number line, so this could be practised at home.
We also started looking at tenths. We illustrated tenths of a shape or object, and began calculating tenths of a number. We realised that a sneaky trick to calculating 1/10 is just to remove the zero. This helped us calculate 1/10 of 3 digit and 4 digit numbers. A few of us started calculating 2/10 or 7/10 of a number.
We have been converting analogue to digital times this week. Most of us can do this for ‘o’clock’, ‘half past’ and ‘quarter past’, but we are finding ‘quarter to’ quite tricky. We will go over this again next week.
Literacy and Language
We have started our focus on poetry this week. We really enjoyed reading and analysing ‘Grasshoper’ and ‘Full of Surprises’, which had lots of repetition and rhyming in them. We added in actions, sound effects and illustrations to bring the poems to life.
We have also tried writing our own alphabet poem. After learning about alliteration, and practising our rhyming skills, we put it all together to create a fun poem with a partner.
We went to see ‘Gretel and Hansel’ as part of the Imaginate Festival, which was an interesting experience! We thought the actors, lighting and set were great, and discovered that not all shows have singing and dancing.
Our spelling words this week have focused on the sneaky ‘o’ sound that comes after a ‘w’. The word ‘was’ sounds like it should be spelled ‘wos’, but some words like this are actually spelled with an ‘a’. Some you could practise at home include: was, wanted,
wand, wasp, washing, swap, warm, swamp and war.
Health and Wellbeing
We had another fantastic week at swimming! Our skills are really coming on, as we practise blowing bubbles, floating, picking objects up from the bottom, swimming through hoops, and perfecting the different strokes. Here are a few snaps from our lessons so far!