P2c Reflective Friday 18.1.19

 

LITERACY 

Reading homework books will come home in the week beginning 28th Jan, but don’t worry, we’re doing lots of reading in class in the meantime

Our spelling pattern this week is the split digraph a-e, or ‘magic e’ . W have learned how adding a  silent e to a word with a short a sound can turn it into a stretchy sound like ay eg cap – cape, tap – tape

We have started our literacy investigation into the book ‘The man on the moon’ We created questions for Bob, and took turns in the hot seat in the role of a Bob to answer the questions.

We are enjoying sharing the Jill Tomlinson novel ‘ The owl who was afraid of the dark’

Please continue to revise your tricky spelling  words using the spelling city word lists ( accessed via the link below.)

We continue to enjoy “BEAR” time in class.

You may wish to use our Spelling City class page to play games and revise the tricky spelling words. n.b. this site works best on a laptop, but there is a free app available for tablets

Numeracy and maths

We are investigating pattern. We started with repeating patterns of shape and colour and are now looking at number patterns, counting in 2s, 5s, 10s 3s 4s and  off decade 10s ( eg 3,23,23,33 etc )pattern

 

Other areas of the curriculum.

  • We have been learning about magnets and experimenting with a range of magnets and magnetic objects . We know that magnets have poles and that opposite poles attract and the same poles repel each other. We found that different magnets have different strengths. We discussed the fact that gravity is a bit like a magnet, attracting us to the earth.
  • In assembly we learned that our Building resilience focus this term is ‘ Get Active’ and we also learned a little about the work of a Martin Luther King jr
  • We decided that our topic focus this term will be the Dark. We spent time discussing what we would like to know. You can see a few of our questions below.
  • We continue to develop and learn through exploring our environment and playing cooperatively with our peers.

 

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Some of our questions -( just a few, we had lots):

  • What do Owls eat?
  • Do owls lose their teeth?
  • How dark is the night?
  • What colour is the darkness ?
  • How does the moon move?
  • How does the moon change shape?
  • How do stars twinkle?
  • How are stars made?
  • Which animals like the night?
  • How big is space?

If you have any expertise you could share with us around our topic please do get in touch.

Things you could do at home…

Look in books and newspapers for magic e words

Practise counting in 2s, 5s and 10s. If you want a challenge, try 3s, 4s and off decade 10s

Look at the moon on a night when the sky is clear

Read a book that interests you

Get active – any way you choose.