Learning stories coming home today….
Reading homework books will come home in the week beginning 28th Jan.
Our spelling pattern this week is the split digraph i-e, or ‘magic e’ . W have learned how adding a silent e to a word with a short i sound can turn it into a stretchy sound like igh eg pip – pipe, pin – pine
We have continued our literacy investigation into the book ‘The man on the moon’ We created a timetable for Bob,and sequenced the main events in the story.
We learned the cursive formation of l and i
We wrote an imaginative story about a visit to the moon and we practised self assessing our work.
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 continuing practising number patterns, counting in 2s, 5s, 10s 3s 4s and off decade 10s ( eg 3,23,23,33 etc )pattern.
We showed Mrs Cross what we already know about money so that we can plan what we need to learn next.
Other areas of the curriculum.
- We have been learning about owls – watch this space for exciting news about an upcoming opportunity to learn more about owls !
- We know about the lifecycle of an owl, what they eat, that they make different sounds and that there are many many different species of owl. Plop, the owl in our story is a barn owl. Ask us what noise a barn owl makes !
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…
Pick up a handful of coins from a pile, how many of each coin did you get? Can you count how much you have ? Can you count how much you have in your hand now ?
Play this game – there are several levels of difficulty to choose from.
Can you count how much you have in your hand now ?
Look in books and newspapers for magic e words with i
Practise counting in 2s, 5s and 10s. If you want a challenge, try 3s, 4s and off decade 10s
Practise writing some cursive letters. Perhaps you could write your name in cursive.
Look at the moon on a night when the sky is clear
Read a book that interests you
Get active – any way you choose.