This is what we have been learning this week:
NUMERACY AND MATHS
Our mental maths warm ups have included using different subtraction strategies.
We have continued to learn about time this week and our focus has been linking analogue times to their digital equivalent.
We counted in fives and linked that to a clock face to help us remember:
60 minutes = 1 hour
30 minutes = half an hour
15 minutes = quarter of an hour
45 minutes = three quarters of an hour
Our written work involved writing times on analogue and digital clock faces.
Some of us challenged ourselves with word problems involving time.
THINGS TO DO AT HOME
Keep talking about time with your child, look for digital times around the house. A number of children found quarter to in digital time challenging. Count in fives around the clock face to help them think about minutes.
We continued to focus on comprehension in reading groups, asking and answering questions about the text.
We wrote about a personal experience or event to help us put full stops in the correct place.
In grammar work we discussed putting a or an in front of a word and the reasons for this.
THINGS TO DO AT HOME
Ask your child to explain when we use a and when we use an. You could put some words in a pile, ask your child to read each one and decide whether an or a should go in front.
We were practising writing f cursively this week. Many of us found this tricky. You could practise forming f correctly at home.
ROAD SAFETY WEEK
We watched the Green Cross Code video and practised crossing safely in the playground as part of our outdoor learning.
We started reading The Nutcracker and listened to the Dance of the sugar Plum Fairy by Tchaikovsky.
We spoke about the trees being stripped of their leaves and how you could see the different sizes of branches more clearly now. We sketched some of the trees in our woods trying to draw the way the branches grew.
We are continuing to improve fitness levels through running and games.
Thanks so much to everyone who made a hanging decoration for us, they are so imaginative and creative. Our classroom is looking very festive now. Further contributions still very welcome.
Have a lovely weekend,