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Reflective Friday 23.4.21

Welcome back to term 3 everyone and thank you for a great first week! 🙂 We welcome Mr. Parry to our class, a student teacher, who will be working with us for the next 5 weeks in P4W.
This week we have enjoyed learning across the curriculum and getting back into our school routines.
Here are some key aspects of our learning:

Literacy

We have been learning to:
Read for information using a range of texts
Summarise our understanding of our reading
Revise our spelling of tricky words
Spell tricky words correctly within our writing
Find out about what a ‘Haiku’ is
Understand what a syllable is and how to use this in poetry
Look at examples of Haiku poems and share our opinions and thoughts
Write our own imaginative Spring ‘Haiku’ poems


Learning at Home Ideas:
Write your own Spring Haiku – use the ideas we shared and look outside for signs of Spring near you to help you. Can you clap out the rhythm and explain the rule with syllables to someone at home?
Look over the tricky words posted on the blog and choose a strategy (e.g. rainbow writing, bubble letters or code words) to practise the ones you found hard – you might like to use a spelling game – https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/7-11-years/spelling-and-grammar
Create your own dictation using your words!

Maths and Numeracy
We have been learning to:
Use speed and accuracy to recall and learn number facts
Look at the 9 times table and become more confident in knowing the numbers in the pattern
Share our learning about Angles, Position and Movement
Revise the different types of Angles and be able to name them – Acute, Obtuse, Right, Reflex, Straight
Identify the position of an object on a grid and talk about what a grid reference is



Learning at Home Ideas:
Can you practise a times table you find tricky? Use ‘Splat 100’ to find patterns or the numbers in the times table – https://www.primarygames.co.uk/pg2/splat/splatsq100.html
Practise finding a grid reference of an object – http://www.scootle.edu.au/ec/viewing/L350/index.html and watch the video that we looked at in class again (or read more about grid references to help you understand): https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zbtp34j/articles/z6hxrj6

Across the Curriculum
We have been learning to:
Develop our throwing, catching and fitness skills in PE
Look for signs of Spring using our outdoor areas
Create a piece of Art in the style of Artist Romero Britto
Find out about learning across the school in a P3 Assembly
Get to know our new visiting teacher, Mr Parry

Well done for a busy week of great learning everyone and we hope you all have a great weekend!
We will look forward to the opportunity to speak with you about your child’s learning at the Parent Consultation sessions next week.

Thank you and best wishes,
Mrs Ling, Mrs Williamson, Mr Parry and P4W


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