We hope that you have had a good week and enjoyed the lovely sunshine we have had!
Pupils will begin their oral presentations next week. We are aiming to do a couple each day. Please send in any pictures / props on Monday and we will keep them in the classroom until they have used them for their talk.
Here is a summary of our learning.
We have been learning to add -ed to verbs to change them into the past tense. For example, walk becomes walked and climb becomes climbed.
Here is a short video clip we used in class.
Nessy Reading Strategy | Adding ‘-ed’ | Past Tense Verbs | Learn to Read – YouTube
In writing we wrote a setting description. We have been trying to include interesting describing words (adjectives).
In grammar we have been learning about nouns and verbs. We also looked at examples of lists and wrote our own lists of nouns.
We have been learning to read these tricky words: knew, cold, piece and told.
We have continued to work on spelling our tricky words.
Ideas for learning at home:
• Can your child change these verbs into the past tense by adding -ed?
talk, play, jump, open.
• Can your child write a shopping list or a list of items they need for an activity? Remember to include a title and bullet points!
• Please continue to practise the spelling of tricky words at home. Your child should know which block they are working on.
Maths and Numeracy
We have focussed on counting backwards mainly within the range of 100-0. But for some, we have been counting backwards with 3-digit numbers. We are becoming more confident at crossing the decades, e.g. 43,42,41,40,39. We have linked this skill to subtraction.
We have also been learning to use every day objects (e.g. cups) to estimate capacity. We have also looked at measuring jugs and cylinders and drawn attention to the scales on the side.
Ideas for learning at home:
• Roll 2 dice to generate a 2 digit number (or 3 digit if your child is working with these numbers). Count backwards from that number in 1s until you cross a decade. Try to do this activity several times.
• First, find a cup, a bowl and a jar. Collect lots of small, regular items, e.g. the same size of lego pieces, small building bricks, marbles etc. Begin by making an estimate of how many you think will fill the cup/bowl/jar, then fill it to the top to see how close your estimate was.
• Ask your child to complete one set of subtraction sums below.
Other areas of the curriculum:
• We enjoyed learning about Mozart and listening to a live performance from two musicians playing the cello and the violin.
• We had another visit from Youth Music Initiative and enjoyed singing some new songs.
• In PE we have enjoyed team games and also learning to throw the javelins.
• Our butterflies have started to emerge from their chrysalides which has been very exciting to observe!
Have a great weekend,