Two things to try this week 🙂
*practise telling the time on digital and analogue clocks – ‘5 past’, ’20 past’, ’25 to’, ’10 to’ etc.
*write a diamante poem (using nouns, adjectives and verbs)
Numeracy and Maths
This week we have focused on fifths in fractions. We have practised calculating 1 fifth of a number, and have tried to not count up in 5s as our strategy. This is to try and help us really understand the concept of dividing a number into 5 equal parts.
Here is what we’ve started calling the ‘chocolate bar’ strategy. It has been a little tricky to get our head around, as some of us find counting up in 6s, 7s, 8s and 9s difficult, but we have made good progress.
The ‘chocolate bar’ strategy has also helped us to calculate 2 fifths, 3 fifths and 4 fifths more easily.
Literacy and Language
We have started a class novel study on ‘The Magic Finger’. We started off by analysing the characters, and made some predictions about the story. We thought about what we would use a Magic Finger for, and enjoyed creating scenarios to save the world from litter, deforestation and hunger.
In writing, we learned about diamante poems and really enjoyed creating our own. We revised our knowledge of nouns, adjectives and verbs to write these short and sweet poems.
Our spelling words this week have focused on the ‘ea’ spelling pattern. Some words you could practise at home include: head, read, bread, deaf, thread, weather, feather, heather, leather, and earth.
Health and Wellbeing
We had our last week of swimming on Thursday which is very sad. We have absolutely loved going, and our confidence in the pool has improved so much!
Another huge thank you to our parent helpers who have come along over the past 6 weeks. We really couldn’t have managed it without you, and I appreciate your support so much! Thank you!
As part of our Local Community topic, we went on a wander around the Buckstone area. We really enjoyed going past familiar streets and houses, and spotted lots of interesting things on the way. Some of us explored new areas of Buckstone and walked down streets for the first time.