Week Beginning 16th March 2020
During these difficult times, we, as a school, are doing our very best to ensure your child's education continues as normally as is possible - even if they are having to stay home from school. To that end, we have put a pack of resources onto class pages for you to print off and for your children to work through. From next week (week beginning 23rd March 2020) children will be set daily online learning tasks on Purple Mash which they are expected to complete and return for marking and this has already been explained to them at school. Please check our school website regularly - as well as your emails and text messages - for any further updates.
Happy New Year!
Please ensure swimming kits are in school with your child's name on in time for swimming on a Wednesday afternoon.
In English, we have started to look at novels with a theme. Our novel for this unit is The Iron Man by Ted Hughes. This week is the gathering content phase, where we will be looking at ideas and features the author has used, to help us when it comes to producing our own version. Our end goal for this unit is to write our own version of chapter 2 which includes character description and a trap design!
This week we will be revisiting prepositions and looking out for them within our class novel - The Iron Man. We have created some actions to help us to remember different prepositions and understand that they describe the position of where something is. We will be learning that you can replace the preposition in a sentence to change the meaning.
We will continue to practise spellings on a weekly basis. I have let the children know that at this stage, it does not matter if they don't get very many right, as we can focus on the ones we don't know in class, or practise them at home; as the year goes on we will hopefully make lots of progress!
This week in Maths we are revisiting addition and moving on to looking at written methods.
Our starter activities this week have been around subitising and we have had lots of fun subitising with pirates!
Our topic for this half term is 'The Iron Man', which links to our class novel.
In Science we will begin looking at forces and magnets and finding out what the children know already and what they want to learn about forces and magnets. Last week we looked at push and pull forces and sorted different activities into push and pull, such as walking with a pram, pressing a door bell and opening a window.
Last week we carried out an experiment to see which surface allows a toy car to travel the furthest distance. We have discussed different surfaces and what is needed to ensure the test is fair.
This week we are beginning to look at magnets and different magnetic and non-magnetic materials.
If you have any queries or questions at all please grab Mrs Riley or myself on the door at the end of the day; we are more than happy to discuss anything.
Miss Byrne and Mrs Riley