This week we have started a new book in literacy. It's called 'The Tunnel' and the author is Anthony Browne. So far we have just looked at the front cover and some of the illustrations inside. We have tried to predict what happens in the story by looking really carefully at the pictures. We also made our own freeze frames based on the illustrations and our predictions.
Who do you think might be the hero in the story?
In P.E. we are progressing our throwing and catching skills by moving into a space and working as a team. We are finding this quite difficult as we tend to run towards the person with the ball! We also need to remember to communicate and say the name of the person we want to throw the ball to. We're going to be practising these skills a lot more over these next few weeks.
This half-term we are practising our throwing and catching skills in P.E. We are also working on our listening and teamwork skills which is something we don't always find easy to do.
Can you remember the name of the two catches and two throws we have learnt so far?
In Maths we have been doing a lot of work on what ones and tens. It is important to recognise what ten looks like, but also to realise that we can exchange ten ones for a ten stick. This makes it easier for us to count, as counting a lot of ones can be difficult and we often make mistakes.
We will do lots more work on this so don't worry if you found it tricky to start with. Later in the week we will look at how to make numbers with different equipment.
We have started reading a new book in class and it's really good! It's by one of Ms Tang's favourite authors: Roald Dahl. Did you know Roald Dahl was a pilot in the war and he wrote almost fifty books! Can you remember where he liked to write his stories?
We came up with some super words to describe the crocodile- sneaky, mischievous, greedy, sly, vile- and then worked in groups to freeze frame each of his four tricks. After that we wrote some sentences about him and had to try include everything we talked about in Anchor yesterday.
Can you remember what his four tricks were?
Every week in Anchor we play fun games, work in teams and sing catchy songs or rhymes to help us improve our writing. This week we have been learning about what sentence needs. Just in case you've forgotten, have a look at the video to remind yourself. I don't think Alfie will forget!
Can you write in the comments what a sentence needs?
In order to get our brains back into gear after a long summer holiday, we have started doing some basic number and counting work in Maths. As you can see from the pictures, we played lots of matching games as well as jigsaws, playdough and ordering activities. Ms Tang was also really surprised to find out that lots of us didn't know how to play dominoes so we spent some time learning to play that.
Follow the link to a website with some really fun counting games.
Write in the comments box underneath if you played any!
Ms Tang will teach you on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
Mr Micklewright will teach you on Thursday and Friday.
Please bring in your P.E. kits at the start of the week and keep them at school. You will need a t-shirt, shorts/jogging bottoms/leggings and suitable footwear e.g. trainers or pumps. Take them home again on Friday.
It is really important that you bring your reading book and reading record to school every day. Once you have finished reading it we can change it. We also try to read 1:1 with as many children as possible and we can only do this is you keep bringing in your book- it doesn't matter if you haven't finished reading it.
If you have any questions or are worried about anything, then please come and chat to us.