What a fantastic day we had yesterday! The staff at IKEA were super and really looked after us all day. They taught us lots about the history of the company and how the nine values it is based on, reflect the culture of Sweden. The children also learned some Swedish words during a treasure hunt type activity, as we were taken on a tour of some of the shop floor areas. The children learned about Lagom. This is a Swedish word meaning "just the right amount". The word can be variously translated as "in moderation", "in balance", "perfect-simple", "just enough", and "suitable". The children enjoyed using scrap fabrics from the textiles department to make a new Swedish flag. During the day, we were kindly provided with juice drinks and vegetable sticks to munch on, as well as the wonderful goody bags the children brought home.
In Maths this week, we have been learning about tally charts and pictograms. Next week we will also cover bar charts.
In English, we have had a focus on improving or ‘up-levelling’ sentences by adding modifying nouns, adjectives and adverbial openers. We have also been working on developing comprehension skills. Be will continue with both of these areas next week as well.
This week’s Spellings