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Week 2

We are continuing our Growing and Changing topic by learning about snails this week, by searching on the internet, using books and watching information videos and powerpoints.  We learned many facts about snails (please ask your children to tell you what they know!).




We were so excited to see that our caterpillars have grown so much bigger in just a week. We can’t wait to see them turn into cocoons soon and then butterflies!


We learned about the painter ‘Henri Matisse’ this week and enjoyed looking at his paintings, one of which was called The Snail. We looked at the spiral pattern and made our own spiral pictures in his style, using torn pieces of paper.  They look great!



In English we wrote up our stories of The Very Hungry Caterpillar using our own innovated plan.  We had Very Hungry Spider, Grasshopper, Ladybirds and Bees to name but a few! 


In maths we explored the concept of doubling.  We each build a tower and then built another tower of equal amounts of cubes and found the total. We said the stem sentences, ‘double 4 is 8’ etc. We also noticed that the opposite of doubling is halving and could say what number we had doubled to make the total. Some of us noticed that whether we double an odd or an even number, the double is always even!


In Monster Phonics this week, we have been practising reading and writing ccvcc words and polysyllabic words (words with more than one syllable).  We also continued to write and use our 3 new tricky words – made, make came.  Please continue to read with your child regularly.  It really makes a difference to their confidence and fluency. Please also continue to use spelling shed.  Again, this really helps the children to develop confidence and fluency with their segmenting and spelling skills. 



Of course, the highlight of our week was Sports Day. The children were fantastic.  Luckily the weather was kind to us and we had a great afternoon. Thank you for your support with this.


Have a wonderful weekend.