This week in our topic we have been learning about what it is like to live in Africa. We looked at pictures of different African houses and talked about what they are made from. Some houses in the African villages are made from mud and straw. The mud keeps the house cool during the day and then keeps it warm during the night. We also learned about African patterns. People make patterns based on geometric shapes or take inspiration from the shapes in nature such as leaves, flowers or animals. Many patterns are painted on walls and the sides of houses in the towns.
In maths this week, we have been finding the total of two amounts. We have taken two number cards and placed the matching number of counters onto a 10 frame. We then counted how many altogether and said the number sentence aloud e.g. “5 plus 4 equals 9.”
We had a brilliant afternoon on Tuesday when we walked to the theatre at Repton school to watch a production of Beauty and the Beast. It was a fantastic performance and our children were absolutely captivated by it. It was a real joy watching their faces during the performance. A massive thank you to all of our parents who walked with us.
This week was science week. Each day the children took part in a variety of science experiments. They really enjoyed learning the science behind each experiment. We made an egg float after it had sunk to the bottom of the water, we turned the petals of a white flower, blue and learned about friction as we tested toy cars rolling down ramps with different surfaces. On Friday, we also rotated round Reception, Y1 and Y2 to take part in experiments in different classrooms with different teachers. Please see our Science Experiment tab on our class page. (Link below)
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.