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Week 3

This week we have learned about the artist Vincent van Gogh. We looked at his paintings and focussed on his ‘Sunflowers’ as part of our Growing and Changing topic. The children talked about the painting; what they noticed, what they liked or didn’t like about it, the colours and how it made them feel. We also talked about how we thought he made the painting and why. 


We painted our own sunflower 🌻 paintings, using a little brush and chose the right coloured paints. We also learned about the life cycle of a sunflowers and ordered the stages by cutting and sticking on paper.



In English we continued our innovated stories of The Enormous Turnip and used out plans from last week to write our new story. We had Enormous pumpkins, carrots and sunflowers!


In maths we explored numbers 14-20.  We looked at the pattern of the numbers and noticed when one had been taken away and what it was.  Can you tell which number has been stolen in the picture below?



We also played a game where we rolled a dice, took that amount of counters, placed them on our two ten frames and continued until we had finished both ten frames (made 20).  We talked about the amounts we had using our conceptual subitising skills, eg (I have 10 and 4 more, so I have 14) and could say how many more we need to fill our frames.  We also practised matching different representations of teen numbers to their numerals.


In Monster Phonics this week, we have begun to read and write ccvc words, such as ‘plop, trot, drip, crack’.  We played sentence substitution games such as the one below.  Can you read the sentence?  How can you change it using the words suggested 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.  


Have a lovely May bank holiday weekend and we will see you on Tuesday 7th May.