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Week 3

This week we asked the question ‘What do bees do?’  The children found out all sorts of information about them such as their life-cycles, what they ate, the parts of their bodies, where and why they collected pollen, how they made honey and lived in a hive. 





We made a variety of bees in the art area.  Some children chose to make bee puppets; making a bee on a stick from their choice of materials.  Others made bees on cardboard tubes and we also had lots of great paintings of bees too.  They will be added to our minibeast garden display.


In English we brainstormed facts about bees and wrote a list of facts, using bullet points.  The children could remember so much, including facts like a bee’s wings beat more than 200 times a second! 


We are excited that there seems to be 5 of our chick’s eggs that have fertilised and are due to hatch around Monday or Tuesday next week.  We are keeping a calendar to count down the days.


In maths we described position. We made a simple model using blocks, sticks, corks and 3D shapes and had to describe our models to another friend, behind a screen, to make the same. We used language such as ‘the red cuboid in on top of a green cube’ or ‘the green cone is behind the blue cylinder’.


Our Monster Phonics this week, we have been practising reading and writing cvc words and polysyllabic words (words with more than one syllable).  We also learned 3 new tricky words: I’m, very, old. We talked about the need for the apostrophe in ‘I’m’.  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 weekend in the sun!