We have had a great week back at school. The children have all returned happy and ready to learn.
We celebrated World Book Day on Thursday. The children all looked fabulous in their costumes. They all had a chance to stand up and talk about their costume and talk about the book it was from. Please see photos on our World Book Day link.
For World Book Day, we read the book “The Rainbow Fish” by Marcus Pfister. We discussed the characters and the story. We also talked about the PSHE element as the Rainbow Fish was unkind at the beginning and was very sad as he had no friends. By the end, the Rainbow Fish shared his scales and had lots of friends making him happy. We also talked about it’s how we are on the inside that is important. For their writing task, the children wrote a letter from the Rainbow Fish to his friends. The letters were fabulous. Our writing is really improving! We also made a large class Rainbow Fish. We all decorated a scale to add to it. It was very beautiful and sparkly! We will display it in our classroom.
In Maths this week, we learned about 8, 9, and 10. We explored different ways of making 10 using coloured counters on a ten frame. We then recorded this on a white board by writing the numbers that made 10 each time.
This week we completed the Antarctic part of our topic. We discussed how climate change is affecting the glaciers, causing them to start to melt. We looked at what was causing global warming and how we can help to reduce it. We talked about using cleaner energy such as solar and wind power. We also talked about how electric cars were cleaner for the environment.
Thinking back to our class story of “Lost and Found” that we studied before the holiday, the children tied up this learning by making a boat using box modelling materials, to carry the penguin back to Antarctica. They then tested their boat to check that the penguin could sail safely in it. There was lots to think about during this task from choosing which materials we wanted to use and how we were going to join the boxes and materials together. We used a combination of glue and tape!
We also baked this week. As it was our final week of learning about the cold place of Antarctica, we made ice cream. The children all helped to measure, pour and mix the ingredients together. We then put it in the freezer to set. We ate it the next day and it was delicious! Please see our baking page for the photos.
Please continue to read regularly with your children. It really does make a difference. Don’t forget to log onto Bug Club for extra on-line reading books. (Active Learn). If your child finishes the section of books, please let us know and we will allocate the next set of on-line reading books to them.
Please support your child to log onto Spelling Shed. This is a great app to help the children apply the phonics they learn in class. There is a new set of spellings each week and they always follow a spelling pattern. This week we are practising writing words with the digraph “ee”.
Have a lovely weekend and we look forward to seeing you all on Monday.