World Book Day
1W looked absolutely fabulous today! They all enjoyed talking about their favourite books and their favourite characters. They have been sharing books with children in Year 4 and Year 6 and have made book marks and worked hard writing book reviews. They are all very keen readers and it is lovely to see how eager they are to read books to each other every day.
We are currently reading Roald Dahl's The BFG as a class each day, we also share a picture book at the end of the day, use pictures as a starting point for creating our own stories and we have a quiet reading session after every lunch too.
For the next two weeks we are going to be reading the stories 'Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain', 'Handa's Hen' and 'We all went on Safari'. All of these stories repeat the same sentence structure throughout. Here, the children were working in groups to retell the story 'Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain' using their own drawings and then labeling their pictures with nouns and adjectives to describe them.
We are going to be looking at nouns and adjectives further along with verbs and how to spell number words with the aim that at the end of the two weeks we will have made our own counting books! The children are now getting very good at remembering their capital letters, finger spaces and full stops in every sentence but the more you can encourage and praise their wanting to write, the quicker they will become more secure with these rules.
A little reminder of our classroom routine
Please ensure the children are reading at home daily and getting their diaries signed. There are great prizes for reaching targets!
Homework- Choose and enjoy as many as you like from the topic list. Please bring models in as soon as possible so that they can be admired and added to our display.
PE happens on Tuesday and Thursday and we will be outside as much as possible, so please ensure your child's kit includes a tracksuit or leggings and warm top and trainers as well as shorts and t-shirt.
Although time is short in the morning we are always available at the end of the day if you need to talk, have a worry or concern.
Our new Spring 2 topic is "When does Big Ben look small?" and we have some really exciting learning lined up for this half term.
Up Up and Away Homework
We have been learning to count in our tens this week. The children have been using 100 squares to support them and as we have to move up and down the 100 square when we are counting in our 10s, we call this spider counting! Here we are using bead strings to label our tens numbers. We are getting very good! Next we will be looking at place value and where the numbers come between these 10s numbers, for example, 24 and 42. The more counting you can do at home the better, this helps children to get a good understanding of how 'big' a number is.