Summer 2, Week 2
Well done for being so fabulous this week Seahorses! Hopefully you are all pleased with your parts in our class production this year! Make sure you spend lots of time learning your lines at home.
In maths last week, we continued with our work on money and calculating using pounds. I was so impressed that Eva took up the challenge of creating her own shopat home. Well done you! I have posted the pictures below. This week, our focus in maths will be on measures, starting with mass. We will compare the mass of different objects first and then think about what they weigh using scales.
In English next week, we will continue with our writing learning journey using, ‘The True Story of The Three Little Pigs’. Our focus will be using adventurous adjectives, contracting words and using them in sentences and writing using a range of sentence types (statements, questions, commands and exclamations).
In Science, we will be looking for living creatures around our school - some of your dads will hopefully be joining us for this! We will take photographs of what we find and where we have found them.
We we will also be evaluating our glove puppets which are now finally finished!
Home learning ideas:
This week at home to support unit maths, you could practise measuring ingredients for a recipe and create something delicious with the help of your parents. To support your science, you could explore your back garden, look for living things, take photos of them and bring them to school to show us or email them to the office!
I look forward to another fabulous week Seahorses!
Mrs Weight 😀
Summer 2, Week 1
Well done Seahorses for working so hard this week.
In writing, you continued writing your newspaper reports which are sounding wonderful and tomorrow we will start publishing them! Next week, we will also start our new writing unit, where we will revisit the traditional tale of, ‘The Three Little Pigs’. We will then look at a ‘twisted’ version of the classic tale and think about how similar and different they are from one another. In this writing learning journey, there will also be lots of opportunities to practise our reading skills, with some summarising, comparing, writing a book review and writing a character description!
In maths, we will be learning more about money. We will start the week with some work on giving change and then move onto working with pounds as coins and notes. We will then start some new learning about mass where we will begin by comparing the mass of different items and using the following vocabulary to compare the items: heavier, lighter and equal to along-side these symbols <>=.
In Science last week, the children thought about things that are living, dead and things that never lived. They sorted images into these categories and then went around the school grounds taking photographs on the iPads of different things that could fit into these categories. Next week, they will be sorting these images into a sorting grid and thinking about how they know these things fit under each heading. How do they know something is living, dead or never lived?
Last week, the children learnt TWO songs from their leavers’ production and they sound fabulous - Seahorse, you are wonderful singers! Next week, you will learn two more new songs. I will be continuing auditions on Monday and then I will be allocating the parts and sending home the scripts by the end of the week.
Home Learning Ideas:
Maths: This week, you could spend time creating a shop at home by labelling items from around your house with price tags. You could price your items so that 2-3 items bought together would cost less than £1. Use real money to pay for the items and if you have a toy till, you could use it to make this activity even more fun. Get the children to draw numberlines to add up the amounts and encourage them to find the coins needed to pay for the items. If you wanted to send in pictures of your activity, that would be wonderful and I would be sure to put them on the website!