Twisted Fairy Tales have captured our imaginations!
We were so excited about our new English topic that we swapped our morning around to start it straight away on Monday! We have loved reading Little Red Reading Hood by Lucy Rowland and have started writing our own version! Once again, I have been blown away by the vocabulary the children have been coming up with and cannot wait to see where the children take it when we do an independent write before the end of this half-term.
We have also been practising dividing by 2, 5 and 10 this week, linking it with multiplication and growing in confidence. Mr Young came to see us in action and was impressed by the mathematical vocabulary the children were using as well as their knowledge and understanding! We will be practising balancing number sentences next week, for example 8+2 = 15 - ? or 10 x ? = 10 + 10. So we will need all our knowledge of adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing to help us!
After local history week last week, we continued with our Science topic, learning about animals and their young. We can identify and name lots of animals and what their babies are called. We were surprised that a baby elephant is called a calf, a baby owl is called an owlet and a baby snake is called a hatchling. Today, we sorted animals into groups based on whether they were born from eggs or from their mothers wombs. We will be looking at the life-cycles of different animals next week and how we can stay healthy.
On Thursday, a child in our class approached me and told me that he'd seen the devastating impact of the pandemic on people in India and wondered if we could do something to help. This was particularly poignant as our theme in assemblies this week has been compassion. The class have decided that they would like to do a sponsored walk around the field in their pyjamas to help raise money for Unicef as they are able to get aid out to people in India. £31 will provide full PPE for a healthworker, £50 will provide an oxygen concentrator, £100 will provide 35 people with both vaccinations. I will be putting together all the information you will need over the next few days, so watch this space!!
We had 12 Super Readers this week, which is still not meeting our target of 20 set by Mr Young! Please ensure you read 5 times this week as I know how much you all love a good book! I have promised team points and merits for those who do!
As ever, have a fantastic weekend!
Miss Everett, Mrs Simpkins, Miss Hollis and Cuddles