Working hard in 2H!
Monday 22nd September | 1 comment
We had a very busy week last week with phonics starting as well as guided reading.
Phonics sounds last week:
Miss Hutchinson’s group learned alternative spelling for ai, ay and a-e sounds.
Mrs Kenny’s group learned or, ur and ear.
Mrs Hodgson’s group learned alternative spellings for oa, ow, o-e, and oe.
A big thank you to Nicole and Sue, our beekeepers, who brought a special bee hive into school. The children visited the hive on Friday and they thoroughly enjoyed looking at the busy bees in the hive.
In numeracy we are using a book called ‘One is Snail, Ten is a crab’. We are going to use the book to help the children problem solve and to help them to begin to ‘think systematically.’ The children are being challenged to find as many ways to make 10 but are only allowed to use the numbers 1,2,4,6,8 and 10. They are also going to be using their knowledge of place value to solve problems and will also be completing some money work.
In literacy we have started to read the story of ‘Dogger’ by Shirley Hughes. The children have been describing a setting from the story using their senses to help describe. The setting we are focussing on is a summer fair. We are going to be making soundtracks on the iPads to help the children imagine what they can hear and later in the week they are going to write a description of the setting including descriptive language.
We have our school trip on Thursday afternoon to Salts Mill. We are going to be spending the afternoon in the David Hockney Exhibition. This week we are going to be looking at some of his work, particularly the pictures he has created using an iPad. The children will be back by the end of the school day and will be eating lunch at school before we go.
Have a great week!