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We have been learning about the different types of habitats and the animals that live in them. We went on a bug hunt around school using the skills we learnt on our trip to the Nature Discovery Centre last week.
I have also 'shrunk' your children this week so they could experience what it would be like to be only a few inches tall.
This week and last we have been looking at diary writing. Using a different point of view has been fun and we have learnt about simple and compound sentences.
In maths this week we have been looking at different capacities. we have been measuring water and playing games to work out how many ml it takes to fill a container.
We HIGHLY recommend you visit www.phonicsplay.co.uk and try some of their free phonics games. The children have loved them and they have made a big impact.
Reading - At least five times a week and reading is always king, if you have not got enough time for homework please put reading as a priority. Enjoy listening, reading to and most importantly taking about what you like in the story with your child, a good conversation really helps them to understand what they have read.
Topic - NEW HOMEWORK -
This term we are learning how to be explorers! We will be looking at exploring different environments as well as different ideas we find along the way.
Each week there will be a group of spellings for the children to practice reading and writing at home. Please encourage the children to use the planners to practise. You will find three boxes for them to use on the same page their spellings are stuck in each week.
All of the children have now been given their doodle maths log-ins. They need to complete 20 stars per week. This forms part of their homework.
Please visit the >Numicon< website for free downloadable resources, should you need them to support your child at home.
For our trip this half-term we went to the Nature Discovery Centre in Thatcham. We explored different habitats and found lots of animals and learnt lots about how they survive.