Home Learning Friday 16th April

Great to be back to the classroom this week.  The sun has been shining, the smiles have been out and we’ve got stuck into our summer curriculum!

We began the week with a classic story, Jack and the Beanstalk.  The children loved joining in with this firm favourite.  We then spent some time planting beans of our own.  Unfortunately, these ones will take longer than overnight to grow but, with a bit of care, they should be shooting up in no time.  Mrs Hammond spent some time in the holidays preparing our class garden and over the next few weeks, we’ll begin planting a selection of vegetables to tend over the summer term.  Our class garden has had lots of use this week and the children have had a fabulous time in the mud kitchen, the barn and playing with our new dinosaur toys.  Later in the week, we got a bit philosophical as we debated whether it is ever right to steal.  Was it ok for Jack to take things from the giant?  Some of us thought yes and some thought no.  The important thing was that we were able to give reasons for our choices.  We quickly learnt that it wasn’t a clear cut case!  Maybe you could carry this discussion on at home.

In our mathematical work, we’ve been telling addition stories.  The ability to explain the calculations that we make will pave the way for us to begin some subtraction work next week. We have also been making repeating patterns and ensuring that we can create, continue and explain these patterns with some independence.

Within RWI, our new sounds this week are or, shut the door and air, that’s not fair. Please reinforce these sounds at home. The children have been reading and writing green words and practising red words too.

The children thoroughly enjoyed their session with Lee from NUF on Tuesday.  The Paw Patrol game was a real hit!  Later in the week, we had fun on our gym equipment in the hall.  Why not ask the children how to make a safe and successful jump and see if they remember about bending their knees at the start and finish?

Hoping that everyone has a great weekend. Let’s hope that the sunshine continues!

See you all on Monday.