In English this week, we had been super busy exploring twisted tales and comparing them to our traditional tales. We read our new text ‘Little Red and the Very Hungry Lion’ by Alex T. Smith and used our dragon value ‘Creative Christof’ to predict what the lion’s naughty plan could have been. We also focused on our cursive handwriting, where we had to identify capital letters and lower-case letters. We then practised our letter formation and now need to ensure we continue this within our everyday writing.
In Maths, we have learned about flexible partitioning. We explored partitioning a 2-digit number into tens and ones using our place value knowledge from last week. We then used our dienes to explore partitioning 2-digit numbers in a variety of ways – known as flexible partitioning. As the week progressed, we became more confident in partitioning and writing the related facts in both addition and subtraction.
In Shared Reading, we have continued our learning of rhyming words and are now natural poets! We read some more stories from our text ‘Dirty Beasts’ by Roald Dhal and discussed which ones were our favourite. In one of the activities, we had the opportunity to research facts about Roald Dhal and create a fact file.
This week has also been a very exploratory week in our Topic lessons where we had to go outside and measure different capacities. We used a variety of language such as; full, half full, empty, capacity, volume, holds, contains, millilitres and litres. We discussed and compared different capacities and learned how to read millilitres and litres using our 1s, 2s, 5s, 10s and 100s. In ICT, we created our own quiz based on one of our traditional tales using a variety of questions.
On Thursday, we had our reading assembly celebration where we announced this week’s reading percentages;
1st Place - Jellyfish – 74%
Joint 2nd Place - Whales – 64%
Joint 2nd Place - Dolphins – 64%
3rd Place - Turtles – 36%
Well done Jellyfish for winning the trophy!
Remember that you need to read 5 or more times a week and bring in your reading record on a Thursday to receive the incentive of extra playtime with our new outdoor equipment.