Friday 27th January 2023
This week we have been planning our adventure story to find gold! Tell your adults your story from start to finish, don’t forget the exciting details!
Thank you to everyone who has been logging their reading on our new Boom Reader app! Please ensure that you are reading EVERY DAY with your child and logging it on the Boom Reader app.
Please make sure that you send your child into school with their reading folder every day as we will be reading with your children in school at least once a week.
The children will be tested on their High Frequency words on Monday. Please ensure your child has practised their dictation sentence(s) too.
In English this week we have continued to look at our Power of Reading book ‘How to find Gold’. The children have started planning their own adventure story about finding gold. We have story mapped our adventure and the children have worked hard to retell their story orally to their friends. We are looking forward to story boarding each stage of the story next week before we write them up in neat, and create our own zigzag books for our class library!
In Maths this week we have continued looking at numbers over 10. We have focused on place value, looking at how numbers above 10 have two digits, the first digit represents the value of 10 and the second digit represents the number of ones in the number. For example, 15 is 1 ten and 5 ones. We have looked at where these numbers sit on the number line and spent Thursday estimating where we think numbers would be placed on a blank number line. The children found this quite tricky so we are looking forward to tackling this again in our arithmetic sessions!
In History this week we continued to look at Captain James Cook and his voyages on the HMS Endeavour. We wrote a diary entry about his travels and will continue this next week!
In Computing this week, we have enjoyed practising our typing skills. The children worked so hard trying to use the correct fingers to press different buttons on the keyboard and enjoyed putting their new skills to practise by typing as many high frequency words as they could in 5 minutes!
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