Friday 20th January 2023
This week in Science we have been learning all about mammals. We have learned that mammals vary in shape, size, in where they live and in how they live. Talk to your grown-ups about what makes a mammal a mammal. What are they like? Where do they live? How do they live? What characteristics do they have? What are their features? Can you name a range of different mammals?
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 numbers seventeen to twenty plus eleven and twelve on Monday. Please ensure your child has practised the dictation sentence too.
In English this week we have continued to look at our Power of Reading book. The children worked in teams thinking about what we would need if we were to go on an adventure to find Gold. The children had some fantastic ideas and could tell us why they would need each of their resources to help them be successful in their adventure!
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. The children have worked really hard using a range of manipulatives to show their understanding of place value and we will continue this next week.
In RE this week we recapped the story of Creation. The children could talk about what happened on each day and draw a picture to represent it. We look forward to creating a dance next week to develop our understanding even further!
In Geography this week, we have been looking at atlas’ and maps to locate and name the four countries of the United Kingdom. The children enjoyed cutting up a map of the United Kingdom and re-building it by piecing the countries together to recreate our home nation!
In History this week we have continued to learn about the life and voyages of Captain James Cook! We learned that he travelled to Tahiti to watch the Transit of Venus, then explored the Pacific Ocean, New Zealand, and Australia on his way back to the UK! We will be exploring this further next week including writing a diary entry as Captain Cook himself!
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