Acorn class

News from week beginning 12th April

The children were brimming over with news from the Easter holiday so we had a lovely circle time then writing session enable to them to tell us all about it! We then discussed our current writing targets and assessed recent work to see if we have met any targets or whether we needed new ones. We read the start of an exciting story about a cheeky Easter bunny stealing one of our chocolate eggs then us falling down their burrow after chasing them, the children loved coming up with what happened next.

The Y1 children went over nonsense words and continued on Phase 5 of the Letters and Sounds programme, namely the ‘oa’ phoneme (e.g.’ oa’ sound in old, boast, don’t, throne and blow) and the ‘m’ phoneme (e.g. ‘m’ sound in mouse, Summer and crumb). The Reception children continued on Phase 4 and they revised the handwriting families (e.g. curly caterpillar, zigzag). They did some shared reading as a group and started to challenge themselves to read the second 100 High Frequency Words as quickly as they could! The children wrote sentences focussing on rhyming words and tricky words.

In Maths, we used 10ps and 1ps to help us to understand place value and revised 2s, 5s, and 10s using calculators to add 2, 5 and 10 each time – the children loved using the calculators. The Year One children were given a task to complete as a team – to sort numbers to 50 into Venn diagram hoops of 2-times table, 5 and 10. They used their knowledge of end digits (e.g. all 2 times tables end in 0, 2, 4, 6 or 8, all 10s end in 0) and they quickly realised that they needed to overlap the hoops for numbers that are 5 and 10 times table (see photo). Reception children ordered numbers to 20 and learned one more and one less.

We started our Plants topic with a brainstorm of what we know about plants – they seem to know a fair bit! We used the Interactive TV to play a game about plants in our local environment.

The children really enjoyed using their feet to control the ball in PE. We transferred our feet skills from the hall to the grass and discussed how the different surfaces affect the ball and how we need to kick it.

The highlight of the week was when the children used number moulds in the sand pit – considering the sheer number of children that fitted into the sandpit, they played very conscientiously!

Have a super weekend

Mrs Cheyne and Mrs Dennett :0)

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