From settling back into the school routine to finding a dinosaur egg in the classroom… Class One have had a very busy and exciting start to the new term!
In our first Talk For Writing unit, we looked at the story of ‘Goldilocks and The Three Bears’. To begin this unit, we explored a crime scene in our classroom – someone had broken into the Bears’ cottage and eaten Baby Bear’s porridge! Luckily, they had left some clues behind to help us determine who it could be! We found a lock of golden hair, a necklace with the initial ‘G’ on it and some small sticky handprints which led us to believe that the porridge thief was Goldilocks!
We enjoyed learning the actions to our story and making innovations to our story map… we changed the Three Bears to the Three Hotdogs who lived in a bakery on a submarine! Last week, we innovated the text independently – can you tell your grown up about your story? Who was in your story, what did they find in the bowls and what happened at the end?
Our story map for Goldilocks and The Three Bears
This week we started our new T4W text, ‘The Squeaky Story’ – can you retell the story to a grown up using the picture of our story snake?
In Science we have been busy making weather stations to help us to measure rainfall and wind direction.
Our ‘Dino Discovery’ topic began with the exciting discovery of an egg in the classroom! We discussed what could be inside and learnt about animals that can lay eggs (oviparous animals) and animals who do not lay eggs (viviparous animals). Last week, we noticed something different about our egg… it had hatched! We found big footprints and lots of mess in the classroom which helped us to conclude that whatever came out of the egg was very big. We examined the footprints and discovered that there were three claws- just like a Tyrannosaurus rex!
* Learner of the Week W/C 21.09.20 *
Our Learner of the Week last week was awarded to Savannah for trying really hard with her writing and putting her hand up to share lots of ideas. Well done Savannah!
Snack – This is a reminder that children do not have to bring in a fruit snack – for those who want one, a school fruit snack is available.
Reading – The days for changing reading books are MONDAY and FRIDAY. Please ensure that your child has their book with them in their bookbag each day, especially on these days.
Painting – please can children bring in an old t-shirt, preferably an adults’ one, to be used as an apron to cover their school uniform when painting. This will stay in their locker and will only be worn by them. Thank you.
Home learning will usually be posted on this page on a Monday (for spelling) and a Thursday (for maths).
This week’s spelling looks at the digraphs ‘sh’, ‘ng’ and ‘th’ which we have been learning in school.
What to do:
- Read the words to your grown up. Remember to use your robot arms to help you break down the sounds (e.g. sh-o-p = shop)
- Can you spot the digraph (sh, ng or th) in each word? Add the sound buttons to each word (e.g. shop – )
- Challenge – can you write any of the words in a sentence? (e.g. I went to the shop.)