Welcome to Emerald Class

Week ending 

13.10.17

Reading

Children are expected to read every night and a comment placed in their reading diary.  Children's books will be collected in twice a week and changed if they have read their book.  Reading is not just about reading the words on the page but understanding what the story is about.  We will be working on their comprehension skills so please ask lots of questions about their books and what they have read.

 

Mrs Waller

It was lovely to see so many of you at our Harvest festival. Thank you for all the food that you sent in.

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This week we have been reading versions of The Three Little Pigs.

This week in maths we have been learning all about doubling. We know its like finding two of the same thing- we started the week using multilink to help us. If we want to find double 3 we would find three multilink then get exactly the same again, add them together and we find the double. We were so good we then counted and drew lady bird spots to help us to find doubles of different amounts. Later in the week we started finding half of shapes. Mrs Waller wanted to split some pizza in half but she kept having a bigger piece. We know that to be in half both sides must be the same size- they have to be equal. We had a go at folding all different shapes in half and writing the ½ fraction on them. We know that if the two sides are not exactly the same then the shape cannot be folding in half.

In English this week we have been reading the story of the three little pigs. We loved reading the story and acting it out as a group. We watched other groups performances and some of us even showed year 2. We talked about the different characters in the story and used adjectives to describe the different characters. We thought about different open ended questions we would like to ask the big, bad wolf or the three little pigs. We had a go at using our Fred fingers to write down our questions and even remembered to use a question mark at the end of our question. Later in the week we used Lego story starter to build the introduction of the three little pigs story. We talked about what happens at the start of the story and build the three little pigs leaving mummy pigs house out of Lego. This helped us to write the beginning part of our story. We are getting really good at remembering capital letters, finger spaces and full stops.

 In Science this week we have continued with our senses work. This week it was sense of taste! We had lots of fun tasting different foods. We had strawberry jam, lemon juice, banana, apple and chocolate. Can you guess which one we liked best?

In D.T this week we talked all about healthy foods. We know what foods are healthy and what foods  we shouldn’t eat lots of. We used our cutting and gluing skills to cut out different healthy foods and stick them onto a healthy eating plate.

We have had a big focus on maths fluency and have continued to practice number bonds to 10 and responding quickly to different maths questions. We are doing really well.

 Mrs Waller

Homework

 

 Maths 

 Please go onto top marks and practice doubles to 10. 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

 

 

 

 English

To help with our fluency in reading we will have a focus piece of text. Please read the poem and practice reading fluency. 

 

Autumn leaves
Red, gold and brown
Falling, swirling,
Drifting down.


Prickly conkers
Cracking, popping.
Branches snap,
Acorns dropping.


Picking pumpkins,
Juicy apples too.
Gathering blackberries
In hedgerows for you.