I am very proud of all the effort and enthusiasm the children in Team CT have put into their learning in our first half term of the year. This half term, we have won the attendance award 4 times! Excellent effort Team CT!
Our Golden Rule Assembly
Last week we focused on the Golden Rule, do work hard. We discussed what it looks like to work hard and why it is important. We shared our ideas with all the children in our school, during assembly. During our music lessons, we have been working hard on learning how to sing the song, Make Your Own Kind Of Music. In our assembly, we perfomed the song and impressed Mrs Lawson and all the other children with our amazing, tuneful singing voices.
In maths we have been learning how to add three one-digit numbers. We began by reading number stories and moved onto writing our own. We also looked at how our number sentences must balance. We used balancing scales and maths dinosaurs to help us develop a good understanding of the meaning of the equals symbol. We moved onto learning a method to add three one-digit numbers, to support us with finding the total. After the half term break, we will continue to further our learning in this area.
In literacy, we are working towards writing a set of instructions. This week we have been building our knowledge of the features that we will be including in our instructions. We began by identifying and writing commands . We explored imperative verbs, and used this knowledge to identify commands in the Little Miss Bossy story and animation. We have also been learning about how to add more detail to our writing by including adverbs. We focused on the purpose of adverbs and how to convert adjectives into adverbs by following the spelling rule.
Throughout this half term, we have been learning about the seasons. We have explored the types of weather that occur during each season and the changes to the envrionment. We have used our knowledge to create individual books that contain facts about the weather in each season. Our books are displayed in the weather area of our classroom, for everyone to read and enjoy.
This week in maths we have been comparing numbers. We decided to go fishing in the classroom for different numbers to compare. We worked with our learning partner to catch the numbered fish and compare them using the more than, less than and equals to symbols. This week was the last week of our focus on place value. All the children completed an end of unit assessment, which showed me all the hard work they have put into their maths. I am looking forward to next week, where we will be working on addition and subtraction.
This week we have been exploring Traditional Tales. We identified key features and language that we recognised in each tale. One of the stories we read was, Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Although we enjoyed the story, we were still left with lots of questions that we wanted to ask the characters. We thought it would be best to explore how to write excellent questions, so that we could find out more about their actions and feelings. We learnt about different question openers we could use, to allow us to write the best questions we could. Then, we used our amazing acting skills to become the characters and answer all the questions.
As our topic this term is weather, in music we began to listen to the sounds that are made from rainsticks. We researched this instrument and found interesting facts about why this instrument was first created. Ask your child to tell you all about this!
We loved the instrument and the sound it made. so we decided to design and create our own. We created a list of materials we needed and designed an interesting pattern. Then, we applied our design and made our own rainstick. Finally, we reflected on the process and used our writing skills to evaluate our rainsticks. We are looking forward to using our rainsticks in music. Our rainsticks are displayed at the back of our classroom for everyone to see what an amazing job we have done.
Well done to all the children for working hard with the 'Three Week Tables Challenge'. I am very proud of your excellent effort, as this is a challenging activity to take home every day.
This week we have been learning about place value. We have learnt the meaning of place value and how to draw a place value grid. We have also had lots of fun using Base Ten, representing numbers up to 100 and using them to help us with addition.
This week we have been learning how to write a recount. We have explored the different features that are included in a recount. It has been fun working in groups to complete tasks about chronological order and the past and present tense. In addition to this, we have been time adverbial detectives, exploring a mystery piece of writing that was left in our classroom.
We decided we would write our recounts about the summer holidays. The children have created a picture plan to support their writing and have started writing their first paragraph. I am looking forward to reading all the fabulous writing, when completed next week.
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