Welcome back everyone, I hope you all enjoyed the holidays and had a wonderful break.
We started the week by writing a recount about what they did in the holidays. They all had some exciting stories to tell.
We then continued our literacy work this week by beginning to learn about traditional tales including Hansel and Gretel, The Pied Piper of Hamelin and Rumplestiltskin. In our literacy work, we talked about the features of traditional tales and wrote character descriptions.
In maths this week, we have been learning about numbers. The children learned to count in 2s, 5s an 10s and started to recognise number patterns. They sorted numbers in the 2 times table and worked out that these were even numbers and the other numbers were odds. We then learned about doubles and realised that you could find double of a number by counting in 2s.
Our new IPC topic this term is Freeze It! As part of our new topic, we are learning about states of matter. We started the week by talking about solids, liquids and gases. The children enjoyed role playing and pretending to be the molecules. We then explored ice and water and talked about how it feels and used thermometers to measure the temperature. We learned that ice melts and turns into water and investigated how this is a reversible change by putting the water back in the freezer to make it into ice again.
We then talked about irreversible changes and watched how a bar of ivory soap changed when we put it in the microwave.
As part of children’s homework this week, they have been given some spellings to practise using the sounds that they have been learning in class this week. Please practise these words with your child at home for a spelling test next week.
I hope you all have a fantastic weekend.