We have had a great week with lots of exciting activities going on. I think the highlight of the week was facepainting Mr Green as a clown in our IPC class. We started our new unit “The circus is coming to town” and we have been busy learning about who works at a circus, what equipment we need in a circus and also what kinds of acts we see. The children made posters, designed the face paint for Mr Green’s clown face and also made invitations for their own circus show! How fun it was!
This week the children have been learning about Fractions with Mr Green. They had so much fun making pizza slices to help them visualise and deepen their understanding of what a half and a quarter is.
This week we continued our unit on “Stories from Other Cultures”. We started reading“Hansel and Gretel” and had fun making story maps to help us retell the story. Story maps help the children become confident in telling stories. The map guides them to tell the story in the correct order and remember the characters. We also looked at describing characters. This week’s homework is related to adjectives and I am sure the children will love the picture of the witch.
In our rotations we have been working hard practising our phonics, reading and writing and I am pleased to see the progress the children are making during this time. The small groups allow me to focus on areas that the students may be struggling with.
Spelling Test Words
The students worked hard practising their spelling words this week and it showed! Great test results. Well done to each of them. Thank you for helping them at home too. It really does help 🙂
There are some students who will have a phonics book from our Read Write Inc programme in their bags on a Friday. This is the book they have worked on throughout the week with myself or Mrs Jiyu and they should then read to you at home for further practice. Please ensure these are returned every week as we use them in class and only have a certain amount at each level.
A gentle reminder to please bring the Homework file with the handles on it each Friday. It keeps the homework and books nicely organised for me sending them home. Many thanks.
Have a great weekend with your family! See you all next week for another fun week of learning at the circus hehe 🙂