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Here is an update about our recent class learning.

Our current topic is all about the rainforest and so we have linked this to our learning about animals in science. We have written animal riddles, written stories about our favourite animals and looked at writing predictions and summaries about the story ‘The Mighty Bitey Creature’ which the class really enjoyed! We have also been correcting silly sentences with misspelt tricky words, missing capital letters, fingers spaces and full stops this week.

Over the past few weeks we have been learning about measurement in Maths. We have looked at height, weight and capacity. The children have learnt about the units we use for measurement (cm/m, g/kg, ml/l) and we have also read measurements from each scale. You might link to extend this learning by doing some baking/cooking at home or measuring and recording the height of each family member.

In PE we have been focusing on skipping to support our balance and co-ordination. We have also taken part in some cross country and discussed keeping a steady pace and our own stamina.

In Science we have been learning about the differences between mammals, amphibians, reptiles, insects and birds. We will shortly be moving on to learning about plants for the rest of the summer term.

The class have also been really enjoying ‘Free Writing’ time. They have their own book to draw and write about whatever they like. This has really inspired independent writing and sounding out to support their spelling. During this time we do not mark or correct any mistakes- it is time for them to enjoy their writing and simply try their best.

Just a reminder that SumDog is still available- do let me know if you need a reminder of your child’s login. Phonics Play also has a variety of games which are free to play with no login needed.

Thank you for your support with home reading and for persevering with the homework! A few pages of reading each night makes a huge impact on reading confidence and blending ability over time.

Any questions or concerns please let me know.


Helena Norman