I can’t tell you how lovely it is to have a class full of happy children who are eager to learn. Beech Class have been catching up on each other’s news after the Christmas break and reigniting friendships. It’s great to be together again.
In Maths, Year 2 have been recognising and making equal groups. They have learnt that 12 apples can either be split into 3 groups of 4 or 4 groups of 3. Pictural representation has been at the core of this learning (excuse the pun). Year 1s have been revising addition to 12, by adding the number of dots on dominoes and writing the corresponding number sentence. I’ve been most impressed with this work and look forward to challenging the children to add up to 20 next week.
Our new Read, Write Inc groups began on Thursday. The children have settled quickly and have been practising their handwriting. Some groups will be focusing on correct letter formation and others on developing the different joins. Any support with this at home will certainly help your child progress.
This week, we have welcomed Miss Barton with open arms. Chloe will teach the children every Thursday from now on. In Computing Beech Class learnt that an algorithm is a set of instructions. They played a game whereby one child was a robot and had to follow a sequenced set of instructions. I believe that in weeks to come, the class will be programming an actual robot!
This afternoon, I introduced our RE topic “What is a Muslim and how do they live?” The children were fascinated by pictures of mosques around the world and in the UK. I emphasised that there are many British people who are Muslims in the UK. The children have designed their own prayer mats.
In future blog posts I would like to inform you of details regarding learning for the following week. As it is the start of term, I have yet to finalise some aspects of our programme. Therefore, I will list things you can do to help your child in the following week, starting next Friday.
Have a well-earned rest this weekend. I look forward to seeing you all on Monday.
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