Week beginning 10th January 2022
Welcome back and happy new year! I hope you had a lovely break! It is so fantastic to see the children back in school- it has been great to hear holiday news and see their lovely faces.
Our topic this half-term is "Oh What a Wonderful World", where we will be learning about hot and cold places in the world. We have lots of lovely activities planned and we are kicking off our half-term with a competition from Mrs Hart. Please see the attached letter below.
This week we have been focusing our English work on the story The Snow Queen. We have continued with our phonics, which will shortly be coming to the end of the scheme. Some children will continue to practise their phonics and will still be involved in detailed phonics sessions.
In maths we have been working on place value and positioning numbers on a blank numberline. We have also completed work on tally charts and odd/even numbers.
In geography we labelled the continents, the equator, the north and south pole and the oceans. In P.E we have been focusing on ball skills and control, and Mr Shingler began his 'Quidditch' sessions with the children- it was lots of fun!
Mrs Hart's Letter
Your child has been investigating materials and their properties in school. We talked about what houses might be like if they were built using unusual materials.
We would like to organise a competition. The idea is for your child to create a model house made from either paper, plastic, metal or fabric. The internet has images of houses made from these materials, but ideally the children should investigate and problem solve themselves.
The closing date for entries is 7th February. This gives you a little time to collect resources and discuss designs. Small prizes will be awarded for the most original and inventive models which have not had a lot of parental help.
We hope your child will enjoy this activity.