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Summer 1- 5,4,3,2,1... Blast off!

You can find out what learning we will be doing this half term in our newsletter below.

Week ending 16th April

This week the children have been enthusiastically learning about space as part of our new topic 5,4,3,2,1… Blast off! NASA and the European Space Agency need not worry about where the next generation of scientists and astronauts are coming from… because I think they are in 1G!

The children have shared what they already know about space and managed to ask the most thought-provoking questions, which we enjoyed discussing and finding the answers to, from ‘Why does Uranus spin on its side?’ to ‘Which planet has the most moons?’ or ‘Which woman was the first to walk on the moon?’ or ‘How long will it take to get to Mars and why hasn’t anyone been there yet?’ or 'Why did they send monkeys into space?'  These are just a few of the questions the children wanted to find answers for!

To help us understand the events from over 50 years ago (and to find some answers to our questions) we have been using our non-fiction books and watching old television news clips showing the real-life events. We even got to watch explorer Neil Armstrong taking his first step on the moon saying his famous words! We can't wait to carry on with this work next week.

In maths, we have been counting forwards from any number and recognising our numbers to 100. We have used a 100 square to look at the different number patterns and used this to find missing numbers. We have also used our place value cards to find out how many tens and ones are in a 2-digit number and used this to find missing numbers in sums. Maybe you would like to keep practising this at home.

Just a reminder that our PE days are still MONDAY and FRIDAY and as the weather is getting warmer, please could you ensure that your child has a water bottle in school every day.

Don't forget to email me your preferred time slot for parent's evening. The letter is below in case you missed it.


Below are the 'help' links for writing, phonics and maths that you might still find useful.