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Weekly Update 7th March


Dear Parents,
Well, it looks like spring has sprung! It’s so lovely to end a busy week with some sunshine!
In Literacy this week the children have been writing their own versions of Little Red Riding Hood. We have been focusing on the use of adjectives to describe characters and settings and have been thinking of ‘super sentence starters’ to make our writing more interesting for the reader. In addition to this, we have been continuing our weekly sessions of guided reading and handwriting within our Literacy lessons.
We revisited doubling in Maths this week. Many children were quickly recalling doubles up to 10 and were ready for a challenge. Therefore, we have been learning to double two digit numbers using partitioning. The children have been thinking about the calculation steps they would make in order to double a given number. For example, double 14 would include three steps… 10 + 10 = 20, 4 + 4 = 8, 20 + 8 = 28.
In our Topic lessons this week the children have been continuing their role of ‘Inspector Interesting’ through our Science unit about materials. Children have generated vocabulary to describe various materials that they have touched and they enjoyed completing a materials hunt around the school. This afternoon they have been testing materials to see if they are waterproof… teddy is in need of a new raincoat and has asked for some help in choosing the perfect material!
The weather forecast is looking lovely for next week, which gives us a great opportunity to take part in some outdoor learning! We will be moving on to yet another Science unit, ‘Growing Plants’, and will be using the school grounds to look for signs of spring. It would be helpful for the children to have wellies/outdoor shoes for when we are outside – please do ensure that these are clearly named when brought in to school. Thank you!
Finally, World Book Day was a huge success yesterday. The children were so excited to talk about their favourite book characters and show off their costumes to each other. Thank you all so much for your efforts with outfits/accessories! We hope the children enjoyed seeing the staff dressed up too!
I hope you all have a lovely weekend – enjoy the sunshine!
Miss Freeman