This week the story is ‘Penguin’ by Polly Dunbar. The children will act the story out and discuss the message. The message is that Penguin doesn’t always say what he is thinking. The people and animals around him don’t always understand what Penguin is thinking because he doesn’t use his words and this can cause trouble. We really encourage the children to use their words to communicate meaning so hopefully this story will help to get this message across.
In maths we are revisiting subtraction. We will be using numicon so the children see that when they cover up one plate with another then what is left behind is the answer e.g.
We will also use cubes to subtract practically and begin to record number sentences by drawing circles and crossing the circles out that we are taking away.
We will continue to write sentences independently, through story scribing and dictation. We are encouraging the children to write all the sounds they can hear in a word, use finger spaces and form their letters correctly. Over half term you could get your child to write a postcard with a sentence about something they have done.
We are also continuing to work on learning our tricky words so we know them by sight – this week we are doing you and all. There is a tricky word app that is good to use by Mr Thorne – Tricky words with Gereldine the Giraffe https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/tricky-words-with-geraldine-the-giraffe/id790783394?mt=8
There are also games on education city to help with this.
Don’t forget it’s non-uniform/dress in red/pink on Thursday and you pay £1 which will help buy food for the food the food bank
Have a good half term!