During numeracy we continued describing 3d shapes and described our museum exhibits to each other. We spent lots of time describing the shapes using the vocabulary of faces, edges and points. They have also been learning about symmetry. They created their own symmetrical patterns using 3d shapes.
Also, to help the children learn the names of the 3D shapes we have been singing a rap! The children have asked for the lyrics and the tune to be posted here:
3D shapes are fat not flat
A cone is like a party hat
A sphere is like a bouncy ball
A triangular prism is a toblerone
A cylinder is like a can of pop
A cube is like the dice you drop
3D shapes are here and there
3D shapes are everywhere!
This HERE is the link to the music that we used to sing along to!
We have also continued to work on combining two numbers to make 5,6,7 and 8 as well as begun to introduce the concept of odd and even numbers using Numbervblocks and Numicon (flat and not flat tops); you can read more about this equipment here:
Finally if you havent discovered this, there is a great free app available to help your child practise many of the mathematical skills taught throughout the year. It is called the White Rose Maths One MInute App You can read about it here:
First Week Back
This week the children will continue Stage 3 of the Floppy’s Phonics programme and will be introduced to the phonemes ar and or. We will be using these sounds and those learnt so far to blend the sounds (push sounds together) to read words and segment (break sounds up) in a word to spell.
We will introduce/review the next set of tricky/high frequency words this week: children and wanted. Also, as usual, we will also be reviewing the tricky words learnt to date.
This week we will begin a half term on measurement starting with language of height and length including comparing different length and height such as long longer longest, high, higher, highest. There will be lots of opportunities within the areas for children to measure and compare height and length and we will make a class height chart to measure everyone’s height.
Literacy and Topic
Don't forget that on Tuesday morning we are going to Spain! (NB: Not really)
Your child can come to school in holiday clothes and they will need to bring a bag packed for a holiday. Don't worry, we'll be home by 3.00pm!
This will provide a great starting point for our half term of recounts and the topic of travel and transport!
We will discuss and write lists about what we have brought in our bags as well as begin to rehearse the order of events of the morning.
Other activities during the morning will include enjoying some Spanish foods, music as well as some flamenco dancing!
I'm sure you will agree it has certainly been a short but jam packed half term! We hope the children have a well-earned rest and enjoy time with you over the next two weeks. We also hope that we can finally start enjoying some of the Spring sunshine we have been missing!!
Have a wonderful peaceful Easter holiday!
School re-opens on Tuesday April 19th.
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