This week in English we have started a unit on poetry and we are linking this to our topic on weather. We worked together to perform some weather poems and today we took a closer look at the rain and studied the April Rain Song by Langston Hughes.
We went outside and carefully looked at the rain thinking about what it feels like and sounds like and all the different places it goes.
In topic we have recapped the seasons and have observed and recorded the weather.
We’re looking forward to next week especially because Monday reveals our new Reader of the Week. Congratulations to Ella who was this week’s reader 👍.
Last week was another busy one. In phonics we recapped the split digraphs and spent lots of time reading words that contain these.
Our topic this term is the Weather and we recorded the type of weather for each morning and afternoon. We will continue to do this and observe the weather changes over time and how the weather links with the different seasons.
It’s been another busy week in Maple Class with lots of exciting learning taking place. In maths we have been learning about place value and partitioning 2-digit numbers which we are very confident with now.
Phonics has been happening daily and this week we’ve been recapping Phase 4 where we segment and blend longer words. Mrs Johanson caught us out with some really tricky words but then we got much better at blending.
In English and reading we have been concentrating on animals, in particular endangered animals and we will be writing about these next week.
Thursday was R.E. Day where each class learnt about an inspirational person and how their faith helped them. We started off by reading the book Nelson Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom on Wednesday and produced some fact files about his life. Please do look at the website for our videos.
This morning all of KS1 took part in a house dodgeball competition. This was lots of fun and we’re looking forward to seeing who the winners are next week after KS2 have played their games.
In the afternoon we opened our special deliveries from yesterday. We all inferred that our class book was about Santa and we’re excited to begin reading How Santa Really Works this term.
In maths we recapped finding half of shapes and then we started to find half of numbers. Some of us used Smarties to help us and it was lots of fun.
In phonics we learnt about the er suffix. We were challenged to add the suffix to different words so we really had to think about what we do to the root word first.
In English we looked at the Year 2 Common Exception Words and which ones relate to our topic. Here are some of our sentences.
In reading we had a very special delivery from the North Pole! We had to infer what our new class book is about and then we designed what we think the front cover looks like. Tomorrow we will open them to find out.