Glacier Polar & Marine Class Update 24 January 2020

We have had an exciting week this week! We have started to learn all about emperor penguins living in Antarctica. We have sorted different animals into mammals, birds, fish, reptiles and amphibians, and showed that we were already quite good at naming some common and more obscure creatures. In maths we have been investigating and making arrays for repeated addition, which we have discovered is the same as multiplying. In Seal Phonics group, we looked at: ai, ee, igh, oa, oo, ar and high frequency words and have some top tips to avoid confusing b and d! In Orca Phonics group, we looked at: ir, ue, oy, aw and high frequency words.In Albatross Phonics group, we looked at: /n/ spelt ‘gn’ and ‘kn’, /igh/ spelt ‘y’ and common exception words on top of using spelling strategies. 

Orangutan Class Update 24 January 2020

We have started learning all about Chinese New Year (2020 is the year of the rat). We learnt all about how the Chinese Zodiac came about and even had a go at acting it out. Ask your child if they can remember all twelve animals? In phonics we have learnt to read and write the sounds; th and ng. We have also learnt to read the tricky words; we, me and be. In maths, we have started learning about weight and capacity. We did lots of practical activities and used vocabulary such as; heavy, light, balance, full, half full, nearly empty and empty. See if your child can use some of this vocabulary at home and then put it onto Tapestry. Another fantastic week. Well done Orangutan Class.

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