This morning Early Years and KS1 had a very exciting assembly with some beautiful owls. They learnt facts about them, watched them fly and were even able to hold one.
Today in assembly I shared an image with the children.
What do you think?
What is the difference?
Why is there a difference?
How would you explain the difference?
Do you agree with the difference?
Today, Year 1 have been creating prototypes of products before creating their final design in clay. The children looked at and discussed existing products before creating a simple version out of card. The prototype allowed them to discuss the dimensions and decide how to overcome barriers.
Tonight, every class shared details of what multiplication looks like in their year group. Teachers, support staff and parents mingled as they shared strategies and tips.
Remember we all need to know our multiplication facts by heart and recall tables at speed and out of sequence.
Year 2 – 2, 5 and 10 tables
Year 3 – 3, 4, 9 and 11 tables
Year 4 – 6, 7, 8 and 12 tables
Year 3 have been learning by teaching others. Taking a book of their choice they read the text aloud, created a joint story map and then questioned the younger children to deepen their understanding of learning.
Everyday, all the children from Reception to Year 3 begin their day (after Power 5 maths to get the brain started!) focussing on phonics and spelling patterns/rules. They learn new sounds and apply them in their reading and writing. This focus time uses a mixture of group and whole class teaching as well as pupils teaching each other.
In Year 3, pupils we applying the spelling rule ‘a’ when it makes an ‘or’ sound. Using what they learnt as a whole class they applied it in sentences and then explained the difference between WHAT they are learning and HOW they are learning.
This week started with a bang (literally, with an exploding balloon) and finished in style! Everyone in school has been learning how to keep their bodies and minds healthy. Over this week there has been lots going on including . . . . .
Remember to always talk about how you feel and share your worries. If you need any support please head to the NSPCC website or give them a call on 0800 1111.