Term 2 Week 2

Happy Friday everyone! What a super week we have had! :)

In literacy this week we have been looking at information texts. We have looked at our focus text 'Paddington's guided tour of London' and linked this to our own learning. We have read the chapter about Paddington station and written facts about the station to help us understand the difference between a fact and an opinion. We have looked at some important spelling rules such as the 'bandit y'! This 'y' grapheme takes the place of other sounds when spelling some words, for example 'h a pp ee' is spelt 'h a pp y'. We have also linked our learning to Remembrance Day and discussed facts around the correct way to wear a poppy. 

This week we have also been really busy in maths! We have been looking at subtraction and linking this to our knowledge of numbers to understand number facts. We have challenged ourselves to do this up to 20 and some of us 30 which is amazing! We have also begun to look more closely at problems solving and using fun strategies to help us when we get stuck like drawing the problem out! 

In the afternoons we have continued our amazing learning. We have looked at how superheroes are people that save us from bad things and linked this to how Christian's believe Jesus was sent to save us in preparation for our learning about the Christmas story. We have identified everyday objects and their materials and in topic, we have compared the buildings in Maidstone now to those 200 years ago and how they have changed.

I wonder what we will get up to next week :) 

Reminders 

  1. Home learning is handed out on a Friday weekly and is due back the following Thursday. 
  2. Reading records should be bought into school DAILY and you should be reading DAILY with your child. 
  3. As the weather is getting colder, please remember to send your child into school with a named coat. 
  4. Please label children's clothing as it makes it easier to locate the owners of missing jumpers.