Term 2 Week 2

Hello Everyone, :)

The children have worked incredibly hard this week, even reflecting on remembrance day with the upmost respect. I am very proud! Thank you to everyone who supported raising money for the poppy appeal.

In Maths, we have been busy bees! We started of the week learning about fact families; making links between how you can use 3 different numbers and create calculations. For example: 3, 4 and 7: 3 + 4 = 7, using the same numbers arranged differently, 7 - 4 = 3 and so on... We then retrieved our knowledge and skill about addition and subtraction and used this to find parts of fact families! Impressive! We also put our reasoning skills to the test to solve a class investigation. At the end of the week, we used our prior knowledge of fact families to solve number bond questions and their related subtraction facts!

In Literacy; When we came in on Monday, the classroom was a STATE! We had a little furry visitor from our focus text "Meerkat Mail". He left behind sand, a suitcase, globe, a bit of sea water and shells, and some foot prints! Sunny even sent us a postcard! We then used our reading skills (segmenting and blending) to unpick what the postcard said and the features of it. We had so much fun! In addition to this, we used our prior knowledge from last week to punctuate sentences correctly. We had to identify whether sentences needed a full stop (.), exclamation mark (!) or a question mark (?). Of course, we were writing superstars!

Our little scientists were fascinated once again when learning about various animal groups! They were amazed to find out what carnivores, herbivores and omnivores are and then classify these animals on a Venn Diagram. We also continued to learn about animal habitats and identify what a habitat provides to make it suitable for animals to live in. For example: a tree provides food, shelter and protection to birds and squirrels.

In PE; we participated in some Firework themed yoga.

Have a fabulous weekend everyone and the Ivy Team will see you Monday! :)

To raise money for Children in Need on Friday 18th November; Park Way is doing a wear your own clothes to school day. Please bring a £1 to participate! Thank you!
Home learning has been set on Teams.
Please put names in jumpers, cardigans and fleeces!
PE is on a Monday this term.