Oak Class have been superstar learners this week!
In English this week we have continued to look at instruction writing. We have really focused on time conjunctions and how the use of verbs are used in instructions to ensure they can be followed easily. We then used 'The Pirate Cruncher' as a stimulus and created our own pirate stews using different vegetables! From this, we will be writing instructions so others can make our amazing creations.
This week we have started to look at addition. We have started by focusing on our number bonds to 10 and 20 and using these to help us with other number bonds up to 100. Oak Class have amazed me with their retrieval of their number bonds and can still use their knowledge of tens and ones to help them with reasoning problems. We have looked at our 2 times tables this week in class and although we didn't win the TT Rockstar trophy this week - I hope we can next week!
We have had a busy week in our afternoon lessons. In Geography we have introduced compasses, atlases and the use of directional language to support us when looking at maps. Oak Class accessed compasses and then gave directional language to each other before applying this to a world map and using their retrieval to describe the continents in relation to each other.
In Science we have performed a simple experiment. Following our predictions from last week we use different materials to test their suitability for cleaning our pirate treasure! Oak Class thoroughly enjoyed the lesson and were able to discuss their findings with great enthusiasm.
In Art, we used clay to develop and share our ideas linked to pirate treasure! We looked at size, shape and texture to create a piece of pirate treasure linked to our focus artist. I was so impressed by the concentration of the class and their attention to detail was amazing.
It is parents' evening next week - Please remember they are in person. I am looking forward to seeing you then.
Reading records should be in school DAILY. They are collected every Friday to see what reading is taking place at home.