Weekly Update (Week ending 14.02.20)
Blink and you miss it, another half term down
In Maths we have spent the week focussing on 'bar models'. This is not an easy topic to master, but once understood it can really help to represent a word problem clearly.
Here is the word problem from last week, along with a bar model representing the problem.
In phonics we have been learning the spellings of words ending in 'el' which make the 'l' sound (eg. camel, shovel, squirrel, tinsel). This spelling is less common than 'le' and used after 'm', 'n', 'r', 'v', 'w' and often after 's'
Kayla Atkinson earned our learning leaf this week. She has shown excellent teamwork in a number of activities, being kind to others and always happy to help! Well done Kayla!
Writer of the week this week goes to Skyla Sands. In her apology letter to the three little pigs the wolf explained that he didn't blow the house down - he actually tripped and knocked it over accidentally! He opening line of 'Dear Piggies, I'm so sorry I knocked your house down. I was, well how do I put it?...' made Mr Howell smile from ear to ear! Well done Skyla!
Over half term we have two challenges that children can take part in.
The first is to take a potato (of course) and make it look like your favourite book character! You can decorate it any way you want! When we come back after half term they will be displayed in the library and Mrs Quickenden will judge her favourites to win a prize!
The second is our 'Get Caught Reading' challenge. In this challenge we want children to find the most weird and wonderful place that they can think of to read a book, and to have a picture taken of them reading there!