11th Jan

This week in phonics we have been learning that there are lots of different ways to make the 's' sound - 's' at the beginning of words like sun, 'ss' at the end of words like dress, 'se' at the end of words like geese, house, 'ce' at the end of words like dance, prince, 'ci' at the beginning of words like circle, city, 'cy' at the beginning of words like cycle, cylinder, 'sc' in words like scene, scientist, 'st' in words like castle, listen. We have also been learning that the 'e' sound as in words like egg, net and peck can also be made with 'ea' like in words such as bread, feather and weather.

In maths we have been working on 'related facts', finding all the number sentences that can be made using 3 numbers.                                                                      eg 5, 10 and 15,  5 + 10 = 15, 10 + 5 =15,    15 = 5 + 10, 15 = 10 + 5, 15 - 5 = 10, 15 - 10 = 5, 10 = 15 - 5, 5 = 15 - 10.                                                           

We have also been working out number sentences and comparing them to see if they are greater, less than or equal to each other.                                                     7 + 7 is equal to (=) 10 + 4,          18 - 8 is less than (<) 8 + 8,      16 - 4  is more than (>) 16 - 6

We have done lots of work about our 'Power of Reading' book 'Leaf' by Sandra Diekmann, we did some drama, predicted how we thought the story might end and sequenced and retold the story.

In science we have been finding out about carnivores, herbivores and omnivores. The children enjoyed finding out 'Who's poo?' in the science lab!