19th & 26th Nov

In phonics we have been revising the sounds 's' and 'e' and finding out that sometimes these sounds are made using the phonemes 'ce' and 'ea', in words like icy, dance, France, circle and head, bread, instead, feather.                                                                                                                                                                            We also found out about trigraphs, which are phonemes made up of three graphemes (letters) 'ear'; hear, dear, clear, and 'eer', deer, steer, 'air' as in hair, chair, upstairs and 'are' as in care, share, square.

In maths we have been working on 'fact families', trying to make 8 number sentences using just 3 numbers.                                                                                    2 + 3 = 5

3 + 2 = 5

5 = 2 + 3

5 = 3 + 2

5 - 2 = 3

5 - 3 = 2

3 = 5 - 2

2 = 5 - 3

To practise different forms of subtraction, we have been using a numberline to count back and also finding the difference between two numbers, for example, the difference between 8 and 5 is 3.

We enjoyed the story 'Lost in the Toy Museum', having a go at thinking of our own endings to the story before finding out what the author had written.

This week we listened to the story 'Dear Santa' about a little girl who wrote lots of letters to Father Christmas. Then the children wrote their own letters to Father Christmas, which they then copied out in their very best handwriting! We have put the letters in a big envelope ready to post to Father Christmas when everyone has finished their letter.

We have been finding out about old fashioned toys following our visit to Christchurch Mansion.

sorting and describing old and new toys

The Toy Shop of Time