Greys class 10th May
Date: 11th May 2019 @ 4:42pm
Welcome to another busy week in Greys class.
This week we have been busy writing our non-chronological reports about our minbeasts. We looked at the features needed to create such a report and then used our homework and did further research on the ipads to find out more information about our chosen creatures. We then wrote our reports, describing their appearance, diet, habitats and any fascinating facts that we had discovered. After we completed our reports we set up different stations around the classroom to edit our reports. There were four stations in total which consisted of spelling, punctuation, vocabulary and rewrite. It was the first time that we had performed this activity in this way and we were surprised at the mistakes that we spotted and found different things to add and change.
In Maths the Year 1s have been adding and subtracting 11 to and from 2 digit numbers using number squares and number lines. Some of them even moved onto 12,13,21,22 and 23. Meanwhile, the Year 2s were introduced to the partitioning method for adding two 2 digit numbers.
In Art we learned about Pablo Picasso and how he created abstract portraits. We really enjoyed this actvitiy and are rather proud of our creations currently on display in the classroom.
We learned about why Rosa Parks is such a significant individual and found out about segregation and discrimination.
On Thursday afternoon we braved the weather and played tennis in the rain but thoroughly enjoyed our session. Can I please ask that especially on PE days, could you please ensure that children have a water bottle, trainers and coat in school.
We have been busy practising for the Church service next Friday morning where we will be talking about this month's value of Humility. Please do come along and support us if you are able to do so.
We have a trip to the River and Rowing museum on Tuesday 21st May for a Wind in the Willows workshop whereby we will exploring the habitats of the creatures in this classic novel. Can you ensure that consent forms are returned to the office as soon as possible. Children will need a packed lunch for this trip.
This week we have been spending time at the beginning of our Maths lessons revising time and shape. A few websites that the children might find useful are;
By the end of the year Year 1s should be able to tell the time to the half hour and the Year 2s to the quarter hour. Those Year 1s that have already achieved this will be progressing to the quarter hour and the Year 2s to the nearest 5 minutes. It would be wonderful if you could practise this at home as well.
Please remember to listen to your child read daily when possible, it makes such a difference in their enjoyment of reading and progress.
Show and Tell next week is about a significant individual who has made a difference to the world.
Monday - Sienna
Tuesday - Madeleine
Wednesday - Georgia
Thursday - Charlie
Friday - Darcy
Have a fabulous weekend!