Greys class 17th January
Date: 14th Jan 2022 @ 3:20pm
Welcome to our first full week back in Greys class!
In Literacy this week we continued with our work on Meerkat Mail and pretended to be Sunny and wrote postcards home describing how we felt and what we were doing. We looked at the features of a fact file and then started to do our own research on meerkats, looking at their appearance, habitat, diet and interesting facts about them. We are now looking forward to next week when we will use all our findings to write our own fact file in Big Write.
In Maths the Year 1s have been doubling, counting in 2s and 10s and will be moving on to counting in 5s on Monday. The Year 2s have continued their work on times tables and have been focusing on the 2s and 10s for now, they too will move onto 5s on Monday. Our weekly Friday morning times tables session went much better this week, so thank you to all of you who have been practising and for those children who handed their books in, I have updated what they need to be working on.
We have been finding out more about the weather and seasons. We wrote down the months that belonged to each season and sorted different types of clothing that we would wear in Summer, Winter and on a rainy day. We watched a few weather forecasts and then split into groups and planned our own. We had to make sure that we had a different type of weather in each country of the UK. Some of us even included the types of clothes that we would need to wear with each type of weather and when talking about Scotland, somebody added their own twist to the forecast by attempting to speak with a Scottish accent. We were amazed at how confident and professional all of the children were in this task and the way in which they all worked as part of their own team was lovely to see.
One of our learning challenge questions this week was How do polar bears keep warm? Not only did we find out the answers to this question but we also looked at how penguins keep warm and pretended we were all penguins by huddling together and how other creatures who live in cold regions of the world keep warm. We watched a very interesting video of some teachers in Anarctica and decided that we would definitely rather live in Henley than a cold place.
In PSHE today we talked about children’s rights and the people that we would go to to help protect our rights.
Book reviews for next week are Henry, Charlie and Max. I have uploaded the templates onto the homework section of school spider or you may design your own.
Today we said goodbye to Margot, who will be sorely missed and we wish her all the luck and happiness in the World with her new adventure.
Please continue to read for 10-15 minutes each day and update the reading record accordingly.
Sumdog challenges have been set.
Have a lovely weekend.