This week, in literacy, we will be focusing on our new text We’re going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen. We will be focusing on the ambitious vocabulary narrow, gloomy, petrified and stumble. The children will be thinking about some adjectives to describe the settings from the story and will write a dictated sentence to describe a setting. They will also be thinking about what they would take with them on a bear hunt, labelling pictures from the story and of a bear and will be making their own binoculars or telescopes. They will be making their own bears using split pins and using a construction material to build a bear cave.
In maths this week, we will be focusing on counting, ordinarily and cardinality. We will be looking at a staircase pattern and discussing 1 more as we progress up the staircase. The children will be predicting which number is to come next and how many cubes are needed to continue the pattern. They will have he opportunity to play a game of bingo, crossing off 1 more than the given number. composition.
We will be continuing to learn our phonics and this week we will be reviewing oi (boing), ow (owl), ai (tail) and ur (fur). The children will continue to ‘chunk it up’ to blend longer words and will read using GPCs which they have learnt so far. There will be no new tricky words this week but please keep practising tricky words from the tricky word box with your child that have been learnt so far this term. In school, we will be focusing this week on was, you, by, they, are, my and me.
Reading sessions will continue this week and children will be bringing a new book home to share with you on Tuesday. Please ensure this is kept in their reading folder with their reading diary and please return to school every day, after they have read it to you.
Rhyme of the week: The Farmer’s in his Den.
Dates for the diary:
Thursday 7th March - Mothering Sunday assembly 9am
Friday 8th March - World Book Day. Children to wear a costume or bring a prop from a favourite book.
Friday 15th March - Non uniform day for Comic Relief. Please donate through parent pay if possible.