In Phonics, we have been revisiting learning from this half-term to help the children remember it all - we have covered such a lot! I have attached the phonics sheets from this half-term below in case you to look over them at home. They were sent home as a paper copy over the last few weeks, which you might still have, but they are below in case you are missing any. Reading the phonics learning at home will help build both your child's confidence and phonics knowledge. Please record any extra reading like this in their reading diary and I can award house points.
Please find below the spellings that will be tested on Friday 3rd March, which all contain the split vowel digraph 'o_e'. Practicing these at home will obviously help your child to feel more confident during the spelling test. I will send home a printed list of spellings with your child on a Friday in their home spelling book and they will be available on the class page below, as well as being set on Spelling Shed. House points will be awarded based on your child's performance (both academic and personal achievements).
Our Treasured Text this week is 'My Butterfly Bouquet' by Nicola Davies. This is a beautiful book that explores the lifecycle of a butterfly and their importance to our ecosystem.
On Thursday morning we had a Road Safety workshop where the children learnt about being safe in the car, during a car ride and when they are near cars in car parks.
Thursday was a busy day as we also had a virtual visitor from the Cornish Plastic Pollution Coalition. The children listened brilliantly and had amazing questions to ask too. We learnt so much about how marine animals can be affected by plastic pollution and how we can help them. We then enjoyed using the plastic bottle tops to make some collages. Thank you so much for helping to collect them - the Fantastic Foxes had great fun working together to complete their projects!
In English this week the Fantastic Foxes have been trying really hard to be brave writers and write independently after a discussion as a class about what we can see and how we think the characters might be feeling. Below are the images that we used to inspire our writing this week. Maybe your child could tell you all about the ideas that they came up with! Lots of the Fantastic Foxes tried to use the words 'and' and 'because' to make their writing more interesting - as well as trying to remember those all-important capital letters and full stops!
In Maths, we have been working hard on understanding addition within 20, including considering how knowing number bonds can help us with working out more difficult questions. An example is below:
4 + 5 = 9
14 + 5 = ?
Here is a game that your child might enjoy to help them improve their skills:
Also, don't forget that your child has their NumBots log in details inside their reading diary. Playing little and often can really improve basic maths skills.
I hope you all have a wonderful half-term break!