Just a reminder about the Read for Good Readathon. Money raised will go to local children's hospitals to provide books and storytellers for local children who are ill in hospital. Please visit www.readforgood.org. for more information and also please find the letter sent previously by Mrs Miller below.
In Phonics, we have continued learning new aspects of Phase 5 (alternative ways to spell sounds that the children are already familiar with). Please find below a document showing some of the words we have been reading in class together (I will also provide a paper copy when their reading book is changed). Reading the new phonics 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 24th March, which contain the digraphs 'ue' and 'ew'. 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 Ravi's Roar by Tom Percival. This book looks at dealing with emotions and learning to express and understand your feelings.
In Maths, we have been learning about length and height, using vocabulary such as short, small, bigger, biggest and tallest. We also started to learn about measuring mass and discussed heaviest and lightest. The Fantastic Foxes are doing so well using this vocabulary correctly - well done!
As it is British Science Week we did a prediction lesson as part of our Everyday Materials unit. It was great fun exploring the school looking for different materials. We were surprised by our findings - the Fantastic Foxes realised that predictions might not always be correct, and that is ok as it helps us to learn!