This week we have been consolidating our previous learning in Phonics. As part of this, tricky words are an important aspect, so please find below a photograph of our tricky word display.
After the half-term break, we will be having a weekly spelling test which will be on a Friday. Please find below the spellings that will be tested on Friday 4th November, which all contain the digraph 'oo'. Practising 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 and they will be available on the class page, as well as being set on Spelling Shed.
If your child practises them by hand and wants to show off their handwriting in school I will give them a house point. House points will also be given for children who play the spellings set on Spelling Shed.
In English, we have finished coming up with ideas for our class version of a Bonfire Night poem and will soon we writing our own versions. We used our senses to help us come up with each line of the poem. To understand why we celebrate Bonfire Night, we have been learning the words to the famous rhyme: remember, remember the 5th of November.
In Maths, we have been building on our understanding of Part Whole models by using them to help us writing addition number sentences. We have been finding this a little tricky to understand and have been doing extra practise to help us appreciate where the parts and whole numbers need to go in a number sentence. The below link will help you to understand this concept and perhaps you could use it to give your Fantastic Fox some extra questions at home. Please send in any photographs to my email at email@example.com or your child can bring it into school if they have written it down. As always house points are on offer!
In Art, we looked at the style of Emma Bridgewater and watched a video showing us how their products are made and painted. Mrs Maynard even told us how she used to help testing their products in a laboratory in her previous job! We then had a go at making our own clay pinch pot, which we will paint once it has air dried - probably after the half-term break. They will be painted in the polka dot style of Emma Bridgewater. It was so much fun getting our hands messy! The below website has the short video on which we watched together:
We have also done some autumn inspired art this week, in the style of British artist Andy Goldsworthy. Unfortunately due to the weather, we had to complete this indoors but we still had a lot of fun discussing the autumn natural items such as pinecones and conkers and using them to make a picture.
Look at the wonderful pumpkins that were brought in this week! It was amazing to see the creativity that went into each one!