Please don't forget to send me your photographs for your entry to our 'Extreme Reading Competition'. I am really looking forward to seeing the unusual and exciting places that the children find to read! Please feel free to email me any photographs to the class email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
This weekend is the Big Garden Birdwatch by the RSPB which could be a lovely activity to share together. Our Science topic is Animals including Humans, so this could give the Fantastic Foxes a lovely opportunity to try and identify different birds that visit your garden (or local park) and to recognise their similarities and differences.
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 have also provided a paper copy when their reading book was changed). Reading the new phonics at home will help build both your child's confidence and phonics knowledge.
Please find below the spellings that will be tested on Friday 3rd February, which all contain the digraph 'ie' which is making the /igh/ phoneme. 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 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 has been 'The Three Billy Goats Gruff', we shared the Nick Sharratt version. Lots of the children knew the story already so were able to recall what would happen next and joined in where they could - brilliant reading skills Fantastic Foxes!
In English, we have continued our writing based around 'If Sharks Disappeared' and have had some really brilliant discussions about how our pollution can have a negative impact on the oceans and the creatures that live there. We wrote questions again this week - the Fantastic Foxes are really growing in confidence when writing question sentences. Maybe your Fantastic Fox could write some questions at home - I would love to see them!
In Maths, we have continued working on our Place Value to 20 by really thinking about how the numbers are made up - i.e. number 15 has one ten and five ones. The Fantastic Foxes had great fun using the equipment to represent different numbers. They worked carefully together to count out the correct amount - fab team work!
In Geography, we learned about the seven continents this week and have started to learn a song to help us remember the continent names and the order from largest to smallest. Maybe you could have a try at home?
We have enjoyed watching video clips and reading information to learn about the Qur’an - look at all the facts we have remembered.