We have had a lovely couple of weeks in Elephant class!
We had a busy week last week firstly celebrating World Book day and then going on our school trip last Friday.
The children all looked fantastic in their costumes last Thursday. We had a whole school story writing focus and the children wrote some brilliant stories inspired by the book 'The mysteries of Harris Burdick'.
Our trip last Friday took us to Braintree museum where we looked in more depth at the work of John Ray. The children were impeccably behaved and enjoyed three workshops related to John Ray's work on plants and animals.
Over the past couple of weeks in maths we have been learning about fractions and we are pleased at how the children have grasped the basic concept of 1/2, 1/4, 3/4, 1/3. As a challenge activity the children also looked at 1/8. They learnt how to work out fractions of shape and number .
This week in maths we have been looking at using number lines to help with addition and subtraction. Making jumps along the number line in 100's and 10's and units.
Our literacy focus was using conjunctions (joining words) when, that, if, because, and, or , but. We read the story of 'Jack and the beanstalk' and then rewrote it in our own words using conjunctions and interesting language. The stories were amazing!
We have also done some beautiful artwork, sketching and either painting or using pastels to create pictures of flowers.
The maths homework this week is linked to what we have been learning in class and the reading skills is about St Patricks day which is next week. Some of the words in the reading skills homework may be a little tricky so please free to assist the children with this. Encourage them to look for the answers to the questions in the text and underline key words.
We look forward to seeing many of you at parents evening in a couple of weeks. If you have not yet made an appointment and wish to do so then please speak to one of us at the door and we can arrange a time.
Hope you all enjoy the weekend!
See you next week. Miss Heay and Mrs Ward