We’ve had a very busy first week back! The children have been working so hard and I’m really proud of them.
The week started with the children writing thank you letters to Santa and they loved sharing their favourite Christmas gifts with the class. They are also really interested in our new Pirate topic, after discovering a message in a bottle from a Pirate called Pete, who has forgotten how to be a Pirate and needs the children’s help!
After a Cold Task to set targets for this half term, the children started their ‘Writing to Entertain’ unit. They have been using their Active Reading skills this week (wondering, predicting and asking questions; drawing what is in their head when reading). They are currently enjoying reading and learning the story of Kassim & the Greedy Pirate. On Thursday they made puppets and a ‘Dirty Dog’ pirate ship. They have been retelling the story with their puppets.
In Maths we have been consolidating our subtraction skills using manipulatives or pictures and comparing number sentences. Part whole pictures and number lines have also helped us!
Ruben and Harry both visited Mrs Alford’s Hall of Fame this week because of continued hard work, positive attitude and for both encouraging other children in the class. I am blown away by both boys and very proud of them! Keep it up!