It was a great first week back! In Jigsaw, we focusing on ‘judging appearances’ and how we can make assumptions based on appearance. It was a very interesting lesson to hear some of the assumptions associated with certain stereotypes. We discussed our views about boys, girls, police officers, sporty and rich people (I laughed a lot about some of their comments).
In science, we started a new topic ‘sound’ and we started with a ‘sound walk’ around school. We heard a mixture of nature and mechanical sounds as well as one off and repetitive sounds. Next week we will move on to looking at how sounds are made and why sounds become fainter or louder.
Forest school started this week! Just in case you weren’t aware, Tuesday afternoons are when forest school take place and we please ask the children to bring in a change of clothes into school or just wellies (any shoes you don’t mind getting muddy).
In English, we used our guided reading book this week to focus on summarising the main parts of the story. Some of the children found this a little tricky as they wanted to include ALL the detail. So please any focusing on summarising at home when reading a book would be great. We discussed their thoughts regarding magic, which was very interesting to hear! The children also acted out the story as well as freeze framing during certain parts to focus on body language and facial expressions.
In maths, we have been focusing on multiplication with counting in 6’s, 7’s, and 25’s (as well as still focusing on consolidating 4’s and 8’s!). We recapped some of our learning from when you multiply by 10 and 100.
A new concept was introduced this week about the distributive law of multiplication. This is about creating and regrouping arrays for multiplication. For example, 8 x 2 could be: 3x2 + 5x2
Pictorial representations such as drawing an array a very important when to support the children with their understanding.
An unusual Friday this week but a big thank you to those who came in this afternoon. As always mathletics, timestable Rockstars and spellings are set every week.
Have a lovely weekend.