Week 2nd - 6th March
World book Day (week)! What a super innovative and fun week!
As reading is so important, we focused a lot this week on children’s favourite stories and authors. It was amazing to see, not just some of the children dressed up, but how they could discuss about their character. The potatoes that were created, were also very imaginative so thank you for the effort. It was bed-time reading at school on Wednesday which I thoroughly enjoyed, seeing all of the children in their bed clothes engaged in story time!
Due to book week, we have focused a new story this week called ‘We’re all wonders’ which has a lot of morals behind it. The children have shared what it is that makes them a wonder, why we should be proud to be different and to always show kindness regardless of what you look like. The children created a poem using a variety of figurative language such as similes. They also wrote a letter from one of the bully’s point of view apologising to Auggue for the hurt and distress they had caused. To link the story with art, the children created a self-portrait of themselves but only half was their photographed face. The other half, they were able to create how they see themselves linked with the different feelings and moods we all experience.
In maths, we have started learning about decimal numbers, which is always challenging. The children have worked exceptionally hard to grasp the concept that decimal numbers are part of a whole amount. They have represented decimal numbers using dienes and the part - whole model.
The children are nearly at the end of their dance routine so are encouraging them to practise at home. Football this week was awesome! They showed great team work and listening skills – well done Plymouth class!