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Week 8 - 19th October 2020

We have made it to half term and I think we are all ready for a well deserved rest! 

This week in maths we have been learning to talk about amounts represented on cards, dominoes and dice and learning to 'see' the number without counting (subitising).  We have had a lot of fun with this playing 'snap', dominoes and lots of dice games.  Using tens frames we have been representing amounts in different ways on the grids. 

In English we have written some simple cooking instructions for the Gruffalo!  Later in the week the children really enjoyed our work around 'Black History' when we focussed on the famous footballer 'Marcus Rashford' and everything he has been fighting for recently for children.  I have never had so many children keen to do their writing!

We are wanting to do a dance after half term based around the song 'The Circle of Life' - so this week we were looking for movement ideas together from the film and listening to the amazing sound track.  If we do it well we may be entering for a dance competition. 

 

After half term we will be practising counting varied representations of numbers and matching values to models and numerals.  In English we will be beginning to convey information and ideas in simple non-narrative forms and making our ideas clear to the reader by punctuating sentences correctly.  

 

If the weather improves we will be setting our houses on fire linked to our topic 'The Great Fire of London'.

 

We hope you all have a lovely restful break and we wish everyone well.  We look forward to seeing you back again safely early in November for the new half term. 

 

Best wishes from

Mrs Scanzi and Mrs Warren

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