Dear Parents / Carers,
Firstly, I hope you all had a wonderful half term break and have been enjoying the hot weather. Our topic for this term is ‘Food and Growth’.
This week in Maths the children had explored addition by adding on and subtraction as take away. The story that was used for maths involved a train conductor and passengers on different carriages. The conductor had various problems and the children had to help solve those problems.
One problem was that the train conductor wasn’t sure how many people were left on the train. First there were seven people on the train. Then two people got off. Cubes were used to represent the passengers.
Q) What shall we do to find the answer? (We need to take away two cubes).
Q) Now how many people are left on the train?
There are five people let on the train. Seven take away two is equal to five (7 – 2 = 5).
The children worked in pairs, had nine cubes representing nine passengers and a die and explored taking away from nine.
We looked at the story of ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ and the different foods the hungry caterpillar ate. We also discussed ‘What does healthy mean?’ and what foods were healthy and unhealthy that the hungry caterpillar ate.
Watch the video with your child and ask your child to name as many foods that they can remember the very hungry caterpillar ate and then to name some foods that they think are healthy or unhealthy.
This week the children revisited the ‘Phase 3 Sounds’ and ‘Phase 3 & 4 Tricky words. Please keep practising these sounds with your child so that they can become more confident knowing them.
We also introduced the trigraphs ‘ure’ and revisited ‘igh’ and ‘ear’.
‘ure’ – pure, sure, manure, mixture
‘igh’ – sight, light, night, bright
‘ear’ – hear, near, spear, ear,
Have your child choose two words from each of the sounds above and then put them into a sentence.
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Gold Class PE day is on a Monday. Please ensure that your child is wearing the appropriate clothing and footwear.