26th November, 2008.
time does fly! It’s already nearly the end of November, and the
children are counting down the weeks until Christmas! However we still
have a lot of work to do between now and then.
In maths, we have
been looking at number bonds to 10, money and directional and
positional language. We will be developing measuring skills in length,
weight and capacity and as always, continuing to develop calculating
and problem solving skills. In Literacy, we have written some fantastic
fireworks poems and are developing skills in giving and writing clear
instructions. We will then be looking at stories with predictable and
patterned language, including those from other cultures.
science we have been completing our work on materials with the children
enjoying carrying out an experiment to investigate which materials are
waterproof, trying to make sure their tests were fair. Towards
Christmas we will be finding out about electricity and making our own
‘Christmas lights’, developing a simple understanding of how
electricity works, as well as considering the relevant safety issues.
history we are using the exciting trip to Avoncroft as a basis to
develop the children’s understanding of houses in the past and what
things have changed over time. You may well get asked questions about
what things they have, that you didn’t have as children. If anyone has
any interesting house items from the past, we would love to borrow
them, to make comparisons with today.
I am delighted that some
children have now achieved their third homework reading star awards, or
are very close to doing so. Do please keep up the good work – regular
reading at home really will make a huge difference to your child’s
learning over the year.
As always, do please speak to me after school or write a note in the liaison books, if you have any queries or concerns.