I hope you all had a wonderful Easter break. We have had a lovely first week back; the sunshine has been wonderful too, allowing lots of outdoor learning opportunities.
We have got straight into our new topic ‘Through the Keyhole…’ where the children will be looking at how homes have changed over time. We started this week by looking at the different types of homes we live in now and we learnt lots of new vocabulary to describe homes. As part of our topic we have been learning all about the famous artist Vincent Van Gogh. We have been looking at his paintings of homes. We then recreated some of these paintings using pencil crayon. These are truly fabulous. I have posted some pictures onto the class blog, please take a look if you get chance, we have certainly got some very talented artists!
This week in maths we have been focusing on recognising money and making amounts up to £1.00. The children had great coin recognition and some children had a go at solving addition involving money. Next week in maths we will be focussing upon doubling numbers.
In Literacy we have started using our ‘best’ writing books in preparation for Year2! We were fantastic at writing on the lines with fantastic cursive handwriting! Today the children wrote some super recounts about their holidays. Next week in Literacy we have a task set by Mrs Stott and in response the children will have to write a persuasive letter to Mrs Stott.
Please continue to keep reading at home with your children whenever possible; accessing Reading Eggs and Mathletics and practicing spellings and words in preparation for the Year 1 phonics screening test.
PE is on a Monday, so please ensure children have PE kits in school.
I hope you have a great weekend.
Miss Cooke

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