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9th September 2016


This week the children have been learning all about lists, labels and captions. They have created vertical lists for toys they would like in the classroom and wrote informative captions for their holiday photos. As well as this, they compared the differences between labels and captions and the purpose for each.


In Maths the children reinforced their understanding of one more and one less. The children were introduced to number bonds or families (two numbers that make the same total). The children also learnt that addition number sentences can be carried out in any order.

Project Work

This week, the children started their new project, ‘The Magic Toymaker’. The children were excited to learn that the Magic Toymaker had visited the school and set them an exciting challenge to build their own toy out of junk modelling. Next week the children will share their ideas about what they know about toys.


This week, the children started learning how to express thanks and use appropriate body gestures in a social setting. Additionally, students practised writing basic strokes. The online link was introduced last week, to help children revise. Flashcards handed out in class are also meant to be for self-study and revision at home.


The children continued mouse practise this week and focussed on using the scroll wheel and picking up the mouse to reposition it if we get too near the edge of the desk. The following websites have many game-based learning environments to help move and control the mouse. 



Physical Education

In P.E lessons this week, the children continued to send and retrieve a ball in a variety of different ways as they work both independently and with a partner. In swimming, students continued to be assessed and split into groups as they swim both on their front and back with and without a swimming aid.


In Music this week the children have been exploring the keyboard. Playing tuned percussion instruments like the glockenspiel or xylophone. Using the music alphabet as a form of notation, the children played simple and familiar melodies and rhymes.


The children have started their spellings and handwriting this week. These can be found in their spelling journals. Children can practise these on the same page as the spellings provided or presented as per the suggestions inside the front cover. Spelling journals should be returned to school the following Wednesday.


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