This week we have been learning the phonemes xt,dr,tr and gr. There is a game called 'Phonics Bloom' which you may find helpful with lots of games to practise . Phase 4 contains the phonemes we are learning this week but phase 3 contains a lot of the vowel combinations which the children find tricky (particularly ear, ow , ar , oi oa and air).
We are looking forward to another Friday of Non uniform for Red Nose Day and will be learning about the wonderful work done by the charity.
In literacy we are making our own Non-Fiction information books about transport. We are using contents pages and including interesting facts, diagrams and photos.
In maths we are continuing to reinforce the idea of sharing practically and starting to use the symbol in calculations .Some children are already using their understanding of multiplication to work out sharing and connecting the two ideas . We have also found that knowing our halves has helped us know how to share between two. We continue to use the 'Sharing' game on Topmarks but there is also 'Snappy Maths' Division by Sharing but this has the calculations , so is a little more tricky!
In a few weeks we will be having our Design & Technology week where we will be making our own wheeled vehicles so please hang on to any boxes you think might come in useful!