This week we will be learning all about NOUNS in Literacy and ordering numbers in Maths.

In Literacy, we have been looking at adjectives and using these to describe nouns. However, nouns is something which we have not yet covered so here it goes! We will be first learning that a noun is a person, place or thing. We will be taking a closer look at proper nouns for names of people and places. We will be describing members of Yellow Class to help us practise using capital letters for proper nouns. We will also be looking at the capital of England to practise our use of capital letters when writing the names of places. At the end of the week we will be using all of our new knowledge and skills to write a persuasive letter to our class puppet convincing him to go to London!

To stretch ourselves further we will also be looking at using exclamation marks and commas in a list, as well as of course using adjectives!

In Maths our focus will be on ordering numbers. On Monday we will be using Dienes to help us identify which numbers are bigger when ordering 4 or more numbers. We will then move onto using <, > and = when comparing numbers. We will be using the story 'The Selfish Crocodile' to inspire our learning and help us to understand the < and > signs. Towards the end of the week we will be combining our new knowledge with addition. We will be adding 3 numbers and seeing who made the largest number and therefore, who made the number the crocodile would most like to eat!

In Science this week we will be looking at the basic needs of animals. We will be creating our own animal care plans for different pets.

Last week we sent home the Year 1 common exception words to practise - please continue to practise these as much as possible. We would love for as many children as possible to take part in our first spelling challenge. 

We look forward to another week in Yellow Class. 

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