The 'Awesome Author' we have been studying this term is Roald Dahl and the next book we will be exploring is 'James and the Giant Peach'. We will be listening to sections of the audiobook, watching clips from the film and acting out parts of the story to help us understand the structure of the story, discuss different characters and to order events chronologically. We will be focusing on writing for a different purpose this week; we will be writing diary entries. In particular, we will be focusing on proof reading our diary entries for errors and inviting others to read our work in order to assess it against a given criteria. We have very much enjoyed studying the BFG and Fantastic Mr Fox and we are sure that James and the Giant Peach will be just as popular!
In maths we are going to be revising subtraction. We will be using Numicon, pictorial drawings and Dienes (rods and ones) to help support out understanding of 'borrowing from the tens'. We will be subtracting ten from a number, subtracting a 2-digit number from a 2-digit number not crossing the tens boundary (58-21=) and then we will move onto borrowing. Some of us are also going to use the inverse to check our answers. We are very excited to get hands on with the mathematical equipment!
In RE we have been learning about Hinduism. Following on from last week's lesson on Holi Festival, we will be learning about the story of Rama and Sita and re-writing the story.
In Design Technology we will be using our design sheets from last lesson to create decorative detail from coloured card, paper, tissue, feathers and buttons to decorate our hand puppets.
We are looking forward to an exciting week ahead in Yellow Class and we look forward to seeing you at Parents Evening. On the evening we will be providing information about how to support your child with their personal targets and how to prepare them for SATs. We will also be giving out a mathematical pack to demonstrate how we teach certain areas of mathematics so that the same methods can be used at home to ensure continuity.
Miss Spence and Miss Rogers