English: Our key text this week was ‘The Heart in a Bottle’ by Oliver Jeffers. During our English lessons we learnt to identify what a problem is those found in familiar stories that we have read previously. We then identified the problem linked to the key text which was all about the heart that was stuck in a bottle. We developed vocabulary and adjectives linked to emotions and explored how it would feel if we were to lock up our feelings in a bottle. ‘Would it make the feeling go away?’ ‘would you never feel this feeling again?’
Maths: We have focused much of our learning around counting in 10’s and understanding that ten ones are the same as 1 group of ten. This was role played and modeled with 10p coins and 1p coins as a visual support. Can your child count in 10’s forward and backwards? Can they identify how many groups of ten are in each number…. 50 70 90? e.g. “I know that 50 has 5 group of tens because I counted in 10’s five times’.
Phonics: Oy as in toy for a boy / ir as in whirl and twirl
Art/Topic: The children have thoroughly enjoyed taking their fashion designing in skills to the next level as they explore ‘primary colours’ and ‘complimentary colours’ when designing patterns with shapes. Can you explore patterns in your environment and design a pattern using complimentary colours?
Phonics: ue as in blue and u_e and in cube
Maths: Place value how many tens and how many ones in a two digit number.
English: To write a story about the heart in the bottle and change the problem. where did your heart get stuck?
Please practice singing ‘We all live in yellow submarine’
REQUEST: As part of our end of unit project in Art, we are planning a session with Mrs Smith to design and make an item of clothing linked to 60’s fashion! We need each child to have either a plain white t-shirt or a plain white pillow case.