Friday, 26 February 2016

W/C 22nd February

This week in literacy we have started a new unit on poetry, we are focusing on limericks. On Monday we looked at lots of different limericks. We identified the key features of a limerick. We now know that a limerick is 5 lines long, has a rhyme of AABBA (so lines 1,2 and 5 rhyme and lines 3 and 4 rhyme) In lines 1,2 and 5 there are 8 or 9 syllables and in lines 3 and 4 there are 5 or 6 syllables. We have also learnt that a limerick is funny! Next week we will be writing our own limericks.

We then looked closer at what syllables are. We clapped our names and clapped lots of animals names as well. Perhaps your child could show you how many syllables are in their names?

This week in maths we have carried on with statistics, looking closer at tally charts, bar graphs and pictograms. We took the information collected in a tally chart and created bar graphs. Later in the week we looked at pictograms. We learnt that a picture doesn’t always represent 1, sometimes a whole picture can represent 2 and half a picture represents 1. We had to answer lots of questions about pictograms, Mrs Cryan was very impressed.

 We ended the week improving our doubling and halving skills, perhaps at home you could continue to practice doubling and halving to 20.

This week in topic we looked at ‘Starry Night’ by Van Gogh. We discussed how the painting made us feel before creating our own. We are very pleased with the results!

A massive well done to everyone who read lots over the half term holiday. Phoebe, Carley-Mae, Daisy and Lucy now have their certificates. An extra special well done to Olivia and Liliana who have both got over 170 stamps and therefore will be going to the RED TED tea party!

Maths Monkey

Molly and Monty have had a restful half term and have gone home this week with Vittoria and Olivia  to learn lots of real world maths! We cannot wait to hear about their maths adventure. 

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