# Week 2

Hello,

We hope you’ve had a lovely week so far and hopefully it will be a dryer and warmer week next week.

As the festive season is coming up, we took the opportunity to use  The Snowman by Raymond Briggs as part of our new English unit. At the start of the week, the children had to carefully follow instructions, in order to make their own snowmen. We were very happy with the cooperation and collaborating demonstrated by the children who thoroughly enjoyed the activity.

Unfortunately, over night they melted! So in English we have decided to create an informative leaflet on how to look after your frosty friends. This week we have explored different non-fiction texts, leaflets and explanation texts to identify key features. We have also been learning about cause and effect with casual conjunctions such as ‘Do not place your snowman too close to the fire, as consequently he will melt’. We can’t wait to see the children planning next week!

In Maths, we have explored many aspects of Geometry. Started the week looking at area and understanding the difference between that and perimeter. We then moved onto lines of symmetry, where the children were able to explore different Anglo-Saxon artefacts and complete the shape using mirrors and identifying the lines of symmetry. To finish up on Geometry, we have explored lots of different angles, shapes and lines and how to plot and find coordinates.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3AOoLbA3us Here is a link to a line song that the children loved to sing along to.

We were so amazed at the quality of work that came in from the Rosa Park homework. Children have really delved deep with using their inference skills to describe  her thoughts and opinions, how she has changed the world. Next week we will discussing what happened, what this has influenced by role playing and using conscious alleys.

Just a friendly reminder, homework is sent out on Friday’s and is expected back in the following Friday. The homework that is sent out is a a vocabulary task, maths on SumDog and spellings. Children are tested on their spelling homework every Friday.

Also don’t forget Parents evenings are on Wednesday 26th November from 4-7pm and Thursday 27th November 3.45-6.15pm. We look forward to seeing you then.

Well done Kangroos and Koalas for another fantastic week of learning! Keep up the good work! Have a great weekend!

Kind regards,

Miss Jackson-Nash, Miss Honeywell and Mrs Cairns