We made good use of all the boxes and various bits of cardboard that came into the classroom – we’ve started building our 1665 houses!
Look at how they’re developing in these photos……
We finished constructing our houses, but lots of us did get a bit carried away with the paint! As Leila said, “We’ve painted them orange or brown under the roof!” We are now in the process of improving them so they are the traditional white and black (or brown timber) of the period, like this one built by Blessing, Dexter, Alfie and Felipe:
Watch this space for the final products, or come and see them in the classroom at Parent Drop-in.
In English, we have been looking at traditional tales. For this week’s 100 word challenge, use this image as your stimulus and leave a comment with any form of writing which this picture inspires.
This week, children have been actively using ‘Star Counting’ to learn the 4 times table. Over the weekend, they are to create a new ‘Star Counting’ sequence, to share with the class, to help learn the 6 times table.
All the children have received their Guided Reading texts this week. To help introduce their texts, we want to gather pictures of the children reading this text in strange, unusual or interesting locations.
To help build our passion for reading, everyone is to write a review about their favourite book to display in class or on the class blog. This review should include a summary of the book, the reasoning why it is their favourite book and the types of readers who would also enjoy this book.
Please remember to support your children with their home reading by both listening to them read and discussing their books with them. Please share your comments with the class teachers by recording them in their Reading Records so we can work together to help your child make the best possible progress.
Also, Mathletics has been updated to include a range of addition activities which will help your child to consolidate their learning from the unit we have just been learning about.
You may have been wondering what we were going to be doing with all those boxes?
Well, today we started assembling our very own Stuart houses…
2MA worked really well, using scissors, glue, grit and teamwork to create some pretty impressive houses.
Check back over the next few days for pictures of the finished houses!