The term so far

The term so far

Well, we are already 2 weeks into this term, and have less than 3 to go! This term is flying by (much like Charlie’s superhero underpants in the story that we are learning in literacy!)!

So far this term we have learnt ‘Charlie’s Superhero Underpants’ and had a good look at features within the story, such as the use of exclamation marks and speech marks, and we know the importance now of remembering capital letters for names and places! This week we are writing the story ourselves, remembering all of those special features, but also putting our own twist on the story, changing small details, characters and events within it.

In maths this term we are re-capping a lot of things we have focused on earlier in the year, such as time and 2D and 3D shapes. This week we will be spending a bit more time on addition, subtraction, number bonds and their related subtraction facts.

We started this term’s science with a focus on Spring, which we will return to again at the end of the term, to observe the changes that may have taken place in just 5 short weeks. In the meantime we are testing materials, to see which are the most appropriate for certain jobs.

Our focus in RE this term continues to be Christianity and stories that Jesus told, as well as the importance of the church and Christian symbols.

In computing we are working in groups to make our very own audiobook of Charlie’s Superhero Underpants. We have been practising telling the story with lots of expression and will soon be adding sound effects!

In history we are thinking about technology and how it has changed and developed over time. Who would have realised that computers and smartphones haven’t always existed!? We are also thinking about how these new technologies have helped us communicate with others.

In addition, this week we have the playground sale on Wednesday afternoon, to raise money for the victims of the Nepal earthquake. Please do come along and show your support. Year 1 will be in charge of the setting up the jewellery stall. Thursday, of course, is the general election, and just like many of you, the children will be voting. However, the children of Sandgate Primary School will be voting for a particular class within the school, based on their manifestos. We have been enjoying some party political broadcasts in the hall at lunchtimes. And finally, on Friday we will be celebrating the 70th anniversary of VE Day, with a day of dressing up and listening to stories about VE Day. It is set to be another busy, fun-packed week. 🙂

 

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