What we have been up to…
This week our phonics sound has been ‘ph’, so we have been reading and writing lots of words with this sound, and putting them into sentences. Some of the words, like ‘elephants’ and ‘alphabet’ were quite tricky to write, but we are getting better and better. In English, we have continued with our work on character descriptions based on our current book ‘Last Stop on Market Street’, only this week our focus hasn’t just been on CJ. We have explored all of the different characters he met on his bus journey and have come up with some super amazing adjectives to describe them. We even challenged ourselves by extending our sentences with the conjunction ‘and’ so that our sentences told us even more information about each character. In maths, we have been learning how to work out one more and one less than a number. We have done this both practically, using physical objects like cubes and counters, and pictorially. We have also practised counting backwards.
In PE this week, we played spatial awareness games, trying a range of different movements to travel around the room and following instructions to find the right colour cone. As geographers, we have explored map symbols and what they mean, we had a fun hunt finding them outside. As scientists, we have investigated similarities and differences between different animals, thinking about which animal group they fit into, whether they are a carnivore, omnivore or herbivore and what physical features they have.