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Hazel and Willow Weekly Update – Friday 1st December 2023
Dates for your diary
Thursday 14th December – Christmas dinner
Friday 15th December – Class parties (more information to follow soon)
English: This week, we started reading the story ‘House Held Up By Trees’. The children completed a range of writing tasks based around the story including: writing questions about the house, writing an advertisement for it using different sentence types, writing in role as a character with noun phrases and using conjunctions to show time.
Maths: In maths, the children have continued their shape learning. They learnt about vertical lines of symmetry and how to draw them to complete shapes. After this they looked at different ways of sorting 2D shapes before learning how to count the edges and faces of 3D shapes.
Topic: This week, the children learnt how to identify human and physical features of the UK. In Science, the children used their knowledge of how to bend, stretch, twist and squash objects to manipulate playdough to create a bird and explained how they created it. In art, the children are building up to making a large scale replica of Handa’s basket from the story ‘Handa’s surprise. This week, they completed observations drawings of a fruit and painted it and mixed brown to paint strips of paper for the basket. We will share a picture of it when it is finished.
The Big Ambition – The Children’s Commissioner for England has launched a National campaign called ‘The Big Ambition’. This is a survey for children which has been set up to collect the views of children and young people between the ages of 6 and 18. We are sending home the survey for you to complete with your child if you would like to because they will need support with reading and answering the questions and would benefit from 1:1 support with this. If you would like to complete the survey, you can find out more information and complete it here: www.childrenscommissioner.gov.uk/thebigambition You have until Friday 15th December to complete the survey. Thank you for your support with this.
Maths – Please complete three 3 minute sessions of Numbots https://play.numbots.com/#/account/school-login-type
Reading – Please read five times a week at home. Reading completed in school does not count towards the five times.
Little Birds Spelling (children on RWI) – This week, using the link https://ictgames.com/littleBirdSpelling/ select the purple house (10th from the left) to practise spelling the words: eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen, fifteen, sixteen, seventeen, eighteen, nineteen. Please record in your child’s purple homework book once they have completed their homework. Alternatively, you may like to get them to practise spelling the words into their purple homework book.
Spelling Shed (Mr Seldon’s spelling group) –the children will be learning how to spell challenge words i.e. common exception words. Your child has been set an assignment of 5 games to play to support their spelling of these words https://play.edshed.com/en-gb/login
Thank you and have a great weekend.
Mr Seldon and Miss Smith