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Wooden Hill Primary and Nursery School

Wooden Hill Primary and Nursery School

English and Maths

In Maths...

The children have continued to compare two numbers. This week they have begun using the symbols < > = in their number sentences. The children were challenged to explain why given number sentences were correct/incorrect and how they knew this. 

In English...

The children have been learning the story ‘Lost and Found’ written by Oliver Jeffers. They began the week by discussing what they would pack for a journey across the sea. Some of their ideas were fluffy hats, thick gloves, healthy snacks and a bright torch. The children created a ‘Found’ poster for the penguin and used adjectives to describe the penguin’s appearance. At the end of the week they sequenced the story and then moved on to creating their own story map in preparation for re telling the story!

In phonics this week the children learnt the ‘air’ and ‘ir’ digraph as in fair and bird.

In Maths this week... 

The children have been continuing with their understanding of place value. The children began the week by matching numbers together to show one to one correspondence. They then moved on to comparing two numbers by using the phrases ‘more than, less than and equal to’. The children built towers out of multi link cubes to help them visualise the numbers and then wrote a sentence to compare them.

 

 

In English this week...

The children have continued to read the story ‘Peace at Last’. At the beginning of the week they thought about where they would go to find a peaceful nights’ sleep. They then designed and labelled these rooms. The children thought about the sounds that might keep them awake in each room and added these labels to their plans. At the end of the week the children turned their ideas into sentences, writing in the style of ‘Jill Murphy’. 

In phonics this week the children have learnt the digraphs ‘ar’ as in mark and ‘or’ as in sort.

In English this week...  

This week we have been focusing on the book ‘Peace at Last’ by Jill Murphy. We have learnt to retell the story using actions and we have sequenced the key parts by ordering the beginning, middle and end. We have written labels for pictures of the different rooms in the house, listed the noises that kept Mr. Bear awake at night and have written captions to go with images from the book. 

In Phonics we have learnt the sounds ‘oo’ (look at a book) and ‘oo’ (poo at the zoo). We have been using our new sounds when reading and writing words such as ‘took’ ‘cook’ ‘food’ and ‘spoon’.

In Maths this week... 

In Maths we have been finding one more and one less than numbers to 10. We have been using practical equipment to make a number and then show one more and one less. We have been continuing to building on our counting skills, both forwards and backwards and also focusing on forming our numbers correctly.

In English this week we have been reading the book “The Rainbow Fish” by Marcus Pfister.

We have been using adjectives to describe pictures from the book and using these to write descriptive sentences. We have been working hard to remember capital letters, full stops and finger spaces in our writing. In Phonics we have learnt the sounds ‘igh’ (fly high) and ‘ow’ (blow the snow). We have been using our new sounds when reading and writing words such as might, light, flow and show. 

In Maths this week...

we have been counting forwards and backwards within 10. We have been representing numbers using a variety of objects including counters, cubes, counting bears and Numicon. We have been ordering numbers to 10 by creating our own number lines and completing sequences with missing numbers.

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In English this week we have been reading the book "Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Eric Carle. We have practised writing simple sentences about animals and children, including verbs (doing words) and adjectives (describing words). In Phonics we have learnt the "ay" and "nk" sounds including words like stink, wink, play and spray.

In maths this week we have practised sorting and counting. We have sorted different objects by colour, size and item. We have represented numbers and objects with shapes and drawings. We have counted objects accurately using tens frames and represented these in different ways.