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So...what a week! The teachers spent the inset day setting up your new classrooms ready to see your smiling faces on Tuesday and then we had the news! This half term would be spent back on our iPads, tablets and laptops and teaching would be virtual once more. So instead, you have seen my smiling face on the screen and I have seen lots of yours in return. We started this week with reading, maths and English activities and you have tried your best at each and every one.
In our reading time, we have had a class story each day and have finished the end of our class story 'Oliver and the Seawigs' and what an ending it was! This week will bring a new class story...I wonder what it will be. You have worked on dictionary skills (and maybe some "ask Google"s) and have found out the meaning of new words, you have learnt a bit about the Romans and answered questions on what you have read. We have even had daily stories from some of you and Megan shared hers this week with us on Friday. What a treat. Well done Megan, you are a great storyteller.
Your lockdown maths lessons have included a starter task to recap calculations like addition, subtraction, fractions, multiplication and division and your maths lessons have focused on fluency recapping adding 1s and then 10s to three digit numbers. We finished the week with some place value work, mainly 100 more and less and 10 more and less. I have been really impressed with how hard you have been working and how well you have taken to home learning again. You have been sending me voice notes or little videos to tell me if you need more help on a question and this shows me how well you want to do in your learning.
In English, you have told me all about your Christmas day and you have completed an acrostic poem. You also learnt a little about the Romans for when we come back to school and we can learn about them properly again, all together as a class. You recorded new facts and asked questions using the correct punctuation. I have made a note of the questions and we will have them up in the classroom to answer as soon as we are all back together. You finished the week with a toy review of your favourite toy, these were really impressive and also really made me want to try some of these toys out!
Next week, we are ready to include some other curriculum areas including science, history and music! I'm sure you will enjoy them and learn lots too.
As always, I am only on the other end of an email or seesaw so send me a message if you need anything.
Well done on completing your first week of home learning. We can do this together, keep up the amazing work!