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Where in the world are we?

This week we have been doing lots of fantastic learning across all subjects as we come to the end of our topic and the children have shown great enthusiasm through their first half term at school!


In English, the children have just finished reading ‘The Little Red Hen’ and have started on a new book called ‘Pumpkin Soup’ by Helen Cooper. This is a fantastic story about friendship and of course pumpkins! We will be exploring exciting adjectives, as well as, continuing to work on our letter formation, making sure our letters start and end in the correct place.


Last week in Maths, we have been using number lines to help us find one more and one less, order numbers and discuss ordinal numbers like first, second and third.  


This week we will be moving onto finding all the possible ways to partition 5, using counters, multilink, part-whole models, cuisinere and numicon. We will even learn how to find all the ways systematically to make sure we can find every option.


In Geography we are continuing to learn about the local area by creating nesting circles. A nesting circle teaches the children where their place is in the world. In Year 1 we explore where their place is in the country whilst in Year 2 they explore their place in the world.


The children have loved looking at pictures of Alnwick and Newcastle upon Tyne, recognising various physical and human features as well as famous landmarks.


In Phonics we have reviewed oo (poo at the zoo), ar (start the car), and examined tricky words: be, he, me, we and she. We have also been revising the sound ch ready for our spelling test on Thursday morning.


Please continue to read with your child at home. Sharing a book with a child is fun - it's a time for closeness, laughing and talking together. It can also give children a flying start in life and help them become lifelong readers.