St Thomas Class first week back
It’s been a lovely first week back and was wonderful to see the children returning looking happy and rested.
We started the week with a while school virtual assembly about Prince Philip where the children learned all about his life. We took time for some quiet reflection and created some wonderful portraits.
In English, the children were surprised to find that Humpty Dumpty had written to them, telling them that the popular nursery rhyme doesn’t tell them the whole truth. In the letter Humpty suggested that they read ‘After the Fall’ by Dan Santat which promises to give the true version. The children really enjoyed finding out more and so we have spent this week reading the text in depth and writing back to Humpty. We have also completed a story map to help us to remember the order of events.
In Maths, we have continued our work on subtraction and knowing our subtraction facts fluently. We have concentrated on finding the difference between two numbers. The children are embedding this knowledge to give them a firm foundation to apply this to subtraction with larger numbers.
In RE, we have started the Easter unit and we looked at the resurrection of Jesus on Easter Sunday. We thought about the feelings of the women whom found the tomb empty.
In Computing, we used the new laptops for the first time and practised using our new log ins. We have learnt how to create capital letters the @ symbol and the full stop. The usernames and passwords the children are using will go with throughout first school so it is important they are able to spell their surname.
Year 2 have continued with the RWI spelling activities and the focus for this week was words with the soft ‘c’ sound…city, electricity, ceiling, cell, cement etc. They learnt that if the letter after the ‘c’ is i, e, or y then the c usually has a soft sound.
In Science, we have started a new topic- Living things and their habitats. In this week’s lesson the children consolidated their knowledge of things that are living, things that are dead and things that have never been alive. They were very good at doing this and as a result could sort the given pictures into the correct category.
We hope you all have a lovely weekend and we will see you next week.
Mrs Millward and Mrs Pinchbeck