Orange Class News 29th Jan 2016

Date: 7th Feb 2016 @ 7:38pm

This week we have continued our work on nocturnal animals.  We are using the information the children have gathered to plan non-fiction books about owls, foxes, hedgehogs and badgers.  We will be including a contents page, glossary and covers that will have a title, author and blurb.  I am hopeful that we will be able to publish our books in the school library for everyone to share!

In maths we have been exploring 3-D shapes – identifying them, finding out about their properties, comparing , sorting them by similarities and differences and choosing suitable shaped containers for objects.  Thank you for all of your donations again.  It is so useful for the children to be able to explore 3-D shapes in the context of real objects.

 

The children have thoroughly enjoyed continuing to explore old money and they can identify King George VI on coins with great delight – “he was our Queen’s dad”!  I must confess to being unsure whether to laugh or cry on being congratulated by one of the children on keeping a very large 1797 coin “safe and not spending it for all that time!”

And as if that was not enough, we have been very fortunate to receive some beautiful New Year greetings from children at a school in Japan.  We have been busy making and writing some origami boat cards to send back to them (pea-green boats of course!!!)

Home Learning

Over the next couple of weeks I would like the children to develop their own nonsense rhymes, based upon the Owl and the Pussycat.

The Owl and the Pussycat went to sea,

In a beautiful pea-green boat.

They took some honey and plenty of money,

Wrapped up in a five-pound note.

Can you think of some changes to the poem to create your own?  For example:

The Dog and the Hamster went to Crewe,

In a bright blue racing car.

They took some fruit and plenty of juice,

Wrapped up in a chocolate bar.

Don’t worry about making it rhyme  – we will be working on that in class.  Can your child think of substitute places / objects for the words in bold in the original poem?  It is a nonsense poem but should still (sort of) make sense.

Have a lovely weekend and we look forward to seeing you on Monday.  As always, should you have any questions or concerns, please put a note in the reading diary, catch us at the end of the day, telephone the office or e-mail me directly.

Mrs. Adams & Mrs. Degg

jadams@peartreeprimary.co.uk

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