27.1.17

Dear Parents

The children are starting to really enjoy the dinosaur theme. We are using dinosaur facts to practice our sentence structure and grammar. We have to know the difference between different sentences: statements, questions (does someone need to answer you?), commands (these usually start with verbs – bossy sentences) and exclamations (these have to start with ‘how’ or ‘what’ and the sentence order is swapped around). Examples: What an amazing dinosaur it is! What do dinosaurs eat? Feed the dinosaurs. I like the meat eaters best. We have also been writing our own fact sheet to compare two dinsoaurs using but to link sentences. In Maths we have been doing a lot more multiplication. We have been learning that two numbers can be commutative in a multiplication number sentence (3 x 2 and 2 x 3)The children are welcome to learn their 2, 5, and ten times tables and then the 3 times table.

Next week we will start division as sharing and will also touch on inverse in relation to addition and subtraction. We will be looking at fossils from Maidstone Museum and also make our own clay fossilized dinosaur skeletons. If you have some fossils at home we would love to have a look at them. In Literacy we will be using the suffix less (fearless powerless etc) to describe dinosaurs.

The words for next week are:
Could, should, would, again, all, mother, brother, other, plant, grass
Please practice them at home as it makes a big difference to their writing.

In phonics we have been learning the rules for plurals. Next week we will revise adverbs (ly) and use the suffix ‘less’.

Thank you for all the show and tells. The children have enjoyed sharing their dinsoaur facts, stories, songs and models with the class. We are slowly making our way through them all. 

There is a special event in the town hall this Saturday (1.30pm to 3.00 pm) called ‘Love thy Neighbour’ which is being organised by local Christians and Muslims.

Have a good weekend.

The Cedar Class Team