Our Writer of the Week surprised everyone this week with his writing. He not only wrote one sentence but he wrote a whole book! He decided he wanted to make a book and about one of his favourite things- CARS! There were pages about petrol cars, diesel cars and even electric cars. He did a great job of sounding out to spell his words and use the phoneme strip to find the letters he didn’t know. Well done!
Our Mathematician of the Week always does everything with a smile on her face. She did a wonderful job this week helping everyone solve problems with numbers. She worked hard to workout which numbers added together made ten.
Miss Deakin awarded this weeks Mathematician of the Week and Writer of the Week as Miss Parker spent a lot of time out of class. She was particularly impressed with these two children who showed independent learning skills in their Maths and Writing.
Our Mathematician of the Week did some amazing estimating when trying to count the jellybeans in the jar. Its hard to make a sensible estimate rather than a silly guess when there are lots of small objects but our Mathematician was able to do it.
You’re right it’s not been that long since our Writer of the Week last won this award. He has continued his hard work and kept on building his confidence into a second week and Miss Deakin noticed his hard work. What a fabulous job!
We have been LOVING the World Cup in Onyx Class since it started. There are lots of children who are interested in football and they are embracing the opportunity to learn key skills through the topic of football.
We watched some of the highlights and talked about the scores in our Maths learning. We added to our classroom provision and played our own football matches of finger football. We loved when Miss Parker brought some football magazines and were motivated to read and find out about our favourite players.
In our literacy we thought about stories which were about football and wrote some of our own.
We wrote stories altogether and we wrote our own stories in our books.
Photos of stories to follow.
We’ll continue to keep watching the football I’m sure. We’re all keeping our fingers crossed England continue to do well
What have we been learning?
- To add scores together to find out how many were scored altogether.
- To recognise the numbers on players shirts.
- To use our fingers with control to ‘kick’ the football.
- To make up stories which include our favourite footballers.
- To write our own stories.
- To talk about our favourite footballers.
How can you continue the learning?
- When looking at football scores, work out how many goals were scored altogether. Can you write the number sentences?
- Make up your own stories using a beginning and middle and end. It doesn’t need to be about football.
Our Mathematician of the Week received his award for always trying his best in Maths. He loves numbers and is always ready to do different calculations. Now he is starting to use the calculations he knows to solve problems. He is showing us he is getting ready for Y1 Maths.
Our Writer of the Week was determined to win this award this week. He worked so hard writing stories about volcanoes all by himself. They had a beginning, a middle and an end just like the ones we’d been writing as a whole class (see Volcano post) He is becoming much more confident in his writing skills and we’re all very proud to see how much he has progressed.
A big well done to both boys 🙂
Its hard to believe we’ve into our last half term of the year and the children will soon be going to Y1. It doesn’t seem two minutes since September when we were all just settling in. However, when you look at the children’s learning and realise the progress they have made it is easy to see they are ready for the next step in school.
Our Writer of the Week has really been applying himself to writing recently. He is able to concentrate for longer and consequently write the sentences we are learning in Phase 4 Phonics. I’m sure you can read his sentence here and see where he has written longer words such as camp and tent independently.
Our Mathematician of the Week surprised all the teachers this week in the Maths sessions. He usually stays quiet but this week could tell us all about the coins and was not only able to count the 1p coins but could count the 2p coins and a mixture of both coins as well. This is a hard skill to master but he really showed his confidence and competence with it.
Well done to both boys 🙂
Although our last week at school before the holidays was only 4 days that didn’t mean it was any less busy. The children were working just as hard as they always do.
Our Writer of the Week this week was chosen for his work in his Writing Journal. He was able to draw a picture and label it using the sounds he heard. Everyone was really impressed when he wrote ms for the monster he’d drawn.
Our Mathematician of the Week stood out because of the calculations he did in Garnet classroom. When he thought no one was looking he wrote down all of the doubles we had been learning on a whiteboard. He knew them all and was able to record them in number sentences.
What a fabulous job by both boys. It is great to see them applying the skills they have learnt in whole class teaching into their own learning in class.
We’ve got another pair of well deserved awards this week.
Our Writer of the the Week was nominated by Miss Deakin for his writing outside. She was particularly impressed with his perseverance and determination to write even when it got tricky.
Our Mathematician of the Week has really been challenging himself following our work on doubles. He wanted to know what double 18 was. After a reminder that the Numicon might help off he went and before we knew it he’d solved the problem. He was even able to record his thinking as a number sentence: 18 + 18 = 36 🙂
Well done boys!