In Literacy, we have been learning about the features of Non-Chronological Reports. The children have been preparing a report on ‘Africa’. The children will be producing their final draft this week including key features such as headings, sub-headings, labelled diagrams, pictures with captions and ensuring the writing is factual and clearly organised.

In Maths, we have been working hard on our subtraction skills. Using Numicon, base ten and jottings we solved a range of calculations, including some that required exchanging of tens and ones. The children learnt that if there were not enough ones to take away, we should exchange (swap) 1 ten for 10 ones in order to complete the calculation. We also started to explore the inverse link between addition and subtraction too.

Our current science topic is ‘Animals including Humans’. We discussed the basic needs of all animals to survive and then moved on to thinking about how we care for our bodies. We have looked at diet, exercise, rest and hygiene.

Home Learning –

When reading any story book at home look out for the speech verbs. Try to adapt your tone based on the verb used.

E.g. ‘shouted’ use a louder voice or
‘cried’ use a sad voice. Web Links –

Learn if to add ‘s’ or ‘es’ to different words to make them plural.

While playing this game, split a page in your home learning book in half and write the words you find that end in ‘s’ on one side and the words that end in ‘es’.

E.g. Beaches – toys

Challenge – Write down a spelling rule for when to add ‘s’ or ‘es’ to a root word.