Get Talking, Get Learning

Literacy-Have you got any letters at home? See if you can have at look at a letter that somebody has written at home. What do we need to remember to include in a letter? Can you find out what the words informal and formal mean? What would you wear to a formal party? What could you wear to an informal party? Draw a picture of your formal and informal outfits.

Phonics– Make sure you take your Phonics book home and share it with somebody every day. Challenge yourself to read and write all your speed sounds.

In Numeracy next week we are going to open our own Bearwood Post Office! Did you find out what things are sold in a Post Office? We are also going to be looking at and using money this week. Over the weekend, see if you can find any receipts. What do they look like? What information do they give us? Can you use coins to make the amounts on the receipt?

Next week in ‘The View From My Window’ we will be publishing our Bearwood leaflets. Decide what you need to do to publish your leaflet. Is there any extra research you can do at home to improve your leaflet? We will also be going on a walk around Bearwood to take some photographs for our leaflets. Think about photographs you would like to include. Where will we need to go to get this photo?

Library Visit

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On Thursday we visited the library to find books by our favourite authors.  We are planning to write to our favourite authors and see what responses we get.

Get Talking, Get Learing

Literacy– You have now chosen your author! Now you need to find out as much as you can about them. Remember, in your letter you will want to ask lots of interesting questions for them to reply to. Can you be a curious learner and find out lots more about them. See how many of their books you can find and read!

Phonics– Make your own little library at home. Can you share a phonics book every day with somebody in your family? Challenge yourself to read and write all your red and green words.

Over the holidays make sure you read every day and record your reading in your blue journal.

Numeracy – Do you remember when we turned our classrooms into a Totally Top Toy Shop? After the holidays we will be turning it into a Post Office. What happens at a Post Office? What does a Post Office look like? What Mathematics is used in a Post Office? Find out as much as you can and make a fantastic poster, leaflet or booklet of all your ideas.

Over the holidays we challenge you to: use Mathletics, follow a recipe to cook something, use a measuring jug, find out the area and perimeter of three objects in your house and become a teacher and show somebody in your family how Year Three + , – , x and ÷ . Finally, use real money to pay for items and work out the change!

Our new topic will be ‘The View From Our Window’. What does the view from your window look like?

If you could change the view, what would it look like? What do you think the view looked like in the past?

What is a Thunk?

A THUNK is a thought-provoking question, and one that has no right or wrong answer.

Every week  (or thereabouts) a new Thunk will appear.

Everyone is invited to contribute thoughts and opinions  by leaving a comment.