# Spring 2: Week 2

Friday 03 March 2023

For World Book Day 2023, we enjoyed reading with the Year 3 children and doing some drama. The children were put into small groups and given a traditional tale book. They amazed us with their team work and acting skills!
We were also lucky to have some of our parents and grandparents join us for a stay and read session this morning- thank you to those who could make it.

Literacy
We continued our transport topic by reading The Hundred Decker Rocket by Mike Smith. We designed our own deck and wrote a sentence about our design. We also watched a video of first moon landing and looked at some rockets from the past. Ask your child if they can remember the names of:

• The first person in space.
• The first dog in space.
• The first man to land on the moon.
Maths
This week, we continued to engage with activities that focussed on the purpose of counting – to find out ‘how many’ objects there are. We revisited the concept of cardinality – the idea that the last number in the count tells us how many things there are altogether.  We also looked at the staircase pattern. This pattern has helped us develop a clear understanding that each number has a value of 1 more than the previous number, and 1 less than the following number. We used the below image of the Numberblocks, alongside the our fingers, to represent ‘5 and a bit’ quantities, which will help to embed this key understanding.

On Monday, the children enjoyed their music session with Miss Gaunt. They listened carefully to a song called Golden and responded with rhythm, gesture and emotion. Click here to watch them sing the song.

Poetry Picnic
This week’s poem has gone down with a BAM! Click here to POP away with us.

RE
This half-term, we’re learning about different religious and cultural celebrations. Last week, we learnt about a carnival that happens in places like Brazil and other South American countries.
This morning, we learnt about a Hindu festival called the Holi Festival. After watching a video about how Hindus celebrate this festival, we had to have a go at getting (a bit) messy ourselves! Click here to watch some snapshots.

Take a look at some of this week’s chilli challenges:

Reminders

• Learning Journey Drop Ins –
We’ve had to slightly change the dates/times for some of these. Here are the new dates/times:
Monday 27th March – 3.15pm – 3.45pm
Tuesday 28th March – 9.00am – 9.30am & 3.15pm – 3.45pm
Thursday 30th March – 9.00am – 9.30am