This week in Duck class we have been looking closely at the minibeasts we have identified over the last few weeks and started to classify them into groups. We grouped the bugs into 'insects and not-insects'. We looked at how many legs the bugs had or how many wings.We learn that lots of different bugs have lots of different features! 

Our favourite minibeast was the ladybird. We wrote about the different parts of a ladybirds such as how many wings and legs they have and their colour.

We are now starting to use consistent finger spaces in our writing and we are becoming much more independent when writing and know to use our sound mats for support. 

Some children are understanding the use of a full stop and are starting to use these independently. 

In phonics we are preparing for our phonics assessments next week. We have been working super hard on reading those phase 3 sounds within simple and longer words. The children are becoming more confident and consistent with phase 3 and some children are reading fluently which is amazing! 

Continue to practise your sounds at home.

In maths we have continued subtraction. The children were brilliant at using the tens frame last week, so this week we have moved on to pictorial subtraction sentences. The children have read the number sentence, crossed out the amount needed and then wrote the full number sentence in their books. 

Well done for your brilliant learning in Maths! 

In PE this week we have took part in a range of team games which incorporate all of the fundamental movements and skills we have been learning over the last few terms. The children are currently taking part in teams and beginning to understand the meaning of 'competitive'. The are experiencing winning and not winning. It is important the children can accept that we can not always win and still be a good team player by cheering our selfs and our team mates on.

I hope you all have a lovely weekend and I will see you next week.

Miss Mayer