St Piran Class Newsletter- 10th March 2017
This week we have been learning about fractions in our Maths. The children have been brilliant at splitting playdough shapes into equal halves. In our English we wrote our own versions of the gingerbread man with our own characters. The children enjoyed our Cornish carousel day with Trevithick class on Monday.
This term we will be continuing our Phase 5 in Phonics. This week we have been learning about the alternative pronunciations of ‘u’, ‘i’ and ‘ear’. Next week we will be learning ‘ar’, ‘air’, ‘or’.
Our home learning this week is linked to our fractions learning. The children either need to read the fraction and colour in the shape appropriately or to decorate half of the biscuit template provided. For extra home learning this week practise splitting shapes into equal halves or quarters. The children really loved using playdough to explore this.
- Vocabulary we have used in the classroom this week-whole, equal, half, halves, splitting, parts, and quarters.
- Cutting out shapes and cutting them in half helps children to understanding halving shapes.
We will be going on a plant hunt around our school grounds on Monday. Please could all children bring wellies or a change of footwear into school on Monday 13th March.
Dates for your Diary and Reminders
We are a nut free school. We kindly ask that children do not bring in nuts or obvious nut products as part of their snack or lunches.
Friday 17th March- St Piran to provide cakes for FOPS cake sale. (No nuts please)
Friday 31st March- Last day of the Spring term.
Tuesday 18th April- First day of the Summer term.
Friday 26th May- Inset day
Friday 26th May- Friday 2nd June- Half term
St Piran Team