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Life in Ancient Greece

Another exciting week at school where the children continued their number work, learning or consolidating their knowledge of numbers. We played a number of games where the children had to recognise numbers, learn the formation of numbers and use vocabulary such as 'more than', 'less than', 'fewer' etc. Jordi very kindly brought us some conkers from his home because he knew we were waiting for the ones at Can Lletres to fall from the tree to use in our work at school! Thank you Jordi!

In English, we continued learning about the Gingerbread Man and made wanted posters to help us to catch the sly fox! Some of us were able to write sentences to describe the fox, whilst others used their speaking skills to tell me about what they had drawn.

We have been learning more sounds; so far we know: s, a, t, p, i, n, m, d, o and g

Please encourage your child to say and write the sounds at home.

If you need help pronouncing the sounds, please use the following link to help you:

On Thursday afternoon, we took a walk around our local area to find out more about it; we had been learning about transport and places in our community and were able to use some vocabulary to talk about what we saw. We stopped off at the local park and had fun playing together; some of the older children were particularly good at looking after the younger ones! We loved it so much, we have decided we will come back and do some more learning here next week! Perhaps we could hide some numbers in the sand to help us with our recognition of numbers or practise writing letters in the sand!

Some of the games we have been playing have helped us with our speaking and listening skills as well as counting. We played duck, duck, goose which helps younger children to say a word whilst touching one object (which will help them with counting) and we played 'What's the time Mr Wolf?' which helped us to count our steps (using the squares in the playground) and work on our speaking and listening skills.

As mentioned in the last blog post, please always encourage your child to hold their pencil properly and to have a good grasp when they write at home.

Some home learning has been given to help you understand your individual child's needs at this point in the year. It would be much appreciated if you could work on this together at home. Home learning will be given every few weeks and will be personalised for your child.

In Key Stage 2 and 3 we have enjoyed discovering more about life in Ancient Greece. We researched the origins of the Olympic Games and how some of the traditions of the games have endured through to the modern era. In Literacy, we developed our vocabulary by using thesauruses' to generate more powerful verbs for our retelling of the Greek legend of Icarus. In Art, we experimented with colour to create vibrant paintings depicting Icarus flying perilously close to the sun. Playing cards have been important in our Numeracy lessons as we have been using them to generate different numbers whilst looking at place value. Finally, we had an exciting first visit to the local Sports Centre where we developed our passing and shooting skills in Basketball.

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