Wk ending 4th May 2018

This week the children have learnt our new class story 'The Little Red Hen.' We have put some actions to the story to help us remember it. The children wrote some sentences to describe the characters. I was amazed at the progress that all the children have made - nearly all children can now write at least one sentence. Many children were writing a number of sentences with a capital letter, a full stop and using some interesting describing words. 
In Maths this week we have been learning about shapes. We have been working hard on how to describe shapes and explain to each other what we know. We went on a shape hunt, spotting both 2d and 3d shapes around the school. We then put this information into a bar chart and discussed our findings. Later in the week we worked in groups to sort shapes into Venn diagrams and had to problem solve what criteria we wanted to use to sort them. 
In PE this week our Summer Games coach taught us how to throw and catch. We then played a team game to throw the balls into the hoops. We had to keep score to find the winning team. We used a range of small and large balls and tried some different throwing techniques. 
We made our own musical instruments and next week we will be using them to sing a song about the Little Red Hen. 
On May Day the children danced around our Maypole outside. They had great fun getting in a tangle!
This afternoon we had a visit from the RNLI to talk to us about beach safety. We learnt about the lifeguards, what they wear and what they do. We learnt about the flags and the dangers that are in the water. 
Finally, please find attached below our curriculum newsletter for the Summer Term.