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Acorn Class 29th January- 2nd February 2024

Next week, we are learning....

Literacy– Next week, we will be focusing on the story of ‘We’re Going on a Lion Hunt’ by David Axtell. We will be learning how to retell the story using Talk for Writing actions, make our own story maps based on the story and then having a go at innovating this story to make our own.

Maths– Next week, we will be continuing focusing on numbers 6,7 and 8. We will be looking at matching pairs and focusing on finding doubles of numbers up to 8.

Phonics– This week, we will continue Phase 3 mastery of the Unlocking Letters and Sounds programme. We will be revisiting ch sh, th and ng and common exception words ‘he’ and ‘she’.

 

Topic/UTW– Our theme this week will be learning about countries with a hot climate with a focus on Africa. We will learn about what it is like in the African Savannah and learn about the animals that live there.

This week, we have been learning....

Maths

In Maths, we have been focusing on the numbers 6,7 and 8. We have been learning about how these numbers can be represented in different ways and talking about the composition of these. We used the ten frames to show how to make each number, looking at the smaller numbers we can that make up these numbers. 

Literacy

Over the last few weeks, we have been focusing on the story ‘Poles Apart’. We have been enjoying learning about the journey a family of penguins called the Pilchard-Browns make across the world and mapped it out on our world map. They left a penguin egg behind when they passed through England and had asked us to take care of it! The Acorns have taken the job really seriously and have created many things for our baby penguin including a bed, a teddy bear, books to read and even a aeroplane! 

This led to us thinking of ways to get the baby penguin back to her family in Antarctica. The Acorns drew a picture of how to get the penguin back home and wrote a sentence to match. 

UTW- Hot and Cold Climates

This week, we have been comparing countries with hot and cold climates. We looked at a world map and learnt about the equator. We found countries that the equator goes through and focused on Africa. We learnt about how Africa is made of different countries and the variety of land over this continent. We focused on the African grasslands and learnt about the animals that live there. We then compared this animals and sorted them with the animals that live in the polar regions.