The children had a lovely day on Tuesday when they visited the London Aquarium. It was wonderful to see so many different species of fish such as seahorses, sea urchins, sharks, starfish, stingrays, piranhas, puffer fish and many more. Luckily, the weather was kind to us and we were able to enjoy our lunch in the sunshine in Jubilee Park. This experience will support our ‘Under the Sea’ topic and is a great stimulus for other areas of the curriculum. In English, the children have already written their own diary entry of their experience. A big thank you to all those parents who helped on the day, the trip would not have been possible without your support.
In Maths, the children have been gaining an understanding of direction using the language of quarter turn, half turn, three quarter turn, whole turn and connected this to turning clockwise and anti-clockwise.
We also started learning about time and discussed what the hands on a clock represent using the vocabulary of o’clock and half past.
Next week, the children will participate in the Phonics screening check and will be required to decode a selection of real and nonsense words using their phonic skills.
Have a lovely weekend!