Welcome to Blue Group
Year 1 and Year 2 Blue Group – Led by Mr Smyth
This term we are looking at Bear Hunt and Goldilocks and the three bears. We are using the children’s interest in animals , and particularly Bears to engage with these stories, and develop their vocabulary. Through this we want to improve their spoken English and introducing simple sentences and grammar. We hope the children have fun while also learning more of the English language. We use Phonics, Story Maps, Key words, Modelling and Art.
Year 3 and Year 4 Blue Group – Led by Mrs Hussain – Ahmed
Year 5 and Year 6 Blue Group – Led by Miss Evans
In maths we have been busy solidifying our knowledge of the 2, 5 and 10 times tables. This has helped us with our multiplication and division work. The children have used concrete materials such as numicon for multiplication, building skills using repeated addition, and cubes for division to share into equal groups.
We have also done work on statistics, looking at tally charts, pictograms and block diagrams. The children have enjoyed designing their own charts to take around school asking staff and children their favourite foods, fruits, animals and colours!
The next module we will be looking at is properties of shapes where the children will have fun making their own playdough to create 2D and 3D shapes.
Next half-term we will be moving on to fractions, length and height.
In literacy we have continued our holistic reading using the Oxford Reading Tree books. We have focussed on Phase Three phonics and high frequency words to improve our reading skills and written work. We have read the books ‘Big Feet’ where we went on a scavenger hunt through school looking for footprints and ‘What Dogs Like’ where we designed a brochure on how to care for a pet dog. We have also looked at Toy Story, creating a story map of events and designing a Missing poster to help find Buzz Lightyear!
We have weekly spellings and a half termly competition prize for the group’s top speller!
We have also planted our own vegetables which we hope to move outside into the garden once they begin to grow. The children are enjoying caring for the seeds and taking it in turns to water them each day.
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