In literacy we have been adjectives to describe Barry and his friends from the story as well as comparing different types of fish. We have continued to practise using capital letters to start a sentence, finger spaces to separate our words, and full stops to end them.
In maths we have been recapping addition and subtraction strategies, making sure that we check the signs carefully when we are solving calculations. We have used a variety of equipment such as cubes, Numicon, teddies and counters. We even practised writing our own number sentences. Some children moved on to addition and subtraction word problems too! The children have also been exposed to the technical vocabulary for these operations such as plus, add, subtract, take away and minus.
In the last half term, our topic of focus for SEAL is changes. We may have over seven weeks left of the school year, but the summer holiday will be here before we know it! Therefore, we thought we would start talking about changes that will be happening soon including moving to year one. We discussed some of the changes that we will be experiencing in the next academic year including, meeting a new teacher, working with other adults, meeting new friends, learning new things, using a different playground and new toys. Then we talked about the things we are looking forward to in year one. We also discussed changes that have already happened in our lives, how we felt about those changes and how we can manage the feelings that changes provoke. Our responses reflect how much we have matured since starting school.