Dali Class – Friday 20th October 2017


Dear Parents and Carers,


It was good to catch up with most of you about your child’s progress this week. If you did not manage to make it to parents’ evening then please speak to Mel or Harriet to arrange an appointment.



This week we have been investigating the inverse relationship between addition and subtraction by looking at ‘fact families’. We have used bar models and part-part whole models to investigate how we can take a number sentence such as 7 + 8 = 15 and use this to calculate 8 + 7 = 15; 15 – 7 = 8 and 15 – 8 = 7.



In English we have continued with our poetry unit and the children have written their own poems based on Roger McGough’s ‘The Sound Collector’ after having ‘collected’ sounds around the school.



Our science skill is to solve a problem and we will be testing the absorbency of different materials.



We have been fascinated to learn about Tudor food. In particular, we have been amazed by the amount of meat that rich Tudors might eat (up to 2 kilos per day!) whereas the poor Tudors would tend to eat vegetables and wholemeal bread so probably had the healthier diet by modern standards!



There are no spellings this week but your child has been given a ‘Half Term Reading Challenge’ sheet. They can read their guided reading books or a book from home/ the library and we’d like them to read for up to 60 minutes (or more if they so wish). Please can you sign the sheet to verify the numbers of minutes they read for?



We hope you have a lovely half term break.


Best wishes,




Mel and Harriet