Thorpe Primary School

Where we all can shine

0113 3368760

parents@thorpe.leeds.sch.uk

Dolphin Lane, Thorpe, Wakefield,
West Yorkshire, WF3 3DG

Welcome to Opal Class

 

Click here to view this half terms homework

Click here for PSHE curriculum plan

 

Monday afternoon is our indoor PE day and Wednesday is our outdoor PE day. Please bring both kits each week.

 

 

W/B 14.5.2018

 

Maths

This week and last week we have moved on to looking at groupings, repeated addition and arrays.  The children have worked really hard, practically and mentally.  This work is preparing them for future work on multiplication.  We are doing lots of counting in 2s, 5s and 10s.  Please feel free to practise this at home too! 

 

English

In English this week we introduced our stories, which are 'The Queens Hat' and 'The Queens Handbag'.  The children have really enjoyed these stories, where the Queen loses her hat all over London, finding it in different landmarks, and she loses her handbag in different landmarks around Great Britain.  We have recalled the story too, creating story mountains and we have even worked in groups to devise our own ideas for creating a story similar, with a different object and landmarks around Leeds and Thorpe. 

 

Theme 

Our new theme this half term is 'What was life like when the Queen came to the throne?'.  We have already learnt lots about the Queen and the Royal family and we are looking forward to the rest of the learning involved in this theme!

 We are Super excited about the Tea party next week!! We look forward to seeing you there. We have been busy creating decorations which even included some sewing!!  Some were naturals and others were Resilient Rex's, working hard to master the new skill! 

 

Reading and phonics

The children have continued to work really hard practising their phonics and using their knowledge to segment and blend in reading.  Lots of children are 'flying' with their reading abilities and showing lots and lots of progress, we are super impressed! Thank you to those read with their children at home.....it really supports their learning!!   Please continue to read at home with your child at least three times a week.

In Guided Reading we can see children making lots of progress!! Keep it up!!