Well, we found out all about China last week. We now have a Chinese takeaway in the roleplay are - complete with order pads, chopsticks and a wok. Children enjoyed reading their fortunes in the fortune cookies and you will be pleased to hear that they all have exciting things to come in their lives - including inheriting a lot of money (Isla's - I hope she remembers to share it with me!) and having good friends for life (Harry).
We are starting to encourage the children to write longer pieces. Many of them can now write a paragraph of text. I am encouraging them to listen out for where the full stops go by hearing the end of sentences when they say it (the intonation of the voice does down). We have lots of lovely pieces of writing including lists, questions and information writing.
In Maths we are using numberlines to count forward and back for adding and subtracting. Please do ask your child to show you at home! Numberlines are used throughout the school and this skill will be invaluable to them in their Maths as they progress.
I hope you are all enjoying the summer sun!
Yours, Louise King