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This Week in Dexter Class

This week in Dexter class, we will be learning about caring for the environment in our RE lesson. This will be directly linked to Christian, Jewish and Muslim beliefs about the creation story and humans' responsibility to look after God's creation. We will learn about the tradition of 'umuganda’ in Rwanda; a day held each month where people help to clean up their community. On Wednesday, when we welly walk, we will have our own umuganda session, looking at what we can do to maintain the beautiful areas surrounding our school.

In maths, we will be focused on odds and evens, and subtraction. We will be using story telling to create and work out maths stories which use the sentence stems 'first, then, now' to describe the method and outcome of subtraction. We will use manipulative objects to help reinforce this understanding and will try to notice the link between addition facts and their inverse subtractions.

In phonics, we will be focused on the alternative spelling of the sound 'ea' (ee) and will be looking at when to use other alternative spellings such as ie/igh, ou/ow.

In literacy, language and communication, we will be continuing with our work on Julia Donaldson's 'The Snail and The Whale', and will be rewriting the story, as well as exploring some of the beautiful landscapes featured in the book and making comparisons to places we have been to.

We will, of course, also be marking the upcoming Jubilee with different royal themed activities! We look forward to seeing the children in their red, white and blue on Thursday.

Next week, we will be on half term break, and will return to school on Tuesday 7th June.


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