Citizens award this week…

Our good citizens award this week went to Lenny and Darcie-Mai for their efforts with handwriting. They have worked hard to form their graphemes correctly and are beginning to use the lead in strokes with independence. Well done to both of you for all of your hard work.

Next week we will be looking for children who are helpful; towards their friends, adults in school and at home as well.

Have a lovely weekend 🙂

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Our learning for week beginning 29th January….

Next week we will be learning….

Maths: The children will be looking at subtraction next week in their maths lessons. This will include using concrete resources, writing number sentences, working out answers and thinking of resources in the classroom that they can use to support their learning with independence.

Literacy: Next week we will be reading the story of Goldilocks and the 3 bears; the children will be listening to the story and discussing it in depth, ordering key events in the story and talking about them, acting out the story with others, talking about the characters feelings and looking at things from other points of view as well as reading different versions of the story.

Phonics: In phonics we will be continuing to learn new phonemes and how to form the graphemes using different media. Some of the children will be writing words and sentences including the new phonemes that they have learnt.

Topic: We will be basing our topic work on the story of Goldilocks and the 3 bears; the children will be trying different flavours in porridge and completing a taste test (please let us know if your child has any allergies), writing a letter to the 3 bears from Goldilocks, finding objects of different sizes around the classroom and guessing what is inside a present…

How you can help at home:

Maths: Talk with your child about language they might hear when talking about subtraction, ask them simple addition sums to do and encourage them to think about how they could find out the answer (using their fingers, counting back in their head or counting concrete resources), ask your child to write a sum for subtraction ensuring that they are using the correct mathematical symbols.

Literacy/topic: Read the story of Goldilocks and the 3 bears together; discuss key events that happen in the story, ask about characters or opinions of the book and make predictions about what might happen next. Discuss how the bears might be feeling in the book and how Goldilocks might be feeling as well.

Phonics: Continue to provide opportunities to use their phonetic knowledge to read words and write them in real life contexts. Please read with your child at home at least 5 times a week – it’s been lovely to see the progress some of them have made with their reading recently- this wouldn’t be possible without your support.

We ask that you make sure your child’s reading book is in school on the day that they read so we can give them a new book as well as ensure that all children have a book to go home with.

If you would like any help with how to help support your child at home please don’t hesitate to ask and we can arrange a convenient time to talk through what they are currently working on.

Citizens award this week…

A huge well done to Annabelle and Neave who are our citizens for this week. The girls have both worked really hard completing all of their work with independence. They are able to ask for help if they need it but have shown all adults a real ‘can do’ attitude; giving all activities a go independently first. Keep up the good work girls, well done!

Next week we will be giving the citizens award out for our new handwriting. Please help your child with their grapheme (letter) formation and encourage them to use the lead in strokes when doing so. The formation sheets given out over the Christmas holidays will help with this.

Have a lovely weekend 🙂

Our learning for week beginning Monday 22nd January 2018…

Next week we will be learning:

Maths: The children will be looking at addition next week in their maths lessons. This will include using concrete resources, writing number sentences, working out answers and thinking of resources in the classroom that they can use to support their learning with independence.

Literacy: Next week we will be reading the story of The Gruffalo’s Child, the children will be listening to the story and discussing it in depth, ordering key events in the story and talking about them, acting out the story with others, hot seating the characters and making maps to show the journey that the Gruffalo’s child went on.

Phonics: In phonics we will be continuing to learn new phonemes and how to form the graphemes using different media such as pens, paint and paintbrushes with water. Some of the children will be learning some new tricky words as well.

Topic: We will be looking at The Gruffalo’s Child in our topic work too, the children will be talking about ‘stranger danger’, designing and labelling their own map to show the journey of the Gruffalo’s child, making puppets of the different characters and performing their own puppet shows to each other.

How you can help at home:

Maths: Talk with your child about language they might hear when talking about addition, ask them simple addition sums to do and encourage them to think about how they could find out the answer (using their fingers, counting on in their head or counting concrete resources), ask your child to write a sum for addition ensuring that they are using the correct mathematical symbols.

Literacy/topic: Read the story of The Gruffalo’s Child together; discuss key events that happen in the story, ask about characters or opinions of the book and make predictions about what might happen next. Look at maps together – why do we use them? Can you see where we are going next? Talk about puppets and puppet shows- can they design and make a puppet of their own made up character?

Phonics: Continue to provide opportunities to use their phonetic knowledge to read words and write them in real life contexts. Please read with your child at home at least 5 times a week – it’s been lovely to see the progress some of them have made with their reading recently- this wouldn’t be possible without your support.

If you would like any help with how to help support your child at home please don’t hesitate to ask and we can arrange a convenient time to talk through what they are currently working on.

Letters…

All of the children received a letter to take home today; these are very important and can provide the school with money to help to support your child. Please fill in the forms and return them to school by Wednesday 17th January 2018. If you need any support with filling them in please ask myself or someone in the office and we would be happy to help you.

Thank you

Have a lovely weekend 🙂

Citizens award this week…

We have been really impressed with how the children have settled back into school life this week; they have been kind to one another, sharing toys with their friends and getting back into the routine of our school day. This week all of the Squirrels class received the good citizens award to a huge well done to each and every one of you, keep up the good work!!

Next week our target to receive the good citizens award is independence, please encourage your child with this skill at home too!

 

Our learning for week beginning 15th January 2018…

Next week we will be learning:

Maths: The children will be looking at 1 less next week in their maths lessons. This will include using concrete resources, writing number sentences, working out answers and thinking of resources in the classroom that they can use to support their learning with independence.

Literacy: Next week we will be reading the story of Whatever Next, the children will be listening to the story and discussing it in depth, ordering key events in the story and talking about them, acting out the story with others and using their imagination to fly to the moon and talk about what they might see.

Phonics: In phonics we will be continuing to learn new phonemes and how to form the graphemes using different media such as pens, paint and paintbrushes with water. The children have worked hard this week at trying to form the graphemes using the new handwriting in the school (sheets that went out over the Christmas holidays). Some of the children will be learning some new tricky words next week too.

Topic: We will be looking at Whatever Next in our topic work too, the children will be making jam or honey sandwiches for a picnic on the moon (please let us know if your child has any allergies), writing about what we could see if we were travelling to space, thinking about 3 things we would take to the moon and why and doing some investigation work with moon craters!

How you can help at home:

Maths: Talk with your child about language they might hear when talking about 1 less, ask them simple 1 less sums to do and encourage them to think about how they could find out the answer (using their fingers, counting back in their head or counting concrete resources), ask your child to write a sum for 1 less ensuring that they are using the correct mathematical symbols.

Literacy/topic: Read the story of Whatever Next with your child; discuss key events that happen in the story, ask about characters or opinions of the book and make predictions about what might happen next. Have a picnic (on the moon) at home, talk with your child; what they would like on their picnic- can they write a shopping list for it? Build a rocket together to travel to space in; what resources will they use- can they draw and label a plan?

Phonics: Continue to provide opportunities to use their phonetic knowledge to read words and write them in real life contexts. Please read with your child at home at least 5 times a week – it’s been lovely to see the progress some of them have made with their reading over the Christmas holidays- this wouldn’t be possible without your support.

If you would like any help with how to help support your child at home please don’t hesitate to ask and we can arrange a convenient time to talk through what they are currently working on.