Please visit https://www.myon.co.uk/login to find 1000 of books. There are books on there linked to continents/Oceans and our science theme of animals. Login in details are in the reading diaries.
Please make sure cardigans and jumpers have the children's names written on the label. We currently have 12 left in class that have no names so we can't get them back to their owners.
PE please make sure kits are brought into school on Monday.
Any queries please email the school office.
This last term we will be focusing on the 7 continents and 5 oceans. Each week we use our passports to travel to a new continent and immerse ourselves in the landmarks, music and art of the different countries. We will also discuss the different habitats and micro-habitats that can be found in the different continents.
This half term we are basing our English work around the book Meerkat Mail. We will be looking at new vocabulary and how to expand our vocabulary knowledge. We will revisit the days of the week, learn conjunctions, different sentences types, hot seat Sunny (the Meerkat) and lots more! We will be writing a diary, letters and the story across the half term.
Ask your child to retell the story to you. See what actions they use and how they punctuate their sentences!
First two weeks we are looking at 2D and 3D shapes and making patterns. We will then work on our addition and reasoning skills and the effect of adding 0.
This term we will be finding out all about animals and their habitats. We will go on a micro-habitat hunt around the school to find lots of mini-beast. Linking to our Geography theme we will be looking at the different animals from the 7 continents and take a look deep under the oceans. We will be thinking about the animals in their habitats and creating food chains.
24th May 2021
This week the children will be writing their innovated story to go up on our wow wall. I have been so impressed with the amount of effort put into the writing and cannot wait to see the finish work on display.
Geography- The children created a whole town out of Lego last week and we have some excellent birds eye photos of Jack's town. This week the children will be creating maps of our town to include a key, symbols and grid references.
Phonics- we will be assessing the children to see how much they have improved.
Science- drawing a graph to show plot the growth of our giant beanstalk.
We will continue to finish are innovation of the Jack and the Beanstalk story. The children have be so created with their ideas to change the story.
In science we are writing up our experiment finding out if plants need light to grow. Our seeds in the cupboard started to grow before the seeds on the window sill however, they are not as healthy.
Maths- We will be starting subtraction looking at the inverse and fact families.
Phonics- We will be looking at syllables and how they can help us split longer words to help with the spelling. A great activity at home is to challenge the children to find objects with 2 syllables and then 3.
10th May 2021
This week we start to plan and write our adaptation of Jack and the Beanstalk. The children worked hard to write the traditional tale and now we are challenging them to write an alternative.
We will change:
Jack to a new character.
The animal sold at market.
The person who sells the beans.
What is found at the top of the bean stalk?
The items stolen.
We are also continuing to look at suffix's that go at the end of a root word. We have already used er/ est and this week we look at ing/ ed.
We continue to look at addition by making 10.
Lots and lots of practise writing words containing the graphemes from our stage 2 song- toast, teeth, feet, pair, share. Please spend some time practising at home helping your child sound out each part of the word and writing a sentence.
3rd May 2021
Last week the children really impressed me with how hard they worked to write the beginning of our Jack and the Beanstalk story. This week we will be writing the middle and the end. For grammar lesson will will be looking at contractions (don't) and suffix est/ er (smallest/ bigger).
Maths we move onto addition this week using tens frames and number lines. When adding numbers we will be discussing how to use our number bonds to 10 and 20 to help us. If we know 4 + 6 = 10 we also know 14 + 6 = 20.
Science- We are using our scientific vocab this week to explain the life cycle of a plant. The children have become very confident using the words germinate, conditions, mature and disperse.
Phonics- We are now encouraging the children to use their phonic knowledge not just in reading but also with their writing. We will be looking at lots of words that contain our stage 2 graphemes and practise writing them correctly. This is something that can be practised at home too (list below).
26th April 2021
We are continuing to practise the story of Jack and the Beanstalk. This week the children have worked really hard to learn the middle and the end. This week we will writing the story and encouraging children to use full stops, exclamation marks and question marks.
Maths- This week we are looking at number bonds and odd and even numbers. On the way to school can you find the house numbers and discuss if they are odd or even.
Phonics- We are practising writing words with our stage 2 sounds. How many phonemes (sounds) are there in the word, can you put it into a sentence? Remember full stops and capital letters.
19th April 2021
The children have been working hard to learn the beginning of our traditional tale Jack and the Beanstalk. The picture below shows the story mapped out on our Mighty Writer.
Once Upon a time there lived a boy called Jack, who lived with his Mum. They were very poor because all they had was a cow. One morning Jack's Mum told him to untie the cow and sell it at market. On the way Jack met an old man. He gave Jack some magic beans. Jack's Mum was very angry she threw the beans out of the window.
Practise at home reading the beginning of the story and teach your adult the actions (remember the full stops).
Science- This week we will be looking at how seeds disperse, investigating the amount of seeds in different fruits. When cooking at home you may use fruit and vegetables that contain lots of seeds that you can look at together (peppers, apples, cucumbers, tomato).
Maths- We will be using number lines to discuss numbers that are greater and less than using the symbols > < =. You could draw a number line at home and find numbers that are less then 15 and more then 18.
Geography- Map skills
Phonics- Tricky words with Tricky Trevor (they don't follow our phonic rules). What part is tricky? Can we use them in a sentence (who, how, where, were, what, when, why, which).
Please try to hear your child read once a day for 10 minutes or more. If you need more books you can sign up for free for Oxford Owl reading library (link) to access their extensive library.
It is great to ask questions about what you are reading.
Who is the main character?
Where is the story set?
What was your favourite part of the book?
Can you think of a different title for the book?
Is the book a fiction or non fiction book?
How is the information displayed?
Does the story remind you of any other stories you know?
Find your favourite book or poem and share this with someone in your household.
Create a book review for someone in our class about your chosen book/poem
You need to tell them:
Why it is your favourite book?
What is it about?
Who is your favourite character and why?
Why do you think they should read it?
Draw a picture of your favourite character or part of the story/poem
Maths: Number and Place Value
I would like you to create your own number booklet for numbers 1-20
Challenge: Up to 50
Fold up to 10 pages in half to create a small booklet (you may need more if going up to 50).
On each page write down the number as a digit- make sure that they are the correct way round, write the number as a word, create an + and - number sentence. You might like to draw the number block to match the digit, or write if it is an odd or even number.
Be as creative as you can.
We have recently moved into a new year. We are now in 2021. At the start of each new year lots of people make New Years Resolutions. These are promises that people will try and follow throughout the coming year. They might be things like:
I would like you to think of a New Year’s resolution you can make. You could cut out a star shape and write your resolution and promise on this. Think of 2 New Year promises you could make. Something that you will try and do at home and something you will try and do at school.
Copy down each of the alien words and use sound buttons and lines to show the single and double letter sounds. Look out for the split digraphs.
Choose two words you have written down and put them into a silly sentence.
A green and long snake went on a big and shiny red bus.
To make your sentence even better use the conjunction because.
In class we follow the 4R’s of learning:
Reciprocity means: two people or groups of people give each other help and advantages
In class this means not only being independent but also helping each other by guiding each other to improve our learning. At the beginning of the school year we chose an Octopus to represent this learning behaviour for our class.
I would like you to show how an Octopus independently might help the other animals within the ocean. We know that they clean the coral for other fish and make it a cleaner environment.
Create a picture showing an octopus helping some other sea creatures within the ocean. Make it as colourful as you can.
This weeks spellings to practise - 21.09.20
Children will be tested every MondayIf your child needs a challenge- Can they also write a sentence for each of the words?
Also please check your children give you the login details for Purple Mash. Please spend a few minutes checking the login works and you can access the site.
Later in the term weekly spelling practise and some termly homework will be set through Purple Mash (paper copies will also be sent if requested).
Spellings this week to practise (14.09)
If your child needs a challenge- Can they also write a sentence for each of the words?
The cat sat on the mat.
If you finish a book and you would like to try something different, sign up for FREE to Oxford Owl reading, You can choose from a range of books including phonics, fiction and non fiction books.
Link - https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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