I hope you have all had a lovely Easter break and are excited to get back into the classroom.
Over this next term I will be using our class pages to keep you up to date with our learning in class. This will give you (the parents) the opportunity to talk to your child about their learning and consolidate their new skills by practising them at home (see below).
PE kits can stay at school for the week so please bring them in on a Monday and they will be sent home on a Friday to be washed ready for the following week.
Reading diaries and school water bottles should be brought in daily even if your child has not read that night.
Any queries please email the school office.
This term will be looking at the traditional tale of Jack and the Beanstalk.
Over the first few weeks we will be learning the story of Jack and the Beanstalk. You might like to ask your child to act out the story for you or ask them to show you the actions we are learning in class to help us remember the story.
Science- This term we are studying plants and in our first week back we will be looking at seeds and bulbs. On your way to school or in your garden you might like to point out any plants that you see that have grown from bulbs.
Geography- Maps and co-ordinates will be our focal point this term. Google maps is a great tool to show children birds eye views of different places. We will be looking a coastal areas compared to Silver End. Below is a document with all the key vocab we will be encouraging the children to use.
Maths- Counting within 100 and recognising amounts without counting (lots of 10s). Using the 100 square you can ask the children to find different numbers and count forwards and backwards from this number. To make it more fun children could use a toy to jump around the square or play snakes and ladders.
Phonics- Looking at the phonemes er,ur,ir and or,au,aw Do you remember our song? Ask your child to teach these actions to you. Can they write any words with these sounds in?
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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