15/3/19

This week the children have –

  • Learned the new graphemes ‘ur’ and ‘er’
  • Blended and segmented sounds to read and write words with adjacent consonants
  • Read the story ‘Pirates Love Underpants’
  • Written sentences to describe pirate treasure
  • Explored the number 19
  • Explored halving 
  • Completed their doubling jellyfish
  • Prepared for our assembly

Next week, the children will be –

  • Blending and segmenting sounds to read and write words with adjacent consonants 
  • Reading the story ’Mermaid’
  • Writing about what we might see on a mermaid adventure
  • Guided Reading
  • Exploring the number 20
  • Exploring sharing (mathematics)
  • Exploring materials that float and sink in water

To support your child’s learning at home you can practise –

  • Recognising and ordering numbers to 20 and saying the number that is one more and one less than each number
  • Reading and writing the tricky words I, the, to, go, no, into, he, she, we, be, me, was, are, you, they, some, come, all, for, her, said, so, do, what
  • Reading books sent home.  We really find that daily reading practise at home, even if just for 5 minutes, makes a huge difference.  We tend to change books on a Monday or Tuesday and then a Friday so it would be great if you could have listened to your child read by these days. Please record this in your child’s reading journal, either by leaving a comment, or just by ticking the title. 
  • Writing sentences.  Encourage your child to say the sentence that they want to write before they start.  Remind your child that a super sentence starts with a capital letter, has finger spaces between words and finishes with a full stop.  Challenge your child to listen for the sounds in each word and to write down the spellings (graphemes).  The children do not necessarily need to spell each word accurately, but it should be that an adult can see that they have spelt the words in a phonetical way.

8/3/19

This week the children have –

  • Learned the new graphemes ‘oi’ and ‘ow’
  • Blended and segmented sounds to read and write words with adjacent consonants
  • Read the story of ‘Commotion in the Ocean’
  • Written sentences to describe sea creatures
  • Explored the number 18
  • Problem solved with doubling
  • Played imaginatively in our pirate role-play area
  • Made doubling jellyfish

Next week, the children will be –

  • Learning the new spellings (graphemes) ‘ur’ and ‘er’
  • Blending and segmenting sounds to read and write words with adjacent consonants 
  • Reading the story ’Pirates Love Underpants’ 
  • Writing descriptive sentences about treasure
  • Exploring the number 19
  • Exploring halving
  • Completing doubling jellyfish
  • Preparing for our assembly

To support your child’s learning at home you can practise –

  • Recognising and ordering numbers to 20 and saying the number that is one more and one less than each number
  • Reading and writing the tricky words I, the, to, go, no, into, he, she, we, be, me, was, are, you, they, some, come, all, for, her, said, so, do
  • Reading books sent home.  We really find that daily reading practise at home, even if just for 5 minutes, makes a huge difference.  We tend to change books on a Monday or Tuesday and then a Friday so it would be great if you could have listened to your child read by these days. Please record this in your child’s reading journal, either by leaving a comment, or just by ticking the title. 
  • Writing sentences.  Encourage your child to say the sentence that they want to write before they start.  Remind your child that a super sentence starts with a capital letter, has finger spaces between words and finishes with a full stop.  Challenge your child to listen for the sounds in each word and to write down the spellings (graphemes).  The children do not necessarily need to spell each word accurately, but it should be that an adult can see that they have spelt the words in a phonetical way. 

Thank you so much for your continued support.  We are so proud of all that the children are achieving!

8/2/19

This week the children have –

  • Learned the new graphemes ‘igh’ and ‘oa’
  • Blended and segmented sounds to read and write words with adjacent consonants
  • Explored rhymes with actions
  • Completed a Guided Reading session
  • Explored the number 16
  • Problem solved with addition and subtraction
  • Designed their own repeated pattern wellie boots
  • Learned how to use the internet safely (Safer Internet Day)

Next week, the children will be –

  • Learning the new graphemes ‘oo’ as in ‘boot’ and ‘soon’ and ‘oo’ as in ‘book’ and ‘soot’
  • Blending and segmenting sounds to read and write words with adjacent consonants 
  • Reading facts about winter
  • Guided Writing – winter facts
  • Exploring length and height
  • Exploring melting and freezing (ice investigation)

1/2/19

This week the children have –

  • Learned the new graphemes ‘ai’ and ‘ee’
  • Blended and segmented sounds to read and write words with adjacent consonants
  • Read and written instruction sentences for building a snowman
  • Written a second diary entry (guided write)
  • Explored the number 15
  • Learned to use a number line to subtract one single digit number from another 
  • Completed collage clothes for our salt dough models
  • Learned new facts about Arctic Animals

Next week, the children will be –

  • Learning the new graphemes ‘igh’ and ‘oa’
  • Blending and segmenting sounds to read and write words with adjacent consonants 
  • Exploring rhymes with actions
  • Completing a Guided Reading session
  • Exploring the number 16
  • Problem solving with addition and subtraction
  • Designing repeated pattern wellie boots

Thank you so much for your continued support with reading, writing and number.  It is so lovely to see that so many children are reading at home daily now.  Please continue to help your children to practice recognising and ordering numbers to 15. 

Thank you for all of your milk bottle donations. Our igloo is now complete and the children are having lots of fun imagining that they are exploring the Arctic!

25/1/19

This week the children have –

  • Learned the new graphemes ‘th’ and ‘ng’
  • Blended and segmented sounds to read and write words with adjacent consonants
  • Read information books about Polar Bears
  • Completed a Guided Reading session
  • Explored the number 14
  • Learned to use the correct vocabulary to describe and compare weight, size and position
  • Used a number line to add two numbers
  • Started to create clothes for our salt dough models
  • Played imaginatively in our Arctic Research Station role-play area

Next week, the children will be –

  • Learning the new graphemes ‘ai’ and ‘ee’
  • Blending and segmenting sounds to read and write words with adjacent consonants 
  • Reading and writing instruction sentences about how to build a snowman
  • Completing a Guided Writing session
  • Exploring the number 15
  • Learning to use a number line to subtract one single digit number from another
  • Completing their collage clothes for salt dough models

We are so pleased with how well the children are using a number line to add and subtract. We have so far focussed on numbers to 14.  Please could you help your children to practice recognising and ordering numbers to 15, if your child cannot already do this.  These activities will support your child with all areas of our maths learning. 

Thank you for continued support with reading.  The children are really progressing with blending sounds and reading ‘tricky words’!

Our igloo is taking form but we still need more milk bottles to complete it.  Please send these in if you have any.

18/1/19

This week the children have –

  • Learned the new graphemes ‘sh’ and ‘ch’
  • Blended and segmented sounds to read and write words with adjacent consonants
  • Blended and segmented sounds to read and write CVCC words e.g. ‘went’
  • Read information books about Penguins
  • Completed Guided Writing – Diary Entry
  • Explored the number 13
  • Learned to use a number line to add one single-digit number to another
  • Painted their salt dough faces
  • Updated our class welcome boards
  • Helped to create our Arctic Research Station role-play area

Next week, the children will be –

  • Learning the new graphemes ‘th’ and ‘ng’
  • Blending and segmenting sounds to read and write words with adjacent consonants 
  • Blending and segmenting sounds to read CVCC words
  • Reading information books about Polar Bears
  • Completing a Guided Reading session
  • Exploring the number 14
  • Learning to use the correct vocabulary to describe and compare weight, size and position
  • Using number lines to add one number to another
  • Making warm clothes for our salt dough models

We are so pleased to see that many children have been practising their reading at home daily. Thank you for your support!  Some children are finding our ‘tricky words’ hard to recall when reading.  These are words that we cannot yet use our phonics knowledge to read and we need to learn to read by sight.  The ‘tricky words’ that we have looked at so far at school are – I, the, to, go, no, into, he, she, we, be, me, was, are, you, they, some, come, all, for.  We will be having a big focus on these in school and hope that you will be able to revisit these at home too.  

Our igloo is taking form but we still need more milk bottles to complete it.  Please send these in if you have any.

14/12/18

This week the children have –

  • Blended and segmented sounds to read and write words with the ‘x’, ‘y’, ‘ll’ graphemes
  • Problem solved with 3D shapes
  • Written captions about the animals in the story ‘Mad about Megabeasts’
  • Guided Reading
  • Found out new information about animals

Next week the children will be –

  • Blending and segmenting sounds to read and write words with the ‘ss’, ‘ff’ and ‘zz’ graphemes
  • Number problem solving
  • Writing captions for Christmas scene pictures
  • Completing Guided Reading
  • Completing shape problem solving

Thank you for your support in providing the children with costumes for our Christmas Assembly.  We look forward to seeing you there.

7/12/18

This week the children have –

  • Blended and segmented sounds to read and write words with the ‘j’, ‘w’ and ‘z’ graphemes
  • Explored the number 11
  • Written captions about dinosaurs
  • Sorted farm animals by similarities and differences
  • Painted our salt dough decorations for the Foundation Stage Christmas Tree

Next week the children will be –

  • Blending and segmenting sounds to read and write words with the ‘x’, ‘y’ and ‘ll’ graphemes
  • Problem solving with 3D shapes
  • Writing captions about the animals in the story ‘Mad about Megabeasts’
  • Guided Reading
  • Finding out new information about animals

Earlier this week, we put a note in each child’s book bag to say whether they will be a star or an angel in our Christmas Assembly.  We hope that you will be able to supply an outfit for your child to wear during the assembly.  Children being stars will need a black outfit and children being angels will need a white outfit.  This can be shorts/trousers/dress/skirt/leggings/trousers/top.  If you have any problems with finding something, please let us know. Please send in your child’s costume in a named carrier bag by Wednesday 12th December at the latest.  Thank you for your support with this.

Can we also refer you to the email about decorations day on Tuesday 18th December which was sent out earlier this week.  If you would like to join us, please fill out the reply slip and hand it to the FS team by Wednesday 12th December.

Finally, please could we remind you that toys should only come into school on a Wednesday for ‘Show and Tell’

30/11/18

This week the children have –

  • Blended and segmented sounds to read and write words with familiar graphemes
  • Explored the number 10
  • Named and described a cube and cuboid
  • Written about farm animals
  • Decorated baubles that will be sold at the Christmas Fayre
  • Made salt dough decoration for our Foundation Stage Christmas Tree

Next week the children will be –

  • Blending and segmenting sounds to read and write words with the ‘j’, ‘w’ and ‘z’ graphemes
  • Exploring the number 11
  • Naming and describing a sphere and cylinder
  • Reading and writing captions about dinosaurs
  • Sorting farm animals by similarities and differences
  • Painting salt dough decorations for our Foundation Stage Christmas Tree

23/11/18

This week the children have –

  • Blended and segmented sounds to read and write words with familiar graphemes
  • Learned a freeze-frame technique to show parts of the story of Romeo and Juliet (whole school learning)
  • Watched Gnomeo and Juliet following our learning about Romeo and Juliet
  • Guided Reading
  • Explored the number 9
  • Found 1 more and 1 less than numbers to 10 (and 20)
  • Completed jungle animal paintings and labels

Next week the children will be –

  • Blending and segmenting sounds to read and write words with familiar graphemes
  • Exploring the number 10
  • Writing about farm animals
  • Decorating baubles that will be sold at the Christmas Fayre
  • Making salt dough decorations for our Foundation Stage Christmas Tree