It is hard to believe that we are at the end of term 1 already! It has been a busy term, settling in, getting used to new routines and teachers! The children have settled well and it was good to have those conversations with you this week for Parents Evening.
In Maths a big part of our learning is reasoning and problem solving; this gives children the opportunity to apply the concepts they have been taught. We encourage the children to use sentences like: ‘I know that because…’ ‘It can’t be…because…’ ‘I think…’ We continue to do this as part of our daily Maths lessons.
This week we have continued to look at addition fact families and adding numbers to 10. We have also introduced number bonds to 10. We are aiming to practice these as much as possible so that the children know them off by heart. (These are the pairs of numbers that go together to make 10).
In English we have continued to look at sentence structure; what a sentence is and how it can be improved with good word choices. We have written sentences to describe Wild’s woodland.
In phonics we are revisiting Phase 3 and the suggested texts are:
This week’s Oxford Owl focus: Phase 3 Set 11 ‘Bang the Gong’
Phase 3 Set 11 ‘Dick and his cat’
We have also sent home a Snakes and Ladders game to reinforce the sounds and tricky words from Phase 3. A great website for reinforcing phase 3 phonemes is phonicsplay.co.uk. There are lots of fun and interactive games that the children all enjoy playing.
Remember to keep up the reading 3 times a week at home so that your name goes into our book draw. Paige from Class 4 won the book this week.
During art this week we painted our animal sculptures. We found out how fragile the clay can be and also the importance of joining materials carefully. We hope everyone enjoyed showing their models to their family tonight.
We will leave this information here each week for easy access.
Please remember to reinforce the correct pencil grip at home; the correct letter and number formation.
This video shows how the children are taught in Foundation using the Read Write Inc scheme but please note that we use a ‘curly’ k and the ‘f’ has a longer tail that carries on below the line.
Letter formation video
Term 2 begins on TUESDAY 3rd NOVEMBER
Class 4 P.E kit days are now Monday and Wednesday.
Thank you for your support this term. We hope that you have a relaxing half term and look forward to seeing you for the start of term 2.