Weekly Round Up

 It has been a very busy week, full of fun and creativity.  

In maths, we have been learning about 2D and 3D shapes. We have discussed their properties and sorted them into groups.

Winter Wonderland Day, despite being wet, was a fun day and the children enjoyed getting creative. We made a wonderful snow scene outside, with each class creating their own life-size snowman! We all enjoyed a great Christmas lunch with crackers and Christmas music.

Earlier in the week, the children made some colourful Christmas cards with their own message inside. The children had to follow instructions in order to make their cards, which involved looking and listening.

The children have also made lovely Christmas jars using tissue paper and glitter, some beautiful, festive wreaths and their own Christmas baubles!

Jingle and Elfie have been up to their old tricks, leaving surprises for the children every morning. They stepped it up a notch this week, reflecting the rising excitement inside our bubbles.

We have continued with our Phase 5 phonics work this week, looking at wh, ph, ew and oe. The children have done brilliantly at picking up the new graphemes but it is really important that they keep recapping these over the Christmas break.

Please keep up with the Oxford Owl reading, as well as reading other texts.

This LINK provides some information on the changes the changes that have taken place on the Oxford Owl website. 

HANDWRITING

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:

The following video will reinforce the correct number formation for 0-9:

REMINDERS

TUESDAY 5th JANUARY 2021: Term 3 starts. Children can also come to school in bright colours ready for the start of the term’s topic ‘World of colour’. 

THANK YOU

A huge ‘Thank you’ to you all for bearing with us during these strange times, not hanging around and having to communicate via the office. It’s not ideal, especially at the start of a school year, but needs must. We would also like to say a big ‘Thank you’ to the children who have shown resilience and an understanding of keeping people safe. We are incredibly proud of them.

We hope that you all have a fantastic Christmas break and look forward to seeing you in 2021.

Wishing you a happy, healthy Christmas.

Mrs MacIntyre, Mrs Kelly and Miss Worsfold

Weekly Round Up

Happy Friday!

We’ve had a busy week this week filming our Christmas songs for the KS1 Christmas video. We can’t wait to show the children next Wednesday and then they will be available online for the children to share with you.

Our class elves, Elfie and Jingle, have been up to their usual mischief. We were left with lots of surprises this week, from painting, opening Christmas presents, baking and playing Hide and Seek! Class 4 took almost 10 minutes to find Jingle when she hid in the Christmas tree!

In Maths, we have finished our block of work on Place Value to 20. We have identified tens and ones, found one more and one less and have been securing our learning with an active maths lesson around the classroom.

In English we have looked at a new book this week: How Rabbit Stole the Fire. We have enjoyed looking at similarities and differences between this book and The Tiger Child. Today, we have written some sentences about what the fire did to the different animals, making sure we finish our sentences with a full stop.

Today we also finished our work on the Great Fire of London, where the children remembered lots of key facts. Perhaps they could share their new ‘sticky knowledge’ with you!

Keep up with the reading on the Oxford Owl website. There have been a few changes to the way you log in. This LINK provides some further information on this. Please let us know if you have any problems.

We will continue with our phonics work next week so the children will have a new phonics homework sheet in their books next Friday. http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk is a very useful resource to support your child’s learning. Over the Christmas break, please could you continue to recap previously taught sounds.

We have a very fun week planned next week with lots of Christmas arts and crafts and a very exciting Winter Wonderland day on Wednesday.

REMINDERS

Wednesday 16th December: Winter Wonderland Wednesday – the children can come in their ‘party’ clothes. Please make sure these are warm and appropriate for outside play. Children need to bring a plate of party food as the school kitchen will be closed. Please ensure that you don’t send any food containing nuts as we are a nut-free school. Do not send any fizzy drinks to school. If the lunch could be on a named disposable plate it would help us greatly. 

FRIDAY 18th DECEMBER: Last day of term 2. Class 3 will be finishing school at 2.05pm and Class 4 will be finishing school at 2.10pm on this day.

Have a great weekend.

Mrs MacIntyre, Mrs Kelly and Miss Worsfold

Weekly Round up

It has been an interesting week as we ‘welcomed’ new additions to the classes…!Class 3 Elfie and Class 4 Jingle. They have certainly added a bit of festive sparkle and mischief!

This week in English we finished our story The Tiger Child. We have now learned actions for the whole story and we’ve really enjoyed performing it. We have also drawn the story and written sentences about it, focusing on capital letters to start a sentence.

In Maths we have continued working on numbers to 20. We have compared and ordered numbers. We have also been practising writing our numbers.

Keep up with the Oxford Owl reading, as well as reading other texts. We have enjoyed listening to Christmas stories this week filmed by the other teachers in school.

Please remember to write in your child’s reading diary when you hear them read. Your child must read at least 3 times at home to move around our race track.

We have now started phase 5 in phonics so their will be new sounds to learn in the red phonics books.

This week’s Oxford Owl focus: Phase 4 Set 12 ‘Helter skelter’

Link: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/api/interactives/31576.html

Phase 4 Set 12 ‘Funfair fun’

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/api/interactives/31593.html

REMINDERS

Wednesday 9th DECEMBER: Class 3 children to come to school wearing yellow, brown and orange. Class 4 children are wearing different colours in their groups. If you are not sure of your child’s colour speak to Miss Worsfold. Please do not buy anything new for this just choose something as close to the colour as you have.

Class 3 and 4 will be singing this together
Class 3 are singing this one
Class 4 are singing this one.

FRIDAY 11th DECEMBER: Christmas Jumper Day

Have a relaxing weekend.

Mrs MacIntyre, Miss Worsfold and Mrs Kelly