Weekly Round up

We have continued with our Seaside topic this week and have looked at the conjunctions ‘and’ and ‘because’ in relation to our text the Lighthouse Keepers Lunch. We have orally composed sentences using these conjunctions and written some in our books.

In Maths we have started our work on fractions. We have focused on a half this week and we have found half of shapes, objects and amounts. Next week we will move on to working on quarters.

During our art session we are focusing on printing this term. We will be looking at the work of two famous artists from the past-William Morris and Andy Warhol; both significant figures when looking at the impact they had on art and printing.

In geography we have looked at and described St Ives. We found it on a map and watched a tourist board clip to give us more information. The children made their own fact files about the town.

‘School Street’ began on Wednesday, an initiative to try and make the streets around schools safer and limit traffic. We have spoken to the children about the importance of staying on the paths, despite the road being closed, whilst waiting to come into school-we don’t want the children to think that roads can be used as a place to play!

We hope you’re still getting out to add to our Street Tag score, despite the less than desirable weather! Thank you for taking part.




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IMPORTANT REMINDERS
SCHOOL CLUBS: You should have received the list with after-school clubs on. These need to be returned to school by Monday 17th May. The children should only choose clubs from their ‘bubble’, those for ‘Classes 3 and 4’. We will do our best to make sure your child gets at least one of their clubs requested.
SNACKS: These should be healthy; a piece of fruit or cereal bar.
FOOTWEAR: Children should wear SCHOOL SHOES on the days that they don’t do PE, which will be three days of the week. On PE days children are allowed to wear trainers.
 
PE
PE kit days: Wednesday and Thursday
Get Active
We will keep these useful active links on the blog-could be something for the weekend.
5 a-day-fitness
PE with Joe (The body coach)
Go Noodle (Register for free)
Cosmic kids

Have a great weekend

Mrs Macintyre, Miss Worsfold and Mrs Kelly

Weekly Round up

The children have worked hard this week writing their instructions on ‘How to plant a pea seed, which culminated in them actually planting their seeds on Friday! Hopefully with some sunshine and water they will grow as well as some of the bean seeds did that we have seen this week.

In Maths we have continued with some work on addition and subtraction but we have looked at the concept through problem solving. The children have been looking at the important words and phrases that help them decide whether it is a addition or subtraction number sentence.

In reading we have been focusing on individual reading, since our return to school to ensure all children are on the correct level. Bug club links into our school reading colours so provides extra books for you to read.. If you use the bug club books please write these in your reading diary so they will be added to our reading raffle count on Friday.

We were very excited as we had a visit from the chicks this week! We watched them last week as they hatched and this week when they came for a visit they were trying to fly!!

Also, we have been busy putting together our Easter Sharing film, which you will be able to watch next week-you will receive a link to view this.

NEXT WEEK

Wednesday 31st March: Buddies Easter T-Shirt competition

                                             End of Term 4 Class 3 2.05pm Class 4 2.10pm

Some useful websites to help you keep active over the holidays.

5 a-day-fitness

PE with Joe (The body coach)

Go Noodle (Register for free)

Cosmic kids

And don’t forget…STREET TAG! We need you to get those steps in, find those codes to help us keep our high score. We wonder how many points you can collect this weekend?

Have a great weekend

Mrs Macintyre Miss Worsfold and Mrs Kelly

A message from Mrs Hewson

WELL DONE everyone on reaching first place in the Street Tag active competition.

This is an amazing achievement! Thank you for being so active.

Keep Street Tagging, walking, running or cycling now as we need to remain there!!!

Brilliant news.

Mrs Hewson

Weekly Round up Jan 8th

Weekly Round-up

What a week it has been and not like the week were expecting or hoping for! It has been a quick turn around with the home school learning and we hope that you bear with us whilst we are getting used to this new way of teaching.

Thank you ever so much for the emails we have received of children’s work and also the work that has been uploaded directly into Google Classroom. It is really helpful if you can upload any completed work onto the google classroom. We will be trying to look at the work on a daily basis, obviously on some days we will be teaching in school so this will not always be possible. If you have uploaded some work and it has not been looked at after a couple of days, please can you email us and let us know the date and piece of work. It is not always clear from our end when work has been added and we would hate to miss any.

We know that home learning presents many challenges but just do what you can do. We are all having to adjust and we really appreciate all that you are doing at home to support your child/children and us.

HANDWRITING

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

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

Have a relaxing weekend and we will post Monday’s work at 8pm on Sunday.

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

Weekly round up

We hope you all had a lovely half term break. We have had a busy first week back thinking about Guy Fawkes night and Remembrance Day. We have made pom pom poppies which we have displayed on our school gates. When you are out on your daily exercise or collecting street tags please do have a look.

As part of our English focus the children watched and listened to fireworks. They thought of onomatopoeic words and adjectives to describe rockets, catherine wheels and bonfires. The children then used these words in their own poems.

In Maths we have been looking at take away to 10. We used counters and drawn pictures to find out how many was left. We also used part, part whole models to identify fact families. Next week we will count backwards and find the difference between two numbers.

It is important that the children are able to talk about their maths and reason their answers. Look at the image below (from TES) for some examples of what this might look like.

Keep up with the Oxford Owl reading, as well as reading other texts.
Please remember to write in your child’s reading diary when you hear them read.
We have started looking at Phase 4 phonics.:
This week’s Oxford Owl focus: Phase 4 Set 12 ‘Little Blending book’
Link: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/api/interactives/31604.html
Phase 4 Set 12 ‘The Pest’
Link: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/api/interactives/31527.html

HANDWRITING

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

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

Street Tag

Don’t forget to collect tags on your daily exercise. I wonder if we can move up the leader board???

REMINDERS

FRIDAY 13th CHILDREN IN NEED-Children to come in their House Colours

BOOKBAGS-Please check your child’s bookbag daily and only leave in there what needs to be in there-their reading books, homework on days it needs to be returned and any letters/documents that need to be returned.

We hope that you have a relaxing weekend.

Mrs Macintyre Miss Worsfold and Mrs Kelly

Weekly Round-up

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’
Link: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/api/interactives/31603.html
Phase 3 Set 11 ‘Dick and his cat’
Link: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/api/interactives/31571.html
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.

HANDWRITING
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
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijd45Qddxfo

REMINDERS
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.