I can’t believe it is February already. It was good to see some parents at the drop-in on Thursday night and I think the children enjoyed showing their work too!
Phonics: We have now finished all the Jolly Phonics sounds but we will continue to revise them along with introducing new sounds. This week we are looking at double consonants: ff, ss, tt, ll etc. There will be some work coming home connected to these but please help to reinforce that you only need to make the sound once in a word and to look for these sounds in their reading books.
Numeracy: We are revising doubles and will be learning about fractions of number and of objects.
Reading: Please see their reading card as usual and keep revising their words in their word boxes.
Outdoor Learning: One group still need to have their session that was rescheduled from three weeks ago, these children will be bringing home their forms today. Please check their bags and return the forms with payment by Wednesday. As before, clothing should be warm and comfortable and please provide wellies, hats, gloves and change of clothes.
Monday 5th February
Please READ, COVER, WRITE, CHECK words twice.
Chocolates – choose 2 activities from sheet
Lollipops and Gummy Bears – choose one activity from sheet and complete sheet.
For Monday 12th February
Homework this week:
Reading as normal– check book bags for updates. Thanks so much to all children who learned part of or all of their Scottish poem. I really was very impressed!
Spelling – List 23
Numeracy/maths – No new Sumdog challenge but in class, we will be working on numbers to 100 this week – writing, ordering, sequencing and breaking numbers down into tens and units.
However! There is a problem solving task coming home, based on the Six Nations Rugby Tournament. Children will probably need help with this.
In the next few weeks, along with a topic on electricity, we’ll also be taking inspiration from the Winter Olympics to base some of our maths and numeracy on.
PE – Wednesday and Thursday
All pupils have reading homework for next week.
All pupils have Numeracy homework for Friday 9/2/18 – Winter Olympics Code Breaker.
Firstly I would like to congratulate P5 for the effort that has gone in to their Literacy Circles homework. We have now come to the end of our 6 week block and the general feeling from the class is that they have really enjoyed learning the LC roles and reading their choice of novel.
Our next project is a Pupil Talk which will be prepared during school and home time. The choice of topic is completely up to the individual and should be no longer than 5 minutes with questions and answers at the end. Pupils agreed upon the most appropriate dates to fit their schedules and skills will be taught over the next 2 weeks. I am very keen for this to be an enjoyable experience and should not take too much time to prepare. There will be no reading homework until after the Easter break, instead non-fiction reading will take place in class.
Spelling activities will continue weekly, with the red activity being optional.
There is a maths follow-up sheet that corresponds to learning in class but if pupils feel this is too much to fit into their week then this terms times table (8 x) can be practised instead.
We look forward to continuing with our Victorian project and having Mrs Hollins join our class until 2.3.18.
As always, thank you for your support,
Mrs Watts & Mrs Roy