Firstly Happy New Year!
We’ve had a great start back and this week will be focusing on budgeting in our numeracy lessons for ‘Finance week’.
At home everyone must work out how much their lunch costs everyday – e.g. 2 slices of bread, cheese, apple. This can be done either online, using receipts or by visiting a shop.
If you want to go for the hot challenge you should then compare how much it would cost to buy it from another supermarket.
Everyone has spelling words for next Monday in their jotters too. Write these out three times with the original word covered then decide on an activity you want to do to help you remember the spellings. The more creative the better and it may then be chosen for a future spelling homework for the whole class!
All homework for Miss Longford is due on a Monday each week.
Homework jotters will come home on Tuesday this week. Several children said the had left their jotters at home today. Please could you remind them to bring them in, so we can include their homework.
1.Write words out 3 times using look ,say, cover, write, check. (Friday)
2. Spelling Activity card in homework jotter to complete.(Friday)
Spelling Words for Week starting 11
Topic Research(Mon 18/01/16)
Find out who Louis Braille was and write a few sentences about him.
Please discuss with a parent/carer ‘Our rules for Keeping Ourselves Safe!’ worksheet.
Complete the bubbles on the sheet.
For Monday 18.1.16
Please READ, COVER, WRITE, CHECK all words.
Please choose 2 activities from the sheet and complete them in your jotter.
For Monday 18th January
This week, the whole school is having a focus on finance. Following the success of our ‘Christmas Bank’ in December, where children had their own bank account and had to pay for activities, I will once again give each child £1 in plastic money to spend in the class shop and to pay for special activities. Children may also earn money for doing special jobs in class. Other activities this week include:
- Role play in the class shop ( as customer and as cashier)
- Money Match challenges against the clock (on computers)
- A Sumdog Challenge (Money to 20p)
- Money problem solving tasks in pairs
- Money worksheets
Growth Mindset and Learning Powers
We have been ‘learning about learning’ and have been discussing ways to improve our learning capacity by changing the way we think about learning.
We have been using ” Instead of saying (something negative)…..try saying.(something positive)” See the picture below of our wall display.
We have also been discussing ‘Learning Powers’ ; each one has a cartoon character to illustrate it and the children have made a little story to accompany each one. The ‘Learning Powers’ are:
- Don’t give up
- Be curious
- Have a go
- Be imaginative
- Keep improving
- Enjoy learning
Learning powers will make children more resilient, less worried about making mistakes and more able to become independent learners.
Homework this week:
Spelling – the focus sound is ‘ay’. As we are learning cursive writing now, I am sending home a cursive writing sheet with some ‘ay’ words on to practise. This may be challenging but am encouraging the children to think positively….
Reading homework as normal – check green homework bags (Mon or Tues)
Numeracy – A money problem sheet to complete
– A Sumdog challenge ‘P2 Money to 20p’ (this task is optional)
Events this week:
Tuesday – African Drumming session 1
Thursday and Friday – PE
All groups have reading homework and a task to complete for Wednesday 13th/Thursday 14th January.
Focus on Finance. Pupils have a worksheet on budgeting to complete for Friday 15th January.Worksheet was issued on Friday 8th January.Pupils have been reminded that their work should be presented neatly and they should use a ruler if they need to draw lines.
Learn new vocabulary for weather for Thursday 14th January.Pupils should have taken home their French vocabulary jotter to help with this task but must remember to return it to school.
Happy new year! I hope you all had a lovely Christmas.
As this is a short week, reading homework will not begin again until Monday.
New writing sheets have been added into the writing jotters today. Please encourage your child to sound out these words and write them down neatly into their jotters. Jotters will be collected on Monday.
A very Happy New Year to you all!
As this week is short, we will resume our normal homework routine next week. However, I would like the children to learn the calendar months in order so if they could practise reciting this, that would be very helpful.
Over the next few weeks, we will focus on money ( Finance Week starts on 11.1.16); we will have a ‘Scottish Week’ ( 25.1.16) and a focus on ‘Chinese New Year’ (8.2.16).
Please also note:
- PE days will be on Thursday and Friday as usual.
- Everyone should have a pair of indoor shoes to change into.