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Week beginning Monday 3rd June

Our new topic will be animals and our book will be Mog and the Vee Ee Tee. We will be acting out the story and then rewriting it ourselves. In maths we will be practising doubling, halving and sharing. In phonics my group will be continuing with phase 4 and the other groups will be recapping the specific unknown sounds from phase 3.

Have a lovely half term!

Week beginning Monday 20th May

Next week is a whole school Environment week and we will be thinking about rubbish and recycling and how we can look after our local area. We will continue with our pirates theme as well and will write an adventure story! In phonics, my group will start phase 4, where the focus is on breaking down longer words for reading and spelling and learning the next set of tricky words: said, have, like, so , do, some, come, little, one, were, out, what, when, there. At home, you could start reading and spelling these with your child and go on phase 4 games on phonics play. The other groups will be continuing to recap phase 2 and 3 sounds, focussing on any that the children don’t know yet. You could also help your child to write a little story! In maths, we will be doing distance and time, talking about and ordering the days of the week, thinking about what we do at different times of the day and learning about places, which are near, or far away. At home, you could look at the clock at different times of day (o’clock) and maybe look at maps and talk about where you are going to in the car or by foot. Have a lovely weekend!

Week beginning 13th May

Next week we will do a mini topic on pirates and the literacy will be instructions. We will be writing simple treasure trails and scavenger hunts and you could do these at home too! We will do one last week recapping phase 3 in phonics. In maths we will be learning about money, focussing on coins to 10p. You could look at these coins at home and maybe spend them in a shop! 

Have a lovely weekend! 

Week beginning Wednesday 24th April

For the next three weeks our topic is Homes and Families. There will be a home corner and the children will draw and write about their families, write about their favourite things at home, including the pets they have and how they look after them and think about the  similarities and differences between each other. Next week we will learn about some more religious festivals, with a  brief reminder about Christmas and Diwali before introducing  Eid which happens in early June. We will learn about homes and toys in the past and write about the differences, then study a map of Glinton and find their houses. We will have a go at drawing and labelling our own maps and describing where we live. In the week beginning the 7th May we will learn about Ramadan and then draw and describe minibeasts and plants in our garden. We will then spend time thinking about how we can look after our garden and then compare our gardens and homes to other places, thinking about where the children have been on holiday.  At home you could encourage your child to do some writing too such as shopping lists, little stories, diaries, letters etc. Keep reading to them and hearing them read. 

In phonics we will spend the next three weeks recapping sounds that the children were less familiar with (see the individual phonics assessments that went home for the sounds specific to your child). Children who were secure in most or all of the sounds will be challenged to spell the phase 3 and 4 tricky words and to write short stories! At home you could practise the sounds that your child found tricky from the phonics assessment sheet, 1 or 2 at a time. 

In maths this week we will be recapping accurate counting, ordering and working out 1 more or less to 20. 

Next week we will be working on addition by counting on and the following week we will be doing subtraction by counting back. At home you could write numbers to 20 on post it notes to order and then ask your child 1 more or 1 less questions. Your child could practise counting collections of small objects. You could practise adding within 10 eg 5 + 3, by putting 5 in your head, then counting on 3 fingers. You could play Snakes and Ladders to practise counting back for subtraction. 

 

On our main page, if you scroll down a little you will see the Early Learning Goals attached. It would be great if you could have a look through these as this is where we are aiming to be by the end of term. Some children may exceed these and there is another attachment which shows the exceeding statements. If you want to tell me about something your child has done at home, please collect (or use your own!) a wow star from the notice board inside the classroom. 

 

Guided reading: we will be doing reading in small groups this term which means I will record on sheets at school rather than in their reading records. When children are heard individually by reading buddies, this will still be recorded in reading journals and please can you still record in there too! If you have any questions about your child's reading or are unsure of what colour they are on, please let me know! 

 

Thank you so much for your continued support! I'm looking forward to a busy and productive term! 

 

Week Beginning Monday 25th February

My phonics group will be doing er, air and ure.

Mrs Tawn and Mrs Ringham's group will be doing ar and ur.

Mrs Walker and Mrs Church's group will be doing ck and e. 

In Literacy we are going to be reading a story called Anna Hibiscus' Song which is set in Africa. Africa will be our theme for the next couple of weeks and we have have created a role play area today! In maths we are going to be learning about weight and capacity. You could do water play at home and play with different types of weighing scales. 

Have a great half term!  

Week beginning Monday 11th February

My phonics group will be doing ow, oi and ear.

Mrs Tawn and Mrs Ringham's group will be doing or and igh.

Mrs Walker and Mrs Church's group will be doing c and k. 

We will be doing one more week on the Bear Hunt for our topic and in maths we will be investigating 2-D and 3-D shape; talking about faces, edges and vertices and thinking about what shape the faces are. We'll think about the difference between a square and a rectangle and a square and a cube. 

Have a lovely weekend! 

Week beginning Monday 4th February

Next week we will be learning about Chinese New Year and how it is celebrated. At the same time, we are having an Art week; we will be learning about the artist Monet and having a go at doing some paintings in his style! There will also be a whole school Art day on Thursday where the children will be taking part in three activities in different places in school. 

In maths we will be taking away; either by physically taking counters away and counting what is left, or by jumping back on a numberline. 

My phonics group will be learning ur and ow as in crown.

Mrs Church/Mrs Walker's group will be recapping writing m and d. 

Mrs Tawn/Mrs Ringam's group will be doing oo and oa. 

Have a lovely weekend! 

Week beginning 28th January

Mrs Gaster's phonics group will be learning ar, or and igh and tricky word they. 

Mrs Church/ Mrs Walker's group will be practising g and o. 

Mrs Tawn/Mrs Ringham's group will be learning ai and ee next and tricky word was. 

In Literacy we will continue with the Bear Hunt theme and we'll be writing letters to the bear and also learning about bears in general. 

In Maths the focus will be on adding; first by counting the two groups together and then by counting on from the first number. We will do this with a variety of equipment.

Have a lovely weekend! 

Week beginning 21st January

Mrs Gaster's phonics group will be doing short and long oo sounds and the oa sound. We will be learning tricky words you and my.

Mrs Tawn and Mrs Ringham's group will be doing y, z, zz and qu as well as reading tricky words he, she, we, me and be. 

Mrs Church and Mrs Walker's group will be working on writing p, i and n as well as reading many more letters from the alphabet. 

In maths we are going to be learning about repeating patterns and about symmetry. You could look out for patterns in real life at home and make patterns that repeat with small objects or paint butterflies by folding the piece of paper in half.

In Literacy we will be reading We're Going On A Bear Hunt. Our role play area will change into this and we will be writing letters to the bear. 

Have a lovely weekend! 

Week beginning 14th January

PE will now be on Wednesday afternoons.

In phonics, Mrs Church/ Mrs Walker's group will be reading s, a, t, p, i, n, g and o and writing s, a and t. 

Mrs Tawn/Mrs Ringham's group will be recapping, a, bs and ds and learning j and v. 

My group will be learning ee and ai, and the tricky words he, she, be, we, me, are, was and you. 

In Literacy we will be continuing our work on spying. At school we have been writing 'clues' for each other to do, eg Go and get 5 pencils etc and you could do this at home too.

In maths we will be working on dividing as sharing eg I have 9 sweets and need to share them between 3 people. You could do this practically at home and talk about eg sharing a pizza equally so it is fair or sharing out sweets. (Or something more healthy!)

Don't forget to ask for some wow stars or make your own to tell us about something great your child has done at home! 

Have a lovely weekend! 

Week beginning the 3rd and 7th January 2019

Happy New Year! I hope you all had good holidays.

This is what we will be doing in school the first 2 weeks back.

Mrs Church and Mrs Walker's phonics groups we will be recapping s, a, t, p, i, n. Mrs Tawn and Mrs Ringham's group will be recapping the following sounds: s/ a/ t/ p/ i/ n/ m/ d/ g/ o/ c/ k/ ck/ e/ u/ r/ h/ b/ f/ ff/ l/ ll. My group will be learning zz, qu, ch, sh, th and ng. 

We will be learning to write the numerals  from 0-9 and to double and half small numbers and to think abut the link between the two operations eg double 2 is 4 and half of 4 is 2. We will represent these ideas practically using dominoes, numicon and other counters. 

We will be writing our Christmas news and then reading a book called Daisy and the Spy and doing written work based on this. 

To help at home, please see the saved sheet on the website, Ideas to help your child at home. When reading with your child, as well as practising phonics, remember to ask them lots of questions about the text to make sure they understand it. 

Thank you for your continued support. 

 

Week beginning Monday 10th December

Next week will be full of Christmas activities! We will be practising for and then performing the Nativity. We will be making Christmas cards and calendars and a variety of Christmas cards. There will be Christmas stories, letters to Santa, Christmas biscuit making and Christmas role play and of course Christmas dinner! The following week is only 3 days but there will be a Christmas party and Christmas craft making. 

At home over the next two weeks and Christmas, it would be great if you could keep hearing your child read, keep playing phonics games and continue to do the ideas suggested on the website and that were emailed home back in September. Have a lovely Christmas! 

Week beginning Monday 26th Nov

Next week will be our final week on cafes and cooking and this time we will be baking apple cake. Phonics will now happen in 3 groups. Mrs Church/Mrs Walker's group will be recapping s, a, and t. Mrs Tawn/Mrs Ringham's group will be recapping some trickier phase 2 sounds and then moving on to phase 3. See the email and assessment sheet to see the specific sounds your child needs to practise. My group will be starting phase 3 from the beginning. In maths we will be learning about height and length and solving problems such as who is the tallest? 

Have a lovely weekend! 

Week beginning 19th November

Next week we will be making apple crumble, reading recipes and playing in our cafe role play area. Our story will be I will not never ever eat a tomato. In maths we will be learning to subtract small numbers eg 8-3. In phonics we will learn the ss sound and then I will be doing phonics assessments on the children as we will have finished phase 2. Have a lovely weekend! 

Week beginning Monday 12th November

Next week is Friendship week and Children in Need. We will be reading stories about friendship and thinking about how to be a good friend. In maths we will be working with numbers to 20; ordering them and reading them and we will be solving problems. Our sounds in phonics will be b, f and l. Have a lovely weekend! 

Week beginning 5th November

Next week we will be learning about Divali and there will be stories, writing, arts and crafts and role play based on this theme. Our sounds in phonics will be h, r and b. In maths we will be learning about time, timing ourselves doing activities for 1 minute, such as jumps or claps and exploring clocks and stop watches. Have a lovely weekend! 

Week beginning Monday 29th October

In phonics after half term, our sounds will be ck, e and u. We will be learning about Guy Fawkes and Bonfire Night and the role play area will be a cafe. In maths we will be learning how to estimate amounts then count to check and we will be doing problem solving and reasoning. I hope that you have a lovely half term! 

Week beginning Monday 15th October 

In phonics next week we will be learning c, k and the ck sounds. Our story in Literacy will be Aliens love Underpants and we will be reading and writing letters to our own alien! In maths our focus will be on 2-D shape and you could talk about the shapes you see around you at home and ask questions like, why isn't the door a triangle? 

Week beginning 8th October

Next week we will be doing d, g and o in phonics. We are starting to put together the sounds learnt so far into little words, such as sat, pin, Dan, pip, etc and the children are excited that they are beginning to read! Next week I will start to send home some reading books. Children can point out sounds learnt so far and maybe begin to blend words, eg, s-a-t, sat, etc. We change reading books on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, usually, but will start on Wednesday next week as I am out on a course on Monday and Tuesday. Mrs Tawn, Mrs Ringham and Mrs Atkinson will be covering on those two days. In Literacy we will be reading How to Grow a Dinosaur and will be designing our own magic seed packets and writing some short words to go with them. In maths we are going to be starting to add up by counting the two groups practically. Eg, I have 3 dojos and then I'm given two more, how many do I have now? Then counting how many altogether. 

Have a lovely weekend! 

Week beginning 1st October

Next week we will be learning the sounds n, m and d in phonics. In Literacy we will be reading the story of The Little Red Hen and our activities will be based around this. In maths we will be working on ordering numbers to 10 and 20. Have a lovely weekend! 

Week beginning September 24th

Next week we will be reading and writing the letter sounds t, p and i. We will be reading some nursery rhymes and doing lots of rhyming practise. In maths we will be counting objects to 10, 20 and beyond! 

You have been emailed suggestions for activities you could do at home and this is also on this website. Have a lovely weekend! 

Week Beginning Monday 17th September 2018

We have had a good week and the children seem to have settled well into the new routines of school! Next week our theme will be Incy Wincy Spider. We will start phonics and will learn s, a and t. There will also be a variety of maths activities out. In the next few days I will be sending out some information containing possible activities you could do at home to support your child's learning.

Have a lovely weekend! 

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