|Children can practise in a variety of ways such as chanting, singing songs, drawing groups of or lots of an amount and counting in the tables to find the amount, or writing the tables out. They will have their test in a muddled order.|
Children can practise their spellings in lots of ways such as look, cover, write, check, repeating the words, using a rhyme for each letter of the word, finding common words in the word that they already know and can see, segmenting the word or breaking it down into syllables.
Please ensure children have an indoor PE kit that is labelled and jewellery is removed.
It is very important that your child reads at least three times a week at home with an adult and the reading diary is signed. We check diaries regularly and children are allowed to move their face on our chart. If children read three or more times in a week they receive 1 house point on Friday.
You can help your child to read by...
- Guiding them to break down longer words so that they can be decoded
- Asking them what has happened so far before continuing to read
- Encouraging your child to predict what may happen part way through and how they might know this
- Asking your child questions about characters' feelings, emotions and thoughts
This half term we are learning about the creation of the world. We listened to the story and decided on a day we would like to show in our own way using a range of media.
This week we have started our class book ' The Pirate Cruncher'. We have described what we can see on the front cover, practised writing questions about what we want to find out about the book and wrote our own suggestions for characters' speech. Towards the end of the week we read a bit more of the story and had some objects on the table to feel and touch using our senses. We also listened to sounds linked to the book to help us think of ideas for describing the setting.
We have learnt how to use different equipment to represent a 2-digit number. We practised counting in tens and ones and we used equipment like bead strings, numicon, tens and ones, counters and straws.
We have learnt about different parts of a pirate ship and what they are useful for. We concentrated on port holes and discussed what we would see out of one. We wrote very descriptive sentences too.
What a wonderful start to the new academic year! Our first topic is all about pirates and we have amazing homework from the Year 2 children! It is already up in our classroom for everyone to see!