Please remember we are a healthy school and teachers do not give out sweets or treats for birthdays. If you would like to send in a treat, a book for the library would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for your understanding.
Top education researchers tell us that homework has minimal impact for primary age pupils, unless it requires children to rehearse and practise. We have therefore adapted our routines to reflect this. The routines for children in this year group are as follows:
Purple home learning books will no longer being used as practice can be done at home. You will be able to see achievement and progress through the dictation and times tables challenge sheets going home weekly. You will also be able to witness progress through class exercise books for English and maths being sent home once during every half-term.
The game below is a useful way of supporting blending. It builds on skills taught in class.
Please find a very helpful link with past papers of the Phonics Screening Check from previous years.
Practise adding the prefix -un to words such us:
happy - unhappy
sure - unsure
helpful - unhelpful
clean - unclean
lucky - unlucky
able - unable
Please read the information about our new reading challenge:
Once the children have read a book, they will need to complete one of the reading activities outlined below. This can be done in their reading planners or on a separate piece of paper. We can't wait to read the responses and they can be done more than once. Ideas for responses are:
1. Recall the main events of the story.
2. Define the meaning of two new words you have found in the story.
3. Describe the character you could be friends with. Why?
4. List 4 things you liked about the book.
5. Compare the book to another book you have read.
6. Create a new title for the book based on what you have read.
5 books = Bronze Award
10 books = Silver Award
15 Books = Gold Award
We are learning about length.
We read our new book, 'Dogger'.
Our new topic is called 'Why is the iPad more fun than Grandma and Grandad's old toys?'
Next week we are going to compare the length of different objects.
We are going to focus the prefix -un and the suffixes -ed, -er, -est and -ing.