In D.T, we would like to make chairs for the three bears. We need card including tubes (kitchen or long tubes only), lolly sticks and straws. We need the material by the week beginning 22nd January. Please give it to your class teacher. Thank you.
English and Maths books will come home the weekend of the 2nd February.
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.
Spellings this week are verbs in the past tense using the suffixes er and -est. Please practice:
Focus on curriculum words:
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 have been continuing to think about time this week. First, we continued to consider vocabulary like quicker, slower, earlier and later. We identified what month came before or after by answering questions using a chart and the months of the year. We have thought about how we measure time and what units we use to measure. We have begun to learn how to tell the time to the hour and half past the hour.
This week we have sequenced the story, Tiger Child using chronological order. We have looked at past tense verbs by adding 'ed' and have been spelling words ending with 'ed' accurately. We have written our first drafts, writing in role using first person, time connectives and adjectives. We have also started to reflect on our learning using the rubric below to help.
We will apply our knowledge on time to solve problems. We will use our new vocabulary like earlier and later as well as apply our knowledge to solve problems. Reflecting on our progress will also be a focus.
We will continue our work on the Tiger Child. We will edit and improve our work, write final drafts and reflect on what we have done well and identify our next steps.