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November

Literacy

This month we are learning to:

  • Read and spell High Frequency words, CVC words and CVCC words

  • Identify and suggest rhyming words

  • Use persuasive language orally and in writing

Numeracy

This month we are learning to:

  • Recognise, read and write numbers within 20/50

  • Count in twos

  • Explore number stories

  • Solve problems based on the strategy ‘Make a conjecture’ (an idea which we think is true but have not yet proved)

World Around Us

This month we are:

  • Beginning our new topic ‘Christmas’

  • Exploring Christmas traditions

     

    Thinking skills and personal capabilities

    This month we are learning to:

  • Work and play co-operatively

  • Develop routines of listening, turn-taking, sharing, co-operating and reaching agreement

  • Enhance our learning through demonstrating and modelling

  • Be aware of how our actions can affect others

  • Develop our confidence around others in a variety of contexts

 

 

 

 

INFERENCE

We are learning to ‘read between the lines’ to understand things that might not be directly stated by the author. Making inferences means making a guess based on information.

 

Below are some questions which may be useful when reading your reading book and library book.

  • How does the character feel? How do you know?

  • Why do they behave like that?

  • What might they be thinking? Why do you think this?

  • Why do you think this happened?

  • How do you think that happened?

 

 

 

 

Effective questioning within numeracy

 

Please find below questions which you could use to assist your child during the mathematical aspect of their homework. They will help to develop mathematical vocabulary and your child’s ability to explain their thinking.

 

Ask children who are getting started with a piece of work:

  • How are you going to tackle this?

  • What do you need to do?

  • Will you do it mentally, with pencil and paper, using a number line? Why?

  • What equipment will you need?

  • Can you estimate or predict?

 

Make positive interventions to check progress while children are working, by asking:

  • Can you explain what you have done so far?

  • Why did you decide to use this method or do it this way?

  • Can you think of another method that might have worked?

  • Could there be a quicker way of doing this?

  • Are you beginning to see a pattern?

  • Do you think that this would work with other numbers?

 

Ask children who are stuck:

  • Can you talk me through what you have done so far?

  • Could you try it using a number line…?

 

 

As your child is finishing their work:

  • How did you get your answer?

  • Can you describe your method/pattern/rule to us all?

  • Can you explain why it works?

  • What could you try next?

  • Would it work with different numbers?

  • What if you had started with… rather than…?

  • Is it a reasonable answer/result? What makes you say so?

  • How did you check it?

  • What have you learned or found out today?

  • If you were doing it again, what would you do differently?

  • Having done this, when could you use this method/information/idea again?

  • Did you use any new words today?

  • What do they mean?

  • What are the key points or ideas that you need to remember for the next time?

We looked for 2D and 3D shapes outdoors during 'Maths Week'!

Looking for signs of Autumn

We had to 'Guess, check and improve' upon which items were heaviest /lightest

October

Literacy

This month we are learning to:

  • Spell CVC words e.g. hat, box, sit etc.

  • Read and spell High Frequency words.

  • Identify and suggest rhyming words.

  • Recount orally and in writing, activities we do and stories we read.

Numeracy

This month we are learning to:

  • Recognise, read and write numbers within 20/50.

  • Add 0, 1 and 2 within 10/20.

  • Read o’clock times in analogue and digital.

  • Solve problems based on the strategy ‘Using equipment and acting out’, ‘Guess, check and improve’.

World Around Us

This month we are:

  • Recalling our birthday traditions.

  • Exploring Halloween and Divali.

     

    Thinking skills and personal capabilities

    This month we are learning to:

  • Talk about what we are doing and what we have learned.

  • Focus and persist with tasks.

  • Talk about our likes and dislikes.

  • Make choices and decisions.

  • Ask for help from a friend, my teacher or teaching assistant.

We are learning to use the listening centre

We are learning to draw a self portrait on the Interactive White Board

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