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Week beginning Monday 30th March

Dear boys and girls,

Just a little message to let you know that I am missing you all very much and I am thinking about you all every day.  Your photographs from home on the school website have been making me smile. 

 

We love to share our news with each other in school.  So I will share what I have been up to with you.

 

In our home we have been taking part in the ‘Rainbow Trail’.  We painted pictures of rainbows and put them in our window.  The next day, you will never believe it ….. our neighbours across the road did the same.  We were so excited and gave our neighbours a huge wave from our window.  It made them smile.  We wrote this little poem on a poster for our window.  You might like it too.

 

A rainbow of friends

is a dream we can share

Where everyone’s treated

with kindness and care.

By P.K. Hallinan

 

We have been spending a lot of time in our garden and I am getting better at remembering the bird’s names.  There are lots of signs of spring.  Maybe you could have a look for some too.

 

For anyone with a birthday this week, have a really lovely day. 

 

Keep your photographs coming.  See you all soon. 

Mrs McMeekin

 

Below I have outlined some ideas that might be useful for working at home.  Our routines are very different at the minute and it is important that we try not to place too much pressure on everyone.  A little when you can and some time outdoors is important.  This is very new to us all.  Continue to do your best boys and girls as you always do. 

 

Physical Activity

The body coach (Joe Wicks) has been going live every morning at 9:00 with an exercise routine to get the day started.  We are loving this in our house. 

 

Numeracy

Remember it is important to keep revising skills already covered in previous weeks.

Mental Maths

Doubles to 10/20

  • Work on adding 2 numbers which are the same
    e.g. 1 + 1 =    2 + 2 =   3 + 3 =    4 + 4 =   5 + 5 =
  • In school we use a great resource called Numicon.  This powerpoint shows doubles with the help of Numicon.
    https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-c-254569-counting-number-shapes-doubles-to-20-powerpoint
  • You can use your fingers to help to begin with then try to do the sums in your head. 
  • Roll a dice and double the number.  You can take turns with a helper to see who gets most sums correct. 
     

Games

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?f=dartboarddoublesandhalves

http://www.snappymaths.com/multiplication/doublesto10/interactive/doublesto10belt.htm

 

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/double-dominoes-to-10-activity-sheet-t-n-2546814

WHEN YOU KNOW THE DOUBLES UP TO 5+5 WORK ON THOSE UP TO 10 +10

 

Other

3D shapes

  • Work on recognition of 3D shapes e.g. cone, cuboid, cube, sphere, cylinder and pyramid.  There are pictures of these in your pupil support book. 
  • Find these shapes around the house.
  • Look at the shape of each face on your 3D shapes.
  • Count the faces on each shape. 
  • Try drawing these shapes on your white board

Watch

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/ni-n-8-3d-shapes-warm-up-and-revision-powerpoint

 

Literacy

Letter name/sound

Work on the letter name and sound for w.  Practise writing the letter also.  Continue to revise all letter names and sounds. 

 

Reading

Continue to work on the words you have in your little A5 booklets in your homework folder.  When you know all of these refer to the High frequency word list in your pupil support book for further words.

 

Choose one of your reading books to read.  Try to:

  • Read with expression, noting punctuation marks
  • Retell the story or non-fiction information outlined
  • Think about how characters might be feeling

 

Spelling

This week is a revision week.  Revise all of this month’s spellings.

Please check your spelling sheets for specific words and try to practise these on your laminated spelling grid.  You could also put some of these words into sentences on your white board or in your exercise book. Use your word grid within your pupil support book to help. 

 

Narrative

Continue to work on your story from last week. 

 

Topic work

Think about the characters ‘Handa’ and ‘Akeyo’ from the story of ‘Handa’s surprise’.  Talk to the person helping you about how your life might be different to theirs.  Think about how you travel, what you eat, where you live and what you do. 

 

Creative work

Continue to make a junk model of an African animal from Handa’s surprise.

Draw or paint a rainbow.

 

 

 

Week beginning Monday 23rdrMarch

 

This week have a go at the following:

 

Physical Activity

In our class we love to exercise with ‘5 Minute Move – Kids Workout’ by the body coach (Joe Wicks) on Youtube.  This is a great way to start your day. 

 

Numeracy

Mental Maths

Odd/even numbers

  • Use your 100 square to count forwards in odd numbers 1-19, then to 29 and 49.
  • Remember to practise from different starting points too.
  • Complete patterns such as:

3   5   7   9   ?

 

13   15   17  19   ?

 

21   23   25   27   29  ?

 

Pick 2 odd digits e.g. 9 and 7 what is the biggest odd number you can make? 97

Repeat this a few times. 

 

Play odd/even popcorn with your family.

Ask an adult to call out a number.

If the number is odd you must all crouch down. 

If the number is even you must pop up.

Have fun!

 

Half past and revision of o’clock

Work on reading half past times on the clock.  A good starting point would be the powerpoint below.  Twinkl are offering free access to parents at the minute with the code UKTWINKLHELPS

 

Twinkl – Powerpoint called ‘Telling the time half past’.  The link is https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-n-4546-new-telling-the-time-half-past

 

Practise setting your clock to half past times.  Write the times in analogue and digital.  Then mix in some o’clock times to make sure you can remember the difference. 

 

When you can do this set your clock to an o’clock time.  Practise telling the time half an hour earlier/later.

 

Practise setting a clock to a half past time. Practise telling the time half an hour later/earlier. 

 

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/116/telling-the-time - scroll down to the picture of the teddy bear and clock – select read time to the hour and half hour on the 12 hour clock.

 

 

It is tricky but keep practising.  You can do it!

 

Literacy

Letter name/sound

Work on the letter name and sound for v.  Practise writing the letter also.

 

Reading

Continue to work on the words you have in your little A5 booklets in your homework folder.  When you know all of these refer to the High frequency word list in your pupil support book for further words.

 

Choose one of your reading books to read.  Try to:

  • Read with expression, noting punctuation marks
  • Retell the story or non-fiction information outlined
  • Think about how characters might be feeling

 

Spelling

This week we are working on our HFW and the

–oy –oi sound.  Please check your spelling sheets for specific words and try to practise these on your laminated spelling grid.  You could also put some of these words into sentences on your white board or in your exercise book. Use your word grid within your pupil support book to help. 

 

Narrative

We have been reading the story of Handa’s Surprise.  There are lots of read along versions available on Youtube. 

 

Over the next 2 weeks have a go at writing the story of Handa’s surprise.  This should have a beginning, middle and end.  Draw some pictures to match.

 

Beginning /Introduction

Think of a good story opening e.g. ‘Early one morning’ or ‘One bright sunny morning’.  Introduce the character Handa and the setting Africa.

Draw a picture to match your introduction.

 

Middle

This should tell the exciting plot of the animals taking Handa’s fruit. 

Remember to draw pictures to match.

 

End

This should tell how the characters come together at the end. 

Draw a picture to match.

 

Topic work

Continue to find and name the continents and oceans on a world map.

 

Creative work

Try making a junk model of an African animal from Handa’s surprise.

 

Activities, links and advice in the event of the school closing:

 

LITERACY 

FOCUS: NARRATVE - READING AND WRITING 

This month we are learning to:

*Read and spell HFW and words with:

-y   -i_e  -igh

-aw  -au   -o   -al 

-oy  -oi

(See this months spelling overview)

 

*Read with expression, noting punctuation marks 

*Retell stories 

*Develop our inference skills 

*Create story maps and write stories 

 

THINGS TO DO AT HOME 

Follow the link below to access the Lexia Literacy Programme. Children have all been given their login details to take home along with guidance letter.

www.lexiacore5.com

 

Again all children will receive login details today.

*Try putting your spellings into sentences after practising on your laminated sheet. Use your word grid in your pupil support book to help. 

* www.starfall.com  have lots of stories and poems to read online. Read these and discuss characters, settings and the plot.  Retell the stories also.  

*To develop inference skills talk about how characters are feeling. Explain your thinking. 

*Read your favourite story and draw a story map.

*Write your own story with a beginning, middle and end. Add interesting characters, a setting and a plot. 

 

NUMERACY 

This month we are learning to:

*Count forwards and backwards in odd numbers within 20/30/50/100

*Read and write half past times in analogue and digital. Solve problems based upon time. 

*Use Numicon to add and subtract up to 3 numbers 

*Name and draw 3D shapes 

*Compare objects for length, weight and capacity 

 

THINGS TO DO AT HOME 

Follow the link below to access RMeasi maths. Children have all been given their login details to take home.

When logging in please note that you should use username@Colman144 followed by the child's password.

https://www.rmeasimaths.com/

 

*Use the 100 square in your pupil support book to count forwards and backwards in odd numbers. Look for odd numbers around the house. 

*Go to topmarks.co.uk - telling the time in words 

*snappymaths.com - o'clock and half past interactive mad maths 

*Roll 3 dice and add the numbers. Go to topmarks.co.uk - number fact families 

*Look for 3D shapes around the house. Count the faces of the shapes. Look at the shape of the faces also. Use the 3D shape page in your pupil support book to help. Explore which of the shapes will 'roll', 'stack' or 'slide'.  

*Practise measuring items with your ruler 

 

WORLD AROUND US 

This month we are:

*Exploring our new topic 'Africa' 

 

THINGS TO DO AT HOME 

* Find Africa on a map 

* Find the other continents /oceans on a map and learn their names 

* Retell the story of Handa's Surprise to your family 

 

THINKING SKILLS AND PERSONAL CAPABILITIES 

This month we are learning to be creative 

 

THINGS TO DO AT HOME 

*Experiment with your ideas when writing your story and drawing your story map. 

During role play we became firefighters!

We have been learning about people who help us. Look at our display about firefighters!

We drew snowy pictures with pastels. Then we made snowflakes.

NSPCC'S 'Speak Out Stay Safe' workshop

We are learning to use money

January

Literacy

This month we are learning to:

  • Read and spell High Frequency words, CVC words and words ending in –ff, -ss, -ll
  • Read and write non-chronological reports

Numeracy

This month we are learning to:

  • Subtract
  • Use coins during shopping activities
  • Use Numicon
  • Name and draw 2D shapes
  • Create 2D shape patterns

  • World Around Us

This month we are:

  • Beginning our new topic ‘People who help us’
  • Exploring the role of the fire fighter and lollipop person
  •  
    Thinking skills and personal capabilities
    This month we are learning to ‘Manage Information’
  • We can work with a focus, ask and respond to questions to clarify the task
  • Select with help, information from materials and resources provided and suggest ways to obtain information
  • Follow directions in relation to a task
  • Begin to plan
  • Identify simple methods to record information

We can estimate which objects are 'heavier' /'lighter'. We can check if our guesses are correct.

We have been using Numicon to develop our mathematical skills

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 20/50/100
  • Use Numicon
  • Solve problems based on the strategy ‘Work backwards’

World Around Us

This month we are:

  • Beginning our new topic ‘School’s Cool’
  • Exploring the location of our school
  • Exploring the school building
     
    Thinking skills and personal capabilities
    This month we are learning to ‘Be Creative’
  • We can be curious and ask questions
  • We can use our creativity when playing
  • We can experiment with our ideas when drawing, writing and making
  • We can talk about our memories and experiences
     

We followed instructions to make pumpkins!

We cut shapes to make Halloween characters

We played in the haunted house

We are painting portraits

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.
  • Read and follow instructions.

Numeracy

This month we are learning to:

  • Recognise, read and write numbers within 20/100.
  • Add 0, 1 and 2 within 10/20.
  • Read o’clock times in analogue and digital.
  • Solve problems based on the strategy ‘Try a simpler case’.

World Around Us

This month we are:

  • Exploring our ‘senses’
  • Investigating how to stay safe when out and about  
  • Thinking skills and personal capabilities
    This month we are working on our ability to work with others.
    We are learning to:
  • Develop our confidence
  • Join in and take turns
  • Work and play co-operatively
  • Reach an agreement
  • Be aware of how our actions affect others

We are learning to look for patterns. We can create our own patterns too!

September

Literacy

This month we are learning to:

  • Recite the alphabet
  • Recall letter names/sounds/High Frequency Words (HFW)
  • Recount orally and in writing

Numeracy

This month we are learning to:

  • Count within 20/50/100
  • Recognise, read and write numbers within 20/50/100.
  • Recite the days of the week
  • Create tally charts and graphs
  • Add within 10/20
  • Solve problems based on the strategy ‘Look for a pattern’

World Around Us

This month we are beginning our topic ‘Ourselves’

 

Thinking skills and personal capabilities

This month we are working on our self-management skills.  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
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