Our Christian value this term is Respect
We will no longer be sending new reading books home as this is the last week of Foundation for the children. Please could you send any outstanding school reading books back to school by the end of this week.
The children will need to bring their P.E. kit to school on Fridays. Please ensure that every item of clothing is clearly labelled. The children are to come to school in their uniform and will be changing at school to encourage independence when changing into P.E. kit. Learning to take care of their belongings and dressing independently is an important aspect of Personal, social and Emotional development. Please show your child where you have labelled their clothing as it makes it easier for them to locate their belongings if they know where to look for their name label on the item.
Please continue to read regularly to your children. I will be sending books home. These will be sound blending books or red/purple/green reading books - dependent on level. Please don't rush through the books and rather spend a few nights repeating the stories or blending books. Children should ideally read the book 3 times before moving onto the next reader as this builds confidence and reading with understanding. Sometimes the children choose to take 2 books home. Usually this means that one is book is to practice their blending and the other book is a 'fun reader' which is to increase phonic knowledge of beginning sounds in words as well as being able to recognize the letter in a word and to also increase vocabulary by discussing the picture next to the word. EG: For beginning or single sound books, discuss the pictures and the read the word. Look for individual sounds in the words. How many times can you spot the /s/ in the word, etc. Can you think of other words that begin with the /s/ sound, etc. When blending cvc words eg: tip, ask child if they know the meaning of the word, if not describe meaning and give an example of a sentence with that word in it. Sometimes, words have more than one meaning.
We have started watching Newsround each day in class. We have started discussing the main events from around the world and looking at where these places are on the map.
You can watch the 5 minute show at home too as it updates throughout the day
Here is the link below
MATHEMATICAL DEVELOPMENT SONGS
HERE ARE THE LINKS TO SOME OF OUR SONGS THAT WE HAVE BEEN LEARNING IN CLASS TO HELP US WITH OUR MATHS - WARNING - SOME OF THEM ARE VERY CATCHY AND YOU MIGHT FIND YOURSELF HUMMING THEM THROUGHOUT THE DAY!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-FVERzap9E - COUNT TO 20
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DzKqCmjVXLI - WRITING NUMBERS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Du6JHupzwVo - ONE MORE SONG
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ordering-and-sequencing/caterpillar-ordering - THIS IS A GAME WE USE IN CLASS.