Mrs Ali & Miss Jackson
English – Fiction and Non-Fiction, Poetry, Reading and Writing.
Reading – Your child will read during lessons and during Guided Reading sessions. The home reading book is for your child to read to you. Please comment in the record book when your child has read so that we know which page they are up to (little and often is the key). So if possible please try to hear your child read every night. We will change your child’s book as we hear them read and ask that they bring it to school every day. The school reading book should be read alongside other books from the Library and home. The Library book is changed every Monday in our class Library session, this is a book that your child chooses for sharing at home.
Spelling – We introduce new spellings during our phonics work and some words are then taken home to practice. The spelling words will be linked to the words learnt in phonics groups. Children are given words to practice on their spellings sheet and we ask that they practice them each night. Children are encouraged to use the ‘Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check’ method to learn the words. These are sent home in the Spelling books on a Monday and then tested the following Friday.
Maths – Counting, Place Value, Addition, Subtraction, Data Handling, Shape, Money, Time, Fractions, Measure, Multiplication and Division.
Science – Animals including Ourselves, Light and Dark, Materials, Forces (pushes and pulls) and the environment.
R.E – A general look at beliefs, buildings and festivals of different religions.
Topic Work – Our topic for the Autumn term is ‘Penguins, Possums and Pigs.’
P.E. – Our P.E. days are Tuesday and Wednesday, we ask that earrings are taken out and that girls with long hair have it tied back, for safety reasons. Please ensure that all items of school clothing (uniform and P.E. kit) are clearly labeled with your child’s name throughout the year.
Homework – Children will be given homework on a Friday to be handed in the following Thursday. This will be English or Maths activities as often as possible connected with the work we are doing in class. From time to time the homework may be linked to an event or celebration that is happening. Please can you make sure that your child uses a pencil to attempt all work and they have put their name on it.
Ways to help your child:
· Please find time to listen to your child read and allow them to sound out any words they are unsure of before telling them the word. Please also ask them questions about their book. Just 10 minutes each night would really help.
- Please help your child to tell the time on an analogue clock.
- It is also useful if your child has experience in handling money, counting and finding change.
. Allow children to complete their own homework sounding out words they are unsure of and having a go at any sums. If they are struggling please help them to work out the answers rather than just telling them the answers.
· Please help your children to learn their spellings.
Thank you for your support!
'Lost and Found' by Oliver Jeffers
In English, we have been reading stories about the boy and the penguin like ‘Lost and Found’ and ‘Up and Down’ by Oliver Jeffers. To help us think about character thoughts and feelings, we created freeze frames in pairs. We then used our knowledge of a simple narrative text to innovate the character and setting to write our own stories! We had the chance to orally retell our story as well as listen to our partner’s story too!