Maple and Pine Class Weekly Update – Friday 8th November 2019
Show and Tell Task for Monday: For our History learning, the children have been thinking about their past, mainly thinking about recent events in their lives. If your child did not bring a photo of themselves from the past last Monday, please can they bring one in this Monday? We will return these photos to you but would like to photocopy them for the children’s book. Please speak to us if this is going to be a problem.
Phonics and English: This week, the children have continued to learn the story ‘Kipper’s Birthday’. They have written sentences from the story focusing on remembering all their words in their sentences and using the conjunction ‘and’ to link sentences together.
Maths: The children have been learning to understand number bonds within 10. For example, they have tried to make and write all the number bonds that total 9.
Maths homework: Number bonds to 10. Can the children show the different ways to make 10 using objects (For example using 2 different colours of Lego bricks to make towers of 10 using different amounts of the coloured Lego each time, 4 red bricks and 6 yellow bricks or 6 red bricks and 4 yellow brick) If the children are confident with making their number bonds to 10 they can try to record the bonds that they have made as a number sentence.
Reading: Please read at least five times a week with your child at home and ask them questions about the texts they read.
Pine class will have their logs checked on Friday 15th November so please make sure all reading and homework is recorded by then. There will be a tray in the classroom for your child to put their purple and yellow books in order for us to check them. Both classes will have their logs checked the following week.
Nativity: Our Nativity performances will be on Tuesday 3rd December at 2:15 and Thursday 5th December at 9:30. On Monday, we will be telling the children which parts they would like. Some children asked to have speaking parts whilst others asked to have non-speaking parts. You will receive a note in their book bag informing you of their part and giving you the option of having a school costume or finding your own. Please ensure these forms are returned by 15th November (on the slip it mistakenly says 17th!). We do not want costumes in school yet. Children with speaking parts will also have a full script sent home with their lines highlighted. Please support them in learning these.
PE: As you will already be aware, the children are doing football coaching with Plymouth Argyle on Friday afternoons. This has been great fun so far but very muddy! Because they need indoor kit in school on a Monday, we would like the children to bring in separate football gear (long tracksuit bottoms, long sleeved t-shirts, tracksuit tops and trainers) for PE on a Friday that can then be sent home and washed ready for the next Friday; we realise that it’s quite a quick turnaround to get PE kits washed and returned ready for the Monday lesson and so the indoor PE kit that they usually have in school (white t-shirt, shorts and plimsolls) can remain on their peg as normal. If you have any questions about this, please ask one of us.
Miss Willey, Mrs Reay and Mrs Wyatt