Willow and Pine Weekly Update – Friday 25th September 2020
Dates for your diary:
Dance Club – Willow Class: Last Dance club: Thursday 1st October, 2.50 – 3.50pm.
Dance Club – Pine Class: Thursday 8th October, Thursday 15th October, Thursday 22nd October, 2.50-3.50pm.
Bike to School week: 28th September – 2nd October.
English: This week, the children have started learning the story of Pinocchio to link with our Toys Through Time topic. They have also been recapping what makes a real sentence, remembering that a sentence can be a whole line, more than a line or less than a line and that it always needs a capital letter at the start and a punctuation mark (full stop) at the end.
Maths: In maths this week, children have been practising the skill of counting forwards and backwards in multiples of 2. They have been doubling and halving to help them link with their 2 times table and have also revised the 10x multiplication table.
Topic and science:
The children have continued to learn about the history of toys, and have been looking at materials in science. In design and technology, the children practised their cutting and colouring skills to create a finger puppet out of card.
Maths – Please can you practise counting in 2s, and doubling and halving numbers to 12 with your child in preparation for learning their 2x multiplication table. Your child may like to use a 100 square to help them with their counting. You can find one in ‘useful documents’ further down this class page. Your child may also like to play this game:
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button (doubles and halves within 20)
Reading - We expect children to read five times a week at home. Reading completed in school does not count towards the five times. From now on, we will indicate in your child’s yellow reading log that we have heard them read using a stamp that says ‘I have read to my teacher’ instead of writing a comment into the logs. This week, we have given out an additional book to each child so your child should now have 2 books to read. Please ask questions about what they have read. Children will also have the opportunity to change books twice a week on a Monday and Thursday if they need to. As always, read anything and everything else from home or that you see when you are out and about.
Spelling – Please practise spelling 10 common exception words from the list at the back of your child’s purple log. You may like to explore these interactive games which support their spelling
https://www.spellzone.com/word_lists/games-259517.htm Egg hunt (Y1 words - Play as a single player - there is no need to sign up).
In a few weeks time the children will be designing and making pop-up puppets in design and technology. They will need an old (clean!) adult sized sock for this. Please have a hunt around a home for any suitable candidates! We will let you know when these need to be brought in.
Mrs Loudwill, Mrs Sayers and Miss Smith