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News from week beginning 19th September

The children had a super time collecting sticks, leaves and other bits from outside to make a stick man of their own, after reading the brilliant book, Stickman, by Julia Donaldson. They came up with adjectives to describe their stickman and thought of words that rhyme with the adjectives. The Year One children then went on the create mini-poems which they very proudly read out beautifully in Parents’ Assembly.

In Phonics, the Reception children learned the sounds, actions and how to write p, i and n – sound sheets for those are coming soon! Year One children revised the digraphs (two letters that make one sound) and trigraphs (three letters that make one sound), ee, ai, igh, oa and the two pronunciations for oo (long as in spoon and short as in book). They also revised the tricky words, was, you, they, all, are, my and her. The Year One children were surprisingly excited for their first spelling test too, which they did so well at.

In Maths we concentrated on tens and ones, using Numicon plates and making coloured paper chains to show some teen numbers (i.e. 13 would be ten black loops and three orange loops). They loved making the paper chains and they were a powerful, visual way of demonstrating the value of tens and ones.

The Year One children used iPads to go over their first week of homework, the online Maths games on  Active Learn. They loved the hedgehog’s squeaky bike wheel once they had succeeded in ordering the numbers!

Have a great weekend and see you next week, the final week of only Tuesdays to Thursdays and 8:45am starts for the Reception children!

Mrs Pink, Mrs Cheyne and Mrs Dennett



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