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News from week beginning 5th February

We’ve had a great week!

In phonics the Reception children revised the sounds oa, ar, ur and the short oo (as in spoon),  and they revised all the tricky words learned so far – they had fun matching pictures to words, writing words on post-its notes and playing games on the interactive TV. The Year One children learned the alternative sounds for the ‘i’ grapheme (e.g. short as in milk and long as in behind), the ‘o’ grapheme (e.g. short as in hot and long as in don’t) and the ‘u’ grapheme (e.g. the different pronunciations in unplug, bull and unicorn). They revised how they pronounce g and c when they are followed by an i, e or y (c changes to sssss, and the g changes to j). They learned about vowels and which words should start with a capital letter (e.g. Winter and London).

In English the children all learned poems ready for the Reciting and Debating Celebration – their performances were amazing! They all tried really hard to learn the words and actions and they had clear, loud voices so the audience could enjoy each poem and its humour fully! Please ask your child to recite the poems at home.

Acorn Class at Reciting and Debating Celebration

Acorn Class at Reciting and Debating Celebration

Year One's poem

Year One’s poem

Reception poem

Reception poem

Also in English, some special creations have gone home ready for this coming Wednesday…

In Maths the children had a super time learning about money and being coin detectives to recognise them (which metal is the coin made from? does it have corners? how big is it? which number is written on it?). They particularly enjoyed the coin rubbings, the magic feely bag, the coin hunt outside in the playground and the role play with a till and real food to buy.

Year Ones using magnifying glasses to identify coins

Year Ones using magnifying glasses to identify coins

Magic feely bag and coin fans!

Magic feely bag and coin fans!

Role-play supermarket

Role-play supermarket

In History, the children learned all about St Valentine and in RE they listened to and discussed the story of Jesus and Zacchaeus, the greedy tax collector. They were thoughtful in their comments about whether it is always easy to be friends with everyone.

Have a wonderful half term and we’ll see you bright and refreshed on Monday 19th

The Acorn Team

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