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28th February 2020

Reading 

  • Please try to listen to your child read every day for 5 minutes. It is World Book day this week so we will be sharing lots of new stories in school too ! Remember if your child reads for 5 out of 7 days and it is recorded in the reading diary they will be entered into a draw to win a book to keep.

Spelling

  • This week in our spelling lessons the children have focussed on /ve/ and /nk/ words. We would like your children to practice these spellings at home ready for a test on Wednesday. Please encourage your child to read the word aloud first.

 Maths

  • What do I need to do?

    The children need to complete the missing numbers on the 0-50 square. Children should be able to identify that these numbers are the numbers we say when we are counting in 2s.

  • Why?

    This will help children become more fluent in counting in 2s which will help them solve more complex word problems.

Phonics

  • This week for phonics I would like the children to go back through their homework book and re-visit all the phonic sounds we have covered.

14th February 2020

Reading 

  • Please continue to read over the half term break. Why not visit the local library and let your child choose some books !

Spelling

  • This week all children were tested on the 45 common exception words that year one children are expected to know by the end of year one. While they are making excellent progress there were some common errors which have been set as spelling this week.

 Maths

  • What do I need to do?

    The children need to use their knowledge of counting in tens and counting on to work out how many objects are shown in the picture. Children should not be counting each individual object.

  • Why?

    This will help children to become fluent in counting in tens and will enable children to be more confident using numbers to 50.

Phonics

  • This week for phonics I have set a Phonics challenge mat to be completed over half term. This involves reading real words and alien words and writing words using the sounds that the children have learnt.

7th February 2020

Reading 

  • Please continue to read with your child on a daily basis and record it in the reading diary. Remember that all children who read for 5 out of 7 days will be entered into our weekly draw for a book to keep !

Spelling

  • During our spelling lessons this week we have been looking at the vowel digraph au/aw. This weeks spellings reflect this learning. Please encourage your child to read the word and draw attention to the capital letter for 'August'.

 Maths

  • What do I need to do?

    The children need to look at the picture and identify which number has been represented. The children will also need to think about one more and one less than the number that has been shown.

  • Why?

    This will help children to become fluent in counting in tens and will help them identify how 2 digit numbers are represented.

Phonics

  • In phonics we are still re-capping and revising our sounds. This week we have given a combination of real words and alien words for the children to practice decoding. Ask your child to draw sound buttons to help them :)

31st January 2020

Reading 

  • Please continue to read with your child on a daily basis and record it in the reading diary. Remember that all children who read for 5 out of 7 days will be entered into our weekly draw for a book to keep !

    Spelling

    During our spelling lessons this week we have been looking at compound words. These are two words that are joined together. Each part of the longer word is spelled as it would be if it were on its own. Ask your child to read the word say the word and then spell the word. Can they think of any other compound words ?

    Maths

    What do I need to do?

    The children need to kook at the picture and find the fact families using the numbers that have been given.

    Why?

    This will help children to begin to identify patterns in number bonds and understand the links between addition and subtraction.

    Phonics

    In phonics we are still re-capping and revising our sounds. This week we have given some alien/nonsense words as homework. The children need to use their phonics to sound out the words. If they get it correct they can colour it in !

24th January 2020

Reading 
  • Please continue to read with your child on a daily basis and record it in the reading diary. Remember that all children who read for 5 out of 7 days will be entered into our weekly draw for a book to keep !

    Spelling

    Some of this weeks spellings may seem familiar and this is because we are revisiting some of the sounds and common exception words that children have found difficult. If your child would like an extra challenge they could write sentences using some of this weeks spellings ! Please encourage your child to read the word first before writing the word. Our spelling test this week will be on Wednesday. 

    Maths

    What do I need to do?

    The children need to solve the subtraction word problems. We have been encouraging the children in class to cross out the objects as they have subtracted them.

    Why?

    This will help them to be able to be use their subtraction skills in a range of different contexts.

    Phonics

    In phonics we have been revisiting our phase three sounds. We have been writing wonderful sentences and using our sounds to help us spell. Please continue to look back through the homework books and re-visit the sounds that we have already covered.

17th January 2020

Reading 
  • Please continue to read with your child on a daily basis and record it in the reading diary. Remember that all children who read for 5 out of 7 days will be entered into our weekly draw for a book to keep !

    Spelling

    This week the spellings are based upon the sounds (ear) hear with your ear and (ew) chew the stew. Please encourage your child to read the word first before writing the word. Our spelling test this week will be on Wednesday. 

     Maths

    What do I need to do?

    The children need to find the related number fact for the number bond to 20. It can help if you use the stem sentence "If I know that 19 + 1 = 20 I also know that....".

    Why?

    This will help children become more fluent in recognising number bonds to 20.

    Phonics

    In phonics groups this week we have been re-visiting some of the trickier phase 3 sounds. Over the net few weeks we will be covering some of the trickier sounds from the recent assessment.

10th January 2020

Reading 
  • Please continue to read with your child on a daily basis and record it in the reading diary. 

    Spelling

    This week the spellings are based upon the common exception words that children are expected to spell by the end of year one. They are tricky words which is why we re-visit them throughout the year. Please encourage your child to read the word carefully. We will be having a spelling check on Monday this week.

    Maths

    What do I need to do?

    The children need to write the number sentence for the picture shown. These are all number bonds to 20. The children should identify 10 sticks and count on rather than counting each object.

    Why?

    This will help children become more fluent in recognising number bonds to 20. By counting on it also helps children become more efficient when working out calculations.

    Phonics

    In phonics groups this week we have been re-visiting some of the trickier phase 3 sounds. This week for homework we would like your child to read the sounds and for you tick off if they are confident with the sounds. Thank you for your continued support !

     

13th December 2019

As a school, we have chosen some special home learning challenges to complete between now and next term. This is instead of the usual phonics, maths and spelling.

Mrs Larcombe will be sending out a Reading Challenge and a community project via parent mail with all the details you need. 

 

We hope that you enjoy the change and the opportunity to do something a little different with your children over the holidays.

Have a lovely break!

 

6th December 2019

Reading 

Please continue to read with your child on a daily basis and record it in the reading diary. 

Spelling

This week the spellings are based upon the phonics sounds we have learnt this week

a-e (make a cake) and ai (snail in the rain). Please encourage your child to practice them at home and draw attention to where in the word they find each sound. We will be having a spelling check on Wednesday this week.

Maths

What do I need to do?

The children need to count the objects on each side and then compare the two groups.

The children then need to select the correct inequality symbol to compare the groups.

Why?

This will help children practise counting larger groups of objects. The children should be confident in comparing groups of objects and using a range of language to describe this.

Phonics

In phonics groups this week we have looked at a-e (make a cake) ai (snail in the rain) and ay (may I play). We have talked about how they sound the same but are written differently. Please listen to your child sound out and blend these words and draw attention to where in the word they would find the sound.

29th November 2019

Reading 

Please continue to read with your child on a daily basis and record it in the reading diary. 

Spelling

This week the spellings are based upon the phonics sounds we have learnt this week ow (brown cow) and ou (shout it out). Please encourage your child to practice them at home and draw attention to where in the word they find each sound. We will be having a spelling check on Wednesday this week.

Maths

What do I need to do?

The children need to complete the table by finding one more and one less than the given number. A number line has been provided to support them with this. Please encourage your child to check their number formation.

Why?

This will help children become more fluent in using bigger numbers. The children should also become more confident in understanding which digit changes when finding one more or one less.

Phonics

In phonics groups this week we have looked at ow(brown cow) and ou (shout it out). We have talked about how they sound the same but are written differently. Please listen to your child sound out and blend these words and draw attention to where in the word they would find the sound.

22nd November 2019

Reading 

Please continue to read with your child on a daily basis and record it in the reading diary.

Spelling

This week the spellings are based upon the phonics sounds we have learnt this week ur (nurse with a purse) and er (better letter). Please encourage your child to practice them at home and draw attention to where in the word they find each sound. We will be having a spelling check on Wednesday this week.

Maths

What do I need to do?

The children need to complete the table by either drawing the number, writing the number or writing the number word. They have had lots of practice in class this week so should be confident completing this task.

Why?

This will help children become secure in bigger numbers and help them understand the meaning of the suffix 'teen'. It is also good practice for numbers 11,12,13 and 15 as they can't hear the single digit sound in the number word eg. sixteen.

Phonics

In phonics groups this week we have looked at ur (nurse with a purse) and er (better letter). We have talked about how they sound the same but are written differently. We have also noticed that 'er' is often at the end of a word where as 'ur' is normally found in the middle of the word. Please listen to your child sound out and blend these words and draw attention to where in the word they would find the sound.

 

15th November 2019

Reading 

Please continue to read with your child on a daily basis and record it in the reading diary.

Spelling

This week the spellings are the days of the week. It is a year one National Curriculum requirement for all children to be able to accurately spell the days of the week. Please encourage your child to read the word aloud, cover it and then write the word for a spelling check on Wednesday.

Maths

What do I need to do?

The children to need to complete the number sentence by subtracting the correct number of mini beasts. Encourage your child to cross out the number of mini-beasts that need to be subtracted.

Why?

In Maths we have been practising our counting backwards and have progressed to taking away objects practically. The children have been using number lines to count backwards to help the complete problems. This helps them to visualise the process.

Phonics

In phonics groups this week we have looked at air (that's not fair) and are (care and share). We have talked about how they sound the same but are written differently. We have practised reading and writing words with these sounds. Please listen to your child sound out and blend these words and draw attention to where in the word they would find the sound.

 

8th November 2019

Reading 

Please continue to read with your child on a daily basis. 

Spelling

This week the spellings are based on the phonic sounds or (shut the door) and aw (yawn at dawn). Please continue to support your child by looking at the words, saying them aloud, covering and writing them ready for a spelling check on Wednesday. 

Maths

What do I need to do?

Use the number line to find the answer to each addition sentence. Make sure that your child starts on the right number and shows the number of jumps accurately.

Why?

In Maths we have been focussing on addition and number bonds. This helps children visualise the process and shows them methods they can use to support them if they are finding it tricky.

Phonics

In phonics groups this week we have looked at or (shut the door) and aw (yawn at dawn). We have talked about how they sound the same but are written differently. We have practised reading and writing words with these sounds. Please listen to your child sound out and blend these words and draw attention to where in the word they would find the sound.

Thank you for your support.

24th October 2019

Reading 

Please try and read with your child on a daily basis over half term! 

Spelling

This week the spellings are based on the phonic sounds oo (poo at the zoo) and the split digraph u-e (huge brute). Please continue to support your child by looking at the words, saying them aloud, covering and writing them ready for a spelling check on the first Wednesday back after half term.

Maths

What do I need to do?

Write a number sentence for each ten frame. Complete a part whole model with a number bond to 10.

Why?

In Maths we have focussed on number bonds to 10. This will help with their fluency in mathematics as we begin to work with bigger numbers and move on to addition and subtraction after half term.

Phonics

In phonics groups this week we have looked at oo (poo at the zoo) and u-e (huge brute). We have talked about split digraphs and practiced reading and writing words using these sounds. Please listen to your child sound out and blend these words and draw attention to where in the word they would find the sound.

During half term would be a fantastic time to recap the sounds that we have covered this half term.

Have a lovely half term !

18th October 2019

Reading 

Please try and read with your child on a daily basis and record it in the reading diary. Remember that all children who read for five out of seven days will be entered into the weekly draw to win a reading book to keep.

Spelling

This week the spellings are based on the phonic sounds ow (blow the snow) and the split digraph o-e (phone home). Please continue to support your child by looking at the words, saying them aloud, covering and writing them ready for a spelling check on Wednesday.

Maths

What do I need to do?

Complete the number sentence for each number stick. Encourage your child to look carefully at the shaded parts.

Why?

In Maths we have continued to think about partitioning bigger numbers into smaller numbers and have looked at different ways to show this including practically, the part-whole model and number sentences. This will help your child to become more fluent with number bonds to 10.

Phonics

In phonics groups this week we have looked at ow (blow the snow) and o-e (phone home). We have talked about split digraphs and practiced reading and writing words using these sounds. Please listen to your child sound out and blend these words and draw attention to where in the word they would find the sound.

Please could you also re-cap the sounds from previous weeks.

Thank you for your continued support.

11th October 2019

Reading 

Please try and read with your child on a daily basis and record it in the reading diary. Remember that all children who read for five out of seven days will be entered into the weekly draw to win a reading book to keep.

Spelling

This week the spellings are practicing our phonic sounds ay (may I play?) and a-e (make a cake). Please support your child with looking at the words, saying them aloud, covering and writing them ready for a spelling check on Wednesday.

Maths

What do I need to do?

This week in maths the children have been introduced to the part-whole model which helps them understand that a number can be partitioned into two or more parts. This will help them with number bonds and addition.Your child should be able to confident complete the part-whole models.

Phonics

During this week we have been looking at igh (fly high) and i-e(nice smile). We have talked about split digraphs and practiced reading and writing words using these sounds. Please listen to your child sound out and blend these words and draw attention to where in the word they would find the sound.

4th October 2019

Reading 

Please try and read with your child on a daily basis and record it in the reading diary. Remember that all children who read for five out of seven days will be entered into the weekly draw to win a reading book to keep.

Spelling

This week the spellings are using our set 3 phonic sounds oy (toy for a boy) and oi (spoil the boy). Please help your child to practice the spellings ready for the weekly check on Wednesday.

Maths

What do I need to do?

This week in we have been looking at the inequality symbols and using them to compare numbers. The children have been practicing writing them and reading the number sentence. Please complete the sheet in your child's homework book and encourage your child to read the number sentence.

Phonics

During this week we have been looking at ai (snail in the rain) and a-e (make a cake). We have talked about split digraphs and practiced reading and writing words using these sounds. Please listen to your child sound out and blend these words.

 

 

27th September 2019

Reading 

Please try and read with your child on a daily basis and record it in the reading diary. Remember that all children who read for five out of seven days will be entered into the weekly draw to win a reading book to keep.

Spelling

This week the spellings are words that end in a double consonant. Please try and encourage your child to read the word aloud, write the word and then check the word. 

Maths

What do I need to do?

This week we have been thinking about one more and one less and looking at what happens to the numbers. Please complete the sheet in your child's homework book and encourage your child to use the number line to help them.

Why?

This will help your child become begin to understand how using number lines can help us in maths and prepare us to begin thinking about addition.

Phonics

During this week we have been looking at oy (toy for a boy) and oi (spoil the boy). We have talked about how they both make the same sound and read lots of words. WE have also started practicing our Alien words ! Please read through the words with your child.

 

20th September 2019

Reading

Please try and read with your child every day and ensure that reading diaries are signed. Diaries are checked on a daily basis.

Spellings

Please continue to practice your Year 1 common exception words that have been sent home in the homework books.

Maths

What do I need to do?

To help consolidate this weeks place value learning, please complete the sheet in your child's homework book. Practice counting forwards and backwards with your child from different starting points.

Why?

This will help your child become more confident and familiar with place value.

Phonics

This week have looked at a new sound 'ea - cup of tea'. Please practice these with your child to help them become more fluent.

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