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19.09.17 - Extra Home Learning

 

Home learning continues to include reading and completing a maths challenge on Sumdog. 

As well as this this week, could you all please share and discuss a photo of your child as a baby, with your child. If you would be willing, it would be great if you could allow for one photo of your child as a baby to be brought to school, initially to help our Roots of Empathy learning, and later to be included in your child's pupil profile. 

Thank you in advance. Mr Dudding.

 

15.09.17

It was such a busy week this week! We started learning about 4 new sounds which we'll learn and practise until the October holidays (ay; ai; ow; ow), and also did lots of learning about Roald Dahl and maths, because Wednesday was Roald Dahl day and this week was maths week. 

"This week it was Roald Dahl Day! I just love George's Marvellous Medicine because when gran drinks it she goes big like a giant person. I thought this was so funny, especially when she hit her head off the roof because she got so tall!" Kayden 

 

"I liked making my symmetrical monster because we got to use mirrors so we could see the other side that we had to draw. We had to draw it carefully because if you did it quickly it wouldn't be neat or symmetrical." Lewis

 

"I liked doing the George's Marvellous Medicine Big Write. Our learning intention was to re-tell a story. I retold chapter 1."  Megan

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08.09.17

We've had a very busy week in P3/4. Everyoone loved painting their marvelous concoctions; this was the highlight of the week for some. Others felt that their favourite part of this week was completing their phonics tasks outside on outdoor learning day. 

Homework continues to include a daily play on Sumdog, and reading the text sent home aloud to an adult. We'll build on this to include some spelling learning in the near future. 

 

01.09.17

Language

We're continuing to read, write, spell, say and learn words with ‘-ve’, ‘qu’, ‘ou’ and ‘oi’. Some of us have been working on doing this with ‘m', ‘d’ and now 'g'. If you are reading with your child and notice words with these sounds in them, please encourage them to let me know. We could add these to our phonics wall. If you feel like hunting for these sounds together in books or newspapers, that would be a great way to extend your child’s learning!

Most of the class should now have had their second book home to read aloud to an adult. Please continue to ensure these come to school each day. These will be collected back in on a Friday. 

Big Maths

In Big Maths this week, we’ve been practising our number bonds to 20 and doubling bigger numbers. We've all tried to beat our Beat That score, and will have another go at this next week.

Sumdog is becoming very popular, and as part of your child's maths home learning, please support them to log on and have a small play each night. 

Topic

Our term one topic will be based on reading ‘Georges Marvellous Medicine’, by Roald Dahl. This will incorporate lots of learning, including learning in art, science, maths, language and drama.

This week, we've made it as far as chapter 3, where George has decided to change his Grandmother's medicine for something more...explosive. We've also wrote our own ingredient lists for making our own marvellous medicines. Pupils are loving this story so far, so why not ask them some more about the story?

 

25.08.17

Language

This week we’ve been working on lots of sounds, and we’ll work on the same ones for the next two weeks. The sounds are ‘-ve’, ‘qu’, ‘ou’ and ‘oi’. Some of us have also been working on ‘m’ and ‘d’. If you are reading with your child and notice words with these sounds in them, please encourage them to let me know. If you feel like hunting for these sounds together in books or newspapers, that would be a great way to improve your child’s learning!

Big Maths

In Big Maths this week, we’ve been practising our number bonds to 20, and doubling some simple numbers. Why not practise some more at home?

Topic

Our term one topic will be based on reading ‘Georges Marvellous Medicine’, by Roald Dahl. This will incorporate lots of learning, including learning in art, science, maths, language and drama.

This week, we started reading chapter 1, Grandma. Why not ask your child some questions about the story and characters so far?

 

Welcome back!

P3/4 are settling well into our school routine. We have been doing lots of getting ready to learn activities such as agreeing our class rules and reminding ourselves of the expectations in class and around the school. Hopefully we remember these throughout the year.

 

P.E.

P3/4 have P.E. with Mr Stephen on a Tuesday and a Thursday.  We will also have class P.E., which will usually be on a Friday. Please ensure that your child brings P.E. kit on these days, or keeps P.E. kit on their peg in school and that all kit is clearly labelled and regularly cleaned. Thank you to all those who have already done this.

                                                                

Water Bottles

We are a health promoting school so we are keen for your child to drink plenty water throughout the school day.  Your child may wish to bring a water bottle in to class which can be refilled throughout the day at our class sink if required.

 

Keep in Touch

Please don’t hesitate to speak to me after school in the playground if you feel you need further clarification about anything in this newsletter, or indeed on any matter relating  to your child. I will be happy to help in any way.

 

Home Learning

Your children have been excited about playing Sumdog and their log in details have been sent home. All maths home learning will be through Sumdog, so please allow your child to have a small play each night so that they become used to logging in.

Spelling and reading home learning will begin on Monday 4th September, with a separate but important piece of home learning for next week.