In our phonics learning this week the children have continued to work on their segmenting and blending skills. We are using ‘robot arms’ to help us separate the sounds within words and then blend them together to create the word. Next week we will be looking at the ‘or’, ‘ur’, ‘ow’ and ‘oi’. Please can you highlight these sounds as you read with the children.
In our literacy this week we have explored a range of different stories from different places in the world. We have thought about the important features within the stories, as well as the characters and the setting. The class have continued to show great confidence with their cursive handwriting, please remember that we need to have swishes onto the letter and off the letter. This will help us when we start to join our writing.
During our maths lessons the class have started to think about grouping values to create different values from 0-10. We have also looked at writing out numbers out as their names. It would be great if you could practise this with your child and connect up the digits with the number name i.e. 2 – two.
Jack Vaughan and Jo Clare
It was great to see so many of you for our Curriculum meeting earlier this week. Please do let us know if you have any questions further to the meeting.
This week the class have demonstrated good use of their sounds within their writing and they are becoming more confident at independently thinking about what sounds they need to use when spelling words. Next week the children will be looking at the ‘oa’, ‘oo(long)’, ‘oo(short)’, and ‘ar’ sound.
The class had great fun during Thursday’s Roald Dahl day and created some brilliant animals that could have been found within the peach from James and the Giant Peach.
Please remember that starting from this week onwards we are going to be setting weekly spellings. The words sent home will be reinforcing the sounds that we have looked at during the week, as well as some of our common exception words. We will set the spellings on a Friday and will test the children during the following Friday.
As we continue to ensure that all subjects areas are taught within the year we are currently reviewing the order of our topics for this year. We will confirm shortly the topics for after Christmas but we will continue with Paws Claws and Whiskers for this term, moving onto Bright Light and Big City next term.
Jack and Jo