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Monthly Archives: November 2016
This week we have started our Instructions learning. We practised writing instructions for making a sandwich. In our maths we have been completing number sequences and missing number activities.
This week in Phonics we have learnt the ‘ur’, ‘er’ and ‘igh’ phonemes. Next week we will be learning ‘ay’, ‘ou’, and ‘ie’. If you have spare time practise segmenting words with these phonemes in with your child.
The children’s home learning this week is to write a set of instructions for drawing a dog. For extra home learning this week follow a recipe, or follow the instructions in a board game or write your own set of instructions for a model you have made.
- Talk through the process in the pictures.
- Encourage your child to sound out the words that they want to wri Don’t worry if this means the word is spelt incorrectly.
- If your child finds writing a challenge you could always take it in turns to write down their ideas.
- Encourage your child to read what they have wri
- Use bossy language.
- Don’t forget to have a go at drawing the dog too.
Trevithick mud kitchen
Trevithick class are in the process of creating their own exciting mud kitchen. If you have any children’s waterproofs or wellies that are no longer needed please bring them in. Any donations will be gratefully received.
Dates for your Diary and Reminders
We are a nut free school. We kindly ask that children do not bring in nuts or obvious nut products as part of their snack or lunches.
Saturday 10th December- FOPS Christmas Fayre
Wednesday 14th December- Trevithick and St Piran Nativity performance 2pm
St Piran Team
Please find the home-learning for the following week attached. We also have some items to collect for the Christmas Fair – if you can donate any of them (listed on the home-learning sheet), please drop them into class as soon as possible.
Davy class newsletter 10.11.2016
This week in literacy we have been looking at play scripts and the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb. We acted out the scenes. The cast was: lord Carnavon, Howard Carter and a water boy. Next week, we will be writing a play script all about the Tutankhamun’s findings.
In maths this week we have been doing a lot of the 4 operations (BODMAS). Here is a question to try at home, it’s at the bottom. Mr Mc Gowan is the head of maths so we get hard questions!
On Friday we are celebrating children in need day and on Tuesday there are a swim a thon and two people are doing catering as well on Tuesday.
By Stanley, Jesse and Katie
Dear Parents and Carers,
First of all, a big thank you for all the effort the children went to for their first piece of home learning. They have produced some fantastic art and poetry based on Bonfire Night and we have displayed it in class.
Mrs Smitheram will unfortunately be away for the start of next week, so I will be in full time again next week and we look forward her return the following week.
The children have made some fantastic information leaflets about the Stone Age this week, giving all the advice and information a time traveller to the Stone Age would need! They have focussed on their presentation as well as the content of their writing and should all be very proud of their efforts.
In maths we have begun to look at how we can use our times tables to answer division questions and we will continue with this next week.
As it is getting colder, can you please make sure your child has warm clothes for PE – leggings or tracksuit bottoms rather than shorts as well as trainers or plimsolls and a sweatshirt. Thank you.
If you have any questions or would like to discuss anything, please drop in to see me or email me on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please find attached the home-learning for the following week.
Due to the fractions element to the maths task, I have printed copies for each child this week and will go through the maths task with them this afternoon (Wednesday), so they have had some initial input into how to do it!
We will be starting our multiplication and division learning in class next week so the children should also spend some time practising their recall of times table facts!
If you have any questions or queries please let me know (email below)!
Welcome back! I hope you have had a lovely half term and are ready for the busy term ahead.
SEAL stands for Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning (see attached newsletter). Our theme for this half term is ‘Getting on and Falling Out’.
The Topics for this term
|Week 1||Diwali – Let’s Light up the Sky|
|Week 2||Diwali – Let’s Light up the Sky|
|Week 3||Diwali – Let’s Light up the Sky|
|Week 4||The Animal Boogie|
|Week 5||The Animal Boogie|
|Week 6||It’s Christmas!|
|Week 7||It’s Christmas!|
This half term we are starting our learning with some activities focussed on Diwali and celebrations. We will be making Diwa lamps, rangoli patterns, tasting Indian foods and looking at how other cultures celebrate special festivals.
We will be also be using the story ‘The Animal Boogie’, playing animal snap and pairs, learning animal songs, role playing the story and looking at the patterns on the animals e.g. leopard. You could look at other animal patterns with your children e.g. tiger, zebra etc. We will also be thinking about how we can describe the animals using adjectives e.g. the slithery snake, the huge, brown bear etc. Have a go at thinking of some awesome adjectives to describe an animal!
We will also be learning about celebrations including Diwali and Christmas. We will be sharing ‘The Christmas Story’ and discussing why Christians celebrate this festival. Both these topics lend themselves to fantastic art – have a go a designing a Rangoli pattern with your child or creating a Christmas scene using junk materials. If you would like more information about our topics or ideas for supporting your child at home please speak to me or your child’s key worker.
Reading and Homework:
All the children have a book to share with you and it is important that they do a little bit of reading every night. I have noticed that some parents are forgetting to record when their child has been reading. Please make a comment in your child’s reading record as this helps me assess their progress. Please continue to read and learn the key words and support your child with their phonics. I will be going through the key words sheet with your child this half term! Our sounds are – ck e, h, r, m, d and g. This half term we are focussing on the days of the week and months of the year. Practise these with your child and encourage them to know when their birthday is. We are also thinking about celebrations – if you have been to any celebrations, for example, weddings, christenings, birthdays, or cultural festivals and would like to share these experiences please send photos or come and talk to the children about these events. Please see the Early Years Talk Homework sheet for ways to support your child’s speech, language and communication development.
P.E is on a Friday morning. It is essential that your child has a P.E kit (black shorts and white t-shirt) and they should wear sensible footwear. Please ensure that your child’s name is written clearly in all uniform.
All offers of support for reading practise with the children in Trevithick Class would be gratefully received – please let me know if you are able to give up some of your time. THANK YOU to the parents who are already volunteering. Don’t forget to check Tapestry and upload any “WOW” moments. A quick reminder that children should not be bringing toys into school, the classroom can get very busy and toys go missing which leads to unnecessary distress for the children.
Monday 9th and Thursday 12th November- Parent’s Evening (please see me to make an appointment)
Wednesday 14th December 2016- Trevithick & St Piran Nativity at 2pm.
Friday 16th December – Last day of term.
Finally, it is getting cold please ensure your child has a coat in school.
Nadia Lampier, Samuel Barnes, Helen Sutton & Lizzie White