St Piran Class Newsletter Friday 27th November

This Week

This week in Maths we have been focusing on partitioning and learning our number bonds. The children need to be able to recall number bond to 10 facts quickly. One good way to practise number bonds to 10 or 20 is to play ‘Ping pong’. In this game one person says a number and the other person has to say the number required to make 10 or 20 whilst pretending to play ping pong. (Ask the children how to play for a clearer explanation). We have also started practising for our Christmas nativity this week, the children should have a copy of their lines in their reading records, please help them to learn their lines.



This week in Phonics we have learnt the ‘aw’, ‘wh’, ‘ph’ and ‘ew’ phonemes. If you have any free time please practise words with these phonemes in with your child. Next week we will be learning the ‘ew’, ‘oe’, ‘au’, and ‘ey’ phonemes you may wish to get a head start on these phonemes. Please let me know if you have lost you Phonics book from last year and would like a new one.


Home Learning

In this English this week we have been focussing on the Oliver Jeffer’s Story ‘Lost and Found’. In this story a boy finds a penguin at his door and then tries to help the penguin return to where he came from. For home learning this week I would like the children to use their imaginations to write at least one sentence explaining where they think the penguin came from. For an extra challenge why not write your own lost and found story with a different animal or write your own animal story.

Support tips:

  • Talk to your child about how they think the penguin arrived at the boy’s door.
  • Discuss different ways of travelling.
  • Encourage your child to sound out the words they want to use in their writing.
  • Ask your child what every sentence needs to begin with and end with to encourage them to remember their capital letters and full stops.
  • Encourage your child to use exciting adjectives in their writing.

FOPS Christmas raffle

We now have our list of items required by FOPS to make our Christmas hamper this year. If you would like to contribute please take the slip for the item and then bring that item in as soon as possible.  Thanks in advance for your contributions. The first class to collects all items wins a prize!


Many thanks

Rachel Kitaruth and Laura Dix


Important dates

Friday 4th December- NSPCC Bobble hat day 5op donation.

Friday 11th December- FOPS Christmas cake competition entries £1.

Friday 11th December- FOPS own clothes day, children to bring in chocolate for Christmas tombola.

Saturday 12th December- FOPS Christmas fayre.

Wednesday 16th December- Christmas Lunch.

Wednesday 16th December 2pm- Year 1 and EYFS Nativity.

Friday 18th December- Last day of Autumn Term.

Tuesday 5th January- First day of Spring Term.

Tuesday 19th January- KS1 parents invited to have lunch in school.

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