Newsletter Issue 11
Friday 22nd November 2013
In topic the children have made a very sparkly Christmas tree advent calendar and we now have one in each class. The children can’t wait to start opening the doors each day and receiving their treat. In literacy the children came up with some super ideas of what they like to do to prepare for Christmas. They have done some amazing learning in mathematics and have been counting using one to one correspondence and thinking about the concept of ‘more’.
We are continuing with our Christmas celebrations and in literacy we will be writing our Christmas lists to Santa. We will be making our very own collage of all the different toys we would like Santa to bring us. In topic we will be practising our nativity and making our very own snow globes. In maths we will be showing off our shape knowledge to Mrs Steel who will be trying to catch us out with some very tricky shapes!
NEWS ROUND UP
In topic the children have made a very bling Christmas tree advent calendar and we now have one in each class. The children can’t wait to start opening the doors each day to receive their treat. In literacy the children wrote some wonderful sentences about what they liked doing to prepare for Christmas. The children have done some amazing learning in mathematics and every child can name 2D shapes and they can even name some 3D shapes like a cone. They decorated Christmas trees with different shapes and created in pairs their own magical 3D world. In phonics they have learnt to read the Phase 3 sounds ai, ee, igh and oa and have learnt to write the tricky words; I, no, go, to, the and into.
We are continuing with our Christmas celebrations and in literacy we will be writing our Christmas lists to Santa. We will be making our very own collage of all the different toys we would like Santa to bring us. In topic we will be practising our nativity and making our very own snow globes. In Reception we are going to be creating our very own Christmas shop so we will be making extra Christmas items so that if you wish to buy any more you may purchase them at our nativity. In maths we will be making our very own Christmas wrapping paper which will be decorated using a repeating pattern and we will then cut some beautiful Christmas ribbon which we will order from shortest to longest. In phonics we will be learning read the sounds; oo (book), oo (hoop), ar (car) and or (corn) and read the tricky words you, all, are, her, they and my.
HOW YOU CAN HELP US
Other areas of the curriculum:
Upper Key Stage 2 will be showcasing their learning in our phase assembly on Friday 10th January 2014. This will be a chance for parents/carers to come along and see the amazing learning which has taken place this half term. We look forward to seeing you there!
In Numeracy this week the children have been showing off their understanding of the four operations (addition, division, multiplication and subtraction). The pupils have been unpicking multi-step problems and learning to identify and extract the relevant information. We hope the Parent Workshop held by Miss Thackeray and Miss Gascoigne, on Wednesday night, was useful and showed the strategies which are taught within school.
This week in Literacy pupils have been learning about the layout and key features of a written letter of complaint. Pupils have begun writing a letter of complaint to Alton Towers. A number of the pupils have shared their own experiences of Alton Towers, even explaining the nerve-racking time when they had been left stranded on a broken down ride! They have looked at writing an opening paragraph which clearly states they are writing to complain, along with the reasons for the complaint. The pupils have been using formal language and powerful vocabulary choices in order to get their point across.
PE: This week pupils have been combining a range of core skills into a group sequence. Within the sessions smaller groups have also been learning the key techniques involved in preparation for using the vault and trampette in the coming weeks.
This week in Spanish the pupils have continued to embed their pronunciation and spelling of the days of the week and months of the year. The pupils have been putting their knowledge of los objetos de la classe (classroom objects) into sentences using the sentence starter ‘Tengo…’ (I have) and ‘No Tengo…’ (I don’t have). Miss Hinton’s class have been very creative and created their own classroom display showcasing the Spanish vocabulary for a range of classroom objects. Check out the Year 5/6 blog for photos of the amazing team work and the Spanish classroom objects made.
During our ICT sessions, the children have been using the touch, light and sound sensors to program their Lego Mindstorms robots to respond to the environment around them.