Weekly News! w/b 6.3.23
What a fabulous week we have had! We all wish Miss Bryson a speedy recovery!
Read, Write Inc
This week we have continued learning our sounds. We continued our new books, learnt new vocabulary and worked hard with our spellings. We have been really focussing on our big writes this week, making sure we use capital letters, full stops and finger spaces! Please continue read at home. Practising spotting special friends before reading the word helps to make sure you are reading accurately. For an extra challenge, take note of the punctuation used in your books!
Some of you may have seen comments in your child’s reading record about re-reading their reading books. We are encouraging this to help support their fluency and confidence.
In each reading folder, there is a sound card and list of red words. Any practise with these at home would be extremely helpful and support your child’s reading and writing at home.
Every morning can all children place their reading folders inside their house trays in the conservatory please :) This helps us keep track of their reading and how many books they have read. Thank you.
This week in maths we have been looking at multiplication! We started the week my looking at equal groups and working out the multiplication sentence to match. We needed to count the equal groups, look at how many items were in one equal group and then counted all the items up altogether to find our answer! It sounds confusing, but we really got the hang of this and impressed our teachers! Take a look at what we got up to.
This week we have been focussing on Science! We have been classifying animals. We started the week by looking at the different types of animals, including fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals. We enjoyed a full afternoon of activities based around our learning. We sorted animals into their groups, we matched real life animal xrays with the correct animal, we took our time to compare three types of birds and we used books and handouts to find out more independently! We continued our learning by looking at animal diets! We learnt which animals were Carnivores, Herbivores or Omnivores. We discussed their diets and learnt the difference between all three types. We sorted a range of animals into their diet types using sorting hoops and discussed what we are! We ended the week by working on some Geography. We learnt what a compass rose was and planned our own voyage across the continents, just like the explorers we learnt about did. We had to think about which continents we would pass, which directions we would travel and which mode of transport we would use and why.
Next week we will be looking at...
Division in maths and continuing our learning in Geography!
Love to Learn:
This week we would love for you to practise your 5 times tables. You can use equal groups to help you for example…
Sports Project will remain on Tuesdays, as will P.E. on Thursdays.
Easter will soon be here and we will be holding our traditional Easter egg hunts and bonnet parade in school. Children in Reception, Year 1 and 2 are invited to make an Easter bonnet or hat if they would like to and bring it in to school on the final day of term (Friday 31st March). We will hold a parade in the hall for parents to come along to at 10:00 and prizes will be awarded for the most impressive creations.
Doors will continue to open in the morning at 8:30am. Registration will be at the slightly earlier time of 8:45am (doors close at this time)
Read at 3 - Every Friday at 3 our doors will be open for you to come in and read with your child, please note, this will be for the full 15 minutes and children should not leave any earlier. Their books will be set up and ready for you to come in and enjoy listening to their wonderful reading.
Please listen to your child read as much as possible at home and record this in their reading records. Every week, one child from each class will receive a reading certificate in our Chilton Heroes assembly and there are also individual class prizes to be won :)
Mrs Howard will be teaching Team Topaz on a Wednesday and Team Aqua on a Thursday.
Dates to remember:
Come Dine - Monday 20th March
Year 1 Local walk (Exit point for our topic) Monday 20th March Children are invited to bring in binoculars for this.
Book Fair in school – Monday 27th to Thursday 30th March
Parent-Teacher Consultation Week – Monday 27th March – Friday 31st March
Easter Parade - Friday 31st March
End of Term at usual time (3:15) – Friday 31st March
Year 1 Phonics Screen Meeting with Miss Davey in Team Indigo - Tuesday 25th April
Mrs Winchcombe, Miss Bryson, Mrs Howard and all the Year 1 team.
Mrs Poppy Winchcombe – Team Topaz – firstname.lastname@example.org
Miss Polly Bryson – Team Aqua - email@example.com