Friday, 19 December 2014
Wednesday, 17 December 2014
Thursday, 11 December 2014
We had a whole morning of Maths on Thursday. We had great fun making cookies, playdough, weighing presents and making castles. As well as making a Paper Bag Princess dress.
Look at some of the things we have done. :)
(This is a very good, no cook, playdough recipe- even other variations available)
Tuesday, 9 December 2014
sure you are using the resources we have made to support your child's
phonics learning at home. Sessions will continue after the Christmas
Thursday, 4 December 2014
Wednesday, 3 December 2014
Please keep practising reading and the phonemes in your child's reading records.
Alien words are taught so your child learns to blend correctly and are able to use all 44 phonemes. There is a basic and advanced code going onto the Phonics blog for you to use at home.
Remember phonics and reading has to be FUN! Read lots of different books and record them in the reading journal. You do not have to just read school books alone, your child's reading will flourish with a variety of books.
Also, remember Zero the Hero- from the 3rd November, your child will gain the bronze certificate if they have read 25 times. We will count this and record at school on a Thursday. It is 25 times read to at home, the children are very excited about this!
Please check the Phonics section of this blog for the video on pronunciation of phonemes. Alternatively, follow this link to watch it too! Please refer to the basic and advanced codes above as these are referred too.
Christmas has arrived in Lime Class and we have been making crowns and Christmas trees. We had to order strips of paper from the shortest to the longest to make the trees. We also had tomeasure our heads and make a crown out of the paper on the table. We then decorated them.
In Literacy we have been reading about the Paper Bag Princess. We had a letter from Princess Elizabeth asking us to make every girl a Paper bag dress. We found some paper and measured the girls- we then used those measurements to make the dress. Have a look at what we did.
Monday, 1 December 2014
Help your child with their reading and writing
Did you know that …
There are 26 letters of the alphabet but they make 44 sounds.
It is essential that all our pupils know these sounds. It will enable them to become confident readers and spellers.
The link below offers great support and advice for parents and children. It is vital that we teach the children the correct pronunciations. We are finding that the children have many misconceptions, and are making mistakes from reception right through to Year 6.
Please look at the link below with your child and listen to the pronunciations. You can make a big difference!
Please see your child’s class teacher if you have any questions or would like to learn more.