Monday, 27 January 2020

week beginning Monday 27th January


Phonics ea (cup of tea)  meat  team  teacher  please  stream  dream 

Revise the sound  ee (what can you see)

We have now learnt all the set 2 sounds so we are starting with set 3 sounds.  In English the same sound can often be made 2 or more different ways, so we are now looking at new ways to spell the sounds we already know.

set 3 sounds
try revising these set 2 sounds too

As our running sessions are taking up part of our read write inc lessons, this week we will attempt to do RWI on Monday Tuesday and Thursday, rather than Monday Tuesday & Wednesday. To enable the children to have long enough to practice the books we are now going to change the reading books on a Tuesday instead of Wednesday.  Please bring in your RWI and Oxford Reading Tree books tomorrow (Tuesday)
Thanks. Library books will still be changed on Thursdays.

This week we will also be learning about Chinese New Year and the story of the Great Race (there are numerous videos on you tube).

Maths - we are continuing our work on counting in 5s and from Wednesday we will work on counting on in 2s and odd/even numbers. There will be a new game on the activelearn site from Wednesday.

Running - this morning the children actually counted how far they ran. They took a block for each lap (roughly 200m) they ran and in total Y1 took 152 blocks which means that together they ran 30.4km (From Vegueta to Arinaga)
From time to time the children will collect a block to count their distance. the idea is that they improve against their personal best and not compare themselves to other children. Your child will hopefully know how far he/she has run and the aim is that by the end of February they will be able to run at least 1 lap more.

If you haven't already signed up for tree planting, there is still time. I went on Saturday and had a lovely time. You can sign up via the school parents portal.

Wednesday, 22 January 2020



As part of our topic work on toys we will be looking at and showing off our own toys. try and bring in something you can talk about - What it is made of? What colour is it?  Is it soft/hard? Do you sleep with it? Do you play with it inside or outside? Who gave it to you? etc


Please remember that the rest of the time we prefer children not to bring any toys to school in case they get lost or damaged.

Monday, 20 January 2020

Week beginning Monday 20th January


oy – (toy for a  boy)  enjoy  destroy   joy  joyful

Last week we did ou (shout it out)  house mouse   mouth   cloud  found  loud


The children will get new words for their RWI story today and they change their reading book on Wednesday as normal.
This week we are working on skip counting in jumps of 10 ( 10  20  30… ) both forwards and backwards-  And also adding on 10  11  21  31  41  etc
Later this week we will do skip counting in 5s – 5  10  15  20  25.
Next week we will repeat by counting in 2s

There is no new game on the active learn site as the game focuses on counting in 2s which we will do next week.  But you can try these games.
Or try these songs
Our topic this term is toys from long ago and now. This week we will be sorting pictures of old and new toys and looking at some old toys.  As we are working on toys on Thursday the children will be permitted to bring in their favourite toy to show to the class and talk about it. (talk about what it is, who gave it to them, what it is made from etc) They will not take their toys out into the playground but they will be able to play with them and their friend’s toys in the class.  No electronic toys please and nothing valuable which could break or get damaged easily. They will also attempt to paint or sketch their toy.

Saving the Planet
If you have not already signed up for the Tree planting family day (see email from school) then time is running out and not many places are left.
Thank you to all the parents who are trying to avoid sending in single use plastics for their child’s snack. The amount of plastic rubbish is decreasing slowly. If you do send in a yoghurt, use the spoon again (the children can wash their own spoon and bring it home to use again.) Or if you feel the need to send your child’s snack in in a plastic bag, then please try to use that same plastic bag every day until it breaks. Thanks

Monday, 13 January 2020

Week beginning Monday 13th January


oy – (toy for a  boy)  enjoy  destroy   joy  joyful (Tuesday)

We will also revise ph & wh which we did last week.


We have not been able to do “Read Write Inc” today, so the children will get words for their new story to learn tomorrow (Tuesday) and they will bring the new book home on Wednesday as normal.



This week we are working on 3D shapes. Your child will learn to name cube, cuboid, cylinder, pyramid cone & sphere. There should also be able to describe how many faces each shape has, how many edges and how many vertices (points).

Try singing this song at home.

There is also a new game on 3D shape on the active learn site.
Some faces are flat and some are curved. A cone has a flat face and a curved face.
Our topic this term is toys from long ago and now. Over the next few weeks we will be looking at toys and what they are made of, sorting out old toys from new toys and discussing how we know which are old/new. If anyone has a grandparent/neighbour who has some old toys they would like to come in a show us (in Spanish will be fine) or if anyone knows of a toy museum or anything similar, then please let me know.  Thanks
Healthy living
At the end of last term, to promote the health and well-being of our students, Year One and Year Two did a trial run of “The Daily Mile.”  There are numerous sites (mostly in English) explaining the daily mile or you can try this one in Spanish. It is an initiative which originated in Scotland in 2012 but is now being done all over the world.  daily mile info Our school is not currently registered as a school which is doing it, but hopefully it will be soon.
The basic idea is that the children do some physical aerobic exercise for 10/15 minutes per day and at least 3 times per week.  We have been jogging around the playground/carpark and the intention is to do this (weather permitting) every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Those who jog at a slow pace (like mine) continually will be able to do 1km in about 10 minutes. Some children will do more and others will do less. But all will build up their stamina. In the future the idea is to count how many laps they do so each child can aim to improve on his/her own personal best. Each child can go at the own pace and may walk if they are too tired to jog.
Please remember (see school email) we are working towards eradicating “single use plastics” in our school.  When preparing your child’s snack, please try to avoid foil wrapping, clingfilm, yoghurt pots and drinks and single use cutlery.  Thanks

Some faces are flat and some are curved. A cone has a flat face and a curved face.


Friday, 10 January 2020

Welcome back

I hope you all had an enjoyable holiday. The children have worked hard these last 3 days. We have been practising counting to 100 and learning about tens and units.
If your child can't count to 100 or is struggling to write the numbers try watching these videos at home.

count to 100
get fit to 100

There is also a new active learn game.

We have also done some computing work, finding and typing letters on the keyboard.
Some of the computers didn't work very well so you may want to try again at home.
keyboard zoo

Next week we will try level 2 of the game, typing capital letters and lower case letters but you can try keyboard zoo 2 at home of you wish.

The children have new reading books (since Wednesday) and they should be returned to be changed EVERY WEDNESDAY. Library books, which should be brought to school in the big transparent folder are changed on Thursdays.

In the reading folders the children should only have their reading books on a Wednesday and the yellow reading record (where we write down the names of their books). They should also have any completed homework, which they should put in the homework tray. The rest of the times the folders will probably be empty, unless they have competed homework or a Spanish book to change.

This morning we have looked through all the folders trying to find the forms you have signed  regarding authorisation on the web (see school email) but many folders have completed and un-completed work, pictures, Christmas cards and a whole assortment of other papers in them. Please look through your child's folder and remove any unnecessary papers. When your child brings home new "Read write Inc" words, ideally they should be taken out and kept at home to practise in the house.  If you child goes from one parent's house to another during the week then they may need to have their reading books in their folder every day, but most children should have a relatively empty folder every day (except Wednesday), which makes it easier for us and for you to see if there is anything important in there. Thanks

If you have not yet returned the form sent out on Wednesday please fill it in and return it to the office. Many thanks