Thursday, 20 February 2020

Carnival and next week

We've had a lovely day today. We made up our own Carnival songs, made masks, worked in pairs to do a treasure hunt and played some games too.

Have a relaxing holiday.

As there are only 2 days next school week we will give your child 2 new “Oxford Readng Tree” books but not a “Read Write Inc” book. Reading books and library books will both be changed on Thursday.


We will learn the split e sound (Go Pete and Steve)  sphere  complete  these   here   eve  even


In maths we will be practicing counting on starting with the bigger number and counting on from that number. Eg 62 + 3 = 

We will also look at number patterns to help us – If you know 5 +3 is 8 then you can easily do 25 + 3   or 65 + 3 etc

There will be a new game on the active learn site.


We are continuing our work on animals, classifying them into mammals, amphibians, reptiles, birds & fish.



Monday, 17 February 2020

Monday 17th Feb


As this is a shorter week than normal, we will not have time to do any “read write inc” lessons although your child will still be reading in school and will get new reading books on Tuesday as normal.  Library books will still be changed on Thursday even though it is Carnival.



i-e – (nice smile)  like  rice  ice  line  time  knife

We will also revise igh (fly high)




This week we are revising number bonds to 10 and using those bonds to do subtraction from 10. We will also revise bonds to make 5 6 & 7 and then learn to make 8  Eg 3+?=8            8-3=? etc


There is a new (subtraction bonds) game on the active learn site and you can try these games too.

clear it addition (hit 2 or 3 numbers to make the target score – the numbers must be touching each other left /right or up/down but not diagonally)

subtraction facts subtraction practise

Try this game for addition bonds (choose to do bonds to 5,6,7 or 8) save the whale bonds



Topic – we have now finished out topic on toys now and long ago. Sometime this week your child will bring home his topic work to show you. There is no need to return it to school.

Our new topic for the remainder of this term will be animals.



Carnival – your child should come to school dressed in Carnival clothes this Thursday. There is no Carnival assembly or show for parents this year.

Remember, there is no school (for children) on Friday.  Normal school will resume the following Thursday 27th February.



Wednesday, 12 February 2020

Theatre trip

Tomorrow we are going on a trip to the theatre in Telde.  We will leave about 9.30 and will be back by 11.30

As there is no time to eat their snack there, they will eat before we leave (rather early) so please bear this in mind. Maybe give them less breakfast and a normal snack. Or normal breakfast and a very small snack.  If the children do not finish their snack they will be able to eat it later, after lunch or in the afternoon if they are still hungry. 

They should bring their school bags and library book to school as normal although they will not need to take anything with them on the trip. 

Monday, 10 February 2020

Week beginning Monday 10th Feb

Literacy - this week there will be no "read write inc" lessons, but your child will bring home new books tomorrow as normal. Please note, they will not have read the book or even the words at all in school with us so they may find it harder than normal. 

Phonics - this week's sound is the split a  (a-e    make a cake)  snake  name  same   game   shake  plate   (There are lots more words)
& revise ay (may I play)

This week we are doing some half termly assessment. they are nothing to worry about and your child does not need to revise, it is simply to monitor their progress and our teaching. Today we did one on spelling and vocab and tomorrow there will be a reading one.
This week (tomorrow) in literacy (and probably next week too= we will read the story of Dogger and do some work based on the story.  You can listen to the story here if you wish. Dogger video 
 In maths we are revising counting in 2s and learning to make pairs.  On Wednesday there will be an assessment covering most of the work we have done this term. Again, no need to revise.  We will also do some work on fractions - recognising half and quarter of a shape/piece of fruit. There will be a new game on the active learn site tomorrow.
Topic - we have more or less finished our topic on toys long ago. Today we made an old fashioned "catch the ball in the cup" toy out of a yogurt pot.
On Thursday Y1-Y4 are going on a trip to Telde to learn about healthy living.
Tomorrow is "safer internet day" so all week we will be watching videos and listening to stories of how to play safely on the internet.
EG Never give out personal information (this is more relevant to older children) and always ask an adult if you see something and you don't know what it is/what to do.

Friday, 7 February 2020


There's no handwriting homework this week as I forgot to photocopy it. Sorry.

If you want to do some at home then we did the letters p & r.  I'll send the sheet on Monday (for you to do when it is most convenient)

We have been doing +10 and - ten this week.  As well as the game on active learn you can try this game  100 hunt which they have played today on the tablet.  Or use this tool to teach tens and units (with blocks or 10p & 1p coins)  to help practice adding or subtracting 10 (See images below)

Obviously it works better actually adding or removing the 10p coin or the stick of 10. I have drawn on the screen to give you an idea of how I have taught it. (tool link above)

Thursday, 6 February 2020

Yoghurt pots

Next week in art we will be making an old fashioned toy using yoghurt pots. As we no longer have small yoghurt pots in the dining room (we have a huge bowl of yogurt) I don't have many empty pots.  If you eat any small yoghurts over the next few days, please wash the pots and send them in. Some children still bring a yoghurt as a snack, so I am collecting those and washing them too.  Many thanks.

Monday, 3 February 2020

Week beginning Monday 3rd February

Literacy - Phonics - oi (spoil the boy)  point  join  voice  boil  toilet
revise oy (toy for a boy)

Remember, we will change reading books tomorrow (Tuesday) not on Wednesdays from now on.
Maths - this week we are revising Tens & Units (Tens and Ones) particularly using money. By now your child should be able to write and say most numbers to 100. Many children confuse 14/40  17/70 etc.
Try this tool to make different amounts of money (Tens and Ones)
There is also a new game on the active learn site.
Later in the week we will revise saying 1 more or 1less (this time with numbers up to 100)  And then 10 more and 10 less.
Last week, when we did counting in 2s we sang this song and played this game to learn the odd and even numbers.
Topic - we are still learning about toys long ago.
We will also hopefully be practising our typing with this typing game.
If your child brings home his challenge book on Friday but it is not competed, please remember this does not mean that he hasn't done any work. This is extra work for children who sometimes finish quickly or like to work more.  If you wish to complete it at home then you may, but it is not obligatory.  You do not need to return it to school.