Wednesday, 11 March 2020

Trip to theatre

As things stand in the current moment we are still going to the theatre tomorrow to see "Adios Peter Pan."  We have done an extra risk assessment and the children will use gel to clean their hands once they get off the bus, in the theatre and once they are back in school they can wash them again. We will also take extra wet wipes and tissues.  We are following government guidelines regarding school excursions.

We will be back in school by just after 11 so the children will eat their snacks 30 minutes later than normal. You may want to give them slightly more breakfast than normal just in case.

They should bring their school bag, water bottle, library books and snacks as normal.

The trip to the farm next week is now also pending another risk assessment and we are waiting to see how the situation evolves as things are changing on a daily basis. A decision will be made by Tuesday. I have not even told the children about the trip to the farm yet in case we are unable to go.

Monday, 9 March 2020

Monday 9th March


Phonics - u-e  huge brute  (use  rude cube  June)
revise oo (poo at the zoo)

Your children will be given new reading bokos tomorrow as normal.

Later this week the children will do a short reading comprehension. They do not need to revise for it and should not worry about it (they don't even know yet.) It is the first proper reading comprehension test they have done and it is a test done by Y1 children in England, so do not be concerned if the result is not as goods as you expected.

This week we are learning addition and subtraction bonds to 9.
Your child should now be able to do sums such as 4+?=9  9-2=? and even 9-?=3 etc

They should also be able to do similar sums to make any number up to 10
Eg 5+?=8  7-4=?  3+?=5 etc

Many of the addition and subtraction games I put on the blog last week can help with this too.

We are also revising doubles up to 5 + 5 and will now do doubles up to 10 + 10 (some children may double other 2 digit numbers too - 40+40 12 + 12 etc)
doubles song

We are also revising number bonds (addition & subtraction to 10) and how we can use that to do addition and subtraction to 20

The activelearn game focuses on bonds to 10.

In topic we are still learning about different types of animals and today we have learned how to classify animals by what they eat - carnivore, omnivore & herbivore.

Please remember that on Thursday we are going to the theatre to see "Adios Peter Pan" I assume they are taking their snack with them, but to be honest I don't know. I'll ask Srta Valeron tomorrow and update the blog accordingly.

Next week we are visiting Tio Isidro farm, you should be receiving an email from school if you haven't already. The children don't even know yet!!

They should take their snack and water as normal and school will provide a packed lunch for them. We will be back in school for about 1.45

Please remember that to help with good hygiene we have decided that it is better if each child has their own REUSABLE water bottle rather than a cup. Your child should have brought home their cup on Friday and should bring a water bottle to school every day. If they drink it all then they can refill it in school. Thanks

Tuesday, 3 March 2020

Week beginning March 2nd


Reading books will be changed as normal on Tuesday.

Phonics o-e (phone home)  rope  smoke  note 

We will also revise ow (blow the snow)

We will also be reading and writing facts about animals and in groups we will make some non-fiction books.

Maths – We are still working on adding by counting on, put the bigger number in your head and count on.  We will also work on addition by breaking a number down. If you know you number bonds well you will be able to see that to do 8 + 5 it may be easier to do  8 + 2 (which we know makes 10) and then do 10 + 3 (which we can also do easily)

We will then look at subtraction by counting back and looking at number patterns – if you know 5-2 = 3 then you can easily do 25-2  or 65-2 etc

There will be a new game on the active learn site. Try some of these games too.

Topic – we are still working on classifying animals into groups and will also learn to name the main parts of some animals.  try these videos - we haven't even watched them yet in class.