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21st September 2018

We have had a fantastic week and the children seem to really understand all the routines and they are transitioning so well from Reception. 

Maths: We have continued with Singapore maths and the children are impressing me with how well they are using the equipment to show their working. We matched objects, numbers and written words and added this to our maths display to help support our learning, for example, counting 8 objects looking at the digit 8 and the written number eight. We have been representing the objects we have counted on the ten frame. We have been comparing numbers and using the language of more than, greater than, less than, fewer than, equals to and the same as. The children found some of the language tricky so if you could practice this at home it would be very helpful.

English: This week, after sharing the story book, ‘The Rainbow Fish’ and reading factual information about rainbow fish the children drew their own rainbow fish. They have been working on sentences starting with, ‘My fish is ….’ .

In phonics, we have re-caped some of the phase 3 sounds and have looked at words which contain these sounds. The children are amazing at recalling the sounds when they see them written in isolation, however, when reading they often don’t see the sound as two letters one sound and will sound every letter in the word. For example, for shark they might sound out s-h-a-r-k rather than sh-ar-k. Please help when they are reading to point out the two letters one sound or even with, ‘air’, (h-air) three letters one sound!

RE: The children discussed how we show love to our mums and dads and the things that parents do to show love back. They recorded their ideas.

This week: The children have come home with library books. These are to share and enjoy at home. The children visit the school library every other week so don’t need to bring their book to school each day.

Have a great weekend.

Sara Welsh


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