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The children have had a great week. I have sent home a range of phonic homework as the phonics screening is on 10th June. The children love to play games on phonics play and this can really help if they are struggling with certain sounds. Just put phonics play into google or follow this link;

Maths: We have completed the chapter on numbers to 100. We have looked at number patterns and using the 100 number square to see numbers 1 more, 1 less, 10 more and 10 less than a number. We finished the chapter consolidation and a review of everything which we have done so far. We have moved on to time. In Year 1 we need to recognise o’clock and half past. The children have impressed us with their maths this week.

RE: Miss Khan, our student teacher, taught us about the five pillars of Islam and festivals that Muslims celebrate. The children were able to ask her questions and were interested to find out about Ramadan and that she fasts for 18 hours a day. We also found out about how Muslims welcome babies into the world. We discussed Shahada and the Aqilah ceremony. The children then thought about what they would whisper into a baby’s ear to welcome them into the world.

Phonics: We have re-capped sounds which the children have found the hardest to identify when reading. These have included; ew, au and all the split digraphs. We also looked at two syllable words which appear on the last page of the phonics screening check, for example, delay, modern, saucer, starling, charming, finger and dentist.

Science: The children continued their experiments looking at light and waterproofing.

A reminder: on Friday 7th June we will be celebrating the Book Trust's, ‘Pyjamarama’, so children can come into school in their pyjamas! We will be linking this with our Read-a-thon celebration so we invite all parents to join us at 9am for an activity in class. Children who have successfully completed their reading 5x a week will receive a reward in school.

Have a wonderful week.

Sara Welsh

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