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2nd March 2018

It was lovely to see all the children on Monday morning, keen and raring to go. We talked about them being half way through Year 1 – the time certainly whizzes by and they are making great progress.

English: On Monday the children wrote their half term holiday news independently. They did really well and wrote some lovely pieces. We semi introduced our new book for this term. We showed the children the front cover with the title hidden. They studied the picture on the cover closely and wrote all the things they could see. They put these into sentences. Next week we will continue looking at the book and the title will be revealed!

Maths: We have worked on the review chapter; there were over 40 questions from all the work covered from September until now. The questions jumped around from addition, shape, position, subtraction to place value. The children were tackling them well and it showed a real understanding of the learning covered this year.

Phonics: We have worked on all the split digraphs this week, recapping a-e as in make, cake, i-e inside, slide, nice, price, o-e as in home, phone, throne and the new split digraphs e-e Pete, concrete, extreme and u-e cube, volume, cute. We again discussed the ‘magic e’ making the sound say its name rather than the short vowel sound which they have learnt. Please keep pointing out the ‘magic e’ sounds when reading and sharing stories so that the children start to identify these in words.

World Book Day: WOW the children looked absolutely amazing in their costumes and when we saw how fabulous they looked we scrapped our English planning took photos of them all with their books. They then wrote about their costume and character and why they had chosen their character. They were so motivated and engaged that they produced some amazing writing.

Have a lovely weekend, enjoy the snow, wrap up warm though, its freezing. I hope to see the children on Monday and then parents for Parents Evenings on Tuesday or Wednesday. On Friday we have our Mothering Sunday activities and concert.

Sara Welsh


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