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Friday 16th October
Thank you so much for all your Harvest Festival donations! They will be going to the Food bank next week. We enjoyed watching John Hardwick’s Harvest Festival online assembly today and we created some lovely art work based on the idea ‘What a wonderful world’. This week we have also continued our addition and subtraction unit by learning how to use mental strategies to add and subtract 3-digit numbers and 1-digit numbers. We have finished our Stone Age adventure stories and it was wonderful to see the children include ideas from our Roots workshop on Monday. Please look at the collection of photos from our Prehistoric day.
See the curriculum newsletter for more detail on this term’s topic ‘The Stone Age’. Click here.
RAINBOW certificates this week have gone to Jessica and Cameron! Well done!!
This week’s Home Learning (due by 22.10.20)
Please practise which punctuation mark to use for different types of sentences: statements, exclamations and questions. Click on the images/links.
How to use question marks Watch the video and complete the interactive activity.
How to use an exclamation mark Watch the video and complete the interactive activity.
Extension If you have time, you could also complete this activity. Click on Punctuation Marks
If you feel less confident, you can practise with this activity sheet. Click on Punctuation in sentences
Week beginning 19.10.20 The children will be tested on last week’s spellings. They will not have new spellings set for this week because of half-term.
Last week’s homework (due by Friday 16 September)
Friday 9 October
This week we have started an addition and subtraction unit in Maths and we have also started writing adventure stories based on the story ‘Stone Age Boy’. We are looking forward to our workshop on Monday where we will be participating in a range of practical outdoor activities to learn about Stone Age life. Hopefully every parent has responded to the letter about this day.
Please ensure your child wears warm, outdoor clothes on Monday as we will be outdoor for most of the day. Wellies or spare trainers, warm socks and clothes you don’t mind getting muddy are essential, as is a warm, waterproof coat.
This week I have a reading comprehension for you to do. We have been learning about the palaeontologist Mary Anning and fossils this week in Science so the children know about this content already. We have been learning about retrieval skills in our whole class Guided Reading lessons and practising how to find and copy exactly the words that are needed. I have included the answers as well for you to check their responses.
Less confident readers could instead complete this comprehension. I have also included the answers.
Each child should bring home their new list of spellings on a Monday. This is a Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check sheet. They will complete different spelling activities each day at school to learn their meanings and to practise reading and spelling each word. We will test them the following Monday. Some children may have a different list to catch up on particular spelling patterns.
This week’s spellings (from 12.10.20) to be tested on 19.10.20
Last week’s spellings (from 5.10.20) to be tested on Tuesday 13.10.20
Please don’t forget to bring in spare trainers or wellies every day because we have breaktimes, Daily Mile and lunchtime play on the school field. Also, remember to have a healthy snack (no chocolate or crisps please) at breaktime.
All children have got a reading book for reading in class. This stays at school. Children on reading scheme books may also take another scheme book to read at home. A new adapted copy of our reading incentive chart has gone home. Please keep this safe and record every time you hear your child read. This needs to stay at home until it is filled in. When your child has read 100 times, they can bring the filled in card back to school to receive their reading certificate. Children can bring their scheme books back to school when they have finished them and choose a new book to take home. All books will be quarantined for at least 72 hours before they go back into circulation.
Remember you only need to bring your lunchbox and water bottle into school each day. We have a pack for you with all the things you need for class work e.g. pencil, whiteboard and pen.
Our PE day is Monday and Games is on Thursdays. You are asked to come into school already wearing your PE or Games kit for those days. Make sure you have a warm jumper and coat because you will still have break-times outside! Every other day wear your school uniform as normal. However, could you keep a spare pair of trainers at school all week for break-times on the field and for the Daily Mile. We will need to have windows and maybe doors open in the classroom, so make sure you have warm layers on colder days. We will not be able to lend any spare clothes I am afraid.