13.9.19 Mathletics and Purple Mash passwords are stuck in the front of reading diaries for you to use as you wish to. Some Mathletics activities has been assigned and more will follow in a few weeks. There is no deadline set for the activities however once they are completed you will then be able to access more of the website. Have fun!
We danced the story of The Creation in our PE lesson – separating the waters, creating the arch of the sky, the seas, the dry land and plants, the sun, moon and stars and of course all of the animals. We needed a rest at the end just like God!
Making land art natural sculptures
Pines Term 1 2019
Welcome to Pines Class!
Our topic this term is 'Who am I?' and we will be looking at how they have changed since they were babies and celebrating what they can do now. Please see below for information about home learning and use the links to find out more from our curriculum letter, Year 1 expectations and home learning.
Phonics homework- This will be set weekly on a Thursday from 12.9.19 and will be checked the following Thursday by a staff member. We will be sending out spellings for the whole term.
This year we are trying a cummulative apporach to help embed the learning of the tricky words. There are 5 words for week 1, then the original 5 plus 5 more for week 2 and finally 5 more plus the original 10 for week 3. The words are Year 1 common exception words and startvery simply (I, the etc). Each week in class we will check how the children are getting on with these words. For the remaining weeks of term we will have 'lucky dip' spellings using a selection of the 15 words they have learnt. In Term 2 we will repeat this with different words. Please see the link below for the Term 1 list.
Regular reading – ideally your children should be reading at least 3 times a week. If your child is a reluctant reader remember ‘little and often’ – a page or two regularly is better than a long battle. Please come and speak to one of us if you would like any further advice.
Please be aware of fluency, accuracy, and understanding of the text, expression and their ability to follow punctuation. This is also a time when you can ask them to re-tell part of the story, to predict what might happen and to question them about the characters, setting and plot. Your child should also be developing his/her opinion of the text and considering how and why events are happening.
This term we are introducing a star reward system for home learning. Each child will be given a sticker at the end of each week if they have read three times and completed phonics homework. When they have a full set of stickers they will receive a certifificate.
We will also set occasional Mathletics games to support our maths topics. Log-ins will be sent home shortly.