Welcome to Flamingo Class
Library Books - the children have today taken home library books. Please return these by Friday 4th October when the children can choose a new book.
Next Week: On Monday we have a visit from the Fire Service.
Our Writing this half term is based on two books. The first is Tiger Who Came To Tea By Judith Kerr. The children will be predicting where the tiger goes, using speech bubbles to write different type of sentences. The will then make up their own version of the story by changing the character and lastly write instructions on who they would look after the animal in their new story. This will be followed by reading Little Red Writing Hood. The children will be writing character and setting descriptions and their own version of the story. We will also be learning some fables and the importance of the different lessons behind them.
In Maths we will be learning:
- to count forwards and backwards in 2's, 5's. 10's and 3's starting from different points.
- Using place value to know how many tens and ones are in two digit numbers.
- Using place value to add and subtract two digit numbers and know the inverse.
- To measure length and mass using the correct scale.
Our topic this term is My World and Me and we will be learning:
- Facts about different explorers including Christopher Columbus.
- The 7 continents and where different countries are on the map.
- We will be comparing the UK to Ecuador.
- Finding out where different animals live in the world.
- Our Science will focus on habitats and what plants and animals need to survive in different habitats, as well as how they adapt.
- We will be learning about micro habitats.
- We will learn about simple food chains and life cycles.
In RE we are learning about Judaism, what is special is Jewish homes and the Synagogue.
Our PE will include ball skills and balancing.
The Maths fluency books will be sent home on Monday. The fluency books have a question for every day of the week and are linked to the topic we are learning in class. The expectation is that a question is completed every day after school to develop fluency. Please do not complete lots of questions all at once as the idea is by completing it daily it supports the small steps that that they complete in class.
There will be up to 10 spellings sent home weekly every Friday for you to practice at home with your child. The words will focus on a particular sound and either high frequency words or Year 1 or 2 words. The first six spellings will be sent home on Friday 13th September. Spellings will be tested the following Friday.
The spellings for the next few weeks are revising the year 1 High Frequency Words (please see below for this weeks spellings). Some children may already be able to spell these but are not necessarily using them in their writing. Below is a copy of all the year 1 and 2 High Frequency Words. Please feel free to start learning some of these with you child in preparation future spelling tests.
Spellings Date Set: 13.9.19 Date of test: 20.9.19
Please ensure you record when you have read with your child in their school contact book. The expectation is that the children are read with four times a week.
Mathletics is an online system where your child will be set weekly Maths challenges to complete at home. You earn points for every activity and will receive a Bronze, Silver or Gold certificate for achieving the required number of points. Your child has been given their log in for Mathletics.
Mathletics will be set every Monday from the 16th September.
This week your Mathletics homework is counting in 2's and 10's.
PE days are Wednesday and Thursday this term. Please ensure your child has their PE kit on these days and that it is weather appropriate as we have both indoor and outdoor PE.
Half Term Challenge
ch half term we will have a homework task set. This half term to link with our Science Habitat topic please design/make your own habitat. For example you could design a jungle, desert or underwater habitat. Please use your imagination and be as creative as you wish. Your design could be a drawing, painting, collage or 3D design using for example a shoe box. Please see some examples below to help you. Please bring your finished habitat into school on Monday 14th October.
Diversity Week - w/c Monday 30th September 2019
On Week commencing Monday 30th September the school is celebrating Diversity Week and would love parents to be involved. If you are able to come into Flamingo Class to help celebrate your culture with either cooking, food tasting, reading a story or a craft activity of your choice in the afternoon of either Monday 30th September, Tuesday 1st October or Friday 4th October then please speak to me or organise this. Many thanks Mrs Rendall.
If you have any questions about any of the above then please feel free to speak to me before or after school.