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Week Beginning 1 May 2017

Please note that school will start on Tuesday 2 May this week due to the National Holiday.

MESSAGES

  • Healthy Snacks - Please ensure that your child’s daily snack is a healthy one
  • Warm Weather - Now the weather is getting warmer, please could you encourage your child to bring in a hat and also a water bottle so that they remain well hydrated during the day.
  • School Library - Our school librarians are in school until 4:30pm on a Monday and Tuesday.  If, as parents, you would like to borrow books you can set up afamily account.

LITERACY

This week, the children will continue to learn about non-fiction texts with a focus on instructions. The children will learn how to follow and give instructions. They will also learn the features of an instruction text and use these to write instructions for how to plant a seed.

KEY VOCABULARY

Non-fiction, instructions, what you need, list, bullet points, numbered steps, imperative verbs, time conjunctions, adverbs, diagram

MATHS

This is the first of two weeks on Data Handling. We will learn basic data concepts such as sorting information into different groups. We will also teach the ability to read simple picture graphs and bar graphs. This will be developed further as the children construct their own graphs and also begin to draw conclusions from different graphs.

KEY VOCABULARY

Data, graph, sorting, groups, pictogram, criteria

PHONICS

Octopus

This week we will begin to focus on reading, witing and using the phase 3 HFWs. We will practise building sentences using HFWs and continue to practise applying our skills using phase 3 sounds. 

Sharks

This week we will begin a series of weeks on ‘alternative pronunciation’. There are a number of English letters that have different sounds within different words. Our starting examples will be vowel sounds; a, e, i, o and u. An example of alternative pronunciation would be the i sound in tin and find.

Puffer Fish

This week the Puffer Fish phonics group will be continuing to revise all of the sounds and tricky words in Phase 2. We will also focus on the tricky words- no, go, to, him, up.

Starfish

This week Starfish will be learning alternative spellings for u and ear. They will learn that  ‘u’ can be spelt as ‘o’ and ‘ear’ as ‘ere’ and ‘eer’. The children will practise reading and spelling polysyllabic words with these spellings such as: nothing, worrying, mother, severe, here, interfere, steering, veered.

Stingrays 

This week Stingrays will be beginning phase 4. During this phase we will be using our knowledge of all of the 44 graphemes from phase 2 and 3 to read CVC word. We will be extending CVC words to CVCC such as bent, tent, damp and pant. We will also learning to read and spell the tricky words said and so.

Jellyfish

This week the Jelly Fish group will learn to apply the sounds wh, ph an ew. They will be blending them together with other sounds when reading and spelling words i.e. when, which, whom, phonics, Philip, blew and crew. They will also be learning how to read and spell the tricky words Mr, Mrs, don’t,  by, some and come.

THEMED LEARNING

This week during our Themed Learning lessons, we will be focusing on Digital Literacy. Children will be learning how to use the different features on the camera on the ipad. They will take photos of a variety of different plants. They will then practise adding text to their image.

KEY VOCABULARY

Camera, ipad, photograph, APP, size, colour, shape, tone, text, typing

PSHCE

This week we will be focusing on friendships and helping our friends to be happy. We will play a variety of different team building games and will practise sharing and taking turns.

KEY VOCABULARY

Friendships, friends, feelings, positive, kindness, turn taking, sharing

COMPUTING  AND  DIGITAL LITERACY

Over the coming weeks the children will focus on developing Microsoft Office skills; specifically with Microsoft Word and Microsoft Powerpoint. The children will develop typing skills and key skills in finding and using; text boxes, bold text, italics, changing fonts and font colours. All of which will be developed under our topic theme of Plants and Insects.

KEY VOCABULARY

Computer, laptop, software, hardware, text, font, colour, italic, bold, Word, Powperpoint

MANDARIN

Y1 MNDC1

Topic: Classroom

Children will consolidate the sentence pattern: …里li有you…. /There are … in…

Key words: 教室jiao shi/classroom,桌子 zhuo zi/table,椅子yi zi/chair,书 shu/book

Home work: Worksheet

Y1 MNDC2

Topic: Classroom

Children will consolidate the sentence pattern: …里li有you…. /There are … in…

Key words: 教室jiao shi/classroom,桌子 zhuo zi/table,椅子yi zi/chair,书 shu/book

Home work: Matching

Y1 MNDCN

本周我们将学习课文12“看马戏”。在课文的语言环境中认读“马、八、是、几”4个生字。认识笔画“竖折折钩”。认识声母z、c、s和整体认读音节zi、ci、si。

作业:完成《上海作业》中相关练习;课外扩展阅读

DUTCH

De kinderen van KS1 leggen deze week de laatste hand aan hun eigen versie van Mondriaan`s `Boogie Woogie` en schrijven een passend label bij hun kunstwerk.  Deze week maken we kennis met het surrealisme en leren we `goed kijken`.  Wat is echt en wat niet?

In de spellingslessen maken we kennis met zingwoorden!

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