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Week Beginning 5 June 2017

MESSAGES

  • Learning Showcase - Tuesday 6 June 8.50am – 9.45 am; The students of Year 1 would like to invite you to share their learning about our theme ‘Plants and Insects’. This is an opportunity to engage with the children about their learning and to participate in activities together.
  • Class Lists 2017-18

We are currently working on class lists for 2017-18 and will share these with you during the week beginning 12 June.

As is our practice, we aim to provide stability for our students by moving them up with their existing classes where possible, while also taking account to ensure that classes are balanced. Following the issue of the class lists, it will be possible to meet with Ms Jess should you have any questions. However, we ask for your trust in us that that all decisions taken are in the best interests of all the children and your understanding that we cannot meet requests of individual parents.

  • 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.
  • Wanted - Jumble items for Tanzania Table at the Garden Party

We are a group of Y.8 & 9 students who are busy fundraising for the projects we will support in November when we travel to Tanzania on our amazing service project. We are looking for your help for contributions of second-hand toys, books and any other small unwanted household items for our Jumble Table at the Summer Garden Party. If you are leaving China or just having a Spring clean, please consider donating your unwanted items to our Tanzania Jumble Table. Please send them in to either the Primary or Secondary reception desks.

Thanks for your support.

Tanzania Student Team

LITERACY

During Literacy lessons this week, children will be learning how to read and write letters. They will be focusing on the layout of letters and their features. They will then write their own letters to the children in Reception.

KEY VOCABULARY

Letters, genres, layout, To, Dear, from, date, capital letters, full stops.

MATHS

This week we will focus on the positional and directional language. In previous terms we have looked at half and quarter terms, which we will refresh. Moving on from this, the main focus will be on compass directions, following directions and recording movements. These will be completed through a variety of approaches including the creation of our own maps and sets of directions.

KEY VOCABULARY

Postion, direction, movement, forwards, backward, turn, left, right North, East, South, West.

THEMED LEARNING

This week we will be using our geography skills to use and create our own maps based on our own school. We will familiarise ourselves with common symbols on maps and then create our own that are appropriate. We will also become familiar with the compass and North, South, East and West.

KEY VOCABULARY

Map, navigate, scale,  symbol, compass, North, South, East and West

PHONICS

Puffer Fish

This week the Puffer Fish phonics group will be continuing to learn the new sounds ch and ng. We will be focusing on reading and spelling the words chip, chomp, sing and thing. We will also be learning how to read and spell the high frequency words we, be, she, me.

Starfish

This week Starfish will be learning alternative spellings for oo and ai. They will learn that  ‘oo’ can be spelt as ‘oul’ and ‘u’ and ‘ai’ as  ‘a-e’ and ‘ay’. The children will practise reading and spelling words with these spellings such as: couldn’t, wouldn’t, pudding, pulling, escape, shake, staying, stray.

Stingrays 

This week Stingrays will be continuing to work on reading CVCC words. We will be practising using our blending skills for CC sounds like lp, lk, lf, and pt. As well this we are continuing to learn our tricky words such as said, like, come and some.

Jellyfish

This week the Jelly Fish group will learn alternative pronunciation of  ie and ea.

They will be blending them together with other sounds when reading and spelling words i.e. chief, yield, shield, priest, brief, ready, bread and heaven. They will also be learning how to read and spell the tricky words do, thought, any, saw.

Sharks

Now that we have learnt and investigated letters that have alternative pronunciation we will now turn our attention to previously learnt sounds. This time we will look at the spellings of longer words that contain these sounds and how they appear in sentences. We begin with the simple sound ‘ew’ and change the focus weekly.

COMPUTING  AND  DIGITAL LITERACY

Over the coming weeks the children will focus on developing Microsoft Office skills; specifically 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

Mandarin Y1MNDC1

We will review the words and sentence patterns we have learnt this term via various games and language activities.

Homework:  worksheet (word puzzle)

Mandarin Y1MNDC2

We will review the words and sentence patterns we have learnt this term via various games and language activities.

Homework:  Worksheet

Mandarin Y1 MNDCN

本周我们将复习课文第1课---第15课中出现的生字和拼音。

作业: 点读课文,可以做到:手到口到,不加字,不漏字。

DUTCH

De kinderen van year 1 verdiepen zich deze week verder in `dieren in het wild`.  Over welk dier wil jij meer te weten komen?  We neuzen in de dierenboeken en maken een start met ons dierenpaspoort.

De ze week worden er dagelijks CITO- toetsen afgenomen.  De kinderen hoeven hier niet extra voor te oefenen maar zoals steeds graag aandacht voor dagelijks (voor)lezen in het Nederlands.  

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