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Week Beginning 8 May 2017

MESSAGES

  • Sports Day – Wednesday 10 May – Years 1 & 2 (9.00am-11.00am) at Primary Campus
  • 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.
  • 1H Class assembly – Thursday 11th May 1.45pm Stage One

LITERACY

This week during Literacy lessons we will be reading the story- We're going on a Bear Hunt written by Michael Rosen. Children will be acting out their favourite events/parts of the story and will be focusing on sharing their opinions with others. They will then write their own version of the story- We're going on an Insect Hunt!

KEY VOCABULARY

Story, fiction, title, author, events, characters, setting, beginning, middle, end

MATHS

This week in Maths the children will be revisiting their subtraction skills. They will be using numberlines, mental methods and numicon to solve both number and word problems. By then end of the week, children will be able tosolve problems involving number with tens and units.

KEY VOCABULARY

Subtract, take away, difference, less than, numberline, tens, units

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 starting Phase 3. We will be learning the new sounds j, v, w and z. We will also be learning how to read and spell the high frequency words off, can, had, back.

Starfish

This week Starfish will be learning alternative spellings for ar and ur. They will learn that  ‘ar’ can be spelt as ‘a’ and ‘al’ and ‘ur’ as  ‘or’ and ‘ear’. The children will practise reading and spelling words with these spellings such as: father, branch, halve, almond, worth, worse, learn, early.

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

Over the next few sessions, the children will be using photgraphs taken on IPADs and then they are going to create textures in paint using different techniques. They will then put their picture together to create a final piece.

KEY VOCABULARY

Camera, ipad, photograph, APP, size, colour, shape, tone, text, typing, water colours, thick paint brushes, sponge brushes

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: In the Zoo

Key words: 大象da xiang/elephant;熊猫xiong mao/panda; 猴子hou zi/monkey;老虎lao hu/tiger;动物园dong wu yuan/zoo.

Sentence pattern: ...... 里有  li you......。There are … in …

Home work : Describe the animals

Y1 MNDC2

Topic: In the Zoo

Key words: 大象da xiang/elephant;熊猫xiong mao/panda; 猴子hou zi/monkey;老虎lao hu/tiger;动物园dong wu yuan/zoo.

Sentence pattern: ...... 里有  li you......。There are … in …

Home work : Worksheet

Y1 MNDCN

本周我们将学习课文13“三只猴子”。在课文的语言环境中认读“只、子、吃、皮”4个生字。复习笔画“横钩”。认识声母zh、ch、sh、r和整体认读音节zhi、chi、shi、ri。

作业:完成《上海作业》中相关练习; 课外扩展阅读

DUTCH

Deze week maken we kennis met `De appel van Margritte `, een grappig prentenboek over  het leven en werk van de grootste Belgische kunstenaar van de 20e eeuw.   René droomt van een leven als schilder. Hij wil een kunstenaar zijn die appels schildert, en hoeden... en zelfs 'appelhoeden'. In zijn schilderijen is alles mogelijk. Bomen worden lippen, een stokbrood wordt een neus, wolken drijven door de kamer.

In de spellingslessen maken we kennis met de bankletter.  De `n` en de `k` zitten op de bank te kussen en daar komt niemand tussen!

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