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Spring Term 2024

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Week Beginning 12th February 2024

Can you carry on your learning at home?

In our Forest schooling session this week the children had the opportunity to create their own natural paintbrush. Can you create a paint brush with objects to find outside? What will you use for the handle? What will you use for the bristles? 

 

In our Mathematics we have been continuing our learning of pattern we have been learning about and creating 'A,B,B' patterns can you create a 'A,B,B' pattern and repeat it? Perhaps you could use some objects from around your home. E.g. spoon (A), fork (B), fork (B), spoon (A), fork (B), fork (B), or maybe it could be out of coloured blocks/Lego e.g. red (A), yellow (B), red (A), yellow (B),yellow (B).

 

Please practise your newly learnt trigraph: 'ure' and newly learnt digraph: 'er'. Remember a trigraph is three letters that make one sound and a diagraph is two letters that make one sound.

Can you also practise reading and spelling your new 'Tricky' words: 'all' and 'are'. 

Please remember to look at your reading book and ask your grown-up to write a comment in your blue reading record booklet. 

 

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Week Beginning 5th February 2024

Can you carry on your learning at home?

This week we have been creating 'Abstract' art work by listening to different styles of music. Can you make your paintbrush dance on the paper to the music? What colour will you choose to use? Do you need to mix two colours together to make a new colour? 

 

In our Mathematics we have been learning and creating 'A,B' patterns can you create a 'A,B' pattern and repeat it? Perhaps you could use some objects from around your home. E.g. spoon (A), fork (B), spoon (A), fork (B) or maybe it could be out of coloured blocks/Lego e.g. red (A), blue (B), red (A), blue (B).

 

Please practise your newly learnt trigraphs: 'air' and 'ear'. Remember a trigraph is three letters that make one sound.

Can you also continue practising reading and spelling your 'Tricky' words. 

Please remember to look at your reading book and ask your grown-up to write a comment in your blue reading record booklet. 

 

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Week Beginning 29th January 2024

Learning to tie a 'Granny' knot.

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Can you carry on your learning at home?

This week we have been continuing our learning of  tying knots. Can you continue your learning by practising tying 'Granny Knots'. 

 

In our Mathematics we have been continuing our number learning of number 10. Can you practise counting and writing the number 10. 

 

Please practise your newly learnt digraphs: 'ow' and 'oi'. Remember a digraph is two letters that make one sound.

Can you also practise reading and spelling your new 'Tricky' word: 'here'. 

Please remember to look at your reading book and ask your grown-up to write a comment in your blue reading record booklet. 

 

 

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Week Beginning 22nd January 2024

Can you carry on your learning at home?

This week in our forest schooling session we have been practising tying knots. Can you continue your learning by practising tying 'Granny Knots'. We shall need this knot to tie our aprons for cooking this week! 

 

In our Mathematics we have been continuing our number learning of number 9. Can you practise counting and writing the number 9. 

 

Please practise your newly learnt digraphs: 'ur' and 'or'. Remember a digraph is two letters that make one sound.

Can you also practise reading and spelling your new 'Tricky' words: 'you', 'they' and 'said'. 

Please remember to look at your reading book and ask your grown-up to write a comment in your blue reading record booklet. 

 

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Week Beginning 15th January 2024

Can you carry on your learning at home?

This week we continued our learning of our topic 'Chinese New Year'. We learnt about they clean in preparation of their New Year. During our Physical motor skill sessions we practised using a dust pan and brush. Can you continue your learning by practising using a dustpan and brush. 

 

Please practise your newly learnt digraphs: 'oo' and 'ar'. Remember a digraph is two letters that make one sound. 

Please remember to look at your reading book and ask your grown-up to write a comment in your blue reading record booklet. 

 

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Week Beginning 8th January 2024

Can you carry on your learning at home?

This week we began our new topic 'Chinese New Year'. We begun by looking at a world map. We identified land and water. Can you point to the land and the water (Oceans)? We also identified where the United Kingdom and China. We discussed how we would travel from United Kingdom to China. 

 

Please practise your new digraph: 'oa'. Remember a digraph is two letters that make one sound. Can you also practise reading and spelling your new 'Tricky' word: 'my'.

Please remember to look at your reading book and ask your grown-up to write a comment in your blue reading record booklet. 

 

In our Mathematics we have been learning about the mean of zero. Provide equipment for throwing or a rolling game such as skittles, soft toys and buckets. Encourage your child to notice when they knock over
zero skittles or when zero soft toys land inside the bucket. Prompt your child to record their score.

 

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Week Beginning 18th December 2023

Week Beginning 11th December 2023

Can you carry on your learning at home?

This coming week we are going to have ago at making paper snowflakes using our Mathematical and creative skills by folding paper circles and cutting triangles. Can you make a paper snowflake?

 

Please practise your new trigraph: 'igh'. Remember a trigraph is three letters that make one sound. Keep practising reading and spelling your 'Tricky' words.

Please remember to look at your reading book and ask your grown-up to write a comment in your blue reading record booklet. 

 

Can you practise correctly writing the number 8. Number 8 starts as a 'S' letter then you continue on to join the ends without taking your pen off. 

 

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Week Beginning 4th December 2023

Can you carry on your learning at home?

Please practise your new diagraphs: 'ai' and 'ee'. Remember a digraph is two letters that make one sound. Can you practise your newly learnt tricky words: 'was'.

Please remember to look at your reading book and ask your grown-up to write a comment in your blue reading record booklet. 

 

Can you get creative and make some repeating colour pattern paperchains to decorate your house like we did at school.

 

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Week Beginning 20th November 2023

Can you carry on your learning at home?

Can you get creative by using your learnt joining skills (Using paperclips, split pins, sellotape, glue, tying, slotting or flanging) to create a junk model?

 

Please practise your new diagraphs: 'th' and 'ch'. Remember a digraph is two letters that make one sound. Keep practising reading and spelling your 'Tricky' words.

Please remember to look at your reading book and ask your grown-up to write a comment in your blue reading record booklet. 

 

Can you practise correctly writing the number 6. Number 6 goes down the crocodiles tail then around. Can you go on a shape hunt and find any things/items that are a circle or triangle shape?

 

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Week Beginning 13th November 2023

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Can you carry on your learning at home?

Can you get creative by getting your paints out. Can you remember which two primary colours make green? Which two primary colours make orange? Which two colours make purple?

 

Please practise your new diagraphs: 'qu' and 'sh'. Remember a digraph is two letters that make one sound. Can you practise reading our new 'Tricky' words: be, me & we?

Please remember to look at your reading book and ask your grown-up to write a comment in your blue reading record booklet. 

 

Can you practise correctly writing your numbers 1-5. Remember number one is a straight line from top to bottom and number 5 goes down first (down the Kangaroos neck) then around (around the Kangaroos tummy/pouch) then take your pen off and go across the top. (draw from ear to nose)

 

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Week Beginning 6th November 2023

Can you carry on your learning at home?

Can you get creative and make a firework picture? What will you use?

 

Please practise your new phonemes: y, z. Can you practise reading our new 'Tricky' words: he & she?

Please remember to look at your reading book and ask your grown-up to write a comment in your blue reading record booklet. 

 

In our Mathematics we have been learning one less than a given number. Can you roll a dice, count the spots and then say one less than the amount on the dice? You could use objects to match the number rolled on the dice and then hide/remove one to workout one less.

 

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Week Beginning 30th October 2023

Creating a Dragon sneeze with a fire steel.

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Creating Dragon sneezes with a fire steel.

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Can you carry on your learning at home?

In our Creative Development sessions this week we have been learning about different ways in which we can join materials together. Can you continue practising these techniques you have learnt.

Glue Stick: Can you join pieces of paper or card together using a glue stick to join two pieces of paper together make sure to use enough and pressing hard enough.

Tape: Can you use tape to join two pieces of paper and/or card together.

Split pins: Place the piece of paper/card you want to join on top of a tick piece of card (or sticky tack). Push the split pin through to make a hole (or use a pencil). Repeat with the other piece of paper/card. Line up the two holes and push the pin through fully, opening it at the other side.

Clip: Can you use a paper clip to join two pieces of paper and/or card together?

Tie: Can you tie two pieces of thicker card together by wrapping string around them repeatedly and tucking the ends in. Test what happens if you do this with thin paper. What happens to the paper? 

Please practise your new phonemes: j, v, w, x remember not to add an 'u' sound on the end! Please remember to look at your reading book and ask your grown-up to write a comment in your blue reading record booklet. 

 

In our Mathematics we have been learning one more than a given number. Can you roll a dice, count the spots and then say one more than the amount on the dice? You could use objects to match the number rolled on the dice and then add one more.

 

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Week Beginning 16th October 2023

Can you carry on your learning at home?

To develop your hand muscle strength can you use a rolling pin to roll some dough and then cut some shapes using a cutter. Remember when rolling to try and keep it the same thickness.

 

Please practise all your new phonemes and green words in your pouch. Perhaps you could play a game of Snap.

 

In our Mathematics we have been learning to write the numbers 1,2,3 perhaps you could practise writing these numbers using your pens, chalk, in flour on a table top. Could you be creative and make these numbers our of breakfast cereal, stones etc.

 

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Week Beginning 9th October 2023

Week Beginning 2nd October 2023

Can you carry on your learning at home?

To develop your hand muscle strength can you stretch elastic bands over a tin can?

 

In our Phonics Sessions the children have been learning to recognise and read the words: 'I', 'go', 'no' and 'of'. Can you practise reading these words by playing a game of pairs?

 

In our Mathematics we have been learning to subitise numbers 1,2,3 (to instantly recognising the number of objects or items in a group without needing to count them). NB It is important that they see the dots or other objects in different arrangements so that they don’t think a number representation such as 3 always appears in the same way.

 

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Can you carry on your learning at home?

In our PD (Physical Development) To self register in our Forest Schooling session the children have to peg their picture onto the washing line. Can you practise this independence of using a peg by hanging some socks on the washing.

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In our Phonics Sessions the children have been learning to recognise and read the words: 'to' and 'the'. Can you practise reading and writing these words by drawing it with chalk and then using a paint brush and water to trace over?

 

In our Understanding the world sessions we have been looking at signs of Autumn. Can you go on a walk and look for signs of Autumn? 

 

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Week Beginning 25th September 2023

Can you carry on your learning at home?

In our PD (Physical Development) we have been developing our scissor skills by cutting along straight lines.

Can you practise your scissor skills by cutting along a marked straight line. 

Top Tips: Make sure that pupils know to put their fingers in the (often larger) hole on the bottom of the scissors and to keep their thumb on top. Place a sticker on the child’s thumb to remind them to keep their thumbnail facing up at all times. They should be able to see the sticker as they cut. Ensure that pupils keep their elbow in at their side as they use the scissors. Children will often start to stick their elbow out as they cut, making it very difficult to have full control over the movement of the scissors. Tip: Place a piece of paper or card between the child’s elbow and the side of their body. If they move their elbow out, the paper/card will drop and they will know that their arm has moved too far away from their side.

 

In our Phonics Sessions the children have been learning to recognise and write the letters: g,o,c,k.

 

In our Mathematic sessions we have been matching objects. Could you play a game of pairs either with a card game or some objects you have found/collected

 

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Week Beginning 18th September 2023

Our second full week as Ladybird Class. All the children have quickly settled into school life.

Can you carry on your learning at home?

In our PD (Physical Development) we have been developing our fine motor skills by using our pincer grip to thread small beads.

Can you practise threading beads or buttons onto a lace/string? 

 

In our Phonics Sessions the children have been learning to recognise and write the letters: i,n,m,d.

 

In our Art sessions we used felt-tip pens to create interesting marks e.g. zig-zags, wobbly lines, straight lines, dots, dashes, circles, hashing etc..

Can you use either felt-pens, crayons, pencils to create some interesting marks?

 

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Week Beginning 11th September 2023

What a very busy week the children in Ladybird Class they have been very busy learning their new school routine, jobs and learning.

Can you carry on your learning at home?

In our PD (Physical Development) we have been developing our independence to carry our tray in the lunch hall.

Can you practise carrying a tray with items? 

 

In our Phonics Sessions the children have been learning to recognise and write the letters: s,p,n,t.

 

In our PSHE sessions we started to talk about ways in which each of us is special "In all of the world, I'm the only me..."Don't for get to create your box 'about me' to share in class.

 

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Week Beginning 4th September 2023

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