It was so fantastic to see so many of you at our carol singing yesterday. We hope you enjoyed it!
Please send in a carrier bag on Monday. We will send home your child’s indoor shoes so that you can check that they still fit for next term. We will also send home any items left in trays e.g. tupperware from snacks. Thank you for your support with this.
Here is a summary of our learning.
In phonics we have continued to learn about ‘magic e’. The magic e rule, sometimes known as silent ‘e’, is when the ‘e’ at the end of the word is silent but changes the way that the word is spoken. The vowel says its name rather than its sound.
This week we have focussed on the ‘long e’ sound with ‘magic e’ for example theme, these.
In handwriting we formed the letters r and v in cursive script.
In Writing we wrote a set of directions for Santa to get to where our stockings are on Christmas Eve!
- Try to find examples of magic e words in print around the house or on signs when you are out and about.
- Create a Christmas lights picture similar to the one below. Can you spell magic e words to fill in each light bulb?
- Continue to work on the ORT word walls sent home.
- Continue to practise Tricky Words Blocks 1-4. An idea for a spelling activity is to see the photo below. Choose a few words that your child is finding most tricky. Ask them to look at the word, say it out loud, cover it with their non-writing hand, write it in the present box then check to see if they have it correct. This method is called look, say, cover, write, check.
- Handwriting. Here is a useful website which has animations to show how to correctly form each letter.
Continuous Cursive letter choice 1 beginners (teachhandwriting.co.uk)
In maths we have continued to learn about directional language. We are enjoying working with the Beebots and in particular making mazes for the beebots.
In our number work we have been revising the core skills covered this term.
- Continue to talk to your child about giving directions and using left and right correctly.
- You could create a dot to dot puzzle. Make it more challenging by having the numbers count in 2s or in 10s.
- Pick a number between 1-100. Ask your child to say the 2 numbers before and the 2 numbers after your chosen number.
- Roll a dice. Ask your child to say what number you need to add on to make 10. Write the sums down. What do you notice?
Here are some fun Christmas maths games you may wish to play at home.
Christmas Patterns (topmarks.co.uk)
Symmetry Matching – Reflective Symmetry Game (topmarks.co.uk)
Other Curricular Areas
- We had a visit from a parent in P2D who explained to us about how Hannukah is celebrated in their house.
- In RME we enjoyed playing spin the dreidel as part of our learning about Hannukah.
- We had great fun at our party and also performing the Christmas Carols for you!
Here are a selection of photos from this week.