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Literacy

We have had a ,lot of fun being detectives and making predictions this week like Detective Ted. To make good predictions we:

  • “use the pictures and words in the book”
  • “use what we already know”
  • “make sensible predictions”
  • “say things that are likely to happen”

 We also made predictions about our group reading books.

We really enjoyed writing stories about our characters this week. We planned our stories by talking about our characters:

  • “what do they want?”
  • “What gets in the way”
  • “Do they get what they want?”

There were lots of creative ideas and exciting stories!

For spelling we have been looking at words ending in “ng” and “nk” completing a range of activities to win treasure. WE also did our dictation sentences today.

Things to do at home:

  • Keep making predictions about what you think is going to happen in different books (or TV programmes) at home. Remember to use what you have seen or read to help make predictions.
  • You could try writing about your character in a different story!
  • Choose a way to practise your spelling words

Maths & Numeracy

  • This we week have been practising addition. We need to remember to start with the bigger number as it makes it easier to count on. We have also been learning about 2D and 3D shapes.
  • We have been collecting information by carrying out surveys and practising tally charts. We have been finding out our favourite reptiles, sea creatures, colours, shapes and how we get to school. We have started to learn how to display the information collected in the tally charts by making pictograms.

Things to do at home:

  • Keep on practising you skip counting for the numbers you have set as your target
  • Find numbers and add them together
  • Could you do a tally chart for something at home?

Other Learning

  • PE – Fitness – focusing on good technique
  • Music – Bog Baby Song (with guitar) / Singing in the Rain – we have learned the words and are now trying to sing together with louder singing voices
  • Circle Time – Playing games, miming and talking about feelings

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P3C Blog – 11/9/2020

Loose Parts

On Monday we were outside exploring with the loose parts in the woodland part of our playground. It was lots of fun! Quotes from the class:

  • “we were building dens – we had to figure out how to keep them solid”
  • “we had fun sliding down the hill on the tyres”
  • “we made pancakes out of sand”
  • “we played with rakes and spades in the sand”

Literacy

We are enjoying our new class novel “Ice Cat” and have been making predictions about what will happen next in the story and how the Ice Cat can move! There have been some very interesting ideas from “Being caused by the moon like with werewolves” to “It’s some sort of magic” and “It could be aliens”! We’re looking forward to finding out!

We have also continued with our group reading books, practising reading with fluency, prediction and answering questions. Please ensure that your child has their reading folder with them every day.

We created characters and wrote about them. We thought about: Who they are, what they are and what makes them special.

For spelling we have been looking at another set of consonant blends, completing a range of activities to win treasure and completed dictation today.

Things to do at home:

  • Make predictions about what you think is going to happen in different books (or TV programmes) at home
  • Ask questions about different books at home
  • Talk about your character and what they could do in a story
  • Choose a way to practise your spelling words

Maths & Numeracy

We have continued to learn about place value, thinking about the value of a digit, putting numbers in order from smallest to largest and more practise working out: 1 more, 1 less, 10 more, 10 less, 100 more, 100 less.

We have been practising doing tally charts and will be working more on converting them into pictograms next week.

Things to do at home:

  • Practise skip counting for the numbers you have set as your target as you are walking or going up or down stairs
  • The maths antics video on Youtube: is helpful for explaining place value
  • Can you think of a survey you could do at home to practise tally charts?

Other Learning

  • PE – Fitness
  • Music – Bog Baby Song (with guitar) / Singing in the Rain
  • Circle Time – Talking about feelings
  • Outdoor Learning
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P3C Reading

I hope you are all having a good week. I am currently getting to know all the children and establishing reading routines at the moment. Please do not be alarmed if your child moves groups or is given a reading book which you think is too easy for them. I am currently getting to know the class as readers through; working with reading groups, learning, developing and practising reading skills, and completing reading assessments. Therefore, book levels and groups could change over the next few weeks. I have started all children on the next book from where they finished in March. Also, please be aware that the reading we are doing is not just about decoding the words on the page, I am also focusing on developing reading skills and comprehension. So, if a book appears to be “too easy” for your child to read, please be assured that we are developing other skills using the books. If you have questions or comments please add them in your child’s purple reading jotter.  

Thanks, Mr Campbell 😊

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Monday 7/9/20: Loose Parts – Outdoor Play

On Monday afternoon P3C will have access to the Loose Parts equipment in the woodland area of our playground. This is a great opportunity to develop exploration through imaginative play.

Loose parts are open ended resources for play, which can be put together, taken apart, moved and coordinated in various ways, and which allow the freedom of motivation to play, which is child led, imaginative and creative. Loose Parts play allows the opportunity to identify and assess risks within resources and various types of play. It allows experience of problem solving, teamwork, negotiation and co-operation, all while nurturing the development of self-confidence and physical skills like agility, balance and co-ordination.

It is likely that children will get muddy whilst using this equipment – especially if it rains over the weekend or on Monday. It may be best if your child comes to school in older clothes on Monday which you don’t mind getting muddy.

Have a great weekend 😊

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P3C Blog 4/9/20

Maths and Numeracy

This week we have continued to practise skip counting in 2’s, 3’s, 4’s, 5’s and 10’s. 3’s and 4’s are definitely more difficult! Make sure you keep practising skip counting to help you feel more confident.

We have been learning about place value, looking at hundreds, tens and units (and some of us thousands!) We have been adding and subtracting by looking at numbers then working out: 1 more, 1 less, 10 more, 10 less, 100 more, 100 less.

We have also been looking at pictograms as ways of showing information and tried creating pictograms of our own.

Things to do at home:

Practise skip counting as you are walking or going up or down stairs

Have a look at the topmarks.co.uk website – there are place value games to play

Literacy

We have all had new reading books this week. Please ensure that your child has their reading folder with them every day. The skills we have been focusing on are prediction and answering questions.

We looked at images and discussed what we thought was happening and what would happen next then created cartoons and stories about our predictions.

For spelling we have been looking at consonant blends, completing a range of activities and dictation today.

Things to do at home:

Make predictions about what you think is going to happen in different books (or TV programmes) at home

Ask questions about different books at home

Choose a way to practise your spelling words

Outdoor Learning

In PE we have continued to work on our fitness, playing games and completing circuits. As well as doing stretching to warm up and warm down. Please remember to wear PE kit on a Tuesday and Thursday.

Music: We have been learning a song about a Bog Baby and singing in the rain (literally!)

RME

The class discussed what religion is and what we know already. We watched two stories from the Muslim religion and talked about the terms: Allah, prophet, Quran.

Have a great weekend and I look forward to seeing you on Monday 😊