Monday 29th June
Dear Class R parents and carers,
We hope you have all had a lovely weekend and have been able to enjoy some outside time, in between showers.
We are now entering week 12 of our current pattern of teaching and are excited to be welcoming two more of our lovely children back into the school this week. We now have 17 children in school and the remaining 6 will be continuing to work at home with their lovely families. I have spent a long time considering how best to deliver learning that is inclusive for everyone and as such I have decided that for the remainder of the school year I am going to continue to upload daily learning activities for all. The reason for this is that we are following the same routine at school and it continues to be accessed by a number of children at home too and hopefully it is working for everyone. However if you have any queries on this please do let me know.
Last week saw us bring to an end our work on under the sea and the coasts, with two stories about the Grinlings and Hamish. I was overwhelmed with the quality of work being produced at home and in school last week and how well everyone engaged with these activities. The children all seemed to be extremely excited to explore and learn about hot air balloons and as such I have decided that our new topic will be to look at transport and how we get around. This also ties in nicely with our Clyst to Cape challenge and the children clocking up the miles by bike, scooter, roller skates and on foot.
In Maths this week we are going to be looking at practising recording numbers to 20 and counting on or back by 2 or 3.
In phonics we are going to continue to work on our speed sounds and recognising our sounds, forming our letters and using them in our writing.
First of all this morning could your child watch the speed sounds video attached. Can they then follow this by selecting four of the sounds they have heard and see if they can come up with a list of words that include some of these letters.
Following this can they watch the video of 'Mrs Armitage on Wheels'. During the story Mrs Armitage adds a lot of new additions to her bike. I would like the children to draw a picture of their favourite part of the story and write a short sentence about why they like that particular invention (later in the week we will be asking the children to come up with their own bike design)
Following this can they watch the attached maths video. After this I would like the children to create their own numbers from 10 to 20 using different materials to touch and feel. In my video I used sand paper for the numbers, they may like to use the same or perhaps they could try something different.
Following this I would like the children to try the two 2do activities that I have added to Purple Mash. These relate to 1 more and 1 less between 10 and 20 and is a quick revision for them on the language of more and less.
Finally a quick note for all parents and carers, I have had a few questions in recent weeks RE Transition and the Year 1 teacher for your children in September. I can update you that all teachers have been appointed now for the positions currently required in the School and we are very excited to be welcoming three new teachers to the school from September 2020. At present we do not know which teachers will be in each class but the Senior Leadership Team at the school are busy finalising details and will be letting you know as soon as possible.