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Week beginning 8.12.14
In literacy this week we will be writing letters to Santa, continuing our punctuation work and rehearsing for our Christmas concert.
In maths we will be revisiting shape, measures, time and money.
Increative curriculum we will be doing a variety of Christmas crafts.


Week beginning 1.12.14
In literacy this week we will be doing an assessed piece of writing. This will be based on writing instructions to make a Christingle. We will also be focusing on the use of capital letters, full stops and commas in lists.
In maths we will be partitioning numbers in the hundreds, recognising and making amounts of money and discussing ordinal numbers.

Week beginning 24th November
In literacy this week we will be reading Sophie Scott goes South' This will support our creative curriculum work about Antarctica. We will be learning how to use commas in lists.
In maths we will continue to work on measuring in cm and then move onto addition and subtraction using a number line or hundred square.
In creative curriculum we will be locating the UK and Antarctica on the globe and then maps. We will also revisit locating Crowle and discussing our addresses.
WAYS TO SUPPORT YOUR CHILD AT HOME THIS WEEK
  • Ensure they read to an adult at least three times a week.
  • Share books from our online resource, Bug Club.
  • Discuss their address and look at some maps together.
  • Ensure that you support your child in learning their spellings.

WEEK BEGINNING 17TH NOVEMBER 2014
This week we will continue our work on report writing. We will focus on adding enough detail to our reports in order to interest the reader. Then we will be reading the information text 'All About Orang-utangs'
In maths we will be telling the time and measuring using standard measurements. The children will enjoy measuring how far a car travels down a ramp.
In creative curriculum we will continue our history work looking at Mary boxes and also studying the painting 'Waterloo Bridge' by Claude Monet, in order to complete our theme of art from every season.

Ways to support your child at home this week
  • Ensure they read to an adult at least three times a week.
  • Share books from our online resource, Bug Club.
  • Discuss the new Sainsburys advert about the Christmas truce in WW1.
  • Ensure that you support your child in learning their spellings.


Week beginning 10th November 2014
This week we will be asking ourselves the question 'Why do elephants have big ears?' We will be researching the reasons why by sharing information texts. We will then use all we have learnt to write reports about elephants.
In maths we will be learning to recognise and use the less than (<) and greater than (>) signs. We will also be playing a number of place value games.
In creative curriculum we will be learning how to programme the Beebots and continue our history work about World War 1.

Ways to support your child at home this week
  • Ensure they read to an adult at least three times a week.
  • Discuss the poem 'In Flanders Fields' (On web page)
  • Play the online Abacus game allocated to your child encouraging them to use the < and > signs.
  • Ensure you support your child in learning their spellings.


Week beginning 3rd November
This week in literacy we will be looking at images and clips of fireworks to inspire our poetry work. We will then be writing acrostic poems about bonfire night. We will also be discussing foods we eat on bonfire night and making Parkin. This will support us in our instruction writing lessons.
In math's we will be finding near numbers and locating them on a bead string. We will also be learning abut the < and > signs and comparing numbers.
In the afternoons we will be focusing on WW1 and remembrance.


Ways to support your child at home this week
  • Ensure they read to an adult at least three times a week.
  • Spend time discussing why we wear poppys.
  • Compare numbers using the < and > signs.

Week beginning 20th October
In literacy this week we will be reading the story ‘Owl Babies’ by Martin Waddell. We will be discussing the characters feelings and relating them to the children’s experiences. On Friday we will be reading ‘The Witches' Spell from Macbeth by William Shakespeare. We will then write our own spells.
In math's we will be consolidating our work on multiplication and applying our knowledge to different numbers. On Friday as part of Halloween day we will be doing some spooky problem solving!


In art we will be creating our own Autumn scene art work using oil pastels to continue our work on the seasons.


Ways to support your child at home this week
  • Ensure they read to an adult at least three times a week.
  • Spend time learning their spellings with them and try to apply the words to a sentence.
  • Try counting in 2's, 5's and 10's


Week beginning 13th October 2014
In literacy we will be reading 'Red Riding Hood' and then writing alternative endings to the traditional tale. We will also be hot seating the characters and composing questions to ask them.
In Math's we will learning how to solve multiplication using repeated addition on a number line and arrays. Please make sure you are learning your 2, 5 and 10 multiplication facts at home!
In art we will continue to look at the different seasons. Children will create their own beach scene based on the painting ‘Southwold’ by Stanley Spencer using different painting techniques and tools.
In science we will be recording the weather. We will use the symbols we devised last week alongside using a weather station to record rainfall, temperature and wind direction.


Ways to support your child at home this week
  • Ensure they read to an adult at least three times a week.
  • Spend time learning their spellings with them and try to apply the words to a sentence.
  • Discuss the weather and compare to a weather forecast.
  • Try counting in 2's, 5's and 10's.



Week beginning 6.10.14
This week in literacy we will be looking at personal pronouns and then creating our own passports so please discuss with your child where they live and their address. We will then be writing alternative endings to stories remembering our work at the beginning of the week on personal pronouns.
In math's we will continue our angles and sorting work with a particular focus on quadrilaterals and right angles.
In creative curriculum we will be looking at seasonal changes and recording what the weather is like. Why not make a rain catcher at home to support this work.

Ways to support your child at home this week
  • Ensure they read to an adult at least three times a week.
  • Spend time learning their spellings with them and try to apply the words to a sentence.
  • Discuss their home address and look at the capital letters in the address.
  • Record what the weather is like or make a rain catcher.

Week beginning 29th September
This week in literacy we will continue our traditional tales work. We will be looking at characters and writing our own character studies. On National Poetry Day we will be writing a poem about traditional tales in the style of 'The Hawk' by Clare Bevan.
in math's we will be sorting shapes and learning about right angles and the quadrilaterals. in creative curriculum we will be starting our seasonal changes work looking at how the earth tilts and creates the different seasons. Our artwork will also reflect our work on seasonal change.

Week beginning 22nd September
This week in literacy we will be looking at fairy tales and traditional stories. We will be using pictures to help us to infer what is happening in the story and make predictions. Then we will look at the language of these types stories e.g. happily ever after and once upon a time. We will then compare different traditional stories.
In math's we will be doubling and using our number bonds knowledge to add one digit numbers to two digit numbers. We will look at how to add the ones together and then add the tens on after e.g.
22+5=
2+5=7
20+7=27
In creative curriculum we will continue our work on healthy eating and looking at a balanced diet. We will explore food groups and discuss healthy eating recommendations. Then we will design a healthy meal using what knowledge we have learnt.


Ways to support your child at home this week
  • Ensure they read to an adult at least three times a week.
  • Spend time learning their spellings with them and try to apply the words to a sentence.
  • Discuss food groups and keeping healthy. Perhaps you could keep a food diary.

Week beginning 15th September
This week in literacy we will revisit the poems ‘peasy’ and ‘Don’t Tell’. We will be discussing our preferences between the poems giving reasons for our responses. These will then be recorded using the conjunction ‘because’. Later in the week we will be reading ‘If I Were a Hawk’ by Clare Bevan. We will use our drama skills to bring this poem alive. By the end of the week we will be writing a class poem in a similar style.
In math’s we will be focusing on number bonds to 10, 20 and then 100. When we are secure with our number bonds we will be looking at inverse calculations e.g. 9+1=10 and 10-1=9. We will also look at numbers up to 200.
In the creative curriculum lessons we will be focusing on keeping healthy. First we will look at keeping animals healthy followed by looking at different food groups and a balanced diet.

Ways to support your child at home this week
  • Ensure they read to an adult at least three times a week.
  • Spend time learning their spellings with them and try to apply the words to a sentence.
  • Discuss food groups and keeping healthy. Perhaps you could design a healthy meal.

Week Beginning 8th September
This week we will be reading a number of poems about growing up. We will initially focus on a poem called 'What it's like to be six' followed by 'Wait till your older' We will be looking at the vocabulary used by the poet and then writing our own simple poems. In math's we will be ordering two digit numbers and using language such as; larger, greater, less, fewer, more and in between.
Our creative curriculum work will be about personal family histories. We will be looking at basic family trees and trying to make our own based around our family.

Ways to support your child at home this week
  • Ensure they read to an adult at least three times a week.
  • Spend time learning their spellings with them and try to apply the words to a sentence.
  • Discuss their family and their relationships to other people.
IF ANYONE HAS A FAMILY TREE THAT WE COULD LOOK AT I WOULD BE VERY GRATEFUL. THANK YOU
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