Parent's Information Letter
Websites to use at home!
The free area of the PhonicsPlay website is filled with free interactive games and much more. There are many idea to support teaching phonics and advice for parents in helping their children learn to read.
Oxford Owl is an award-winning free website packed
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253 free educational interactive teaching resources and activities for Primary Schools. 77 free to use fun kids games/activities for kids aged 4 - 11. 165 plus links to free interactive teaching activities, educational games, image and software resources.
Reading Eggs makes learning to read interesting and engaging for children, with great online reading games and activities. Your children can start reading now – just click the ‘free trial’ button to get started!
ICT games has a range of phonics based games that are fun and interactive for children. They show clear objectives for each game and also have free printable materials.
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This half term's Special Mention
Week 1 - Special mention goes to Jack this week for being a really sensible and responsible part of the class. He has done some fantastic descriptive writing and maths challenges too. Well done Jack!
Week 2- Maia got a special mention this week for her writing. After hurting her thumb she has persisted with her hand writing and produce some good quality work. Well done.
Week 3 - This weeks special mention goes to Phoebe for her fantastic efforts with writing. She has shown determination to complete her story and used some lovely describing words.
This half term's CHAS
Week 1 -CHAS will be spending the weekend with Georgia this week. She is a wonderful part of Elm class and always kind to her friends. She is so polite to all adults and has beautiful manners.
Week 2- Elsie-mae is our CHAS this week. She has show a very caring nature this week towards her classmates and friends. She always tries her best and makes sure to look after a friend if they are feeling sad. Well done!
Week 3- CHAS is going home with Grayson today. Grayson is such a good friend and polite to both children and adults. He always comes to school with a smile and will help cheer up a friend. He has helped one of his friends find a lost coat and included new friends in his play during lunch. Well done!
What we've been doing this week
In maths we have started our multiplication focus. The children have been introduced to key vocabulary and how to make groups of two, five and ten.
In English we have been looking at the traditional tale of 'Jack and the beanstalk'. The children have created stories from the giants point of view. They have started a letter from their giant to Jack asking for the goose and gold back.
We have been looking at animals in the African Savannah. We compared similarities and differences between lions and elephants. We have been learning what a carnivore, herbivore and omnivore.
We have a wonderful trip to the National Railway Museum in York. The children were very well behaved and learnt lots of facts about Stephensons Rocket.