Friday 16th October
Another busy week has flown by! This week the children have been exploring British wildlife and learning about nocturnal, diurnal and crepuscular animals (What lovely long words!) We have read stories about autumn and how animals change their behaviour, either to get nice and full up for hibernation or storing food to keep them going if they are staying awake through the cold months.
OUr maths investigations have been amazing, with children really thinking deeply about the composition of numbers. For instance, would you say trousers are 1 or 2? They are a plural (a pair of trousers) but they come as one object!
And what do traffic lights, toblerone and triceratops have in common....? (pop quiz on Monday!)
Thankyou for the return of reading books, new books have been issued and if your child has a sheet of letters, they are for you to cut out and use as flashcards to practice recognising the letter shapes and you can use them to make cvc words, you will find a list on the remote learning page.
Next week is the final week of the first half term, and the end of our autumn/harvest focus. We will be making bread together and tasting our loaves, and we have the Freshwater theatre group coming in for a performance celebrating Black History Month!
Next weeks learning will focus on consolidating the first few weeks learning. There will be no new sounds but lots of practise with the blending and segmenting skills. For information to help you support your child with these skills, check out https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLuGr6z2H2KNHpIHZwlA_raBPQPw1x294v which is a parents guide!
Likewise there will be a continued focus on the composistion of numbers. Pease use the white rose remote learning link if you would like to do some learning at home, even if you're not isolating, but just for fun!
A reminder that Forest School is now Tuesday for Carle class - so if your waterproofs came home for a much needed wash, we will need them again by then.
Friday 9th October
The children have loved being in the mud and the outside area this week. Thank you to all who have provided waterproofs or puddle suits, these have been well used and the children are getting very efficient at changing in and out of them! Please remember that we cannot allow children to share wellies or waterproofs so each child will need their own to stay at school.
The harvest donations have been amazing! Thanks for your generosity; I know the Croydon Night Watch volunteers will appreciate it.
Next week we are focusing on British wildlife as an extension of our Autumn topic.
Phonics sounds for next week are g, o, c, k, and ck (our first digraph!)
Maths is an exploration of the numbers 1, 2, and 3. This will include fluency with the name, numeral, and representations of the numbers – for instance if a bike is 2, a trike is 3.
Please remember to return your permission slip for the Freshwater Theatre visit!
Have a lovely weekend J
Friday 2nd October 2
Autumn is well and truly here now, thank you to all parents who have brought a pair of wellies to stay at school through the week. This is recommended as it means the children can access as much of our environment as possible.
This week your child has come home with a paper bag for collecting autumn treasures – this can be from a walk with your child or from your garden. Please return the bags filled with treasures next week and we will use them in our maths!
Next week your child will be issued a home reading book llinked to the phonics sounds they are working on in class. Due to the need to quarantine books, we will issue books on Friday and ask that they be returned on Tuesday so they can be safely sent home with another child on the following Friday.
Have a lovely weekend!