Notices, curriculum and learning WB: 22/11/21

Robin Class Notices and Learning

Hello Robins and Families,

Sorry for the delay in the page being updated this week.

You should soon be receiving an update from our class reps with some key dates and information as the end of term draws ever closer.

A reminder that Tree Trimming in the playground is now happening on Thursday (tomorrow) at 2.30pm.

Thank you to those of you who have already started to bring in your costumes. Please do see me if you require any help.

Its been even more exciting this week as December has brought festive cheer into our classroom. The children have been extremely excited to discover Robbie the class elf arriving through a small hole in our ceiling! Santa Cam has also appeared to keep a watchful eye on the children and celebrate their super choices :)

Christmas cards are welcome to come into school, the children can put them in our class post box ready for distribution.

The children can also choose to bring in a picture of their Christmas tree (or email it in via the school office). At the end of each day we will share one of these, giving the children the chance to talk about their special tree.

Hope the rest of your week goes well,

Mrs Wheller 

 

Show and tell Friday- no show and tell this week, exciting Friday with Santa's Grotto!

 

 

Autumn Term Topic: 
Traditional Tales- morals and choices
Calendar themes and lead up to Christmas
Literacy/ Topic...
  • Keywords/ reading assessment updates
  • Coming home- What would keep me going if I had to get home like Robin?
  • Story map- ordering the story
  • say it, write it, read it sentences based on the story
  • Exploring the nativity story and key characters
  • Exploring NSPCC- Pantosaurus 
 
 
Maths...
  • Christmas tree- careful counting challenges
  • revision of shape
  • number doubles
  • revisit of maths assessments
Phonics...
  • fun phonic activities
  • Read write inc ditty writing books- perfect partner work with speedy sounds
  • Sounds of the week continued: air, ir, ou ( + recap of all learnt sounds)
  • First sight words: is, it, in, at, and, mum, dad, to, the, dog, cat, no, go, I, a, yes, on, he, she, went, we, me, be, big
  • focus on Fred talk and word building
  • learning how to write and say these letters
  • word games
 
Exploration activities...
 
  • Nativity and Christmas song learning
  • Nativity role play area
  • Santas sleigh and the workshop arrives in our outdoor area
  • Christmas crafts, cards and surprises
  • and lots more...
 
 
Be sure to check out our 'Gallery' tab to keep up to date with our learning in pictures and videos!
https://www.st-michaelsprimary.co.uk/web/gallery/578990
 
 Reading stories
 
  • Daily reading is a key part of your child’s education and something that you should continue to do if they are home learning. Both reading to your child, having your child read to you is something that should be done on a regular basis. 
  • You could encourage your child to act out stories or create a puppet show (shadow puppets are great for this) to retell the story they have just read.
  • If your child isn’t a fan of fiction, non-fiction books are just as valuable. Challenge them to recount what they have found out.
  • Practical tip: Every time you read with your child, ask them questions about what they have read.
Below is a video for you to watch where I am saying how we pronounce our key phonic sounds...