Friday, 3 February 2017

Friday 3rd February

Thank you for sending in the ingredients for your child’s sandwich. We had lots of fun pretending to be ‘TV Chefs’! We remembered to look at the camera, speak clearly and explain every step of what we were doing. When it was our turn to film we had to make sure we kept the iPad still and looking at what was happening! We hope you enjoyed eating them and that this encourages your child to help in the kitchen!

This week has been Chinese cultural week! Thank you for sending in the interesting facts, the children enjoyed sharing them. Have a look at the photos of some of the activities the children have enjoyed this week.

This week in English we have been sharing our facts about China?  Ask your child which fact they found most interesting. After listening to each other’s facts on Monday we worked in pairs to write simple sentences on our whiteboards and then on Tuesday we wrote our own interesting facts about China for a display.  We had to remember the non–negotiables: finger spaces, capital letters for the start of a sentence and names of places, full stops at the end.  We used our phoneme fingers to help us spell words and at the end of our writing re-read our sentences to check they made sense.  Some of us challenged ourselves to use the joining word ‘and’.

This week in maths we have been continuing to learn about place value for numbers to 40. First of all we had to guess the hidden number from the clues our teacher gave us. Here are some examples:
1) My number is between 30 and 40
2) Number is an even number
3) My number has 3 tens and 6 ones

1) My number is between 26 and 36
2) My number is an odd number
3) You say my number when you count up in 5s
4) My number has 5 ones

After that we made up our own clues for a number. Examples of clues we gave were if the number is odd or even and how many tens and ones it has.

We also picked two numbers and thought about what was the same and what was different. For example 23 and 32 both have digits of 2 and 3, but 23 has 2 tens and 32 has 3 tens.

In phonics we revisited the ‘ee’ digraph and learnt an alternative spelling for this phoneme - ‘ea’. Words we have been reading, sounding out and writing include: teeth, dream beach, queen, sheep and clean. Please encourage your child to use the following strategies when they are reading and writing at home.
Reading – look at the letters, say the sounds and blend them all together.
Writing – say the word, finger the word, write the word.
We are sure they will be able to show you what this means! 

Enjoy your weekend.
The Year One Teachers