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Week 4 In Bronze Class

Good Afternoon Parents & Carers,

We have had a done lots of learning in Bronze class this week. I have to say a huge well done to all the children as we have once again had the highest attendance in KS1 for the second week in a row! This week we have been continuing with our ‘under the sea’ project and our sea creatures are really beginning to take shape!

In Maths this week we have continued to look at grouping. We have also began to look at sharing. We have emphasised the importance of sharing things equally and accurately. Please practise this at home, emphasising “one for me, one for you”. We have also encouraged the children to use full sentences for example “6 shared between 2 is 3 each”. The children have completed sharing activities in Maths using a variety of resources this week and have been working together with their partner to complete the tasks.

In Phonics this week our tricky word word was ‘said’. The children have practise writing sentences containing the word ‘said’ and have verbally come up with their own sentences. Of course we have listened to the tricky word song in class too to help the children remember it. It is a new tricky word song as we have covered all previous tricky words. Please listen to the song with your child as often as possible and sing along too!

We have also recapped the ‘ar’, ‘ow’ and ‘oi’ diagraphs this week. The children have been writing some beautiful sentences!

In Literacy this week the children have been doing their own storyboards of the story ‘Sharing A Shell’ by Julia Donaldson. I have been very impressed with their work! It is so impressive that I will be putting it up on display in Bronze class!

We have began to look at the story ‘Dougal’s Deep Sea Diary’ by Simon Bartram and we will continue to focus on this story next week. Please do listen to the story with your child at home if you have a moment this weekend.

The children have continued to complete activities of their choice during their choosing time. Here are a few things that they have been up to:

Have a lovely weekend everyone!

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Our Learning In Bronze Class This Week

Good Afternoon Parents & Carers

We have been learning lots of new things this week!

In Maths this week we have been looking at grouping. We have learnt what a group is and what an unequal and equal group looks like.

In Phonics this week we have be recapping the ‘ee’, ‘or’ and ‘oo’ sounds. We have also learnt the tricky word ‘my’. Please continue to practise the sounds and tricky words with your child at home.

In Literacy we have began to look at the story ‘Sharing A Shell’ by Julia Donaldson. It is a lovely story and one we will continue to explore in more detail next week. Please have a listen to the story if you have time over the weekend.

Our story from last week (The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister) and our story in Literacy this week (Sharing A Shell) both focus on sharing. It has been lovely to see the children sharing during their choosing time. Some children even worked together as a team to complete the puzzle! Well done! Keep up the good team work!

Have a lovely weekend!

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Our Week In Bronze Class

Good Afternoon Parents & Carers

This week we have been very engrossed in our ‘under the sea’ project for this term. This week the children have been very creative and have made their own crabs! 

As always the children have enjoyed exploring the environment this week. Some children went on a rhyming hunt, others took up the challenge to create something longer than an octopus while other children did puzzles, read stories about under the sea or practised their writing. Children are always encouraged to try lots of different things to get the most out of their learning.

We have been learning all about ‘The Rainbow Fish’ by Marcus Pfister in Literacy. We have been exploring the meaning of the word selfish and what it means to be selfish. We have also been looking at the language within the story and some new words that we may not have come across before such as ‘starfish’, ‘fin’, ‘shiny’ and ‘shimmery’. We had a go at writing some key words from the story using some of our sounds that we have learnt so far. 

In Phonics we have been revisiting the ‘th’, ‘ng’ and ‘ai’ sounds as well as the tricky word ‘they’. The children enjoyed playing tic -tac- toe using some of the tricky words we have learnt so far. See if you can have a go at playing it at home too! We have also had a Phonics competition! Each table had to work together to see how many diagraphs they could recognise in 1 minute. Well done to table 2 for getting the highest score!  The children wrote some lovely sentences this week and really focused on their letter formation.

Please do listen to the tricky word song at home this week so that the children consolidate their knowledge. 

In Maths we have been looking at one greater and one fewer. The children used cubes and teddy bears to practise. The children were encouraged to use full sentences to describe what they found e.g. one greater than 12 is 13. The children have also been introduced to estimating. We explained to the children that when we estimate we have a little guess. The children had lots of fun guessing how many bumblebees were on the flower. However, we did remind the children that once we have estimated then we need to count all of them and we need to make sure we count carefully! We also went recapped ordinal numbers and was able to talk about which teddy was first, third and fifth. See if your child can have a go at home this weekend using the picture below:

Have a lovely weekend!

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Our Week In Bronze Class

Good Afternoon Parents & Carers,

We have a new topic this term, our new topic is ‘under the sea’. I have been really impressed with how the children have come in this week and got on with their morning work straight away! Keep it up Bronze class!

In Maths this week we have been focusing on numbers up to 15. We have been counting on and count back as well as number sequences. The children created towers of cubes from 1-15 and were encouraged to put them in order on the table. We have been reminding the children that it is important to do good counting and that we need to count slowly and carefully to avoid any mistakes. They had lots of fun putting numbers 1-15 on whiteboards in order and working together as a class to do this. We also looked at one more and one less this week within numbers 1-15.

In Phonics this week we have been recapping some of our sounds and tricky words. We have looked at the ‘qu’, ‘ch’ and ‘sh’ sounds this week as well as the tricky words ‘all’, ‘are’ and ‘her’. The children have been encouraged to verbally put the tricky words in a sentence and to write their own sentences. They were able to come up with some beautiful sentences this week. Please continue to practice them at home over the weekend.

In Literacy this week we have been looking at the book ‘Commotion In The Ocean’ by Giles Andreae. The children have learnt quite a few facts about lots of different sea creatures. We have also looked at some of the rhyming words in the story and will be continuing to look at rhyming next week. Have a listen to the story at home together:

The children have been able to expand on their learning during choosing time. Here are a few things that they have been choosing this week:

Have a lovely weekend!

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Our Week In Bronze Class

Good Evening Parents & Carers

We have been doing lots of learning in Bronze class this week!

In Maths we have been looking at one more up to ten, using different resources. Some children have been able to do this with numbers up to 20! We have also looked at addition this week. The children have been able to recognise that when we see the plus sign, the number is getting bigger. They have been learning how to add numbers together and show this using the resources provided.

Have a listen to the following song over the weekend to help the children with their learning:

In Phonics this week we have been looking the following tricky words:

  • You
  • Are
  • I
  • The
  • To
  • Into
  • Go
  • No

The children have verbally put each tricky word in a sentence. We have practised writing our tricky words and reading some sentences that contain the tricky words. Myself and the staff in Bronze class have been reminding the children that these words are tricky because we cannot sound them, they have to be learnt by sight. It would be really helpful if you could go over the tricky words above with your child this weekend so that they continue to consolidate their learning. We have played tricky word ‘tic-tac- toe’ in class this week, perhaps your child could play this with you at home too!

Have a listen to the tricky words song when helping your child learn their tricky words:

In Literacy this week we have continued to learn about different types of boats. We have learnt about rowing boats, rescue boats and cruise ships and all about the different crew members. Ask your child what they can tell you about each of the different boats.

The children have been very creative this week and have enjoyed making their own boats using recycling.

The children have also worked to strengthen their finger muscles by using playdough. They have been very creative and used it to create transport as well as faces and gingerbread men!

Reading

Just a reminder that Collins books are allocated every Thursday for your child. Please do read with your child as much as you can! I have sent home texts last week and this week with sounds and tricky words that the children need to learn. Please do learn them over the weekend as this will help them to progress with their reading.

Have a lovely weekend!

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Our Week In Bronze Class

Hello Parents & Carers!

The children have completed their second week back at school at it has been brilliant! I am so happy to be back at school and I’m can tell that the children are all glad to be back at school too by seeing all their smiley faces each day.

This term we have been learning all about transport. This week in Literacy we have been learning all about boats! We have looked at the story ‘Brilliant Boats’ by Tony Mitton and Ant Parker (see the link below). We have also learnt all about sail boats, rescue boats and submarines! Ask your child if they can tell you a little bit about each of them.

In Phonics we have been looking at the sounds ‘ai’, ‘ng’ and ‘ee’. We have also looked at the tricky words ‘was’ and ‘be’. The children did some excellent work during Phonics this week:

All the children have been really engaged during their choosing time

Today we had lots of fun making playdough! The children had their own individual piece and made the propeller for a helicopter, a face, spots for a ladybird and even a spider web! I think we will definitely have to make some again next week as it was so much fun!

Have a lovely weekend everyone!

Miss Zagara

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Our Last Day In Bronze Before Finishing For Christmas

Dear Parents & Carers

On Wednesday the children had their school Christmas lunch, they enjoyed it and lots of them said that it was yummy! Some children even had a snowman ice cream for dessert. We played Christmas music while they enjoyed their lunch sitting next to their friends.

Yesterday I asked the children what they would like to do today so that we could make their last day before the Christmas holidays special. Today was our final day at school before we finish for the Christmas holidays and it was a day full of fun! Here’s what they got up to during their choosing time:

Some children practised their writing and made a Christmas snowman! They look amazing!

All the children in class today also created their own Christmas scene (which included snowmen of course) using crayons and black paper. You did a brilliant job Bronze class!

All the children have settled into school really well this term and should all enjoy a well earned break over the Christmas holidays. I wish you and your families a safe and enjoyable Christmas!

I look forward to seeing you all in January!

Best Wishes

Miss Zagara

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Our Week In Bronze Class w/c 07.12.20

Good Evening Parents & Carers

As usual we have been doing lots of learning in Bronze Class this week. We have also been getting into the Christmas spirit as the children helping to decorate the classroom by making paper chains. They have grown so much since the beginning of the week!

The children have also made some amazing reindeer hats!

In Maths this week we have been looking at time! We have spoken to the children about different ways in which we can measure time. Ask them how we can measure time and I’m sure they will be able to name a few ways! We have even been completing mini 1 minute challenges. The children came up with all sorts of challenges from being able to put your hand on your head to trying not to laugh! It was lots of fun!

In Phonics this week the children have learnt 3 new sounds as well as a new tricky word! Please see the post published earlier today titled Reception Phonics w/c 07.12.20 for more information. The children have all tried their best with their writing and have done some excellent work with their letter formation!

Have a lovely weekend!

Miss Zagara