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Gold Class

The children have been working hard in all areas of their learning this week. Well done Gold Class!

In Maths

The children have continued with exploring sharing objects into two or more equal groups. In one lesson the children worked in pars, using number cards, cubes, to share among three people (the Master, the Dame and the Little Boy who lives down the lane) taking from the nursery rhyme ‘Baa, Baa, Black Sheep. After sharing the cubes (representing bags of wool), they then had to say whether each person had the same equal amount of wool or not.

Phonics

In phonics the children were revisiting the sounds ‘ar’, ‘oi’, ‘ow’ and the new tricky word was ‘said’. They are always trying their best to write sentences using their phonics knowledge. Great work!

Use the videos to help your child recap their sounds and learn their tricky words. Have them practise writing the tricky words and then write a sentence using that word. Remember tricky words cannot be sounded out you have to know them by sight.

In P.E

Art Outdoors

The children began the first stage of creating their turtle (made out of an egg box) for their underwater sea creature diorama.

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What Have We Learnt This Week In Gold Class?

Maths

In maths the children looked at the concept of equal groups, practised counting in equal groups and adding them together, explored counting in groups of two to find the total and explored grouping objects in tens to find the total.

Phonics

Our tricky word for the week was ‘my’ and the sounds that we recapped were: ee, or, oo.

Have fun with your child learning the sounds and actions that they learnt this week with the ‘Jolly Phonics Phase 3’ video.

Don’t practice until you get it right. Practice until you can’t get it wrong.

How many tricky words can you write in one minute?

Parents/Carers, why don’t you compete with your child?

First, watch the video your child then use the 1 minute timer to see how many ‘tricky words’ you both can write.

Phase 3 Tricky Words Song Say Hello To

(Try and practise writing a few tricky words everyday).

Here’s a 1 Minute Timer.

Literacy

This week we finished off looking at the story of ‘The Rainbow Fish’ and then looked at another lovely, wonderful rhyming story called ‘Sharing A Shell’ by Julia Donaldson, a story of friendship. The children had a discussion about the story, about sharing, friendship and they also talked about their favourite sea creature.

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Speaking and Listening Activities

Dear Parents/Carers,

Please find below the video for the next session for speech and language activities for your child. You and your child can watch and join in with the activities in the video to support their attention, listening and language skills.

There are no resources needed to complete the video tutorial activities. Please remember to pause the video after any questions in activities, so that your child has enough time to answer the questions. 

Early Years Speaking and Listening – Session 17

Aitana Murray
Speech and Language Therapy Assistant

Love to Communicate

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This Week’s Learning in Gold Class

Good afternoon Parents/Carers,

What have the children been learning, you may ask!

Maths

This week in maths the children have continued with looking at numbers within 15 and using mathematical vocabulary such as:

One fewer OR one less than 10 is equal to 9.

9 is equal to one fewer than or one less than 10.

One more than OR greater than 14 is equal to 15.

15 is equal to one more than or greater than 14.

Give your child a number and ask them: ‘What is one more than or greater than_?’ and ‘What is one fewer than or less than _?’ Have your child answer using a full sentence.

Also the children looked at ‘Ordinal Numbers’ which tells the exact position of an object, person or thing rather than the quantity.

Ask your child a questions to see if they can tell you the position of that person.

For example: What position is Mary in? She is in fourth position.

Ordinal Numbers | Cardinal Numbers | First Ten Ordinal Numbers

Literacy

This week the children looked at the story of “The Rainbow Fish’ by Marcus Pfister and talked about the message of the story (selfishness and sharing). Rainbow Fish was the most beautiful fish in the entire ocean! The other fish were amazed at his beauty and hoped he would share some of his special scales.

Read the story to your child and then ask them to describe Rainbow’s character, say how he treated the other fish and what he should have done for the little fish at the beginning of the story. Ask them how they would feel if someone was not being nice to them or refused to share something with them.

Phonics

In phonics the children revisited the sounds: j, w, x, y, z, zz, qu, sh, ch and were reintroduced to the digraphs: ‘th’ (soft and hard), ‘ng’ and ‘ai’ and looked at the tricky word ‘they’ (please go over these sounds and the tricky word with your child). The children are given a few words and a sentence or sentences to write down on their whiteboard using the digraph sound they have learnt. They always try their best to write the words and the sentences independently.

Well done Gold Class!

It’s Playtime!

Enjoy your weekend!

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Speaking and Listening Activities

Dear Parents/Carers,

Please find below the video for the next session for speech and language activities for your child. You and your child can watch and join in with the activities in the video to support their attention, listening and language skills.

For activity 1, it is important that your child keep their eyes closed. This allows the child to focus on the tone of voice and what it means to them. There are no resources needed to complete the video tutorial activities. Please remember to pause the video after any questions in activities, so that your child has enough time to answer the questions. 

Early Years Speaking and Listening – Session 16

Aitana Murray
Speech and Language Therapy Assistant

Love to Communicate

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Gold Class First Week Back At School

Hello Parents and Carers,

I hope you all had a wonderful, relaxing and fun half term holiday.

This term topic is called ‘Under The Sea’. The children created a mind map in literacy of :

They also looked at a book called ‘Commotion in the Ocean’ by Giles Andreae which was full of lovely rhyming poems about sea creatures.

Choose a word from the book and have your child find a rhyming word to match.

The more they practise the better they become at rhyming.

Phonics

This week the children were recapping the sounds: ‘qu’, ‘ch’ and ‘sh’.

Tricky words: ‘are’ ‘her’, ‘was’ and ‘all’. keep practising writing these words.

Can you write words with the sounds you learnt this week?

For example: queen, chin and sheep.

The children were given a few words and they had to write the word on their whiteboard using the ‘sh’ sound. Well done Gold Class!

In maths this week the children were looking at numbers with in 15. The had to count forward and backwards, count up to 15 from a given number, to say one fewer than __ is equal to __ or one less than __ is equal to __ or one fewer than. Some children were given a number and they had to put themselves in order starting from 0 to 20.

Please remember to give you child a shoe box and an egg carton for their sea diorama project. An example is below.

Shark diorama | Diorama kids, Kids art projects, Ecosystems projects
Wishing You A Wonderful Weekend… | I am Alice

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Speaking and Listening Activities

Dear Parents/Carers,

Please find below the video for the next session for speech and language activities for your child. You and your child can watch and join in with the activities in the video to support their attention, listening and language skills.

There are no resources needed to complete the video tutorial activities. Please remember to pause the video after any questions in the activities, so that your child has enough time to answer the questions.

Early Years Speaking and Listening – Session 15

Aitana Murray
Speech and Language Therapy Assistant

Love to Communicate

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Speaking and Listening Activities

Dear Parents/Carers,

Please find below the video for the next session for speech and language activities for your child. You and your child can watch and join in with the activities in the video to support their attention, listening and language skills.

There are no resources needed to complete the video tutorial activities. Please remember to pause the video after any questions in the activities, so that your child has enough time to answer the questions.

Early Years Speaking and Listening – Session 14

Aitana Murray
Speech and Language Therapy Assistant

Love to Communicate

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Gold Class Learning This Week

Dear parents/Carers,

What a great week the children have had with continuing with this terms topic ‘Transport’. The children have really shown an interest in learning about different types of boats, such as a canal boat, a rowing boat, a cruise ship and a ferry boat.

Why not ask your child: ‘Which boat is your favourite boat and why?

In Maths

This week the children have been recapping on one more than a number and adding two numbers together to find the total.

Why not play start off playing a simple game ‘Simon Says’ and have your child use their fingers to show you the answer (using numbers within 10). For example: ‘Simon says show me the number 4, 6, 10 etc. Then say a number and have your child give you the answer using a full sentence: “one more than__ is__”.

Say two numbers and have them add them together using any resources you may have at home to support them. Say ‘add’ or ‘plus’ which means the same thing and encourage them to use a full sentence, for example: ‘4 plus 3 equals 7’, or ’12 add 4 equals’.

In Phonics

The children have been writing tricky words and putting them into a sentence.

Ask your child: What is a tricky word?

Here’s a video to help support your child to become confident with some of the tricky words that they need to know. Enjoy!

It’s PE

The children had a challenging time throwing the bean bag into the hoop but enjoyed the task set before them.

Free Flow and Outdoor Play

The children always have fun with their free flow time and outdoor play.

Have a wonderful weekend and keep safe!

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Speech and Language Activities

Dear Parents/Carers,

Please find below the link for the next session for speech and language activities for your child. You and your child can watch and join in with the activities in the videos to support their attention, listening and language skills.

There are no resources needed to complete the video tutorial activities. Please remember to pause the video after any questions in activities, so that children have enough time to answer the questions.

Due to technical difficulties, there may be some errors in the videos. Please disregard any errors as these could not be removed because of a problem with the file.

Early Years Speaking and Listening – Session 9