Year 1 really enjoyed visiting Year 2 today. They spent the morning learning where everything is in the classroom and creating superhero profiles of themselves. These will be displayed on the boards in September. The children were very excited to hear about the new book corner theme and that they will be having their own trays in September. It didn't take very long for the teachers to learn any names or for them to get to know their new teachers! All the children seemed very excited to start Year 2.
In phonics we have learnt the hard and soft sound for c and g.
If the letter after the c is i,e or y the c makes the s sound. If it is any other letter it makes the k sound. This is the same rule for g. We also learnt the alternative sounds for ch and y.
Can you read these words?
Please practice your words, songs, dance and gymnastics over the weekend.
The School Rule Song - Words on Screen - Out of the Ark Music
Maybe It's because I'm A Londoner
For the assembly I would like the children to come to school in casual, comfortable clothes. (No crop tops or football kits)
They should bring their school uniform in a bag to change into.
Some of the children are doing gymnastics and will need sports kit or a leotard.
(They know who they are)
Please ensure the children learn their lines and song words over the weekend.
Phonics screening check 2018
I have sent home a game to play - please cut up the words so that your child can sort them into the correct piles. There are also sound mats to revise all the sounds.
This week the children continued learning about Marc Chagall. They created their own mythical creatures and made them out of quick drying dough. In Literacy the class wrote descriptions for their named creatures and during our writing session they wrote stories centred around their creature coming to life.
We have had a fabulous morning learning about Israel. We have written letters for the kotel,built a kibbutz,taken photos of the Masada sunset, built boats and floated them in the Dead Sea and have drawn sunset images of Israel using Chalk. We had a super assembly where we found out about the Maccabi fun run which we can't wait to take part in.
I can't believe we are now in the Summer Term! The children have settled back very quickly and have had a brilliant start to the term. They have been learning all about Marc Chagall.
They have analysed his paintings, written descriptive sentences, written a story based on one of his paintings and have designed, painted and evaluated their own stained glass window in his style.So they have been quite busy!
In Maths, the class have been doing lots of problem solving work.
A new homework grid will be sent out on Friday and as there are only six weeks till the phonics check, I will be sending home weekly phonics games and activities to do in preparation for this. Please practice all the sounds on the mats daily and practice reading the words on the tables.
There will be no spellings set until after the Phonics Screening Check. If anyone would like any help or advice about the check, please make an appointment to see me.
Have a lovely weekend and Shabbat Shalom
Please revise the following sounds over the weekend -
ou - shout it out
ea - a cup of tea
ie - I wear a smart tie
Words to read:
Spelling Test - On Wednesday we will be testing the children on all their split diagraph words.
Please revise spelling grid 1.
Science - Next week we will be measuring rain fall, please could you send in a named 1L bottle so that your child can make a rain gauge.
We need these by NEXT WEDNESDAY (14th March) the latest.
Can you read these words?
This week the children learnt all about the royal family and In Literacy they created fact files about the Queen.
In Science, the class started a new topic all about the seasons. They learnt the names of all the seasons and when in they year they are.
In phonics the class have found the split diagraph words hard to spell, so we have not tested them on the last two weeks on the grid Spring 1. This week in phonics lessons the children will cover all the split diagraphs and on Friday they will be tested on all the words which contain split a-e, e-e,i-e,o-e and u-e.
A new spelling grid will be sent out on Friday for the following weeks test.
All the children have been given a new homework grid. Please can I remind you to ensure that it is returned to school by Wednesday. The children should also be reading three times a week and practicing their spellings and phonic sounds as much as possible.
On Thursday we will be celebrating Purim and World Book Day, your children can come to school dressed up as a character from a book. Please make sure they can go to the toilet in their costume and that it is warm.