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w.c. 24.4.22

In Phonics, we are revisiting previous learning in preparation for the Phonics Screening Check which will take place next month. Please find below a document showing some of the words we have been reading in class together (I will also provide a paper copy when their reading book is changed). Reading this at home will help build both your child's confidence and phonics knowledge. Please record any extra reading like this in their reading diary and I can award house points.

Please find a link below to some fun phonics based online games that you might wish to play with your child over the coming weeks to help them get used to reading nonsense (alien) words, so that they can practise spotting digraphs/trigraphs and split vowel digraphs. You can select different Phases of Phonics, I would suggest focusing on Phase 4 and 5. There are three available to play for free, without needing to log in or subscribe - Buried Treasure, Dragon's Den and Picnic on Pluto. 

Phonics Play Games

Please find below the spellings that will be tested on Friday 5th May, which contain the digraph ''ow' making the /ow/ or /oa/ phoneme (sound). Practicing these at home will obviously help your child to feel more confident during the spelling test. I will send home a printed list of spellings with your child on a Friday in their home spelling book and they will be available on the class page below, as well as being set on Spelling Shed. House points will be awarded based on your child's performance (both academic and personal achievements).

This week we have continued with last week's Treasured Text, 'A First Book of the Sea' by Nicola Davies. This beautifully illustrated book contains a collection of poems about the oceans of the world and their shores. We will be reading this book over the coming weeks, as it has a lot of poems in!

This week, we started our new English unit based around Grandad's Island by Benji Davies. We have discussed how people save old objects as they are special and important to them even though to others they might not see the value.

In Maths, we have been learning about arrays and the vocabulary of rows and columns. We also learned about creating equal groups and worked really carefully to use equipment to help us understand equal groups. We had a lot of fun doing this and worked so sensibly as you can see below.

We had an exciting start to the week when Rock Steady came in to give us a taster of what their sessions involve. The Fantastic Foxes listened wonderfully and had a great time!