Thank you for all the wonderful photographs for our 'Extreme Reading Competition'. I am really looking forward to seeing the unusual and exciting places that the children find to read! Please feel free to email me any photographs to the class email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
In Phonics, we have continued learning new aspects of Phase 5 (alternative ways to spell sounds that the children are already familiar with). Please find below a document showing some of the words we have been reading in class together (I have also provided a paper copy when their reading book was changed). Reading the new phonics at home will help build both your child's confidence and phonics knowledge.
Please find below the spellings that will be tested on Friday 3rd February, which all contain the split vowel digraph 'a_e' which is making the /ai/ phoneme. Practising 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).
Our Treasured Text this week has been 'Funnybones', by Allan and Janet Ahlberg. We have previously shared one of the other books from this series and we really enjoyed sharing the original story together.
In Maths we have been looking at using number lines to 20 and the Fantastic Foxes counted so carefully to be able to work out which numbers should go where on incomplete number lines. We also trying to consolidate previous learning of number bonds to 10, perhaps your Fantastic Fox could try and find all the ways of making ten (such as 0 + 10 = 10).
In English we finished writing our class model and planned out our independent writes which we will be doing next week. The Fantastic Foxes really impressed me with their listening skills, determination and focus at trying to complete this task as a whole class. Well done on an amazing week!