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w.c. 7.11.22

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. Reading these at home will help build both your child's confidence and phonics knowledge. The children are really impressing me with how well they are remembering their learning!

Please find below the spellings that will be tested on Friday 18th November, which all contain the trigraph 'igh'. 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 the home spelling book and they will be available on the class page, as well as being set on Spelling Shed. 

In English, we have continued our work on 'Meerkat Mail' and Sunny the meerkat. We had great fun coming up with the things we would need to pack in our suitcases if we were going travelling like Sunny. We considered how the weather might be different in the places we might go - great suggestions of sunglasses and suncream as well as umbrellas and a coat. 


We also looked at Sunny carefully and described his features. Could your Fantastic Fox tell you all about Sunny the meerkat?

Next week we will looking at postcards in more detail. Thank you everyone who has sent in photographs via email, or brought in postcards for me to photocopy, they will be so useful to look at as a class. We will be looking at them on Tuesday, so if you haven't yet emailed or brought postcards to school, there is still time to share them if you have any at home that your Fantastic Fox wanted to share with the class.


In Maths, we have continued our learning about addition. We are getting much more confident at how to write number sentences using our knowledge of parts and wholes, as well as the addition and equals symbols. Could your Fantastic Fox have a go at the questions below?

In Geography, we have discussed the differences between England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. We looked at the flags, geographical features such as mountains and lochs, as well as notable landmarks such as Buckingham Palace and the Giant's Causeway. We are looking forward to watching a video of someone playing the bagpipes when my laptop can play videos on the interactive whiteboard again! The children have been brilliant at adapting to some changes to our routine this week, they have enjoyed playing 'Mrs Maynard says' instead of Go Noodle dances while the technical difficulties are resolved! They really are very sensible Fantastic Foxes! Well done on a fabulous week Foxes!