English Homework: Friday 2nd October
This week, in our English work, as part of our work on the book ‘Dear Daddy’ we wrote a letter. For homework, the children must write a letter to me about what they did this weekend.
The letter could be a factual account of what they really did or if they did not do anything interesting (and under current circumstances in the wider world this could easily be the case) they could make something up. When I read the letters I will try to judge if they are FACT (what they really did) or FICTION (something that they made up).
The children should:
Begin their letter with Dear Mr Sewell. They do not have to write the address at the top of the letter.
Write in sentences that begin with a capital letter and end with a full stop.
Include interesting details and ambitious vocabulary.
Make sure that all names begin with a capital letter.
In the first topic, New Beginnings, we will remember, celebrate and respond to the many beginnings each day offers and know that God is present at every beginning. The children will learn about the creation story and how God was there at the beginning of the world. They will learn why it is good to begin each new day with a prayer and what praying means to Christians. We will also learn that a psalm is a song of praise to God.
In the topic Signs and Symbols the children will review their previous learning of Baptism and learn the signs and symbols used in it.
The children will explore different types of writing including stories, poetry, letter writing and non-fiction.
We will be working on conjunctions (a word that joins two or more phrases together e.g. and, but, so, because, however).
We will also be learning about the four different types of sentences that there are: statements, questions, commands and exclamations.
We will be revising adjectives, nouns and verbs.
Throughout the week the children will be heard to read individually and in guided reading groups. We will be reading a range of texts: fiction, non-fiction and poetry. The children will use their knowledge to work out, predict and check the meanings of unfamiliar words and to make sense of what they have read. In our phonics sessions we will revising Phase 5 spellings in the Letters and Sounds scheme and learning alternative spellings for each phoneme.
The children will also practise blending for reading and segmenting for spelling.
The sounds that the children will be learning during the week will be sent home on Monday and the children will have a ‘spelling quiz’ on Friday.
This term the children will review and build on the skills learned in Year 1.
The children will improve their knowledge of number through counting forwards and backwards and develop their understanding of place value so they know what each digit represents. They will read and write numbers up to 100 as numerals and words. They will continue to work on part-whole models to explore how tens and ones can be partitioned and recombined to make a total. They will order numbers and objects and use the <, > and = symbols to compare numbers. The children will be developing their knowledge of + and – to improve their number bonds and they will learn to use related number facts and to add or subtract 10s from numbers. They will be learning different methods to solve addition and subtraction problems such as blank number lines, drawing tens and ones or partitioning and recombining. The children will be encouraged to solve problems and explain how they got their answers.
We will also be learning to count in steps of 2, 5, 10 and 3.
In science the children will be carrying out their own experiments and developing the scientific skills of observing, predicting, measuring, fair testing and recording in a variety of ways. The children will also be learning about forces.
The children will be developing their keyboard skills and creating their own powerpoint presentation. We will be focussing on using specific keys such as the enter button to drop down a line, the Caps Lock button to insert capital letters and the backspace and delete buttons. If you have computer access please encourage your children to practice their keyboard skills.
Children will be using a range of painting tools to create pictures. They will continue to work on saving their work and correcting any mistakes.
We will be exploring human and physical features of the seaside. The children will be able to extract information from secondary sources. We will be looking at maps and creating our own.
Art and Design
The children will be creating still life pieces by recording from first hand observation and experience. They will explore how to create tones and tints by experimenting with changing a colour by adding white or black.
The children will be doing games and athletics activities in the playground on Tuesday and Wednesday.
The children are expected to read daily.