Dali Class – Friday 7th October 2016

Dear Parents/Carers,

Many thanks for the parents who have volunteered to join us on our trip at Sutton House on Tuesday 18th October. We have now filled all the spaces for parent helpers so many thanks to our volunteers.  We are not allowed to officially charge parents for trips but without your contribution, trips cannot take place as the school does not have sufficient funds to pay for them. Therefore, we are asking for a voluntary contribution of £3. If this is likely to cause financial hardship, please write in confidence to either the Marianne or Michelle. Payment should be made either by BACS transfer with reference ST and child’s name or cash to the school office before 10:30.

English – We have started a poetry unit based on Julia Donaldson’s ‘Poems to Perform’ book. The tuneful nature and predictable pattern of the poems in this anthology help the children to engage in recital and expressive performance. There is much vivid imagery to explore and this week we experimented with water play outside.   We thought about the look, sound and feel of the liquid and came up with some excellent vocabulary and phrases to describe the water. In small groups e practised performing a poem called ‘Voices of Water’ by Tony Mitton.

Maths – We have been revising addition and subtraction facts to 20. We discussed numbers that are ten times larger than one-digit numbers, i.e. two-digit multiples of 10. We then used and applied this knowledge to solve addition and subtraction calculations involving multiples of 10, e.g. 30 + 40 and 70 – 50..

Science This week we will be making a prediction about which materials will be waterproof. to test for waterproof materials.

History – We have been finding out what people wore in Tudor times and contrasted the clothing of the rich and poor.


To reinforce the work we have been doing in Maths, your child has been given two sheets (one addition, one subtraction). They should complete the sections which they can (if this is just the single digit calculations on the left hand side that is fine).

We have also noticed this week that many children are not secure with their subtraction number bonds (i.e. they may know that 6 + 4 = 10 but are not as secure with 10 – 6 = 4 or 10 – 4 = 6) so some extra practice of subtraction bonds to 10 at home would not go amiss.

Spellings/ Phonics –Your child has been given a template which they should fill in based on the weeks two sounds which are the ee (as in sleep) and the ea (as in beat). Our three high frequency words of the week are:

your they   were

Once again, your child does not need to hand these in but please check ensure they are completed correctly.

Have a lovely weekend and do not hesitate to speak to either of us if you have any questions or concerns.


Best wishes,


Mel & Sarah