Dali Class – Thursday 8th December 2016


Dear Parents and Carers,

If you haven’t already paid the £3 for the theatre trip to Jacksons Lane please can you drop in the cash to the school office.


We look forward to seeing lots of you at the Christmas Performance of ‘Ralph The Reindeer’ next Tuesday 13th December 9.30 a.m.  If your child still hasn’t brought their outfit into school in a named bag, please can you do so tomorrow.  See Mel or Sarah if you have any questions.



We have been imagining a friend for the Beast and describing the background and characteristics of that individual.  We thought about the ways in which each Beast might appeal to The Lonely Beast and make a good friend for him.



We have been learning about fractions.   We folded and cut squares to revise half and quarter and then extended our understanding of quarters to three-quarters. We made circles from a combination of quarters, halves and three-quarters of a circle.



We are assessing everything we now know about Materials.



Please continue to support your child in learning his/ her lines (if they have a speaking part) and the song lyrics.



This week we would again like your child to practise their number bonds and related subtraction facts.  We would like them to become fluent with all the facts within 8 this week (for example 0 + 8 = 8, 1 + 7 = 8, 3 + 5 = 8 etc).  Most importantly they also need to know the related subtraction facts (e.g. 8 – 0 = 8, 8 – 1 = 7 etc).  Their recall should become automatic so that they do not need to use fingers and will be able to calculate not count.  You can use objects to help with this visually (counters, crayons even cupcakes separated onto two plates to show, e.g, 5 + 3 = 8) but lots of quick fire questions throughout the week will help.


Please follow the format of the previous week’s template in the homework book and your child can create their own part-part-whole models to show all the possible number bonds to 8 along with related addition and subtraction number sentences.



This week we have been adding the suffix endings –ing, –ed and –er to verbs where no change is needed to the root word (e.g. kicking, banged and brighter)


Your child has been given a sheet to help them to practice these suffixes.  As a challenge there are certain examples where children might need to make a change to the root word before adding one of these suffixes.


Have a good week.


Best wishes,



Mel and Sarah