Delaunay Class Newsletter – Friday 30th September
We have looked at a new story, ‘What the ladybird heard’. The children have got to know the story very well and have retold it using a story mountain. They also described the farmyard setting using lots of exciting adjectives.
Next week we will look at some poetry by Michael Rosen from the book called ‘A Great Big Cuddle’. We will learn how to use rhyming words and how to perform poetry to an audience.
We have focused on subtraction this week. The children can confidently take away using the crossing out method. They have started to subtract using a numberline by taking froggy steps backwards.
Next week the children will be learning their number bonds to ten. The children will be investigating these important number facts through games and activities.
Sounds of the week:
Sh ch th
High Frequency words of the week:
Said (remember by Secret Agent In Danger)
These are in with your homework to practice for 1 minute each day.
One star challenge:
In your child’s book bag is a phonics task, please ask your child to look carefully at the pictures and sound out and write the words using this week’s sounds.
Two star Challenge:
Can you create a silly sentence using all of this week’s sounds? If so, please record in your homework book.
Our new topic is ‘Our World’; we will be focusing on the seven continents over the course of the half term. Next week is Africa week. It would be great if you could start a discussion with your child about Asia over the weekend so they come to class with some prior knowledge.
Q: Where is Africa found on the globe? Can you name any countries that are part of Africa?
Q: What is the weather like in different parts of Africa?
Q: What types of food are popular in the different countries in Africa?
Q: What languages are spoken in Africa?
Our P.E days are Mondays and Wednesdays. Please make sure your child has a full Weston Park P.E kit and that it is labeled.
Show & Tell
I have created groups for show & tell which you can see below. Please note that next week it will be blue groups turn to bring show and tell. The children are welcome to bring their favourite toys, books or anything of interest in that week.
|Red Group||Blue Group||Orange Group||Yellow Group||Green Group|
As requested at the curriculum meeting, I have found out a little bit more information about reading recovery. This is something offered to children between 5yrs 9 months and 6yrs 3 months. When they reach this age Mary (the reading recovery teacher) will work one to one with them for a number of sessions in order to assess their reading and writing. If she feels your child would benefit from further interventions she will contact you and let you know further details of what she will be doing with them.
The children still love to build models on the model-making table! If you have any old boxes, cylinders or plastics that could be useful, please do bring it in!
Have a lovely weekend,