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Meadowdale Primary School

 

17/01/2020

Phonics
The children have worked really hard this week in phonics. They have now learned to segment and blend with the digraphs ‘sh’, ‘ch’, ‘th’ and ‘ck’. We have also looked at the tricky word ‘said’.
Next week the children will be learning the digraphs ‘wh’ and ‘ng’. They will be blending and segmenting words such as when, whisk, sing and rang. The tricky word for next week will be ‘have’.
We will also read and write CVCC words such as cold and jump next week. In book bags today you will find a home activity where the children can write the word for the picture. All of these words are CVCC words. You may need to support your child to hear all four sounds by ‘stretching out’ the word. Please encourage your child to form the letters correctly and do revisit any letters they do not form correctly. We hope that the pictures are clear but if not, the words are nest, pond, jump, tent, pink, gift, desk, belt, help, golf, milk, wept.
Please also spend some time with your children to ensure that they are able to form letters correctly. The letters a, d, g, h, m and n tend to be the ones that they find most tricky. To reach a ‘good level of development’ by the end of the school year, the children need to form letters correctly and so we want to break any bad habits as soon as possible.
Thank you for your support with reading books at home. It is really important that the children are blending at home with the spellings taught in school at the time. Therefore, please try to keep up with reading 2 books between Tuesday and Friday and the other 2 books between Friday and the following Tuesday.
Maths
This week, the children have explored the number 12, used a number line to add and began to use the language to describe height (tall, short, taller, shorter, tallest, shortest). Please continue to support your child to recognise and order numbers to 20 as having this as an automatic skill will support all of their maths learning.
Activities
This week the children have completed a guided read and have worked with an adult to build models and explore height. Next week, the children will be reading the book ‘Here Come’s Jack Frost’ and writing about what the children can see out of their window. They will also complete their models.
Other
The children have absolutely loved the balance bike training this week. It has been a super experience for them and has been a great opportunity to further develop gross motor skills.
Please send the Christmas homework activity into school if you haven’t yet done so.
Thank you for the junk modelling materials, please continue to send these in!
Thank you to the families of the Dragonflies groups for choosing a book for ‘Book and Tell’. Next week it will be the Butterflies group.