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Welcome to Hungerford Bridge Class.

Class teacher: Miss Agyemang

Teaching assistant: Ms Jones

 

Week beginning 26th September 2022

September 25, 2022

Our learning this week…

English

At Howard Primary School we have adopted Read Write Inc Phonics.

RWI is a method of learning centred round letter sounds and phonics, and we use it to aid children in their reading and writing. Read Write Inc., developed by Ruth Miskin, provides a structured and systematic approach to teaching literacy. It is used by more than a quarter of the UK’s primary schools and is designed to create fluent readers, confident speakers and willing writers.

Using RWI, the children learn to read effortlessly so that they can put all their energy into comprehending what they read. It also allows them to spell effortlessly so that they can put all their energy into composing what they write.

When using RWI to read the children will:

  • Learn 44 sounds and the corresponding letter/letter groups using simple picture prompts
  • Learn to read words using Fred Talk
  • Read lively stories featuring words they have learnt to sound out
  • Show that they comprehend the stories by answering questions.

Five key principles underpin the teaching in all Read Write Inc. sessions:  

Purpose – know the purpose of every activity and share it with the children, so they know the one thing they should be thinking about

Participation – ensure every child participates throughout the lesson. Partnership work is fundamental to learning

Praise – ensure children are praised for effort and learning, not ability

Pace – teach at an effective pace and devote every moment to teaching and learning

Passion – be passionate about teaching so children can be engaged emotionally.

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/reading-schemes-oxford-levels/read-write-inc-phonics-guide/

Hold a sentence is an activity that encourages children to remember a whole sentence while focusing on spelling and punctuation.

Build a sentence is to give children the opportunity to create their own sentence to that shows the meaning of a word and edit a sentence allows the children to critique a sentence using their knowledge of spelling punctuation and grammar. Children complete a longer piece of independent writing, which gives them the opportunity to show off their creativity and to practice their spelling, grammar and punctuation.

 

 

Maths – Number & Place Value

  • To count in 5s
  • To count in 3s
  • Number bonds to 10 via fact families
  • Number bonds to 20 via fact families
  • To check calculations

To count in 5s

Skip Counting by 5 - Maths with Mum
The children will count in 5s and we will pay attention to any patterns that they spot. Such patterns may include numbers ending in 0 or 5, or the odd, even nature of numbers in the 5 times tables.

 

To count in 3s

Children will spot patterns when counting in 3s.

Skip Counting

 

Number bonds to 10 via fact families

Number bonds are also often referred to as number pairs. They are simply the pairs of numbers that make up a given number.  Knowing number bonds with confidence allows children to develop strategies for solving more complicated mental problems.

What are number bonds to 10?

Number bonds to 20 via fact families

Number Bonds to 20 - Maths with Mum

 

To check calculations
 Children will use inverse to check calculations.

Science – Use of everyday materials

We will learn about materials and their uses. We will sort materials according to their properties.  Children will sort materials in a variety of ways. They can sort materials according to their properties. Such properties may include if its magnetic; if it is soft; if it is transparent…

We will be thinking about the properties of materials and how it makes them suitable for certain objects .

 

Geography

We will be learning about map skills.

To understand purpose of a map.
To follow a route on a map.
To locate places using an atlas.

PE

Please remember to send your child to school in their PE kit on their PE days.

Westminster – Tuesday & Thursday
Hungerford – Tuesday & Thursday

Music

We will focus on exploring sounds.

RE

In RE we will be thinking about challenging attutitudes. This week we will focus on why things are special.

RHE  – Relationship and Health Education

Jigsaw has two aims for all children:

  • To build their capacity for learning
  • To equip them for life

Jigsaw brings together PSHE Education, emotional literacy, mindfulness, social skills and spiritual development. The topic this term is ‘Being Me.’ The children will eventually

    • Understand the rights and responsibilities of a member of a class.
    • Understand that their views are important.
    • Understand that their choices have consequences.
    • Understand their own rights and responsibilities with their classroom.

Reading

When reading with your child at home ask them questions related to their book.

Questions to ask before you read

  • Can you look at the pictures and predict what you think will happen in this book?
  • What makes you think that?
  • What characters do you think might be in our story?
  • Do you think there will be a problem in this story? Why or why not?
  • Does the topic/story relate to you or your family? How?

Questions to ask during the reading

  • What do you think will happen next?
  • What can you tell me about the story so far?
  • Can you predict how the story will end?
  • Why do you think the character did _______?
  • What would you have done if you were the character?
  • How would you have felt if you were the character? (use different characters)
  • As I read____________, it made me picture________ in my head. What pictures do you see in your head?
  • As you read, what are you wondering about?
  • Can you put what you’ve just read in your own words?

Questions to ask after reading

  • Can you remember the title?
  • In your opinion, was it a good title for this book? Why or why not?
  • Were your predictions about the story correct?
  • If there was a problem, did it get solved?
  • What happened because of the problem?
  • Why do you think the author wrote this book?
  • What is the most important point the author is trying to make in his writing?
  • What was your favourite part of the story?
  • If you could change one thing in the story, what would it be?
  • Can you retell the story in order?
  • If you were __________, how would you have felt?
  • What is the most interesting situation in the story?
  • Is there a character in the story like you? How are you alike?

Why did you like this book?

Mathletics

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Star of the week

Star Of The Week - Concordia Academy

Hungerford


Yasmin –  for always show care to her friends and to adults. Yasmin is dedicated to following the 5cs.
Olivia –  for making a great effort to follow the 5cs.
Summie – for being an excellent friend and always improving her learning based on feedback.
Megan – for excellent teamwork skills during PE.
Kabir –
for excellent leadership skills during PE.
Nicole -for excellent leadership skills during PE.
Ohene- for excellent teamwork skills during PE.

 

Westminster

Nevaeh  – for always being an excellent member of Westminster Class and always demonstrating the 5Cs.
Price – for trying his best in class with all his learning challenges.

 

 

Week beginning 19th September 2022

September 19, 2022

Our learning this week…

English

At Howard Primary School we have adopted Read Write Inc Phonics.

RWI is a method of learning centred round letter sounds and phonics, and we use it to aid children in their reading and writing. Read Write Inc., developed by Ruth Miskin, provides a structured and systematic approach to teaching literacy. It is used by more than a quarter of the UK’s primary schools and is designed to create fluent readers, confident speakers and willing writers.

Using RWI, the children learn to read effortlessly so that they can put all their energy into comprehending what they read. It also allows them to spell effortlessly so that they can put all their energy into composing what they write.

When using RWI to read the children will:

  • Learn 44 sounds and the corresponding letter/letter groups using simple picture prompts
  • Learn to read words using Fred Talk
  • Read lively stories featuring words they have learnt to sound out
  • Show that they comprehend the stories by answering questions.

Five key principles underpin the teaching in all Read Write Inc. sessions:  

Purpose – know the purpose of every activity and share it with the children, so they know the one thing they should be thinking about

Participation – ensure every child participates throughout the lesson. Partnership work is fundamental to learning

Praise – ensure children are praised for effort and learning, not ability

Pace – teach at an effective pace and devote every moment to teaching and learning

Passion – be passionate about teaching so children can be engaged emotionally.

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/reading-schemes-oxford-levels/read-write-inc-phonics-guide/

Hold a sentence is an activity that encourages children to remember a whole sentence while focusing on spelling and punctuation.

Build a sentence is to give children the opportunity to create their own sentence to that shows the meaning of a word and edit a sentence allows the children to critique a sentence using their knowledge of spelling punctuation and grammar. Children complete a longer piece of independent writing, which gives them the opportunity to show off their creativity and to practice their spelling, grammar and punctuation.

 

English

The book that our English session is based on is called The Storm Whale by Benji Davies.

The Storm Whale: Amazon.co.uk: Davies, Benji: 9781471115684: Books

Other books by Benji Davies include…

Benji Davies Collection 6 Books Set (Grandad's Island, The Storm Whale – Lowplex

This week we will:

  •  Write diary entries
  • Create a poem about a storm
  • Perform poetry
  • Describe a storm using powerful adjectives

 

Write a diary entry

Children will write a diary entry from Noi’s viewpoint. Typically, diary writing is used to recall the events of the day or week, and the feelings, thoughts and opinions that go with it.

 

 

 

Maths – Number & Place Value

  • To order numbers
  • To count in 2s
  • To count in 10s
  • To count in 5s

To order numbers

The children will order numbers from the smallest to the largest. They will also order from the largest to the smallest\

To count in 2s

Children will spot patterns when counting in 2s.

Skip Counting by 2's | Concept on Skip Counting | Skip Counting by Twos  Table

To count in 10s

Children will use their knowledge of tens and ones to count in 10s.

Count in 10s - Maths - Learning with BBC Bitesize - BBC Bitesize

To count in 5s

Skip Counting by 5 - Maths with Mum

Science – Use of everyday materials

We will learn about materials and their uses. We will sort materials according to their properties.  Children will sort materials in a variety of ways. They can sort materials according to their properties. Such properties may include if its magnetic; if it is soft; if it is transparent…

We will be going on a material walk around the school.

Children will use their knowledge of the properties of materials to help them.

 

History

Our topic for this term is ‘The Great Fire of London.’

This week we will  be thinking about personal timelines.

PE

Please remember to send your child to school in their PE kit on their PE days.

Westminster – Tuesday & Thursday
Hungerford – Tuesday & Thursday

Music

We will focus on exploring sounds.

RE

In RE we will be thinking about challenging attutitudes. This week we will focus on why things are special.

RHE  – Relationship and Health Education

Jigsaw has two aims for all children:

  • To build their capacity for learning
  • To equip them for life

Jigsaw brings together PSHE Education, emotional literacy, mindfulness, social skills and spiritual development. The topic this term is ‘Being Me.’ The children will eventually

    • Understand the rights and responsibilities of a member of a class.
    • Understand that their views are important.
    • Understand that their choices have consequences.
    • Understand their own rights and responsibilities with their classroom.

Reading

When reading with your child at home ask them questions related to their book.

Questions to ask before you read

  • Can you look at the pictures and predict what you think will happen in this book?
  • What makes you think that?
  • What characters do you think might be in our story?
  • Do you think there will be a problem in this story? Why or why not?
  • Does the topic/story relate to you or your family? How?

Questions to ask during the reading

  • What do you think will happen next?
  • What can you tell me about the story so far?
  • Can you predict how the story will end?
  • Why do you think the character did _______?
  • What would you have done if you were the character?
  • How would you have felt if you were the character? (use different characters)
  • As I read____________, it made me picture________ in my head. What pictures do you see in your head?
  • As you read, what are you wondering about?
  • Can you put what you’ve just read in your own words?

Questions to ask after reading

  • Can you remember the title?
  • In your opinion, was it a good title for this book? Why or why not?
  • Were your predictions about the story correct?
  • If there was a problem, did it get solved?
  • What happened because of the problem?
  • Why do you think the author wrote this book?
  • What is the most important point the author is trying to make in his writing?
  • What was your favourite part of the story?
  • If you could change one thing in the story, what would it be?
  • Can you retell the story in order?
  • If you were __________, how would you have felt?
  • What is the most interesting situation in the story?
  • Is there a character in the story like you? How are you alike?

Why did you like this book?

Mathletics

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Star of the week

Star Of The Week - Concordia Academy

Hungerford


Binev –  for trying his best in all areas of work.  Well done Binev for always expanding his answers during class discussions.
Patricia –  for demonstrating excellent commitment and dedication towards her maths work. Patricia now has a better understanding of place value.
Vivienne –  for  demonstrating excellent skills during basketball sessions.
Sidney – for excellent teamwork skills during PE.
Luci –
for excellent teamwork skills during PE.

 

Westminster

Max  – for settling into Westminster Class and trying his best.
Rehansh – for being a super role model in Westminster Class and always trying his best and following the 5Cs.
Jamarion –  for excellent effort during history sessions.
Kayla  – for fantastic teamwork in PE and demonstrating good listening skills.
Aahil – 
for fantastic teamwork in PE and demonstrating good listening skills.