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Welcome to Hungerford Bridge Class.

Class teacher: Miss Agyemang

Teaching assistant: Ms Jones

 

Week beginning 5th December 2022

December 4, 2022

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Our learning this week…

Phonics

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

We will also be using The Power of Reading scheme. We will be basing our literacy work based on a core text. This core text is called The Wild by Emily Hughes.

Other books by Emily Hughes include:

This week we will rewrite the story from the girl’s point of view.

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Maths – Shape

To count the vertices on 2D shapes
To draw 2D shapes
Lines of symmetry
To sort 2D shapes

 

 

To count the vertices on 2D shapes

A vertex is where two lines meet.

To draw 2D shapes

When drawing a square children must ensure that all sides are equal.

Lines of symmetry

A line of symmetry is the line that divides a shape or an object into two equal and symmetrical parts.

Line Symmetry And Plane Symmetry (video lessons, examples and solutions)

 

To sort 2D shapes

We will be sorting shapes according to their properties.  Children will sort shapes according to how many sides, number of vertices.

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Science – Use of everyday materials

This week we will recap everything we know about materials.

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Geography – Recapping oceans & continents/ UK


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PE

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

Westminster – Tuesday & Thursday
Hungerford – Tuesday & Thursday

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Music

We will focus on exploring sounds and pitch.

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RE

In RE we will learn about the birth of Jesus according to Christian beliefs.

https://www.whychristmas.com/story/the-christmas-story

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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 ‘Celebrating differences‘. The children will eventually:

  • Learn what bullying is and what it isn’t.
  • Talk about how it might feel to be bullied and who to ask for help.
  • Talk about friendships – how to make friends.
  • Learn that it is OK to have differences from their friends.
  • Talk about being nice and looking after other children.

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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?

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Mathletics

Please continue to complete your activities on Mathletics.

https://login.mathletics.com/

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Star of the week

Star Of The Week - Concordia Academy

Hungerford

Luci – for writing an outstanding persuasive letter.

Ananya – for being a great friend to her peers and always working hard in all areas.

 

Westminster

Cassie – for making a good effort to complete all her maths work. Cassie is also an amazing dancer.

Autumn – for being an excellent shape detective in maths and knowing her 2D and 3D shapes.

 

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Week beginning 28th November 2022

November 27, 2022

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Our learning this week…

Phonics

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

We will also be using The Power of Reading scheme. We will be basing our literacy work based on a core text. This core text is called The Wild by Emily Hughes.

Other books by Emily Hughes include:

This week we will write letters and we will do some thought tracking.

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Maths – Multiplication & shape

To use 5 x tables
To use 10 x tables
To recognise 2D and 3D shapes
To count the sides on a 2D shapes

 

To use 5 x tables

5 Times Tables

  • Multiples of 5 have a pattern of 5, 0 in the ones place.

  • Every other multiple of 5 is even; every other multiple of 5 is odd.

 

To use 10 x tables

To recognise 2D and 3D shapes

We are continuing with our focus on 2D shapes; looking at counting vertices, drawing 2D shapes, understanding lines of symmetry, sorting 2D shapes and making patterns with 2D shapes.

The children need to have a strong recall of shape names and understand their properties well including recalling numbers of sides & vertices and  identifying lines of symmetry. The children must understand that although some shapes may be irregular they are still classed as a pentagon or triangle.

We will be focusing on these particular 2D shapes:

 

To recognise 2D and  3d shapes

We will be moving onto look at 3D shape. The children should be able to count faces, vertices & edges using the correct vocabulary. It is important that children can recognise 3D shapes in real life situations e.g. a dice, cereal packaging, a ball, tubes and that they can also visualise them in their minds.

 

To count the sides on a 2D shapes

 

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Science – Use of everyday materials

This week we will order materials according to flexbility.

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Geography – Recapping oceans & continents/ UK


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PE

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

Westminster – Tuesday & Thursday
Hungerford – Tuesday & Thursday

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Music

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RE

In RE we will continue to learn about  Judaism.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zqbw2hv

 

Judaism | TheSchoolRun

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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 ‘Celebrating differences‘. The children will eventually:

  • Learn what bullying is and what it isn’t.
  • Talk about how it might feel to be bullied and who to ask for help.
  • Talk about friendships – how to make friends.
  • Learn that it is OK to have differences from their friends.
  • Talk about being nice and looking after other children.

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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?

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Mathletics

Please continue to complete your activities on Mathletics.

https://login.mathletics.com/

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Star of the week

Star Of The Week - Concordia Academy

Hungerford

Aishya – for persevering in maths, even when she finds it difficult.

Nicole – for being a great friend to her peers.

 

Westminster

Aurora – for being a super narrator in our Great Fire of London play.

Nevaeh – for always following the 5Cs and being kind and helpful to everyone.

 

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