Welcome to Lambeth Bridge Class.

I am Mrs Ramakrishnan and I believe I have met most parents by now and look forward to meeting everyone else as time goes on. We also have Miss Dale who is our teaching assistant.

We hope you have a wonderful year with us and I look forward to working with you this academic year!

Thank you

Mrs Ramakrishnan

Monday 28th June, 2021

June 23, 2021

Our topic this half-term is called, ‘Puppets on a String’. It is linked to our learning in History about life in the past as well as making puppets in DT.

Spanish Day

Spanish Day celebrations are on Tuesday 29th June. Children can come wearing the colours of Spain on that day.

Spanish colours/themed clothes to school  (Red/yellow/orange/or themed flamenco/Spanish football/sombreros/plain t-shirt with Spanish details added/drawn on/hair accessories). 

We will also be having Spanish meal Menu for lunch.

Homework , Reading & PE

Homework is sent home every week on Friday and need to be completed & handed in on Wednesday.

Reading books will be only changed on Friday. The book is linked to your child’s phonic and reading session.

They are new books and please handle them with care. Read the leaflet sent home last week for ideas on how to support your child. Please continue reading other books with them to instil a love and enjoyment of reading.

If you are learning from home while isolating, please check Google Classroom daily. If your child is in school, you DO NOT need to do the Google class learning.

PE is on Monday & Tuesday. Please ensure your child come to school wearing their PE kit on these days.

Congratulations to our Mathletics Champions !

Lambeth Class: 

Vauxhall Class : 

Lambeth Class : Arbi, Milena, Danielle

Vauxhall Class : 

Lambeth Class : Tate, Isabella, Sumaiya, Yaseen x 2, Arbi x 2, Milena, Danielle x 2, Tarun, Rebecca, Leanne, Maria, Dakshakkavin, Caitlin, 

Vauxhall Class : Ali, Jai, Faith-Marie, Freddie, Amelia, Prithvi, Subhikshashree x2, Zynah, Sophia-Marie, Nevaeh

Well done to our Merit Winners…

Lambeth

Whole class for their amazing Andy Goldsworthy nature sculptures – what brilliant compositions of wonderful shapes, colours and textures.  Also you were just brilliant during the History workshop and our special visitor was very impressed by your responses and behaviour especially while handling old and fragile toys. So proud of all of you !

Tate : For his knowledge of materials and classification of animals. Wow !

Dawood & Aliyah : For their brilliant maths work in division. Dawood for his super grouping and sharing. Aliyah for trying her best with challenging concepts.

Izabella O – for great progress in reading and comprehension skills. So impressed !

Vauxhall

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.

Read Write Inc. guide for parents

 

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?

Maths

We are learning about fractions – halves and quarters of shapes and numbers. Please support you child to develop reasoning skills and using mathematical vocabulary to explain their thinking.

Science

We conclude our learning about classification of animals into mammals, fish, bird, amphibians, reptiles, insects etc by wring a non-chronological report.

We also continue our learning about Seasonal changes focusing on Summer – weather, clothes, plants, animals and birds, length of the day.

 

Foundation Subjects

History : We are learning about changes within our living memory. Children will revisit their experience of the History workshop, think about and discuss what toys people used to play with and compare it to modern toys we have now – focusing on materials, how it works and how to play with it.

DT : I can explore how to use textiles – Focus – simple sewing techniques.

Computing : I can copy and paste images about a specific topic from the internet using appropriate search engines. We link this outcome to our learning in Science about animals.

Please support your child to develop keyboard skills – finding letters and numbers, space bar, back space to delete and enter key to return,

Music : I can learn about

  • Pulse & Metre

Oak Academy lesson :

-How many beats in a bar?

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/how-many-beats-in-a-bar-6rtk2c

 

PE : 

Session 1 – Tennis

I can master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as
developing balance, agility and co-ordination, and begin to apply these in a range of
activities.

Session 2 – Dance

I can perform dances using simple movement patterns.

Art : I can do observational drawings of historic artefacts.

RE : I can talk about the celebration of Raksha Bandhan and its significance to the Hindus.

RHE – Relationship and Health Education

RHE – Relationship and Health Education

We use JIGSAW across our School to develop children’s skills, knowledge and understanding as well as emotional literacy.

This term we will recap our learning of this term’s topic is Relationships. Last week we did fun learning about people who help us. This week we will continue our learning about being my own best friend and developing new skills.

Dream Big

We will soon be finishing our Project with the National Literacy Trust where we learning about the different professions /  industries and begin to understand what adults do in these different jobs.

During the past term we have met people working at Virgin Bank – Adam, who is in charge of computer security, Jasmine who is in charge of investments, Moira who helps set up businesses,  Stella, a nurse , Edwin who is a train driver, Steve a postman, Violetta a fashion designer, a farm shop owner. We chatted to them on Google Classroom and asked questions to discover more about their jobs.

This week we meet Matt who is a business man and owns a Farm shop which has the butchers, florist, grocers , delicatessen and many other exciting products . Very exciting indeed !

Children prepare questions prior to the meeting and write about what they have learnt and understood about the different jobs

 

Week Beginning 28th June 2021

June 21, 2021

Dear Parents!

Welcome to Summer Term 2 , Week 3.

Our topic this half-term is called, ‘Puppets on a String’. It is linked to our learning in History about life in the past as well as making puppets in DT.

Homework is sent home every week on Friday and need to be completed & handed in on Wednesday. Reading books are changed on Monday, Wednesday & Friday. If you are learning from home while isolating, please check Google Classroom daily. If your child is in school, you DO NOT need to do the Google class learning.

PE is on Monday & Tuesday. Please ensure your child come to school wearing their PE kit on these days.

Congratulations to our Mathletics Champions !

Lambeth Class: Sumaiya, Lanne.

Vauxhall Class : 

Lambeth Class : Isabella H,  Tate, Sumaiya, Leanne.

Vauxhall Class : Zaara, Subhikshashree, Zynah

Lambeth Class : Umaira, Caitlin, Bilal, Tate, Isabella H, Sumaiya, Yaseen,  Arbi, Milena, Danielle, Leanne, Mirac

Vauxhall Class : Zaara, Subhikshashree x 2, Zynah, Hamish. 

 

Let’s celebrate our Merit Award winners…

Lambeth Class :

Danielle: For being a very graceful and brilliant dancer while doing P.E. Wow! So impressed  and proud of you.

Rebecca- For being graceful, and doing brilliant dance moves in P.E. Wow!

Leanne:  For having a good knowledge of animals while doing our Science lesson. Well done!

Maria: For being a graceful and brilliant dancer in P.E. So impressed with your moves. Grace For having good ideas and responses during our class story time. Keep it up!

Vauxhall Class :

Whole Class- For trying their very best during their learning sessions and making good progress. Well done and Keep it up!

Freddie, Faith-Marie, Zynah, Faris, Sophia, Subhikshashree, Joni, Jai, Zaara: For following instructions and trying their best during sewing sessions.

Amelia-Rose: For her beautiful handwriting and excellent presentation of work. Keep it up!

Eleanor: For her positive attitude towards learning and showing good progress in Maths, phonics and reading.Wow!

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.
  • 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?

      Maths: Division.

      I can group objects equally and use bar model to represent grouping.

      I can use division to represent grouping.

      I can use division to represent sharing and use division symbols to write number sentence.

      I can combine sharing and halving.

      I can solve division word problem by sharing/grouping.

       

      Science:

      We continue our learning about classification of animals into herbivores, carnivores and omnivores.We are learning observe seasonal changes.

      RE:

      Children need to be aware of the importance and significance of Raksha Bandhan Hindus believe.

      Art:

      Children look at work of Andy Goldsworthy. Discussion about sculptures, nature artist. What materials are used? Children look at different sculptures. All the children make their own Andy Goldworthy sculpture.

      Music:

      Pulse & Metre- Children  will learn how sounds can be represented by symbols.

      PE:

      Dance: Children perform dances using simple movement patterns. Tennis: Children practise and develop basic skills.

      RHE:

      Jigsaw – Relationships. Children will be learning about People who help us in school community.

      DT:

      Children learn, how to use Textile. Children explore and use the Binka , thread the needle and do running stitches. Discuss health & safety and appropriate use of resources.

      History:

      I can begin to understand changes linked to myself ( within living memory)

      Geography:

      Children use atlas to look at UK – capital cities

      England, London, R Thames, Wales, Cardiff, N.Ireland, Belfast, Rep of Ireland, Dublin, Scotland, Edinburgh.

      Computing:

      I know how to keep safe by using the internet.

      I can choose appropriate images, copy and paste from the search engines on the internet.