Westminster

Welcome to Westminster Bridge Class

We hope you have a wonderful year with us.

Teaching Staff

Mrs Ramakrishnan

Ms Dale

Homework

Will be sent on Wednesday, to be returned the following Tuesday.

Reading Books Changed

On

 Tuesday & Friday

Please comments & sign the Reading records

Thank-you.

Week beginning 20th September 2021

September 19, 2021

Homework is set on Google Classroom

Howard-parents-guide-to-Google-Classroom-

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

 

Maths

We are continuing with the maths block: Number & Place Value. This week we will:

 

  • order numbers
  • count in steps of 2 from any number, forward and backward
  • count in steps of 5 from any number, forward and backward
  • count in steps of 10 from any number, forward and backward
  • count in steps of 3 from any number, forward and backward

 

  • Ordering numbers

Children will order numbers from greatest to smallest, or from smallest to largest. Children will use their knowledge of place value to help them.

We will fill out 100 squares and look for patterns when counting in 2s, 5s , 3s and 10s

 

  • Count in steps of 2

Children will also learn to count in twos from any given number – 11, 13, 15 etc.

  • Count in steps of 5
  • Count in steps of 10

 

  • Count in steps of 3


When counting in threes, what pattern do you notice ?

 

Science

We will explore materials and their uses. Children will explore what different items we use daily are made from. For example:

  • Knives and forks can be made from metal or wood.
  • Chairs can be made from wood.
  • Shoes can be made from leather

Each material can be used to make a range of different things; for example, wood can be used to make tables, chairs, spoons, pencils, shoes, doors, floors and many more things. We will  also go on a material hunt around the school.

PE

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

Westminster – Monday & Thursday
Hungerford – Monday & Thursday

RE

We will focus on things that are special in our lives.

History

Our topic for this term is ‘The Great Fire of London.’  The children will have an opportunity to learn about life in the 17th century. This week we will compare London 2021 to London in the 17th century. The children will have an opportunity to compare jobs, transport, food and housing.

 

PSHE

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 in My World.’
LO:  To tell you some things that make my class a safe and fair-place.
LO: To say how I feel about my class and why I like it being safe and fair.

 

 

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

A big well done to all the children completing their Mathletics.  We are so proud. Please continue to complete your activities on Mathletics.

https://login.mathletics.com/

 

Star of the week

The whole of Hungerford and Westminster Class have been awarded ‘Star of the week’. They have all settled in well and have followed the routines quickly.

Hungerford

Acton – for great mathematics
Maria – for always participating in class discussion and setting the right example for others to follow.
Caitlin – for always participating in class discussion and setting the right example for others to follow.
Dawood – for working hard in all areas of the curriculum.

 

Westminster

Freddie – for his brilliant work during maths sessions and demonstrating good understanding and explaining his mathematical thinking.
Faris – for brilliant work during maths lessons. Faris is able to explain his thinking and reasoning confidently
Zaara – for always demonstrating the 5Cs and developing her confidence enough so that she is able to share her ideas with the class.

 

 

Week beginning 13th September 2021

September 11, 2021

Homework is set on Google Classroom

Howard-parents-guide-to-Google-Classroom-

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

 

Maths

This week we will focus on number and place value

Place value is the value of each digit in a number. It is understanding that 56 is made up of 5 tens (50) and 6 ones.

  •  To use part-whole models to partition numbers
  • To understand place value using the expanded form
  • To use place value charts for partitioning
  • To compare objects
  • To compare numbers

 

 To use part-whole models to partition numbers
The part whole model is a way of representing the relationship between a ‘whole’ and its component parts.

To understand place value using the expanded form

1 ten + 3 ones  = 13

20 + 19 = 39

To use place value charts for partitioning

Partitioning numbers means being able to recognise the value of each digit within a number given by its place.

The number represented here is 35. The children will learn that both images represent 35 as there are 3 tens in the tens column.

To compare objects 

Classifying and sorting involves finding things that are the same, or alike, and grouping them by specific traits or attributes.

To compare numbers 

Co 

Children can use these symbols to show the compare numbers.

5 > 2 this shows that 5 is greater than 2, and 2 is less than 5.

56 < 67 this shows that 56 is less than 67 as 56 has less tens.

3 + 4 = 7 this show that 3 and 4 is the same as 7.

Science

We will explore materials and their uses. Children will explore what different items we use daily are made from. For example:

  • Knives and forks can be made from metal or wood.
  • Chairs can be made from wood.
  • Shoes can be made from leather

Each material can be used to make a range of different things; for example, wood can be used to make tables, chairs, spoons, pencils, shoes, doors, floors and many more things. We will  also go on a material hunt around the school.

PE

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

Westminster – Monday & Thursday
Hungerford – Monday & Thursday

RE

We will focus on things that are special in our lives.

History

Our topic for this term is ‘The Great Fire of London.’  The children will have an opportunity to learn about life in the 17th century. This week we will compare London 2021 to London in the 17th century. The children will have an opportunity to compare jobs, transport, food and housing.

 

PSHE

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 in My World.’
LO:  To tell you some things that make my class a safe and fair-place.
LO: To say how I feel about my class and why I like it being safe and fair.

 

 

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

A big well done to all the children completing their Mathletics.  We are so proud. Please continue to complete your activities on Mathletics.

https://login.mathletics.com/