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 6th December 2021

December 5, 2021

Homework is set on Google Classroom

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

 

Christmas Jumper Day is on Friday 10th December 2021!
Christmas Jumper Day - MFT Xmas

Christmas Lunch is also on this day.

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 

    • To relate 2 x tables to doubling
    • To double 2 digit numbers
    • To know halving is the inverse of doubling
    • To problem solve with doubling
    • Add two 2 digit numbers (not crossing the tens)
  • To relate 2 x tables to doubling


Double means two lots of something.

  • To double 2 digit numbers
  • To know halving is the inverse of doubling

  • To problem solve with doubling
  • Add two 2 digit numbers (not crossing the tens)

    First add the ones, then add the tens.
    3 + 4 = 7
    30 + 40 = 50
    50  + 7 = 57

 

Science

Our topic this term is materials.

This week the children will complete a short informal assessment about materials.

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 Judaism.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zd9jxnb

Geography
Maps 

  • To create agreed class symbols
  • To use agreed class symbols to create a map

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 ‘Celebrating me in my world.’ This week we will continue to focus on stereotypes and how to challenge them.

 

 

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

Star Of The Week - Concordia Academy

Hungerford

Sumaiya – for excellent transitions from floor shapes to standing shapes during dance sessions.

Rebecca – for improving her handwriting and using diagonal and horizontal joins within her writing.

Mirac – for learning his number bonds.

Rocco – for trying his best in phonics.

Westminster

Ethan – for participating during class discussions.

Lionell – for making an effort to participate during class discussions and also for showing a great improvement within his writing.

 

 

 

Week beginning 29th November 2021

November 28, 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.

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 – multiplication 

    • To represent the 10x tables in different ways 
    • To represent the 5x tables in different ways 
    • To use their knowledge of 2/5 and 10 x tables to solve problems
    • To use their knowledge of 2/5 and 10 x tables to solve problems

To represent the 10x tables in different ways 

10 TIMES TABLE Math Song Count up by 10s! - YouTube

Children will have an opportunity to explore the 10 x tables. Multiples of 10 are even and end in zero.

To represent the 5 tables in different ways 

5 Times Table Chart | Display Posters | Twinkl

Children will look at patterns associated with the 5 times tables. Children will look at the association between the 10 and 5 times tables. 5 times tables have a pattern even, odd, even, odd… The multiples of 5 times tables end in 5 or 0.

 

To use their knowledge of 2/5 and 10 x tables to solve problems

Key Stage 1 SATs, A Guide for Parents | Komodo Maths

 

 

Science

Our topic this term is materials.

This week the children will complete a short informal assessment about materials.

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 Judaism.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zd9jxnb

Geography
Maps 

  • To recap the features of a map
  • To understand the need for a key
  • To look at different types of maps

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 ‘Celebrating me in my world.’ This week we will continue to focus on stereotypes.

 

 

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

Star Of The Week - Concordia Academy

Hungerford

Yaseen – for working hard in maths lessons.

Arbi – for always helping his peers and making a better effort to make better choices.

 

Westminster

Nevaeh – for doing super maths work in multiplication and also reading really well during phonic sessions.

Freddie – for being a super curriculum committee representative and doing super maths work.

Lily-Rose – for trying hard to use phonics whilst writing.