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Welcome to Westminster

Teaching Staff

Miss L Brown

Mrs M Patel

Mrs Z Preston

Homework

Given out Thursday/ Friday and to be returned the following Tuesday

Reading Books Changed

Every Mon/Wed/Fri

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Week Beginning 21st June 2021

June 20, 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

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 Zeraffa Giraffa.

Maths

This week we will recap shape.

  • Recap 2D shapes and their properties
  • Recap patterns with shapes
  • Recap 3D shapes and their properties
  • Recap symmertry
  • Problem solve with shapes

 

PE

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

Westminster – Thursday & Friday
Hungerford – Thursday &  Friday

RE

We will focus on Islam.

History

The children will explore how Walter Tull helped our country during WW1.

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. This term we are focusing on relationships. Learning about family relationships widens to include roles and responsibilities in a family and the importance of co-operation, appreciation and trust. Friendships are also revisited with a focus on falling out and mending friendships. This week the focus is on touch.

 

 

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?

Science

We are excited to announce the start of a new unit –  plants. This week we will look closely at seeds and bulbs.

 

 

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/

 

 

 

 

Week Beginning 14th June 2021

June 13, 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

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 Zeraffa Giraffa.

Maths

This week we will complete an arithmetic and reasoning test.  The children will look at techniques to solve word problems and develop their problem solving skills.  We will be developing skills for one step and two step problems.

 

PE

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

Westminster – Thursday & Friday
Hungerford – Thursday &  Friday

RE

We will focus on Islam.

History

The children will explore how Walter Tull helped our country during WW1.

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. This term we are focusing on relationships. Learning about family relationships widens to include roles and responsibilities in a family and the importance of co-operation, appreciation and trust. Friendships are also revisited with a focus on falling out and mending friendships. This week the focus is on touch.

 

 

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?

Science

We are excited to announce the start of a new unit –  plants. This week observe plants and trees closely and record their findings.

 

 

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/