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 23rd May 2022

May 22, 2022

Homework is set on Google Classroom

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

SATS time table

JUBILEE CELEBRATIONS – Wednesday 25th May 2022

Where To Celebrate The Queen's Platinum Jubilee In London | Londonist

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.

 

Power of Reading

English

At Howard Primary School we have adopted The Power of Reading scheme for literacy. Our literacy work will be based on a core text. The core text that we will be basing our work on is called Lila and the Secret of Rain by David Conway and Jude Daly.Lila and the Secret of Rain: 1 : Conway, David, Daly, Jude: Amazon.co.uk: Books

We will  conitue to write a narrative based on this text.

Maths –  Measurment – Capacity

This week in maths we will be learning about capacity. We will:

  • Measure capacity
  • Compare volume
  • Capacity is the total amount of fluid that can be contained in a container. It is the word we use when we are measuring liquids. We might say: ‘What is the capacity of the liquid in that cup?’ to which an answer would be given in millilitres.

Science

Our topic this term is animals, including humans.

We will continue to learn about the importance for humans of exercise, eating the right amounts of different types of food, and hygiene

Art

In art we will be focus on hot and cold colours. In colour theory we can divide the colour wheel in half, splitting the colours into warm colours and cool colours. Blues, greens and some purples are considered cool colours. Reds, oranges and yellows are considered warm colours. Warm colours are said to bring energy, and cool colours are said to bring a feeling of calm.

color wheel posters - Bing Images | Color theory, Warm and cool colors, Color wheel

The children will learn more about Henri Émile Benoît Matisse who was a French artist, known for  his use of colour .

PE

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

Westminster – Monday & Thursday
Hungerford – Monday & Thursday

Music

We are learning about harmony.

A quote that reads: 'Harmony is when two or more notes are played at the same time'

RE

We will focus on Islam.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05p6sp2/clips

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 ‘Relationships. This topic will cover different families; keeping safe; solving conflict; secrets, trust and appreciation.

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

Everyone in Hungerford Class as they all participated greatly during Hispanic Day.

 

Westminster

Uvejis– for retelling the story of Lila using book language. Keep it up.
Isha – for trying her best and perserving with maths even if she finds it difficult.
The whiole of Westminster Class for participating during Hispanic Day with enthusiasm and gusto.

 

Week beginning 16th March 2022

May 15, 2022

Homework is set on Google Classroom

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

SATS time table

HISPANIC DAY – MONDAY 16TH MAY 2022

List of countries where the Spanish is the official language.

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.

 

Power of Reading

English

At Howard Primary School we have adopted The Power of Reading scheme for literacy. Our literacy work will be based on a core text. The core text that we will be basing our work on is called Lila and the Secret of Rain by David Conway and Jude Daly.Lila and the Secret of Rain: 1 : Conway, David, Daly, Jude: Amazon.co.uk: Books

We will be writing a narrative based on this text.

Maths –  Measurment – Mass

This week in maths we will be learning about length. We will:

  • Measure mass
  • Compare mass
  • Measure mass in grams
  • Measure mass in kilograms
  • Compare volume

Science

Our topic this term is animals, including humans.

We will learn about the importance for humans of exercise, eating the right amounts of different types of food, and hygiene

 

Art

In art we will be focus on hot and cold colours. In colour theory we can divide the colour wheel in half, splitting the colours into warm colours and cool colours. Blues, greens and some purples are considered cool colours. Reds, oranges and yellows are considered warm colours. Warm colours are said to bring energy, and cool colours are said to bring a feeling of calm.

color wheel posters - Bing Images | Color theory, Warm and cool colors, Color wheel

The children will learn more about Henri Émile Benoît Matisse who was a French artist, known for  his use of colour .

PE

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

Westminster – Monday & Thursday
Hungerford – Monday & Thursday

Music

We are learning about harmony.

A quote that reads: 'Harmony is when two or more notes are played at the same time'

RE

We will focus on Islam.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05p6sp2/clips

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 ‘Relationships. This topic will cover different families; keeping safe; solving conflict; secrets, trust and appreciation.

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

Dakshakkavin – for always being a ‘helping hand’ in the classroom and the playgroud. He is a great friend to his peers.
George – for always making an effort with his homework. Keep it up George.
Paige – for excellent role play during our drama session. You are a natural born actress.
Maria – f
or excellent role play during our drama session. You are a natural born actress.
Leanne –
for tryig hard in all subject areas and using her initiative.

 

Westminster

Luca– for making good choices most of the time and beginning to participate in class discussion.
Joni – for being a kind and considerate friend all the time.
Jai– for writing an amazing diary entry. This diary entry included excellent detail.
Subhishashree – for always completing her homework on time. Well done.