Today we are starting out new maths topic called 'Generalising Arithmetic'. In this unit we will be using our calculation skills for addition and subtraction to answer questions, solve problems and find missing numbers. Today we will begin by practising our written method for addition when we have to cross the tens barrier.
In Key Stage One phonics is taught in phonics groups rather than classes. The phonics groups each work at a different ability level, therefore there are different phonics videos for each group. Your child will know who their phonics teacher is, but if you need clarification please message your child's class teacher on class dojo for confirmation.
Please see the links below.
Miss Daley's phonics group video 10.2.21
Mrs Bull's phonics group video 10.2.21
Mrs Naylor's phonics group video 10.2.21
Mindfulness focuses on paying attention to the present moment (thoughts and feelings) as well as the world around you. This can improve mental wellbeing. The image below describes how to carry out a calming mindfulness activity.
Spellings to learn
There are no spellings to learn this week. Spelling lists will resume after half term.
Each week your phonics teacher and/ or your class teacher will post a link (see below) to a free online reading book that is approximately matched to your child's phonics level. Accessing the eBooks is free, the website only requires you to create a log in which consists of a username and password of your choice.
Miss Daley's phonics group- reading book links
Mrs Bull's phonics group-reading book links
Mrs Naylor's phonics group-reading book links
In English today, we are going to complete our letter to Mum. Today we will write the closing paragraph, who the letter is from and try to add some extra detail at the end using PS. I have shown you my example with lots of detail and then you can choose whether to include lots of detail like me or a little bit less.
Chinese New Year
Today we will learn more about the celebration of Chinese New Year. Open the powerpoint and watch the video to learn about how the new year is celebrated, how each of the years are named and much more.
Then, choose an activity on the following slides of the powerpoint to show what you've learnt about Chinese New Year.
To all of our families celebrating, from all of us at Homefields Primary School, we wish you a very Happy New Year!