Week beginning 05.05.15

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Please note that this is a 3 day week. The school is closed on Monday as it is a public holiday and it is closed on Thursday due to Abbotswell being used as a polling station.

Phonics – We will be learning the sound ai. We will be trying to hear the sound in words, recognise that an a and an i together says ai and read simple words containing ai.

Handwriting – This week we will be practising writing the letters a,b and c in class.

Homework – There will be no written homework this week. Spelling homework will begin next week.

Common words – This week we will be making, reading and writing the words live and give.

Please help your child to practise reading the common words by using the words in their word pots to play games and test their word recognition skills. Lots of the common words can’t be sounded out so the children need to be encouraged to look at the shape of the whole word and use letters to help them. Please practise the words on the common word wall (found in their Home School Book). See if your child can match the words in their pot with the ones on the wall and then help them to try and read them. If the words are ticked they were able to read them in class.

Reading – We are continually working with the children to check their recognition of the 26 sounds, their common words and their understanding of text. Your child will get either a reading book or a reading activity on Tuesday and Friday this week.

Maths – We are continuing our work on Numbers to 20. This week we will be focussing on the number before and after, one more and one less.

Topic – We will be thinking some more about the story of Rainbow Fish and organising some Sea and seashore activities in our playzone.

Source: Primary 1