Sunday, March 08, 2009

Let's Grow!!

Hi there!

Hope you are all well. Time is flying and very soon I will be getting ready for school myself on a Sunday evening. The children have lots to do this week so here goes!

Communication, Language and Literacy
The children continue with their phonics as we now move into pushing the children in their writing. By the end of the week, the children:

MUST be able to recognise the letters and sounds learnt so far and to incorporate these into writing CVC words
SHOULD begin to recognise ar, oa, or and ow and use them to create words
COULD know ar, oa, or and ow and to incorporate these into their writing

Click on
www.stvincentsprimary.co.uk and then FOUNDATION, and then WEBLINKS and finally COMMUNICATION, LANGUAGE AND LITERACY on the navigation bar on the left. Scroll down and you will find lots of PHONICS websites. Simply click on the links and you will be taken to the website of your choice.

You will also notice that we have websites to support the learning of the high frequency words. Please make use of these websites as they are an interesting way to develop the acquisition of these very important words.

Problem-Solving, Reasoning and Numeracy
The children will be continuing with their understanding of calculations. By the end of the week, the children:

MUST be able to understand the concept of one more and one less
SHOULD be able to combine 2 sets of objects to solve an addition equation
COULD begin to compare two sets of objects to solve subtraction problems

Click on
www.stvincentsprimary.co.uk and then FOUNDATION, and then WEBLINKS and finally PROBLEM-SOLVING, REASONING AND NUMERACY on the navigation bar on the left. Scroll down and you will find lots of ADDITION and SUBTRACTION websites. Simply click on the links and you will be taken to the website of your choice.

As the children will be creating something special to celebrate Mother’s Day, they will be consolidating what they have learned about patterns. By following the same path on the school website and scrolling down to PATTERN MAKING you can access lots of great websites on patterns.


It may be worth saving this as your favourites and we hope to use the school website as a tool for all making links with all areas of the learning.

Knowledge and Understanding of the World
In this area of learning the children will learn about and identify some features of living things, objects and events they observe. They will focus on observing the plant growth of their beans, completing observational drawings and paintings of flowers, as well as looking at growth in the natural environment. You may wish to support this by growing some seeds of your own at home and letting your child observe them.

Here I am
By the end of the week, the children will understand that worshipping as a group in church can make both us and God happy.

And the rest…
· Sharing your child’s reading books with them is a very special time for you both. Please can you remember to comment on the experience and how your child responded. Thanks for your co-operation.
· Yellow Woods challenge. Thank you for your response so far, but keep sending them in. Please remember that we just need the front page and the rest of it can be recycled in your blue bin at home.
· Science week is coming up and the children will be taking part in a number of competitions and activities. We would to have any parents in school to give a talk to the children, so if your job involves any aspect of science, please do let any member of the team know. The Travelling Science Show will be coming to school on Friday 20th March and we will be investigating the topic of Light and Sound.
· The Methodist Church car park will have limited parking next week, as they will be beginning demolition work.
· The Friends of St Vincent’s Craft Fayre raised £300 last Sunday. Many thanks for your support.
· Easter is fast approaching and the children make Easter bonnets. I’d recommend that you get off to hobby craft as soon as possible before it all goes! Further details will be sent to you via a letter from school.



That’s all for this week.

Have a great one!!


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