Willow Contact Note         27.1.17

 

The children are starting to really enjoy the dinosaur theme. We are using dinosaur facts to practice our sentence structure and grammar. We have to know the difference between different sentence types: statements, questions (does someone need to answer you?), commands (these usually start with verbs – bossy sentences) and exclamations (these have to start with ‘how’ or ‘what’ and the sentence order is swapped around).  Examples: What an amazing dinosaur it is! How big the dinosaur is!

We have been exploring fossils from Maidstone Museum and also made our own clay fossils. In maths we have been doing a lot more multiplication. The children are welcome to learn their 2, 5, and 10 times tables and then the 3 times table.

Next week we will start division as sharing and will also touch on inverse in relation to addition and subtraction.  In English we are learning to write words with the suffix less, and to use them in a sentence.

Much of our  learning is topic based , for example, next week we are learning to write a glossary of words related to dinosaurs.

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The spellings for next week are:

Could, should, would, again, all, mother, brother, other, plant, grass.

Please practice them at home as it makes a big difference to their writing.

 

In phonics we have been learning the rules for plurals. Next week we will revise adverbs (ly) and are learning about anonyms- words with the same spelling pattern. For instance, if I know to spell could, then I can use this to write should and would.

 

There is a special event in the town hall this Saturday (1.30pm to 3.00 pm) called ‘Love thy Neighbour’ ‘which is being organised by local Christians and Muslims.

 

Have a good weekend.

 

Mrs  Jones, Mrs Connell and Mrs Hayers