Welcome to the Doves
Mrs Meyer – Class Teacher
Mrs Patterson - Class Teacher
Mrs Manning – Teaching Assistant
Mrs Patterson - GPatterson@sharnbrookprimary.beds.sch.uk
Mrs Meyer - EMeyer@sharnbrookprimary.beds.sch.uk
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Week beginning 3rd May
Well something very exciting happened last week. We had a delivery of some very special eggs...
Together as a class, we talked about the eggs and made predictions about what kind of animal they had come from. Can you remember what animal it is?
Our eggs are now safe and warm inside an incubator in our classroom. Each day we are ticking off our chart, counting down the days until hopefully they are going to hatch. Can you remember how many days they are going to take to hatch?
This week in our English sessions we are going to learn how to write a recount about the eggs arriving and writing some command sentences about how they need to be cared for.
We will also be enjoying this wonderful story called Dora's eggs. Once we have listened to the story and become very familiar with it, we will be using lots of super story language to retell the story.
In our maths sessions this week we will be practising all of the skills we have learnt over the last few weeks with multiplication. We will be making equal groups of twos, fives and tens with equipment such as cubes, numicon shapes and counters to help us to work out the answers to multiplication calculations such as 3x2= or 6x5=
There are some great games you can play online to help support your learning at home as well as practising counting in twos, fives and tens out loud- don't forget to count forwards and backwards!)
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/times-tables/coconut-multiples (2x,5x and 10x)
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button (Times tables of 2x, 5x and 10x)
Reading – We will continue our reading carousel timetable whereby all our Doves are heard read twice a week by either Mrs Patterson/ Mrs Meyer and Mrs Manning. Please ensure your child’s reading record is signed when they have been heard read at home. Please remember your child doesn’t have to read the whole book in one evening.. Discussions about the text, making predictions, checking understanding of the meaning of words and talking about the story setting are all really important skills to develop with your child.
Here are some helpful ways to interact with your child whilst they are reading…
Spellings – Please continue to take any opportunity to encourage your child to practise the year 1 common exception words. You could choose a word and ask them to write it into a sentence to help apply their knowledge. We will be setting new spellings each Friday and these will be uploaded to the spelling shed. Your next spelling test will be Friday 7th May.
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