This week

This week in Maths we have been learning about place value. The children have been breaking down two and three digit numbers into hundreds, tens and units. In English the children have been writing their own stories based on Soggy to the Rescue. The children have used their imaginations and created their own characters to use in their stories. They have been excellent writers this week!

Homework this week

For homework this week I would like the children to write about an event or a special day which has happened in their half term holiday. They might like to write about somewhere they went, or a new toy they had or something that they made.

Support tips:

· Talk to your child about what they would like to write about.

· Encourage your child to sound out the words they want to use in their writing.

· Remind your child that every sentence needs to begin with a capital letter and end with a full stop.

Phonics

Thank you to everyone who came to our phonics workshop this week. I hope it was informative and has helped you to understand how we teach phonics. Each child has been given a phonics pack. In each pack you will find a letter explaining the pack, information on how to help your child read, a list of websites to support phonics, a sound mat, and a phonics book with phonemes and examples of words. You will also find a copy of a previous phonics screening check within your pack. The check is made up of alien and real words that the children will be expected to segment and blend out loud. Please use the phonics book with your child to practise their phonemes. When you are confident your child knows the phoneme and grapheme please date and initial next to it. Please note this is not an extra homework task that I expect completed weekly but an aid to help your child with their phonics.

In the Potting Shed

After half term our topic will be ‘The Potting Shed’. Within this topic we will be learning about plants and the plant hunter George Forrest. In Science we will be exploring plants, what they need to grow and how to care for them. In English we will be learning the story of ‘The Gingerbread Man’ and writing our own traditional tales based on ‘The Gingerbread Man’.

Playtimes

Thank you to those parents who have brought to my attention their concerns around incidents which are happening at playtimes and lunchtimes. This morning I have had a chat with the children about what they should do when they have a problem or a worry throughout the day. We have role-played different situations and I am confident that the children understand what they should do if they have a problem or a worry. It would be appreciated if you could talk to your child about this matter.

If you have any concerns or queries please don’t hesitate to arrange an appointment to see me.

Many thanks

Rachel Kitaruth and the St Piran team

Important dates.

Monday 23 rd February- First day back.

Tuesday 24 th February, Thursday 26 th February- Parents evenings 3:30-6:00pm.

Thursday 5 th March- World Book day.Children dress as favourite book character.