St Mary's C.E. Primary School

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Cherry Class

 

This is Cherry class's webpage. Our class teacher is Mrs Chaney.

 Our web page shows what we are learning about at school, our class news and some useful links to websites which you might like to use at home.

If you would like to follow our school on twitter then use the following link: @stmarysyatepri

 

In Class we are learning...

Cross-Curricular Theme  

 

Our theme this term is:

Mr Bloom 

Our Key questions we will be exploring are:

Can I compare the differences between things that are living, dead, and things that have never been alive?

Can I identify and name different plants and animals in their habitats, including micro-habitats?

Can I identify and describe the basic structure of a variety of common flowering plants, including trees?

Can I identify and name a variety of common wild and garden plants, including deciduous and evergreen trees?

Can I identify what plants need to stay alive?

Do I understand that seeds and bulbs grow into mature plants?

 ICT

Media (Term 4)

Record sounds and their voice on digital devices for a specific purpose

Use different brushes and tools (including fill and shapes) in a paint program to create pictures.

Write sentences using a word processing program, using index fingers on a keyboard, spaces between words, return / enter to start a new line and backspace to delete as they go.

Take a range of digital images and choose the best focused to share with an audience.

Write sentences using a word processing program, using index fingers on a keyboard, spaces between words, return / enter to start a new line and backspace to delete as they go.

  Be supported to film something and watch it back.

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 Religious Education

 We are learning about Judaism. Last week we shared some birthday cake as we discussed how we use food/special meals as a way to celebrate special occasions

Value  Perseverance

Homework

Please follow the link to this week's homework                                                      

 Literacy - 

 

 

Non-chronological reports - 3-4 weeks

Children will be looking at the features of non-fiction writing.  They will carry out much of their writing with a link to our theme.  Children will use conjunctions, labels, diagrams and organise their writing into sections.  

During SPAG starters children will be recapping many areas previously taught including past tense and punctuation.  

 

 

Here are some websites with sentence and word games that children can play at home: 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/literacy/ - Lots of great activities based on building sentences, connectives, punctuation and more. 

http://www.ictgames.com/literacy.html - Spellings games

http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/interactive/literacy2.htm - Loads of activities divided into Grammar games (for practicing using a range of words in writing) and Punctuation games (for using a range of punctuation in the correct places).

http://languagearts.k12flash.com/index.html - A selection of games for practically every area of Literacy!

We also have a range of word mats that we use in class, click on the red words to open the mats.  You can use these at home to help develop your childs language.  You could give them an opener, an adjective and/or a connective to put into their own sentence, talk about the meaning of unknown words or challenge them to change their sentences using more interesting words

Reading and spellings

We would really appreciate it if all children could practise reading and spelling the high frequency words (which can be found HERE).

We have put together some questions which can be used when talking about books with your child at home.  These will help to develop their understanding of the text.  We have grouped these into Questions for developing readers, Questions for reading and Questions for more able readers.

click here to see the spellings page. -

If you would like more books to read at home, you can access many different fiction and non-fiction texts by following this link :http://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/Library/Index/?AgeGroup=4. Please also remember that we do have books which children can take one of at a time, these are found in our class and are levelled by colour.

 

 Numeracy

 

There are some activities which link to what we are studying next week on the my maths website.  


We would ask that you please practise number bonds to 10 and 20 at home with your child.  You can find a sheet explaining what number bonds are HERE as well as a number bond rhyme which may help in learning the pairs HERE.  It is important that children learn these, as they will be useful for children when they begin adding and subtracting mentally.  Once your child knows them and can recite them quickly, they could also practise adding single digit numbers to two digit numbers.

Here are some useful websites for practicing known facts at home, if you use other websites that your child enjoys and you think others would like it too, email me the link and I will post it here (katie.bean@southglos.gov.uk):

http://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/maths/fun-activities/ - Lots of fun activities set for different age groups.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/laac/numbers/chi.shtml - Good for addition and subtraction.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/numbertime/ - Good for recognising numbers, ordering, and printables.

http://www.mathplayground.com/ - Good timed flashcards for addition/subtraction.

http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/maths/ -Lots of activities for different areas of maths.

http://www.skillstrainer.co.uk/ - You need to register for this site but it is free. There are good addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

http://www.channel4learning.com/sites/puzzlemaths/games_menu.shtml - Good number problems playing around with addition/subtraction.

http://uk.ixl.com/math/years - Good for a huge variety of skills and focused for different year groups.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/typing/flash/stage7.shtml (Keyboard Typing)

 

Other news

Our Class PE sessions will be taking place on a Wednesday and Friday afternoon. Friday will be indoor PE with the class teacher and Wednesday will be outside with Bristol Rugby. It is really important that the children have the correct PE kit, including some long jogging bottoms and a jumper (not their school jumper) due to the cold weather. Please ensure that your children are not wearing earrings on PE days. If your child is unable to remove their earrings, please provide surgical tape to cover them. Long hair should always be tied back. Please make sure your children have the correct kit. Thank you.

 

 

If you would like to follow our school on twitter then use the following link: @stmarysyatepri