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Weekly Update (Week ending 14-2-20)


This Week.....

This week, we have been reading the text, Harry and the Robots. We have practised writing captions and sentences with picture prompts from the book.

In phonics, we introduced these new sounds: er (sister, brother, digger) and ure (pure,cure,treasure) and the tricky word, was.

In maths, we continued to focus on  positional language as well as learning more about 2D and 3D shapes.

After Half Term…

After half term we will be starting a topic on monsters! This will lead nicely into Book Week where the focus will be on a text called, Bedtime for Monsters by Ed Vere.

In phonics, we will be revising the new phonics sounds we have learned over the last few weeks and practising the tricky words: was, you, her and they.


Supporting Your Child at Home

  • Complete some or all of the half term diary booklet. This is an optional activity but is a great way to encourage your child to keep up their writing practise over half term.
  • Read every day! The more your child reads, the more confident and fluent they will become. Look for opportunities to read signs, posters, leaflets etc when you're out and about during the holidays. 
  • Take part in the Book Week activities:
  • Take a photograph of your child reading in an unusual place for the 'Get Caught Reading' display in school
  • Support your child to take part in the competition to turn a potato into a book character!
  • Support your child to access Active Learn and log-in to Bug Club Phonics
  • Create your own number cards for numbers up to 20 and practise putting the numbers in order 
  • Additionally, MPL now has its own twitter account - this is another great way to keep up to date with what is going on in school. 


Home reading books:

Please send your child's reading packet, with their diary and book inside, to school every day. Support your child to read the book they have chosen several times over the week as this helps them to develop reading fluency and comprehension.


Our library day is on:

  • Tuesday


 PE is on:

  • Jumping Jacks - Wednesday
  • Leapfrog - Thursday 


We hope you all have a fabulous half term!

Mrs Funnell, Mrs Gillo and Mrs May

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