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Weekly Update (Week ending 06.12.19)

In Oakwood this week: 

We have started the countdown to our christmas play, less than a week to go- it is getting very exciting! We are havng our dress rehersal to the school on Monday so if you have any last minute bits to add to constumes please send them in on Monday morning. 


In English we have continued to explore the use of time words such as, first, next and then. We have been gaining confidence with the use of these in our sentences and then challenging ourselves to also include adjectives to add more detail.     


In maths lessons this week we have been adding numbers to 20 using two different methods:

the counting on method -

12 + 4 = 


we would find 12 on a numberline then make 4 jumps to work out the answer;


and, the method of splitting a double digit into tens and one -



we would partition the 12 into 10 and 2,

then add the 2 and 4 together,

and add this back on to the 10.


In phonics we have been focusing on the high frequency words for year 1. We looked at both reading and writing these.     


This week's spellings are week 5 on the Autumn 2 sheet. 


For some children who can already confidently spell these words, other words to practice would be from the Year 1 and 2 common exception words that are now in the homework books. 


P.E. will continue every Monday and Wednesday



Mrs O'Connor and Mrs Tozer 

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  • Mount Pleasant Lane, Bricket Wood, St.Albans, Herts, AL2 3XA
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