Week beginning 18th October

Date: 18th Oct 2021 @ 8:22am

English

This week the children will be replying to the letter that they recieved from The Lonely Beast last week. They will be learning about how to set out a letter and the main features of letter writing. They will also be learning about the layout of information on invitations and inviting other classes to attend a Lonely Beast Ball. This event will happen on Friday and fingers crossed, we are hoping for a visit from The Lonely Beast himself!

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There are also some brilliant daily Year 1 / 2 phonic video lessons available on Letters and Sounds for Home and School - YouTube

 

Maths

This week we will be consolidating the children's understanding of place value. We will also be introducing the children to the symbols for greater than, less than and equal to.

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There are also some brilliant Year 1 / 2 daily maths video lessons available on the home learning section of the White Rose Maths website. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning

 

Topic

Our Black History Month person that the children will be learning more about this week is Ruby Bridges, the first African-American child to attend an all-white school. The children will be thinking about the word 'brave' and sharing times when they have had to be brave.

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The children will also be taking part in a scooter experience session on Tuesday to encourage more children to learn how to ride their scooter to school safely.

In our art sessions this week we are very excited to welcome Elnaz, a textile artist from the University of Huddersfield. Elnaz will be working on the ‘Weaving Together a Story of Place’ action research project. The aim is to celebrate the heritage and innovation in textiles which is a huge part of Kirklees’ identity and to use it as a basis for exploring how we can deliver subjects in a more creative way. This week her KS1 workshops will have 3 main themes, Diwali, Bonfire Night and Remembrance day. 

 

 Ways to help at home...

Ask your child all about their art workshop theme with Elnaz the artist.

Help your child to practise reading and writing their tricky words.

Have a lovely, relaxing half term.

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