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Seals

 

emma.elliment@fernwoodprimary.co.uk

sarah.roskilly@fernwoodprimary.co.uk

 

Turtles

 

caroline.langley@fernwoodprimary.co.uk

 

Penguins

 

roxanne.leedham@fernwoodprimary.co.uk

 

Whales

 

grace.hill@fernwoodprimary.co.uk

 

Dolphins

 

kirsty.dorrington@fernwoodprimary.co.uk

Summer Term Week beginning 14.6.21

 

Another fabulous week at school with the sun continuing to shine!  We all enjoyed a walk around Wollaton village last week and compared the buildings now and in the past.  The children were a credit to the school and all the teachers were very proud of them.

 

 

 

Olympic fever grips Fernwood!

This week is our Big Arts week in school.  The theme for this year is the Olympics.  The children had an assembly last week to introduce them to the Olympics and this week we will be learning all about it.

English 

 

Big Arts

 

 

 

This week we will be exploring ideas and looking at different viewpoints.  We will watch a clip of Usain Bolt as he prepares for one of his races.  The children will be able to discuss how he will be feeling and what advice they would give him.  We will plan and write a recount about the video clip ensuring that we write in the first person, add extra detail and use paragraphs for each new event.

 

 

 

Home learning Guide for English

Here are our vocabulary words from our English text.

 

Maths

 

This week we will be learning all about multiplication and division. We will remind ourselves of the Singapore Bar method and use these jottings to help us solve the calculations.  We will look at what inverse means and talk about the opposite of each operation.  We will solve division word problems and use our knowledge of times tables to help us.

 

 

 

Topic

                                 

        Big Arts Week

 

The focus of Big Arts week this year is The Olympics.  The Olympics is due to take place in Tokyo, the capital city of Japan.  As part of our learning we will look at Japan and begin to understand a little about the country alongside learning about The Olympics and the sports that are featured.  We will use drawing, painting and sculpture to create Mount Fuji and the cherry blossom that Japan is famous for.

 

Home Learning Guide for Topic

Phonics

In phonics this week, we would like you to practise reading and writing words with the following phonemes.

 

Lesson 1 - read and write words with the ear trigraph 

Read the words - beard, spear, weary, nearby, tearful, appeared, year

Practise writing the words by counting the sounds carefully using your fingers to help.

Write the sentence and extend with the conjunction 'because'

The tearful troll appeared and wiped a smear from his spear before shaving off his beard.

 

 Lesson 2 - read and write words with the ere trigraph 

Read the words - interfere, atmosphere, here, sphere, severe, sincere blending each sound as you read. 

Practise writing the words by counting the sounds carefully using your fingers to help.

Read the following sentences:

The atmosphere in Space is not the same as here.

 

I sincerely hope you don't interfere with the sphere.

 

Lesson 3 - read and write words with the eer trigraph 

Read the words - steer, career, jeer, engineer, beer, deer, meerkat blending each sound as you read.

Practise writing the words by counting the sounds carefully using your fingers to help.

 

Write the following sentence and complete with but:

Everyone cheered the engineer when he steered his car away from the deer and meerkat in the field but ...

 

 

Lesson 4 - read and write words with the phase 3/5 phonemes and to spell some Year CEW correctly 

Read the pseudo words - pib, vus, chab, baim, groiks, flods, proom, kigh, queep, poil blending each sound as you read.

Practise writing the words by counting the sounds carefully using your fingers to help.

 

Read the real words - crept, shrubs, stroke, index, waiting, flute, turnip, truck blending each sound as you read.

Practise writing the words by counting the sounds carefully using your fingers to help.

 

Write the following sentences –

 

Everybody likes water.

 

My father climbed a hill.

 

The children saw lots of people on the street.

 

My class has thirty children in it.

 

 

Lesson 5 - read words with the phase 3/5 phonemes and to spell some Year CEW correctly.

Read the pseudo words - beem, thrayd, strabe, vaink, chayp, whape, braig, envay, splake blending each sound as you read. Practise writing the words by counting the sounds carefully using your fingers to help.

 

Read the real words - Splutter, glitch, shrivel, scramble, blinking, snatched, sphinx, wrinkle, gnome blending each sound as you read. Practise writing the words by counting the sounds carefully using your fingers to help.

 

 

Write the following sentences –

 

My clothes are warm.

 

It's cold outside.

 

We're really busy today.

 

Who is hiding behind the chair.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SPELLINGS

 

Remember to keep practising the year 1 and 2 spelling words. Make sure in all your written work, you are thinking about how these words are spelt. 

Mindfulness

 

Below are six mindfulness activities to try at home.  These breathing techniques can have a very positive impact on concentration and wellbeing so are a perfect way to start each day.  We hope you enjoy them!

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