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Learning at Loughton Manor First School

Everything we do at Loughton Manor First School is based on our aim "building a life-long love of learning in a safe and happy school." We try our hardest to live out this belief in all our work and play.


Please scroll down to your child's year group for this week's curriculum planning.


Year 2 Planning for week beginning 19th October

In Maths this week we are going to be consolidating our learning of how to add two 2-digit numbers using the method of partitioning. For some of us, we will be concentrating on adding two 1-digit numbers using concrete objects alongside pictorial representations. Ask your child to show you how to partition numbers into tens and ones. Perhaps they could even show you how to partition three digit numbers into hundreds, tens and ones.


In Topic we will be summarising all of our learning on the seven continents and five oceans, ready for our first lesson in Autumn Two on physical and human features. You may like to use these videos to support your learning at home. The children have loved using these in school!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6DSMZ8b3LE&vl=en Seven continents

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6BE4VcYngQ Five oceans


This week in English we are going to be working on our prediction skills. Children will look closely at pictures and use their senses to imagine what might be happening. We’re going to be using our knowledge of adjectives and generate some super writing using all of our skills!


In phonics next week we will be concentrating on the oa, oe and o-e sound. Children will be exploring these different graphemes that make the same sound.


We hope you understand that sending books home with children at the moment is quite tricky with current restrictions in place. Thank you for being so understanding about this. During the half term holiday we will be sending home three books as per usual. Your child’s book bag does not need to be returned to school until Friday 6th November. We understand that this is a long time for three physical books from school. Therefore, please do read books from home and use the online reading resources https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/ and record this reading in your child’s reading diary. In addition to this, please continue with reading and spelling the common exception words that were sent home a couple of weeks ago.   


Just a gentle reminder that Friday 23rd October is our Inset Day and children do NOT need to come to school that day. We will see you again on Monday 2nd November 2020. Enjoy your half term!


Year 1 Planning for week beginning 19th October

It's the final week of this half term already!  The children's last day is Thursday 22nd so do enjoy your extra day of half term.  Over the half term period, please make use of the Oxford Owl website which offers free books for all reading levels, as well as simple games and fun activities to encourage book talk and comprehension.  You will also have noticed that your child had a book mark in their bookbag this week.  We thought you might find these comprehension questions useful during your home reading time, to spark discussions and check your child's understanding of what they are reading. 

 

Next week in English we are using the book 'A magical muddle' to inspire our creative vocabulary and to start thinking about adjectives in our writing.  We will also be looking at the signs of autumn we can see in and around our school - also thinking of exciting adjective to describe this beautiful season. 

 

In Maths we have been looking at different methods for addition and will be continuing to work with a number line  - starting with the biggest number and counting on the jumps to find the answer. 


Zebras and Tigers Planning for week beginning 19th October

Our traditional tale for next week is "The Elves and the Shoemaker".

In Literacy, we will be acting out the story, using the story telling language and hot seating the Elves from the story.


In Maths, we will be measuring our feet using cubes and collecting data about the types of shoe we wear to school.


The sounds next week for Phonics will be 'g' and 'o'.


For Understanding the World and Expressive Arts and Design, the children will be exploring patterns on the soles of their shoe and then printing with footwear. They will also be recreating the patterns from their own shoe and matching pairs of shoes.


Please can we remind you once again about making sure your child has a pair of wellington boots and a waterproof coat in school.


We understand that since the children have come back to school, you don't physically 'see' the teachers as much as before. Covid has a lot to answer for! As a year group, we have set up a joint email address for general questions and queries. This is for all non-urgent enquiries or things that you would like to ask the Foundation Stage 2 teachers. It will be accessed by the teachers once or twice a week during our weekly planning meeting and a response will be given at that time if needed. If there are medical appointments your child needs to attend or someone else is picking your child up from school, please continue to telephone the school office, or tell a member of staff on the gate.


As you can imagine, our main priority is to teach the children so please bear with us when expecting a response. We will do our best to reply as soon as we can. The email address is: fs2teachers@loughtonmanor.milton-keynes.sch.uk.


Monkeys Planning for week beginning 19th October

Our focus text next week is Oliver’s Fruit Salad by Vivian French. The children will be comparing and tasting a variety of fruits and discussing how and where different fruits and vegetables grow. In Maths we will be exploring and learning to recognise pattern.

Please will you encourage your child to be independent in putting on and taking off their coat. At school we teach them to put the hood on their head before putting in their arms. This is an important part of our curriculum and an expectation in order for the children to be ‘school ready’.

We understand that since children have come back to school you don’t physically ‘see‘ teachers as much as before. Covid has a lot to answer for! We have set up a joint email address for general questions and queries. This is for all non urgent enquiries. It will be accessed by teachers once or twice a week, during our planning time and a response will be given at that time if needed. If there are medical appointments your child needs to attend or someone else is picking up your child from school, please continue to telephone the school office or tell a member of staff at the gate.

As you can imagine, our main priority is to teach the children so please bear with us when expecting a response. We will do our best to reply as soon as we can. The email address is fs1teachers@loughtonmanor.milton-keynes.sch.uk


School Practice

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