Teachers: Miss Shore/Mrs Carmichael
Welcome to Wales Class!
Happy New Year! We hope you all had a lovely time over the holidays?
Over the next few weeks we have many exciting things planned. Our IPC topic is called 'A day in the life' and we will be learning about different occupations. We would love to speak to different adults about their occupation over a video call. Would you be interested in answering some of our questions? If so please email the school office and we will set it up!
We will also be starting Phase 5 phonics. Please see details below for further information on what will be taught in phase 5. This is quite a tricky phonics phase and we will be continuing this phase for the rest of the year. There are many videos and game links below for you to access at home.
Your child will soon be coming home with the phase 5 high frequency words on a bookmark. Please practice reading and writing these at home along with the phase 4 ones previously sent home.
We are sure that the next few weeks/months will continue to be a little 'bumpy' but rest assured that we will do everything we can to keep our 'Wales bubble' as safe as possible and continue to keep as much as a normal routine as we can.
Please could we ask that you label all of your child's items so that we can ensure that items are given to the correct child. We also ask that only the basic things that your child will need are brought into school.
Mrs Carmichael and Miss Shore
ENGLISH (w/b 4th January)
Stay tuned to find out what we will be reading next.
Here is a clue....
PHONICS Spring Term
For the rest of the year we will be teaching Phase 5 phonics. In this phase pupils are taught new graphemes that make the same sound like some that they already know. For example, they already know that ‘ee’ as in ‘teeth,’ but they will now learn ‘ea’ as in ‘bead.’
In Phase 5, children are taught ‘ay’, ‘ou’, ‘ie’, ‘ea’, ‘oy’, ‘ir’, ‘ue’, ‘aw’, ‘wh’, ‘ph’, ‘ew’, ‘oe’, ‘au’, ‘ey’ ‘a-e’, ‘e-e’, ‘i-e’, ‘o-e’ and ‘u-e’. It is worth noting that ‘ue’, ‘ew’ and ‘u-e’ all have two pronunciations: ‘oo’ and ‘yoo.’
At the end of Phase 5, children will learn that there are many alternative pronunciations for graphemes they already know. For example, they will learn that ‘c’ can make the sound ‘s’ in words such as ‘ice’ and ‘city'. There are also nine ‘tricky words’ to learn at Phase 5: ‘oh’, ‘their’, ‘people’, ‘Mr’, ‘Mrs’, ‘looked’, ‘called’, ‘asked’ and ‘could’.
MATHS (w/b 4th January)
For the next few weeks we will be learning about addition and subtraction within 20. We will be using our knowledge of number bonds to help us with addition and subtraction. We will also continue to practice writing number sentences and our number formation.