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I have just come across this app.  It is good for developing quick recall of addition and subtraction facts and is free to download.

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A strange delivery

Today we found a strange delivery.  We thought it might have been a class pet.  The box had a sticker saying ‘caution’ and another that read ‘fragile’.  What could be inside?

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We were very cautious as it had claw marks on the side but we opened the box very carefully to discover………an egg!

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CRIME COMMITTED IN CHESTNUT CLASS!

On Wednesday we were met by a rather unhappy sight.  Someone had been in our classroom and made a complete mess!

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The Police had been called but unfortunately were called away to another incident, so they asked us to investigate to see who we thought might have committed the crime.

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Who do you think is the porridge thief?

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Wanted, Friend!

We have been talking a lot lately about who our friends are, what makes a good friend and how we can be a good friend. This week we spoke about cooperation and how this means working together and sharing ideas.  We then worked in small groups to design a poster to advertise for a friend, stating the qualities they would need.  We were very good at cooperating on our posters!

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Year 1 Phonics Screening

During the week commencing 12th June (I know it seems a long way off but it is fast approaching), the children will complete the statutory Year 1 Phonics Screening.  The purpose of the phonics screening check is to confirm that all children have learned phonic decoding to an age-appropriate standard.  The children will continue to be taught phonics daily, with the introduction of new graphemes (letter representations) and alternative spellings of some of the phonemes (letter sounds) they already know.  In order to support your child you may wish to play games.   Both of the following sites are used within school so the children are familiar with some of the games, which they really enjoy and help them to become more confident in recognising new graphemes.  They should be working from phase 3 up to or beginning phase 5.

http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

http://www.ictgames.com/literacy.html

For more information about Phonics screening you may wish to visit Oxford Owl at the following address.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/home/reading-owl/expert-help/the-year-1-phonics-screening-check

 

 

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Flight to Africa

Yesterday the children flew on Churchfield Airways to Africa.  They had an inflight safety video, movie and snack.  They were amazed by what they could see out of the aeroplane window.

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Guide dog visit

This week we were kindly visited by Rod and his guide dog Imogen.  He was accompanied by his friend Peggy and together they were able to teach the children a little about what it is like to be visually impaired and how a guide dog can help a person and make life a little easier.  The children asked lots of sensible questions to extend their knowledge and were even able to give Imogen a little stroke if they wanted.  They have decided that they would like to raise some money to help the guide dogs association charity so please keep an eye out on the messenger for details!

You can visit the following web page for activities and information.

https://www.guidedogs.org.uk/microsites/guide-dogs-in-school/puppy-resources/

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Reading friends

This afternoon we had friends from year 6 come to hear us read.  It was very quiet in our classroom as half of us went up to year 6!  We really enjoyed this time with our older friends and will look forward to doing it again!

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