Welcome to the Blackbirds class information page.
Mrs Saunders and Mrs Bell teach the Blackbirds
Mrs Whitlock and Mrs Thomas are the Teaching Assistants
Welcome back Blackbirds! Hope you all had a great summer!
Here is a summary of what we will be getting up to this half term:
During this half term our topic will be Scotland. Have a look at our topic web to see what we will be learning.
In Maths we will be focusing on:
- Place Value – Counting forwards and backwards to 100, counting in 2’s, 5’s, 10’s and writing numbers up to 100.
- Addition and subtraction
Phonics: Any additional work at home based on the phase 3/4 and 5 sounds would be really beneficial for your child 🙂 As you may or may not be aware the Swifts will be taking part in the Phonics Screening check in June. The phonics screening check is a short, simple test taken by Year 1 children in England each June to assess their reading ability. If you click on the following link it will explain more about the phonics screening check:
Here are some useful websites for your child to use to help them with their sounds:
Here is a link for the past papers that we use in school with the children to familiarise them with the layout and practise those tricky words! www.satspapers.org.uk/Page.aspx?TId=21
There are also loads of apps that you can download from the app store – Mr. Thorne Does Phonics and Zat Phonics are great apps that you can buy. There are also lots of free apps that can be downloaded too – Phonics Genius
Reading: Please spend 5 minutes a day reading with your child – it makes such a big difference!! 🙂
Useful links to websites for the Blackbirds will also be added here.
[page updated 15/09/2018]
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