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Summer 2

Week beginning June 17th

We are reading Katie Morag and the Tiresome Ted in English this week and we will be asking questions and considering feelings.

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In Maths we are learning how to read and make tallies.



Week beginning June 10th

This week I have been administering the Key Stage 1 Phonics Screening Check with the children. Once your child has done the check they will be given a smelly sticker and a 'Phonics Superhero' certificate. All children have tried their absolute best and I am very proud of them all.


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In Maths we are sequencing events and consolidating days of the week and months of the year.

We watched a super video on Grace Darling yesterday and the children loved playing 'detectives' looking for clues in a painting about Grace.


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Week beginning June 3rd


This week we will begin our new topic of Sun, Sea and Sand.


We will be meeting Katie Morag in a number of different adventures. Katie Morag is a feisty, red-headed girl who lives with her family on the magical Scottish Island of Struay. She is one of life's great enthusiasts. Her determination and stubbornness (in Scotland she'd be described as 'thrawn') land her in considerable trouble at times but also help her find a way out of her difficulties. She can be stormy and tearful, and she can be charming and helpful. She's energetic, one of life's doers. As a sister, she has her failings, but like most sisters, her good points outweigh the bad. Katie Morag has terrific generosity of spirit. There are times when it fades, and others when it can be misdirected. But her family and neighbours, on the whole, adore her; and she, on the whole, adores them.


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This week in Maths we will be using money. We will be recognising coins and notes and paying for items with the correct money and also giving change.
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In History we will be learning about Grace Darling the heroine of Bamburgh. Grace Horsley Darling (24 November 1815 – 20 October 1842) was an English lighthouse keeper's daughter, famed for participating in the rescue of survivors from the shipwrecked Forfarshire in 1838. The paddlesteamer ran aground on the Farne Islands off the coast of Northumberland in northeast England; nine members of her crew were saved.