Dear Parents and Carers,
Thank you so much to the parents who came along on our first OLSJ trip to the church with year 1 and 2 on Wednesday. I’m sure you will agree it was a lovely experience for the children to learn about the sacrament of baptism while having their ‘babies’ baptised at their same time.
We have had a very busy week in Year 1. We hope you got a chance to sample some of the delicious bread the children made as part of instructional texts and the Little Red Hen. We were honestly surprised at how delicious it really was. Maybe the children could show the mums and dad how to bake the bread. I’ll post the really simple recipe online but the children are experts at the method. We have continued to learn about adding numbers in maths using a number line! Please help you child complete the attached sheet and simply stick it in their books once completed. We have explored old and new farming techniques in our FOOD topic and discovered birds in our Science lessons. We’ve also been making some food self-portraits with Miss Robinson. I’m sure you can’t wait to see the finished product!
As mentioned regularly, it is really important that we get the basics right so we have been concentrating on letter formation, phonics and basic maths skills. The children now have their key words’ notebooks and sheets, their reading level and book (which will be changed regularly) and their homework blank books. This should all be kept in their yellow folders which are handed out on Thursday and expected back on Tuesday. You can help your child by reading with them for at least 15 minutes every night, practising their key words, writing in their reading journal and helping them with correct letter formation. Parents should have received their log in details for https://teach.classdojo.com
This allows you to log on and monitor your child’s behaviour during the day. There is a messaging tool if parents would like to comment but please remember all appointments must be arranged through the school admin team.
The website is up and running, you can follow the school on Twitter http://www.olsj.towerhamlets.sch.uk Here are some really useful websites which make learning fun and interactive and will keep the children busy for hours!
For homework please help your child with their key words, spelling and simple sentences.
Spelling tests from last week are attached. Please work with your child on the ones they found difficult. This week we have been focussing on words relating to baking bread. Please help your child learn the following spellings. Children should write at least two sentences with these words. E.g. Mix the dough. Children should use their phonics and key words to help them sound out unfamiliar words. Please remember full stops and capital letters and finger spaces.
Your child needs to read their reading book every night for at least 15 minutes. Please sign and return to school.
Please help your child complete the attached. Please encourage your child to count objects around the house (books, toys, coins etc…) and practise writing their numbers from 1-20 (the right way around and in the correct order).
• Please ensure that your child has an apron for art and their labelled P.E. kit at all times.
• P.E. is on Mondays every week.
• Please write in your child’s reading record on a nightly basis – a simple comment will suffice and keeps parent/teacher communication open. It is expected that every parent/carer signs all homework to state they have supervised this work.
Mrs Falconer (Tobit)
Miss Cargill (Ezra)