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Happy New Year and welcome to 2020!

In this section you will find information about what we are learning this term in Holly Class.

In Holly Class we have specialist phonics, English and maths lessons for deaf pupils.

Parents and carers can really help their child by listening to them read every night and recording this in their school journal. When children read regularly at home, they are rewarded by better progress in their reading. In addition, we have weekly reading rewards for pupils who are regularly reading.

Every Monday we have a spelling test and give out new spellings which are sent home in the planners. There are also lists of sight words which the children take home in their homework book. These words are for spelling, reading and writing in sentences.

This half term in English we will be reading and writing stories and poems about rainforests. This will link to Y3 and Y5 topics on the environment and pollution.

We will be using the following books- The Tin Forest, Slowly, Slowly, Slowly Said the Sloth, Rainforest Adventure and One Day on our Blue Planet.

We will also be continuing to use the Rainbow Grammar system in order to improve our understanding of the parts of a sentence and learn how to write some fantastic ones! We will concentrate on lengthening our sentences with joining words (conjunctions). For example, The children went to the park because it was sunny.

In Maths we are focusing on multiplication and division and also learning the vocabulary of position and direction. Please help your child by talking to them about where things are and which way they are travelling. e.g. 'Your book is behind the bag', 'Turn your toy half a turn clockwise.'

There is a link below for a website that might be useful for maths games to play at home.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/counting

We are always available to talk to parents who have any questions about their child's work or well being, please contact the school to make an appointment.

Mrs Cowley and Mrs Burrows

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