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The Week Ahead

What another great week it has been in Challenger Class! Well done to all the hard-working children who have given of their best again this week. They had definitely earned their House Point treat on Thursday afternoon when we took our jam sandwiches (made by the children) into the walled garden for an afternoon snack and some fun and games.

This coming week our WWII topic work will focus on the wonderfully evocative Otto: The Autobiography of a Bear by Tomi Ungerer. This children’s classsic is a powerful and beautiful book told first-hand by Otto, a German-born teddy bear who is separated from his Jewish owner, lives through World War II, and is reunited with his original owner 50 years later. Children will begin by writing descriptions of Otto and then make up some further adventures. If you would like to hear the story, please find it here:


Work this week includes one to one correspondence and solving problems using this skill. After that we will be comparing numbers and using the inequality symbols < and >. Children have brought home a Number Track homework sheet. It gives examples of how to do it and I hope it will be fun to complete. They may well need some help.

Phonics and Spellings

Everyone did a great job with their first spelling list last week. Spellings are intended to help children learn the phonic sounds we are focussing on for that week. Please help your children to read the words and to try to learn their spellings. You could try:

· Short bursts of learning throughout the week

· Displaying them on a noticeboard or wall where children will see them regularly

Children have either an 8-word list of a 5-word list in their Home Spelling Books but you can see the full list on the class page by clicking on the Y1 Spellings button. If children are learning their spellings easily they can compile their own list of words with the same spelling pattern.


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