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Sharp Lane Primary School

Aspiration, Belief, Commitment & Discovery


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We are currently reviewing the school dinner systems. Please be aware that menus will now be sent home on Wednesdays and must be returned to school by Friday morning at the latest.

Many thanks for your continued support.

Half-term Homework


In Maths we have been looking at place value. The children are now able to identify how many tens and ones are in 2-digit numbers. We have been exploring this through partitioning using part part whole models and using equipment around the classroom to support (numicon, base 10, cubes). The children have enjoyed representing numbers in lots of different ways! We have used stories to contextualise our learning this week. We made our own story up as a class about a trip to the beach and finding different teen numbers.



This week in English we have been looking at the features of a traditional tale. The children have been writing all about Little Red Riding Hood. We have written our own character and setting descriptions with a focus on adjectives. The children have enjoyed learning through drama to become more familiar with the text.


In topic we have been recapping our learning on materials. We will continue to investigate next week but looking at how waterproof different materials are!


Please bring in your child's reading record on Monday so I can stick their Mathletics logins in. Some children have already had them stuck in today. I will be setting a homework on Monday that requires your child to login to Mathletics. Many thanks, Miss Abdul :) 


In maths we have continued our learning of part part whole models but have began to explore addition number sentences. The children have investigated lots of different ways to make a number using lots of different numbers. 



This week in English we have been innovating our class text of 'How to Catch a Dinosaur'. The children have come up with lots of interesting and varied ideas. I have been extremely impressed with their layout when writing their own instructions. Well done Jeffers Class!



This week in phonics we have been learning how to read and write words with the 'oy' and 'ea' sounds in. We have been looking at where these alternative spellings occur in words. 



We have been looking at bodies this week. The children have enjoyed investigating in the topic area, exploring the different body parts and learning their names. The children have been looking at all the different bones and have been excited to tell me their names too! Some children have been measuring how long each others arms were and have been recording the measurements!


This week in maths we have been learning all about part part whole models and have started to learn how to write our own addition number sentences! The children have become experts at partitioning numbers, however next week we will be looking to see if they can partition a number in more than one way!

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The children have continued to explore the features of an instructional text this week. The children have enjoyed watching Miss Abdul make a marmalade sandwich in front of the class whilst telling me exactly what to do using their instructional language. The children have really impressed me by using bossy verbs and time connectives in their writing this week!



This week we have been learning the sounds 'ie' and 'ou'. We have also been revising the phase 3 and 4 tricky words.


In Maths this week, we have been comparing numbers by using the vocabulary of greater than, less than and equal to. The children have enjoyed taking our learning outdoors by creating the more than and less than symbols using equipment from our outdoor area! In provision the children have enjoyed feeding the monkey bananas with the greatest value! We have also competed against one another by placing the greatest amount of animals in our pots in 2 minutes. 



Our Maths Learning this Week!


In English this week we have been looking at instructions. The children have been very excited about the dinosaur moving around school! We have been searching in the garden for anything he may of left behind. Next week we will be following instructions on how to set a trap for the dinosaur and create this outside... how exciting! The children will continue to explore the features of an instructional text. 

Exploring the garden to find traces of the dinosaur!

Our Number Study!


In English this week, we have been innovating our class text 'The Hungry Caterpillar'. The children have enjoyed creating new ideas by changing the character and foods from the original story. We have been getting more and more confident at writing sentences independently using all of our non-negotiables (finger spaces, capital letters and full stops). 



This week in Maths we have been looking at place value. We have enjoyed exploring our number of the day by deciding how many tens and ones each number has and what numbers are one more/one less. In our groups we have been investigating one more/one less of different numbers. Some children have really impressed Miss Abdul this week by finding 10 more/less! 



This week in Topic we have been looking at what makes us British. The children were very excited to tell me what they thought made us British. Sunday dinners seemed to be a very popular answer! We then linked this into our British Values!



This week we have continued to recap the Phase 3 sounds. To ensure their learning is consolidated please ensure you continue to read with your child as much as you can. Thanks!

The children can also practise their phonics through playing games such as Obb and Bob on a computer/ipad - 

They could also watch Alphablocks or Geraldine the Giraffe on Youtube for particular sounds they struggle with. 


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We have had a lovely start to the term here in Jeffers Class! The children have settled into their new routines really well and have shown me how ready they are to start their year 1 journey! 



In English we have been reading and learning all about The Hungry Caterpillar. We have been practising how to write full sentences using capital letters, finger spaces and full stops. The children have been very keen to show me their beautiful cursive handwriting! Keep up the good work Jeffers Class! 



In Maths we have been practising counting lots of different objects around the classroom. Some children have really impressed Miss Abdul by counting in 2's! We are also beginning to look at the place value of different numbers by ordering numbers in number sequences.



Our topic this half term is learning all about ourselves. This week the children have enjoyed investigating the United Kingdom. The children have enjoyed exploring the topic area with Mrs McElvogue discussing the different countries in the UK and identifying their flags. We have also been sharing our family trees, some super homework from you all already, I look forward to seeing some more frown


Important Information

PE days 

Monday - Indoor PE (shorts, white t-shirt, pumps)

Tuesday - Outdoor PE (black jogging bottoms, white t-shirt, black zipper jacket/jumper)


Book changing days

Monday, Wednesday and Friday

Please ensure you read with your child at least 3 times a week to support their phonics learning in school. Thanks!