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We are a happy, family school with strong Christian values. We all work together to promote a love of learning where children succeed and reach their full potential. We hope you enjoy your visit.Hanley Swan Primary School is part of the Hanley and Upton Educational Trust

What are we doing this week?

19.2.24

Welcome back and I hope that you had a great half-term. 

This week we will be enjoying the book 'Home' by Carson Ellis. We will be exploring a variety of different houses and designing our own homes. 

Do not forget to pop in to see the class on Thursday and, if you are interested, we also have a book fair in the school hall.

We will also be starting a set of rugby sessions this week. These sessions are led by Jack from Petelo Rugby All Stars - Children's & School Rugby Coaching, Holiday Camps & Clubs (petelorugbyallstars.co.uk)

 

Monday

Sound - Reading er

Handwriting - M

Activity - News Writing and Reading

Explore length

Maths games

Tuesday

Sound - Reading ow (cow)

Handwriting - N

Activity - Read Write Inc 

Compare length

maths games

Wednesday

Sound - Reading  ai

Handwriting - Write Dance / Pen Disco

Activity - Reading games

Explore height

Maths games

Thursday

Sound - Reading oa

Handwriting - O

Activity - Read Write Inc 

Compare height

Maths games

Friday

Sound -  Reading ew

Handwriting - P

Activity - Read Write Inc 

Measuring length and  height

Maths games

Home Support

Play with the sounds covered so far.

Regular reading

Play with numbers 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8

 

5.2.24

Happy Chinese New Year!

This week, we will explore the Chinese culture and learn about the Chinese New Year. We will be finding China on maps, investigating similarities and differences between China and the UK and looking at their New Year celebration. There will be lantern-making, dragon dancing, chopstick challenges and many more fun learning opportunities.

Tuesday is ‘Safer Internet Day’ and we will spend some time learning about keeping safe online. This is becoming increasingly important year on year. As parents we would not let our children go out on the roads without our guidance, so please do not let your children play online without guidance.

My biggest top tip - Keep technology out of the bedroom and in communal areas of the house. Using technology in the bedroom is when children are at their most vulnerable. Start good routines now and it will make it a lot easier in years to come.

 

Monday

Sound - Reading ea

Handwriting - I

Activity - News Writing and Reading

Making pairs - odd and even

Maths games

Tuesday

Sound - Reading oi

Handwriting - J

Activity - Read Write Inc 

Doubles to 8

maths games

Wednesday

Sound - Reading  aw

Handwriting - Write Dance / Pen Disco

Activity - Reading games

Doubles to 8

Maths games

Thursday

Sound - Reading are

Handwriting - K

Activity - Read Write Inc 

Combining 2 groups

Maths games

Friday

Sound -  Reading ur

Handwriting - L

Activity - Read Write Inc 

Conceptual Subitising

Maths games

Home Support

Play with the sounds covered so far.

Regular reading

Play with numbers 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8

 

30.1.24

Mi Casa Es Su Casa Continued...

We had so much fun creating our own houses last week, that we did not get on to houses from around the world. This week we will be looking at a variety of houses and homes from around the world, including a traditional Mexican story!

 

Mrs Lavelle and I have recently had training to teach 'Balance Bike' skills. Over the coming weeks, as the weather warms up, we will be taking the class (in small groups) onto the playground for some balance bike fun. We have 6 new balance bikes and 6 new helmets. This is a very exciting opportunity to develop cycling skills for their future bike riding. If you have any questions about this new addition to our learning opportunities, please come and ask.

 

Monday

Sound - Reading a-e

Handwriting - E

Activity - News Writing and Reading

Find 6, 7 and 8

Maths games

Tuesday

Sound - Reading i-e

Handwriting - F

Activity - Read Write Inc 

Represent 6, 7 and 8

maths games

Wednesday

Sound - Reading  o-e

Handwriting - Write Dance / Pen Disco

Activity - Reading games

1 more (6, 7 and 8)

Maths games

Thursday

Sound - Reading u-e

Handwriting - G

Activity - Read Write Inc 

1 less (6, 7 and 8)

Maths games

Friday

Sound -  Reading a-e, -i-e, u-e, o-e

Handwriting - H

Activity - Read Write Inc 

Composition of 6, 7 and 8

Maths games

Home Support

Play with the sounds covered so far.

Regular reading

Play with numbers 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8

 

22.1.24

Mi Casa Es Su Casa

This week, we are continuing with our houses and homes topic. We will be looking at a variety of traditional houses from around the world and comparing them to our homes. We will be reading a traditional Mexican book all about a house in Mexico and hopefully... learning a little Spanish!

 

Monday

Sound - Reading & writing ou

Handwriting - Introduce capitals 'A'

Activity - News Writing and Reading

Compare mass

Maths games

Tuesday

Sound - Reading & writing ir

Handwriting - B

Activity - Read Write Inc 

Find a balance

maths games

Wednesday

Sound - Reading & writing oy

Handwriting - Write Dance / Pen Disco (Zig Zag Monsters)

Activity - Reading games

Explore capacity

Maths games

Thursday

Sound - Reading & writing all sounds covered so far

Handwriting - C

Activity - Read Write Inc 

Compare Capacity

Maths games

Friday

Sound -  Reading & writing all sounds covered so far

Handwriting - D

Activity - Read Write Inc 

Positional language

Maths games

Home Support

Play with the sounds covered so far.

Regular reading

Play with numbers 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, & 5

 

15.1.24

Our house!

This week, we will be exploring what makes a house a house. The children will get to create pictures of their house, talk about their house and we will even try and find their house on 'Google Earth'. It will be very exciting!

 

PE this half term will be on a Wednesday and a Friday. On a Friday, we have Miss Gemma from Dance in Motion leading the lesson, and each week the session will be based on a different dance type. Last week we did musical theatre (The Lion King) and this week will be Stree Dance. I am recording the dances and you will be able to watch them later this term!

 

I have added photos from our visit to Hanley High School to the photos page. It was a lovely morning, please take a look.

 

Monday

Sound - Reading & writing oo (long 'oo - moon)

Handwriting - Introduce Zig Zag Monsters - v

Activity - News Writing and Reading

1 more

Maths games

Tuesday

Sound - Reading & writing oo (short 'oo - book)

Handwriting - w

Activity - Read Write Inc 

1 less

maths games

Wednesday

Sound - Reading & writing ar

Handwriting - Write Dance / Pen Disco (One Armed Robots)

Activity - Reading games

Composition

Maths games

Thursday

Sound - Reading & writing or

Handwriting - x

Activity - Read Write Inc 

Conceptual subitising to 5

Maths games

Friday

Sound -  Reading & writing air

Handwriting - z

Activity - Read Write Inc 

Conceptual subitising to 5 (Part 2)

Maths games

Home Support

Play with the sounds covered so far.

Regular reading

Play with numbers 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, & 5

 

9.1.24

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR and welcome back!!

 

I hope that you all had a great holiday and enjoyed any time you had with your children.

 

We will be jumping straight back into school life this week with a host of New Year activities. We will be finding out about their Christmas holiday, and using this as a stimulus for writing, drawing and painting.

We will be learning about New Year's resolutions and creating our own.

 

Monday

 

 

Tuesday

Sound - Reading & writing ay

Handwriting - m

Activity - News Writing

Introduce Zero

Maths games

Wednesday

Sound - Reading & writing ee

Handwriting - Write Dance / Pen Disco (One Armed Robots)

Activity - Reading games

Find 0 to 5

maths games

Thursday

Sound - Reading & writing igh

Handwriting - k

Activity - Reading games

Subitise 0 to 5

maths games

Friday

Sound -  Reading & writing ow

Handwriting - p

Activity - New Year Resolution

Represent 0 to 5

Maths games

Home Support

Play with the sounds covered so far.

Regular reading

Play with numbers 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, & 5

 

 

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