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17th January 2020

We have had another busy week  learning lots about Martin Luther King and the children have really enjoyed developing an understanding of what happened along time ago.

In Maths we have begun to learn how to work out addition and subtraction problems that cross 10. We have also continued to study our class text ' Meerkat Mail ' and the children enjoyed writing postcards to Sunny to tell him where he should visit next.

Home learning has been set on Spelling Shed and Purple Mash.

The spellings for next week are: back, black, tick, pink, bank and think.

 

Please remember to read with your child as often as possible to support their developing phonics decoding.

 

Monday will be PE so please ensure all children have their PE kit in school alongside their reading books.

 

Have a great weekend

Mrs Burt

Here is this weeks picture news to discuss with your child.

10th January 2020

 

Welcome back everyone. I hope you all had a great Christmas and I am very impressed with the children's attitudes to their learning this week. This week we have started our new project 'I have a dream' and have been looking at the life of Martin Luther King and his famous speech. We even had a go at writing our own speeches. We loved Forest School and Mrs Lucas was very impressed with how well behaved the children were.

 

Reminders:

  • PE and Forest School Kit - Thank you to everyone for having these in school for the sessions this week. Please make sure both kit's are in line with the School guidelines and in a named bag.

 

  • To give the children the chance to investigate different types of materials we are collecting any cardboard boxes, plastic items and any pieces of wood to add to our creative area. If anyone has any they can donate it would be gratefully received.

 

  • Please continue to read with your child at home and record when this has been done in the red Home / School diaries. As we move towards the phonics screening it is important that the children get lots of opportunities to use their phonics knowledge to strengthen their skills.

 

Please check on Spelling Shed and Purple Mash for this weeks homework and Please make sure your child practices the following spellings for Monday's quiz: less, class, pass, fizz, his and busy.

 

This weeks Picture News is attached below for you to discuss with your child.

 

Have a great weekend

 

Milhazes Team

20th December 2019

 

What a fabulous festive week! We have enjoyed a scrumptious Christmas Dinner, a fabulous Christmas Party, loved meeting Father Christmas and had a good chuckle at the staff's version of our Winter Production.

 

Messages for Spring Term:

  • PE will now be on a Monday and Tuesday. Please make sure the children have their PE kits for the first day back.

 

  • The children will be going to Forest School on a Wednesday afternoon. Please ensure the children have all their Forest School Kit and wellies in School for after Christmas. As it will still be cold please ensure they have warm clothing to go under their waterproofs. Please ensure everything is named.

 

  • The Children return to school on Tuesday 7th December.

 

I am not going to set any specific homework over Christmas except for the children to relax and enjoy spending time with all their families. However, if they get bored there are activities on Purple Mash and Spelling Shed they can complete.

Have a fantastic Christmas!

Milhazes Team

13th December 2019

 

What a fabulous festive week! The children loved performing the Winter Production for you all and we hoped you enjoyed it. I know we are very proud of all of them. This week we have enjoyed our Design and Technology lessons, investigating, designing and making our own jelly for the Christmas party and have been writing some instructions that Santa could follow! With Mrs Ansari, the children have been investigating static electricity and found it a hair raising experience! We are really looking forward to our Christmas party on Monday so don't forget to come dressed in party clothes. 

 

Please log-in to Spelling Shed and Purple Mash for this weeks home learning. At the request of a few of the parents I have added due dates to the tasks. The spellings for next week are:

 

pink, wink, bank, tank, think and thanks.

                     

Have a fantastic weekend!

Milhazes Team

2nd December 2019

 

We've had a great week practising our Christmas play and can't wait to perform for you all. In English we are looking at the book Footprints in the Snow and we have been using the book to decide how the wolves in familiar stories are the same or different and we have written some fantastic character descriptions. In Maths we have been working on addition challenges and next week we will be looking at subtraction challenges.

 

Reminders:

  • Please could all the children, who are townspeople, bring in their Christmas jumper and pants/leggings for the Christmas production in a named bag on Monday.

 

  • Please could we have the £1 donations for the Christmas Party in as soon as possible.

 

  • It has been decided that as the Christmas Production is only an hour the children will remain in school and be collected at home time as usual.

 

  • Please could I also have any copies of the Acceptable Use Document returned as they need to be collated by the office.

 

Please check on Spelling Shed and Purple Mash for this weeks homework and Please make sure your child practices the following spellings for Monday's quiz: back, neck, deck, click, black and tick.

 

Picture news is attached below and we can't wait for you to see our Christmas Production.

 

Have a great weekend

 

Milhazes Team

29th November 2019

Milhazes class has had a busy week as we begin to prepare to celebrate Christmas. This week we have been looking at some of our tricky cluster sounds especially 'st' and 'sk' and where we find them in different words. We have also been looking at how too spell words with a 'zz' sound at the end. This week we have strengthened our number knowledge and we are getting so much better at this. In our Challenge Curriculum we have continued to look at the history of Christmas traditions, this week we have begun to look at the history of Christmas cards and got to handle some real artefacts. We have also been practicing our winter production and can't wait for you all to watch it.

 

Please take note of the following messages:

 

  • Could all parents please ensure that when you read with your child at home it is recorded in their diary.

 

  • It has come to my attention that some of the children are bringing juice to school in their water bottles. As per the schools guidelines children should only bring water to school to have in class.

 

  • As the weather grows colder please ensure your children have their school jumper or cardigan and a suitable outdoor coat with a hat, gloves and scarf.

 

For this weeks home learning please complete the new activities on the '2do' tab on Purple Mash and the new assigned activities on Spelling Shed focusing on the common exception word spellings for Year 1. This week there is no Picture News Homework but I would like the children to practice the following spellings on Spelling Shed: buzz, fizz, is, his, busy and has.

 

Have a fantastic weekend.

Milhazes Team.

22nd November 2019

Milhazes class has had a busy week working on our challenge booklets. I was very impressed with how hard they worked and am very proud of them all. This week we have practiced the phase 3 phonic sounds 'oo' and how it sounds different in different words. We have also been looking at how too spell words with a 'ss' at the end. To help us remember our fact families we have been playing lots of number games. With so much going on in school at the moment we went on a sound walk to see which sounds we could hear around school and discussed if these sounds would be the same or different at different times in the day. With Mrs Ansari we have begun to look at different sources of electrical light. To begin to get us in the Christmas mood we have been looking at the history of the Christmas Tree, making our own decorations and finding out how traditions are different in other countries.

 

Please take note of the following messages:

 

  • Could all parents please ensure that when you read with your child at home it is recorded in their diary.

 

  • Please remind your child to return their library book on Weds if they have had it 2 weeks so they can choose another book from the library. Any losses will incur a replacement fee.

 

  • It has come to my attention that some of the children are bringing juice to school in their water bottles. As per the schools guidelines children should only bring water to school to have in class.

 

For this weeks home learning please complete the new activities on the '2do' tab on Purple Mash and the new assigned activities on Spelling Shed focusing on the two different 'oo' sounds. The Picture News Homework is repeated from last week and on Spelling Shed the spelling word game will look at the following words we have looked at this week.

 

These are: less, miss, pass, mess, class, dress.

 

15th November 2019

What a busy week we have had. This week the children have impressed me with their level of respect during our Remembrance Day activities and the fantastic effort made for Children in Need. This week we have been practicing the phase 5 phonic sounds 'oy' and 'ay' and looking at how too spell words with a 'll' at the end. We have reading the class text 'Amazing Grace' and discussing the theme that you can do anything if you put your mind to it. We have also continued to develop our number knowledge around fact families and have begun to think about how we hear. In PE we have developed our Gymnastic balances on the equipment.

 

Please take note of the following messages:

 

  • Could all parents please ensure that when you read with your child at home it is recorded in their diary.

 

  • Please remind your child to return their library book on Weds if they have had it 2 weeks so they can choose another book from the library. Any losses will incur a replacement fee.

 

For this weeks home learning could the children please complete the new activities on the '2do' tab on Purple Mash and the new assigned activities on Spelling Shed focusing on the two different 'oo' sounds in preparation for next weeks Phonics. On spelling shed there is also a new game to practice the spelling words we have looked at this week.

 

If you cannot access Spelling Shed the spellings are: full, till, bell, doll, skill, spill.

 

I will give out Merits to those children who access the online homework and show super effort in their spellings.

 

I am also attaching a copy of this weeks Picture News below. Please discuss the topic with your child. Its great for the children to hear lots of different opinions.Many thanks

 

Milhazes Team.

Home Learning Guidance Document:

Please find a copy of the revised Home learning Guidance Document below. This documents details how Home learning can be accessed and the importance of engagement with these learning initiatives.

8th November 2019

What a busy week we have had. This week we have added whole class and spelling to our timetable and the children have responded really well. This week we have been practicing the phonic sounds 'er' and 'ear' and spelling words with a 'ff' at the end. We have created 2 Remembrance poems as a class and used lots of interesting resources to practice our part, part, whole fact families. We have also continued to find out about Guy Fawkes and The Gunpowder Plot and which artefacts are left for us to look at. In PE we have developed our Gymnastic balances on the equipment.

 

Please take note of the following messages:

 

  • Could all parents please ensure that when you read with your child at home it is recorded in their diary.

 

  • Please remind your child to return their library book on Weds if they have had it 2 weeks so they can choose another book from the library. Any losses will incur a replacement fee.

 

For this weeks home learning could the children please complete the new activities on the '2do' tab on Purple Mash and the new assigned activities on Spelling Shed focusing on the 'er' and 'ear' sounds. On spelling shed there is also a new game to practice the spelling words we have looked at this week.

 

If you cannot access Spelling Shed the spellings are: puff, cuff, huff, stuff, cliff, staff.

 

I will give out Merits to those children who access the online homework.

 

I am also attaching a copy of this weeks Picture News below. Please discuss the topic with your child. Its great for the children to hear lots of different opinions.Many thanks

 

Milhazes Team.

1st November 2019

We have had a busy week in Milhazes and I have been really pleased with how well the children have returned to their learning after half term. This week we have been practicing the phonic sounds 'oi' and 'ow'. We have written our funny letters to Mr Dryburgh and looked at different newspapers to see how they are the same or different. We have also been beginning to find out about Guy Fawkes and The Gunpowder Plot and firework safety. In PE we have begun to learn different Gymnastic balances and how they could go together.

 

Please take note of the following messages:

 

  • The reading diaries have finally arrived so could all parents please ensure that when you read with your child at home it is recorded in their diary.

 

  • This week we have also began our regular visits to the school library. Each child will be able to go to the library once every 2 weeks to change their reading book. As these books are school property please ensure they are returned every 2 weeks to be swapped and that your child looks after them at home. Any losses will incur a replacement fee.

 

  • It has come to my attention that some children are coming into school without the appropriate school footwear and book bag. As it is part of the uniform policy, that all children wear appropriate shoes and have a Blackrod book bag, it is very important that it is adhered too.

 

  • In the next two weeks we are hoping to create a piece of art, as a Key Stage, for Remembrance Day. Would it be possible, that whilst you are out in the garden or on walks in the countryside, the children could collect any red leaves they see.

 

  • We are also running low on junk modelling resources so if anyone has any boxes, bottles, paper cups etc they could donate it would be greatly appreciated. 

 

For this weeks home learning could the children please complete the new activities on the '2do' tab on Purple Mash and the new assigned activities on Spelling Shed focusing on the 'oi' and 'ow' sounds. I will give out Merits to those children who access the online homework.

 

Have a fantastic bonfire weekend.

 

Many thanks

 

Milhazes Team.

18th October 2019

 

This week in Milhazes we have been practicing the phonic sounds 'air' and 'ure'. We have looked again at Dear Greenpeace and brainstormed our own ideas for funny sentences. We have continued to learn about the continents and oceans and this week we have been thinking about which clothes we would wear for the different climates.

 

Please take note of the following messages:

 

  • Please ensure your child reads at home with you whenever possible and that this is recorded on the sheet.

 

  • P.E kits are required in school at times. Please could all parents ensure their child has a full kit with them in school, especially after clubs in an evening. It is important that the children all have the correct equipment in school daily.

 

For this weeks home learning please complete the 5 day weather sheet sent home earlier in the week for wherever you spend the holidays. There are new activities on the '2do' tab on Purple Mash and new assigned activities on Spelling Shed focusing on the 'air' and 'ure' sounds. I will give out Merits to those children who access the online homework.

 

Have a fantastic half term and enjoy the break.

 

Many thanks

 

Milhazes Team

11th October 2019

 

This week in Milhazes we have been practicing the phonic sounds 'ur' and 'er'. We have looked again at Dear Greenpeace, developed questions we would like to ask and practiced our letter writing. We have also continued to learn about plastic pollution and enjoyed our visit from Dr Niall, who answered lots of questions about Greenpeace and pollution. Finally, we have looked at hot and cold colour wheels and how these colours are used in both art work and on maps.

 

Please take note of the following messages:

 

  • Please ensure your child reads at home with you whenever possible and that this is recorded on the sheet.

 

  • P.E kits are required in school at times. Please could all parents ensure their child has a full kit with them in school, especially after clubs in an evening. If you have ordered new kit which has still not arrived please speak to the ladies in the office.

 

  • Miss Parr has checked each child's login for Spelling Shed today and the children have been sent home with a copy of this login. Please access through a chrome or safari browser as explorer does not support the webpage effectively.

 

For home learning please continue to access the resources and links on the class page. I have set new activities on the '2do' tab on Purple Mash and assigned activities on Spelling Shed focusing on the 'ur' and 'er'. I will give out Merits to those children who access the online homework.

 

Many thanks

 

Milhazes Team

4th October 2019

 

This week in Milhazes we have been continuing practicing our phonics, especially some of the phase 2-3 tricky words, and using our phonics sounds to help us write the words. We continued to look at the story 'Night Monkey, Day Monkey' and thought about where in the world the story is set and used our geography skills to decide if it would be a hot or cold country. We have also been learning about why we celebrate Harvest and we really enjoyed tasting the fruit from around the world with the ASDA Community Champion. Finally, we have been continuing to look at the continents and oceans with Mrs Ansari and enjoyed learning which countries are hot and cold.

 

Please take note of the following messages:

 

  •  It is the Harvest Festival celebration for KS2 on Tuesday. Please could any donations be sent into class on Monday or Tuesday ready for the assembly on Tuesday.

 

  • Due to the delay with the reading journals Mrs Law has placed a photocopied page from last years journal with the children's books today for you to keep a record. Please ensure your child reads at home with you whenever possible and that this is recorded on the sheet.

 

  • P.E kits are required in school at times. Please could all parents ensure their child has a full kit with them in school, especially after clubs in an evening. If you have ordered new kit which has still not arrived please speak to the ladies in the office.

 

  • It has come to my attention that some of the children's logins are not allowing access to Spelling Shed. Ms Parr has attempted to rectify this situation. If you child is still struggling to login please send a note into school and I will ask Ms Parr to take another look.

 

This weekend please continue to access the resources and links on the class page for phonics and tricky words. I have also set new activities on the '2do' tab on Purple Mash and, if able, there are several games on Spelling Shed. I will give out Merits to those children who access the online homework.

 

Many thanks

 

Milhazes Team

27th September 2019

 

This week in Milhazes we have been practice our phonics, especially the tricky sound 'th', and using our phonics sounds to think of words with this sound in. We listened to the story 'Night Monkey, Day Monkey' and  thought about how the characters felt and which words we could use to describe them. In maths we have been using the alligator resources to decide if numbers are greater than, less than or equal to each other. We have also continued to learn about plastic pollution and which objects we can Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and how The Brick Charity in Wigan will use our tinned and packet food donations within their food bank service. Finally, we have been continuing to look at light sources and this week we looked at how the eye lets us see using a light source. The children really enjoyed tracking the lights journey to their eye using the pink thread.

 

Please take note of the following messages:

 

  • Please ensure your child reads at home with you whenever possible and that this is recorded in their old reading diaries or on a piece of paper in their book.

 

  • P.E kits are required in school at times. Please could all parents ensure their child has a full kit with them in school, especially after clubs in an evening.

 

  • I have sent the children's online logins home this week. All online platforms i.e. Purple Mash, Spelling Shed and Cracking Comprehension, can be accessed via the class page and the login is the same for each platform. Please note that all the platforms needed to be accessed via safari (Apple devices) or Google Chrome.

 

As the children now have their logins please could they spend some time over the weekend accessing the resources on the class page for phonics and trying out the Year 1 activities on Purple Mash and the tricky word game I have set up on Spelling Shed.

 

Many thanks

 

Milhazes Team

20th September 2019

 

We have had a busy week in Milhazes class and the children have all showed fantastic determination with some tricky learning this week. We have continued to practice our phonics, made sensescapes for different settings, look at what a front cover/ blurb can tell us about a book and have been recapping over 1 more and 1 less with lots of practical activities. We have also been learning about plastic pollution and enjoyed seeing what tricky word games Spelling Shed can challenge us with.

 

Please take note of the following messages:

 

  • Please ensure your child reads at home with you whenever possible and that this is recorded in their old reading diaries or on a piece of paper in their book.

 

  • P.E kits are required in school at times. Please could all parents ensure their child has a full kit with them in school, especially after clubs in an evening.

 

 

  • The extreme reading display is being updated in school. If anyone has a picture of their child reading in a strange or wonderful place and they would like it to go on the display please send these into school.

 

  • The Book Fair is in school from Tuesday next week. As a class we will be going to look at the books. The Fair will also be open after school, on Tuesday and then before and after school on Wednesday and Thursday, if you would like to look at the books available with your children.

 

  • The PTFA AGM is being held on Tuesday 24th September at 6.30pm in school for all those who would like to attend.

 

  • We are hosting a Macmillan Coffee Morning on Friday 27th September from 1:30pm till 3:30pm. It would be great to see people enjoying cakes, biscuits and a hot drink in support of a fantastic cause. Please could we ask for any donations of cakes or biscuits to be sent into school in a named container on Thursday or Friday.

 

Whilst the children continue to settle into Milhazes the home learning tasks will be to access the phonics activities I have now added to the class page and to continue to practice letter and number formation.

 

Many thanks

 

Milhaze Team.

13th September 2019

 

We have another lovely week in Milhazes class and the children have all been working very hard. This week we have been practicing our phonics, learning about lights sources and practicing our throwing and catching skills. We have also been thinking about why we are thankful, enjoyed Music with Mrs Caswell and, at the request of the children, we have been looking at The Titanic and what happened.

 

Please take note of the following messages:

 

  • Please ensure your child reads at home with you whenever possible and that this is recorded in their old reading diaries or on a piece of paper in their book..

 

  • P.E kits are required in school at times. Please could all parents ensure their child has a full kit with them in school, especially after clubs in an evening.

 

  • Next week, in class, we will be thinking about plastic pollution and items that can be reduced, reused or recycled. Please could I ask that if anyone has any plastic pop or water bottles and/or foil sweet wrappers, such as you would get from Quality Street or other well known brands, that they could donate that would be great.

 

Whilst the children continue to settle into Milhazes the home learning tasks will be:

 

  • Review all the Actiphons learnt in Picasso.
  • Practice letter and number formation.

 

Many thanks

 

Milhaze Team.

 

6th September 2019.

 

Welcome to Milhazes. It is lovely to see so many of the children coming into school with happy smiles, ready to learn. Please take note of the following reminders and messages:

 

  • We are currently awaiting the arrival of the new home school diaries. Mrs Law has ensured that every child has a reading book. Please record in your child's reading diary from Picasso or on a piece of paper.

 

  • Can I take this opportunity to remind all parents/carers that as a Healthy Eating School only healthy snack and drinks are allowed. Therefore no chocolate, crisps, juice etc. are permitted.

 

  • P.E is on a Wednesday and Friday this year. Please could all parents ensure their child has a full kit in school at all times with trainers. If your child can not yet fasten their laces please provide Velcro trainers.

 

  • Please can all parents remember that at home time you are asked to wait till 3.25pm to come round to the classroom doors. This is to ensure the children complete their learning without distraction.

 

Whilst the children settle into Milhazes the home learning tasks will be:

 

  • Review all the Actiphons learnt in Picasso.
  • Practice letter and number formation.

 

Many thanks

 

Milhaze Team.


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