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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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