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This Week in Dexter Class

This week, we will be starting to learn about the different sacred texts for some of the world's major religions. We will be looking in particular, at which stories are important to both Jewish and Christian people and noting that as Jesus was Jewish, and Christianity stems from Him, there are many of the same stories in both the Torah and the Bible.

In maths, we will be be looking at the numbers 6,7 and 8, and looking at different representations of each of these numbers, discussing their composition from smaller numbers and their place in sequential order. We will play matching and ordering games, and develop our reasoning skills with problem solving activities. We will also be attempting the Amberley Rapid Recall Challenge again!

In phonics, we will be learning the sounds 'ow', 'oi', and 'ear'. We will be continuing to read and write words and captions which focus on these sounds and incorporate the tricky and high frequency words we have learned. Please don't forget that you child has a personalised list of these words in their book bag, so that they can practice reading and writing them at home to aid recall and fluency. Daily reading plays such an important part in the development of your child's confidence in decoding words and understanding the text they are reading. The children are always keen to show us your comments from home, so thank you for recording reading and noting any difficulties or successes you have encountered.

In literacy, language and communication, we will be continuing with our work on Farmer Duck, by Martin Waddell, though alongside this, we will be reading lots of other quality texts to continue to develop the children's love of reading.

We are aiming to welly walk on Wednesday again, this week. We hope that you have had a chance to look at the photos we have shared on Tapestry from last week. Please have a look at the work we share with you on Tapestry and feel free to add your own comments and observations from home too, as this helps us to build up a better picture of each child, and offers us the opportunity to discuss their interests and learning with them.


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