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Welcome to Room 1!
Welcome to Room 1. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and summer holiday and are feeling refreshed and excited about the term ahead.
Reading is part of our homework every night. Some of us have a reader to read to Mum or Dad and some of us are able to choose our own chapter book. Regardless, everybody must read outloud every night, as it is very important for building reading mileage and confidence. All children have a reading diary. This is to be signed each night by an adult. Remember in class we are having a competition with prizes awarded once the certificates have been achieved by completing the in class reading given out Monday to Friday. While you are reading it would be a good idea to practise your fluency or expression or get Mum/Dad to ask you some questions once you have finished reading.
Learning your basic facts is an essential part of Maths. Below are some links of just a few games available to practise. There are a whole load available both online and as apps on Ipod touches or Iphones that are fantastic practise. If you have access to an Ipod, Iphone or Ipad there are many excellent apps to download that will help with various parts of maths. We play Math Bingo in class and have found our subtraction really needs some extra learning. We use the Fraction man to help us learn our fractions and we play Pearl Diver which focuses on numbers and fractions.
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Our library day is Thursday. Bookbags are needed to be able to borrow books. Please remind your child to put their library books in their bags on a Tuesday evening.
Homework is starting in week 3 of Term 1. Homework goes home on a Monday and is due back on a Friday. It is not any extra work, just some practise of things that need to be consolidated to help classroom learning. Homework consists of re-reading your book outloud to Mum or Dad, practising your basic facts so that you have an instant recall and learning some spelling words. It should take no longer than 30 minutes per afternoon.
If you have any questions or concerns my best contact is email, however if you would like to speak to me directly, please make an appointment as I often am busy setting up for the day in the morning and have meetings after school.