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Remember Tuesday 14th is the Base Open Afternoon at 2.30, Wednesday 15th is Year 3 Open Afternoon at 2.30. Look forward to seeing you there!

The Base

The Speech and Language Base

2017-2018

Mrs. Kenny

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Welcome to The Base!

We hope that you have had a wonderful summer break and that you are looking forward to the term ahead.  We are very excited to welcome you all back and especially to welcoming our new pupils in Year 3 and Year 5.

 

The Base Team

Mrs. Kenny (Base leader)

Amanda Felstead (Teaching Assistant)

Suzanne Welham (Teaching Assistant)

Jen English (Teaching Assistant)

Heather Elliott (Mainstream support)

Sally Dove (Mainstream support)

Josh Haig (Mainstream support)

Archie Taylor (Mainstream support)

 

During this first half term we will be making potions in our instructions unit as well reading and writing both stories and poems in English lessons.  In Maths we will be exploring number as well as revisiting addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.  In our word learning sessions, the children will each be learning vocabulary related to the topics they are studying in their home classes.

 

Dates for your diary

 

Wednesday 12th September

3.45pm - 4.30pm

Home Learning Support

Come into school to find out how you can support and extend your child's learning at home with practical help available for Bug Club and My Maths. (For our new parents, these are online resources that your child will be able to access and engage with at home).

 

Thursday 12th October

9.30 - 10.15am

Harvest Festival - Come and join us to celebrate the traditional festival of harvest.  Any donations nearer the time will be gratefully received.

 

Tuesday 14th November

2.30 - 3.45pm

Meeting for parents of children in the Base.

(Focus to be confirmed).

Friday 8th September 2017

 

We have had a lovely first week back in The Base. Amongst other learning we have been thinking about e-safety. Here is a picture of the class charter we have signed. You might want to revisit it with your children at home. Have a lovely weekend!

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Thursday 14th September 2017

This week we have been learning about instructions. Yesterday we made some potions to help us to generate some fantastic vocabulary that we can use when we write our spells tomorrow. We all had a lot of fun! 

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Friday 22nd September 2017

This week we have been writing poems about Autumn, using our senses. Today each child performed them in front of the rest of the class. Everyone did a great job of keeping their voices nice and loud and using fantastic actions and expressions. Ask your child to perform their poem for you this weekend. Here is one performance that we all loved. Have a great weekend!

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Friday 29th September 2017

We came to the end of our addition and subtraction unit today and answered word problems using different methods we had learnt throughout the unit. Ask your child which method they like to use best when solving addition and subtraction word problems and why. Have a lovely weekend!

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Thursday 5th October 2017

In Friendship Group today we took it in turns to guess small plastic animals that were hidden in a feely bag. The children could feel and peek at the animals and then had to describe these animals to their friends without saying the name of the animal. They were very good at feeling the animals and describing exactly what they could feel. Everyone managed to guess all the animals. Have a go at practising this with your children using different objects from home.

Friday 13th October 2017

This week in The Base, the children have completed some fantastic learning about inverted commas. Ask your child when you need to use them. We will be writing stories next week as we come to the end of this unit and I am sure I will see lots of inverted commas in their writing. Enjoy the weekend!

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Friday 20th October 2017

This week we have been writing our own stories at the end of our English unit. The children used Clicker6 to help them to write their stories and then today they wrote them up thinking about how perfectly we could present our learning. The children in The Base have worked hard this half term to improve their handwriting. Ask your child about their story, can they tell you who their main character was and what they bought? Have a lovely half term and see you all in a week.

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Friday 3rd November 2017

This week in The Base we have been learning to tell the time on an analogue clock. You can see from the picture above some of the vocabulary we have used. Some of us have been challenging ourselves to tell the time to the nearest 5 minutes. You might like to ask your children the time this weekend to help them to consolidate their learning. Have a lovely weekend!

Friday 10th November 2017

This week we have been learning about units of measure in Maths. Please take the time to point out any units of measurement that you may see this weekend to your children. You can look at the time on an analogue clock together and look at what units of measurement you spot on the sides of any food or drink containers. Happy hunting!

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