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Newsletter sent Friday 20th of April 2018
Hello and welcome back! I hope you have all had a restful Easter break.
We have had a very busy week indeed. In our maths lessons we have studied division through reasoning and problem solving activities. We even used the introduction of some tadpoles to our class to complete some real life maths… please ask your child what we did. We are ready to move onto our next unit of work all about “FRACTIONS!”
For our literacy and science units we have researched, written and created labelled diagrams about the life cycle of an Alaskan Snowy Owl. I have asked the children to follow the same methods of research to present an information sheet about the life cycle of a frog. Alongside this we will watch the development of the tadpoles over the coming weeks.
This week’s Golden Certificate winner is Mia Thomas for her superb homework and very much improved handwriting, well done Mia!
Finally, a very special message for Cleo, who we miss very much. We have made you a sunflower with lots of memory messages that we thought you might like…
for example; “I am sending you the sound of a pigeon cooing, I am sending you the sound of the waves crashing on the sea-shore and I am sending you the smell of chicken nuggets!” As you can see Cleo, the children are sending you some interesting memories to make you smile.
Mrs.P has some gifts for you from the class and she hopes to deliver them to you soon. xxx
I hope that you all have a super weekend and I will see you all next week. Please take care in the sunshine… “Slip, slap and slop” as they say in Australia.
The Safer School’s Newsletter has been handed out today so please check your child’s bag.
You have the right to special protection and help if you are a refugee (if you have been forced to leave your home and live in another country), as well as all the rights in this Convention.
No one is allowed to punish you in a cruel or harmful way.
We have had a really good first week back in the Summer term. Our class text is The Lighthouse Keepers Lunch. This week we have been writing Mr Grinling’s diary and thinking about the setting of the story. In maths we have been revisiting addition and subtraction. We are also learning how to read simple tables. We are enjoying the lovely sunny weather, please can we ask that you put sun cream on your child before they come to school and remind them to bring a hat and water bottle.
Golden certificate winner – Noah Harrington
This week in Beech Class we have started to look at the story ‘The Ugly Duckling’ where we have been text mapping, retelling and starting to write the story. We will continue to write the story next week and then start looking at how we could change the story. In maths we have been writing and representing numbers and will continue to developing our understanding of numbers and how they can be made up next week.
We have also been enjoying the sun and as the weather gets warmer and children take off their jumpers and cardigans please can you ensure all items of clothing are named. Your child will also need to bring a sunhat into school with them and please ensure you have put sun cream on them. Thank you.
Golden certificate – Scarlett Wilson
What a scorcher it has been this week; it is great to see sunshine again. It was good to welcome the children back after a restful Easter break. Our class attendance has been particularly impressive this week and we have covered so much. We have had two PE lessons, both relating to fielding and batting and the children have started a new unit in PSHE. In Maths we looked at BODMAS and averages and in Literacy we have looked at debates and balanced viewpoints. Homework has been marked and more has been set. We have three weeks left prior to SATs then we have SATS Week itself followed by an exciting but far more relaxing Arts Week. Our ‘Class Member of the Week’ goes to Ollie. Have a super weekend.
What a fantastic start to the summer term! Let’s hope it carries on 😉
Please apply sunscreen before school or they tend to spend more time applying than actually being outside!
A water bottle is now even more important as well as a hat.
This term our theme is ‘The Seaside’. We have started by reading lots of Katie Morag stories in literacy. We will continue to compare our local area with island life throughout the term.
We have thought about why plants have leaves and are investigating if a plant will grow without leaves – there have been some very interesting conversations from our Elm Class Scientists!
Most of the children are now reading longer books which is great, well done. I have asked them to write a sentence about what they have read, each time, in their Reading Records as it is taking them longer to finish a book. They know not to copy a sentence from the book, it needs to be in their own words to show they have understood what they have read.
End of Key Stage 1 testing (commonly referred to as SATs) will take place in May. Unlike Key Stage 2, there is no set timetable for Key Stage 1. The children are quite used to the format and procedures so everything should run very smoothly with nobody getting stressed or worried. They will complete the tasks in small groups in their usual classroom with their usual teacher. It is important to remember that the statutory tests in Key Stage 1 are only used as guidance for the final teacher assessment.
If you have any worries and concerns or would like any further information, please speak to me at the end of the day.
Golden Certificate – Rhys Norton
We have had such a lovely start to our Summer Term. All of our new children have settled really well and have been excited about joining in all our activities this week. The theme for this week is The Three Little Pigs and the children have enjoyed listening to stories, dressing up and even collecting their own sticks ready to build their own house of sticks. We will be continuing this theme next week and have lots more exciting activities planned! With the weather warming up, please can you send your child to school with a named sun hat and suncream as many of our activities will be taking place outside. Thank you!
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