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Newsletter sent Friday 16th of November 2018
Hello! We have had a very colourful day to day, thank you for helping your child to dress up. We even took Pudsey and Blush swimming.
We have finally completed our studies of negative numbers and will start out new unit of addition and subtraction next week. Thank you for helping with the Maths Challenge homework this week, we won the prize for most completed challenges. However, there are a number of children not completing their homework and it is the same children each week, so please give them a little reminder.
This week we have studied what life would be like in the trenches. The children have researched using BBC biteseize. They have also followed a master class in drawing a WW1 soldier: I think you’ll agree they are rather good.
So, have a super weekend and keep warm, Mrs.P. x
Well what a busy week it has been in Acorn Class! We have been learning about keeping safe on the roads and helping others. The children have learned some great songs about using traffic lights and practised using traffic lights as part of our PE session today. The children have loved our special Children In Need day today. The children looked fab in their spotty, Pudsey clothes and loved doing their own spotty paintings. We even had a very special visit from Pudsey Bear himself! Well done Acorn class.
Congratulations to the following pupils for being voted for Head Boy/Girl and Deputy Head Boy/Girl:
Head Boy: Jack
Head Girl: Libby
Deputy Head Boy: Kyle
Deputy Head Girl: Pheobe
You have the right to give your opinion and for adults to listen and take it seriously.
This week we have been talking a lot about ways we can look after ourselves, keep fit and healthy – by eating well, keeping active and getting plenty of rest. We have been talking about food that is good for us and used collage materials to make some ‘healthy’ food plates. In maths we have been learning about partitioning numbers into equal groups e.g. 6 = 2 lots of 3, or 3 lots of 2 or 6 lots of 1.
We have also started to practice our Christmas Nativity ‘Christmas Counts’ which we will perform to parents on Tuesday 11th December at 2pm and Thursday 13th December at 9.30am. Details will be sent out nearer the time regarding the arrangements for tickets. The children have chosen the parts they wanted and begun to learn the songs. Letters will be distributed next week to let you know what part your child will play and what clothing will need to be provided.
Please remember to keep reading with your child and recording in their yellow reading records so we know when they have read their book twice and it needs to be changed. Also, look out for the handwriting packs that are being sent home. Inside you will find a little information about how we teach handwriting, a sound mat with the rhymes we use to help with formation, some practice sheets and spare paper. I must stress, this is NOT homework, only a pack to help you support your child if they wish to practice and are choosing to write at home. If you have any questions regarding any of this please let me know and I will be more than happy to help.
Next week will be our last formal PE session for a couple of weeks as we will use our hall time to practice our Nativity. Wednesday 21st November.will also be our last Stay and Play session for this term Please come along and join your child in a child-led learning session at 2pm. We look forward to seeing you there.
This has been another busy week for Sycamore class. On Tuesday, we went to Shrewsbury Abbey to visit the World War One memorial and the Wilfred Owen memorial. Alongside Hazel class, we laid a wreath on the Wilfred Owen memorial in the grounds of the Abbey. We had a fantastic time finding out more information about the Abbey as well.
On Wednesday, the children completed the second part of their pedestrian training. They had to cross several different roads individually and they were brilliant. They all applied the knowledge and skills learnt from the previous week and crossed all the roads safely. Well done to everyone!
Next week, we have our visit to Park Hall. Children need to wear sensible and appropriate footwear and a warm, waterproof coat as they will be outside for most of the day.
Have a great weekend!
Mrs Brunyard, Miss Harris and Mrs Martin
This week we have started to learn about nocturnal animals so that we can innovate ‘The Owl Who was Afraid of the Dark’ with our own nocturnal animal. We have used adjectives to describe what they look like.
The children’s word reading is improving but we all still need to check they understand what they are reading and are able to answer questions about what they have read. Please encourage them to read each page more than once.
Homework this week: Please take every opportunity you can to practice the 2, 5 and 10 times tables. Begin by counting in 2s, 5s and 10s then learning them out of order. There is a lot of work to be done until they are fluent in recalling these facts.
It’s just over a week until costumes for the play are due in. Please make sure they are brought in a bag which is clearly labelled with their name. If you have any questions please ask either myself or Mrs Richards.
If your child has lines to learn please help them as much as possible to learn them off by heart. They are becoming very good at singing the songs – we have seven to learn! You may have already heard little snippets if they’ve been singing them at home!
Have a great weekend!
This week in Little Acorns we have been looking at People who help us! we have role played 999 emergencies, we have sang the ‘Five Little Firemen’ song and then painted our hands turning each finger into the five firemen and played people who help us bingo and matching duplo blocks, next week we will be looking at different nursery rhymes for World Nursery Rhyme week so we will be sending rhymes home each day for you to learn.
Hello! For some reason I thought I had written the newsletter last week but I must have dreamt it! Perhaps it is the effect of the wonderful virus I have had since half term…
So, it was super to meet so many of you at Parent Evening, thank you to all of you who came. If you didn’t manage to make it I shall try to follow up and give you a call or you could call the office to arrange a mutually convenient time over the next few weeks.
The children are beginning to get back into the routine after half term but it has been a struggle for some of them.
We have started our swimming sessions, we do have a large number of children who cannot swim so if you are stuck for something to do at the weekends, “Shrewsbury Swimming Baths” have family sessions during Sunday afternoons.
Enjoy the rest of the week,
Chestnut Class and Elm Class
These are the dates we hope to deliver the KS1 Christmas Performance of ‘Santa’s Setbacks’. We have chosen to perform to parents for one morning and one afternoon in the hope that this facilitates as many people as possible in attending a performance. Tickets will be available from the office closer to the date. Tickets are issued because numbers need to be limited to satisfy Heath & Safety regulations.
Tuesday 11th December 9:30am
Thursday 13th December 1:30pm
Please could we have all costume contributions in school by Monday 26th November. This will allow us time to assess any additional needs.
Mrs Dowell & Mrs Richards
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