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Newsletter sent Friday 19th of January 2018
A reminder that the children in Hazel and Sycamore class will be attending a visit to Blue Planet Aquarium on Wednesday 31st January.
We are asking for a donation of £6.00 towards the trip which will help cover the entry fee and cost of the coach.
Please can the reply slip and any monies be returned to school by Monday 22nd January at the latest.
Just a reminder to parents that you can purchase school uniform from the Deco Stitch website;
We would also like to remind parents that the children need to have their P.E kits with them every day of the week.
The government provides schools with additional funding to support the learning of pupils who are currently or have been entitled to free school meals within the last six years. It’s essential that parents/carers apply for free school meals even if the pupil doesn’t wish to receive a free school meal.
If you think you might qualify for Free School Meals you will need to fill out a form which you print out online from the Shropshire Council website (link below) or collect a copy from the school office.
If you have any questions regarding this or need assistance filling out the form please speak to the staff in the office.
We have had a great week in Beech continuing our learning about Pirates and writing about our story ‘I want to be a Pirate!’. In maths we have been learning to subtract using objects and write the number sentences. We have been learning some new tricky digraphs in letters and sounds and have got the new sounds in our special sound bags for practising at home. We have been having great fun in our pirate ship role play area and started to set up a new role play outside, turning it into a restaurant.
Remember to keep reading every day and don’t forget to return the maths challenge every Friday for a chance to win a prize!
Golden Certificate Winner: Archie Barker
The children have worked really hard this week. I have been really impressed by their learning in science, “Forces.” They know what a force is, how it works, how you can measure a force and they have investigated the relationship between a force and friction.Would you know which would be the safest surface to wear your trainers on and why? If not your child should be able to explain to you.
Cleo produced an excellent piece of science which was beautifully presented too, well done. Raffle ticket for you today.
We have started to add our own ideas and change Michael Morpurgo’s poem “Coming Home.” The final group have visited Belvidere to begin designing and making their “Clocks.” The first group’s work is now on display on the window-sill near the staff room.
Finally, we are getting to grips with applying our knowledge about area in some quite tricky questions.
My “Golden Certificate” winner this week is Cleo Postlethwaite for her super work in science.
Have a super weekend, Mrs.P x
This week has been another busy and action packed week for Sycamore class. We have continued with our Reading The Game project with Shrewsbury Town FC as planning our own Aboriginal tales in literacy, explored decimal equivalents for common fractions in maths and made our own string telephones in science.
Please can I ask that you continue to hear your child read every day (if possible) and sign their reading record.
Times tables practise is also essential in order to help the children progress with the other areas of maths we study. By the end of Year 4 all children should know and recall their times tables up to 12 x 12. The children have a crib sheet in the back of their homework books to help.
The Golden Certificate winner is Ben Lewis for always showing a “can do” attitude and never giving up, even when he finds things difficult.
This week the children have been adding money and then calculating change. Have a go at setting up a pretend shop in your kitchen. Label some packets of food with post it notes and provide some small change to pay with. Ask questions like ‘How much have you got? Do you have enough to buy…? How much more do you need? Will you have any change?’ Most of all – Have fun!
The children have been debating statements from The Global Goals and I think we might have some budding politicians in our class! They are being very grown up and putting their opinions forward in a confident manner, well done.
Please continue to listen to your child read as much as possible. We have been completing daily comprehension tasks which really makes them think about what they have read and to answer questions in full sentences. Please encourage then to answer your questions in full sentences too.
This week our Golden Certificate goes to Rocco Larter, well done!
Thank you for supporting your child’s learning.
A cold and windy week! Thank you for supporting your child with their homework. The SAT Books have gone down a treat and the homework intention is to allow your child a further chance to practice and revise skills learnt. They know I am available at any point to help and assist, should they need it. The week finished with percentages in Maths, classic poetry evaluations in Literacy and in Science we have learnt about symbols and faults in electrical circuits. The Termly Newsletter (Spring Edition) is now on our class page so please have a look and see what topics I intend covering over the coming weeks. This week’s class certificate goes to Alexander O’Hara – well done Alex. Have a super weekend.
We have had a great week finding out all about Pirates. The children particularly enjoyed making their own treasure map and going on a treasure hunt around the school where they were able to find huge gold and silver coins! We will be continuing this theme throughout the term but next week we are going to include lots of Nursery Rhymes. Perhaps at home you can practise singing some of your child’s favourite rhymes so they can share them in Nursery next week. We have a couple of events on next week in Acorn class which you are welcome to come and join us for. Firstly, we are having a Stay and Play session on Monday at 2pm and on Wednesday we will be having a Family Story Time at 2.45pm. We look forward to seeing you then.
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