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Newsletter sent Friday 11th of January 2019
Welcome back to everyone! We’ve had a busy first week. Lots of reading has been going on but please make sure reading books and reading records are in school every day.
On Monday we had a special delivery to Elm class and it was a penguin! This term we will be learning about the Polar Regions which will be supported by our trip to Sealife. We will be using the trip as a stimulus for lots of geography, art and creative activities so please return permission slips as soon as possible.
PE will be on Mondays and Tuesdays. Please ensure full kits are in school on these days.
Have a fab weekend!
Welcome Back and Happy New Year. The children have settled back into school well and are working very hard on our new topic. On Monday we had a special delivery for Chestnut Class – our penguin, who the children have named Mr Snow. He was the perfect start to our Explorers topic. In literacy we have been researching the Antarctic and making fact files about penguins, we will continue working on information texts next week. In maths we are adding and subtracting numbers within 20. Please practise this at home.
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What a fab first week back we have had. The children have all settled back into their routine really well and had a very exciting few days with the arrival of a parcel from our Barnaby Bear. He only got lost on his way to the North Pole and ended up finding lots of penguins so he sent us one to learn about! We have discovered lots about them this week, where they live, what they look like, what they eat (and what eats them!) as well as how they move and what their babies are like. We have begun to turn our Role Play area into the Antarctic and have made our own penguins using old toilet rolls! In Maths we have been learning to subtract using objects, first 1 then more than 1 and we have been trying to use some of the addition facts we know to help us, e.g. 4 + 1 = 5, so 5 – 1 = 4 and 5 – 4 = 1. It has been a bit tricky but they are starting to get the hang of it and will continue to practice more next week. Please help your child practice this at home by completing the Maths challenge they bring home. The children also have some new sounds in their letters and sounds bags and next week will be bringing home a new tricky word bingo so please ensure they have their bingo envelopes with them ready to swap their old board for the new one.
Family Story time will resume next week on Friday 18th January at 2:45pm. It would be lovely if you could come along and either enjoy some time reading with your child or join in with our end of day story and singing time. Have a lovely weekend. 🙂
Happy New Year! I hope you have all had a wonderful Christmas. A huge thank you for the lovely Christmas presents and cards I have received. The children have started the New Year very positively.
Each day we are trying to keep to a new health initiative, we walk around the school playground ten times: in other words we walk “A mile-a-day!” The difficulty is for the adults trying to keep up with the children!
We are studying “Explorers” as a school this term and Year 5 and 6 will study “The Vikings and The Anglo-Saxons.” Watch out for all of those DRAGONS! We hope to visit the cinema to see the new “How To Train Your Dragon:3” in February as the stimuli for our own animation films.
This week we have designed, made and evaluated a “Hearty Vegetable Soup” for a Viking warrior or WW1 soldier. They were delicious. We will end the week by designing the packaging for our favourite soup which was CABBAGE!
Some of the children have asked for the recipe so that they can make the soup at home so here is the basic recipe we used, but any vegetable can be used as an extra:
One and half pints of water with a vegetable stock cube.
1 chopped onion
2 cloves of garlic
2 medium sized potatoes
Salt and Pepper to taste
we chose one extra vegetable from the following list:
cauliflower, half a cabbage, 2 leeks, three parsnips, 3 carrots, broccoli
we chose one teaspoon of one of the following spices:
nutmeg, cinnamon, coriander, ginger, curry powder
Chop all vegetables into cubes and add to saucepan.
Pour in stock and mix.
Add spice, salt and pepper.
Boil then simmer for up to 30 minutes or until vegetables are soft.
Liquidise until smooth; if a little too thick add extra stock.
Heat until piping hot and serve with crusty bread. YUM!
The children know how nutritious the soup is and everyone or nearly everyone tried each flavour of soup.
We have completed our maths work about addition and subtraction and we will start our new unit all about multiplication and division next week.
Finally, the children are completing their quizzes for their reading challenges. They are discovering that they can read words but are not always fully understanding what they have read. Their challenge is to get 85% in their quizzes. Good luck, keep reading every night and take your quiz when you have finished your book.
Have a super weekend, Mrs.P. x
It was great to welcome the children back for the Spring Term. The children have enjoyed telling me about their holiday and memorable moments. We have focused on writing this week and I have been impressed with the grammar and recalled sentence types. In Maths we have looked at multiplying and dividing fractions. We conducted an experiment in Science where we tested our lung capacity. We even managed to fit in an extra session of PE where we played basketball. We start our afternoon booster sessions next week in the hope that it gives your child confidence in how to approach SAT style questions. Please encourage your child to continue with their reading; we have changed the way we run guided reading allowing your child more time to enjoy their book… this is an enjoyable time whereby the whole class escape into the story of their choice. Have a great weekend.
Happy New Year! We hope you all had a lovely Christmas.
We have had a fantastic start to the new term looking at our new topic ‘ Polar Explorers’, where we have been looking at all the animals that live in cold climates. The children have loved hearing our new story ‘Fly Freddie Fly’ which is about a penguin who gets upset because he cannot fly. We have explored different construction kits to make him aeroplanes for him to fly and have also had a fabulous time printing penguin footprint pictures. What a busy week!
Forest School is changing to a Monday or Tuesday afternoon. If your child is doing Forest School this term you will receive a letter with further information. If you do not get a letter, you will have the opportunity to take part in Forest School next term.
Also, please remember to bring in your full PE kit and pumps on Mondays and Fridays.
Welcome back we hope you all had a lovely Christmas and New Year, To start the term off in Little Acorns we have been looking at our new topic ‘ Polar Explorers’ we have made an Antarctic tuff tray with fake snow and looked at all the animals that live in cold climates, we have looked at our new story ‘Fly Freddie Fly’ about a penguin and made him a pretend aeroplane, we have also made penguin handprint pictures for our folders and painted arctic animals for our classroom display, What a busy week.
Next week we will start going back out to Forest School so look out for your letters if you are in on a Monday or Tuesday afternoon.
I hope you’ve all had a lovely Christmas and New Year! It’s hard to believe that we are in the Spring Term considering the dark mornings and the cold!
This week, we have started our new topic which is ‘Tomb Raiders – The Ancient Egyptians’. The children have already been really enthusiastic and I think that we will have a great time studying this new topic.
We have been carrying on doing the ‘Daily Mile’ and I am so proud of how well the children are doing and how eager they are to go outside and do it. They are more resilient and are always trying to improve their performance. Well done to each and every one of you! We have also started our ‘Reading the Game’ programme in partnership with Shrewsbury Town in the Community. Coach Neil was impressed by the questions that the children were asking and their teamwork skills.
As a gentle reminder, all children need to bring their PE kits into school on a Thursday. As the weather is cooler at the moment and likely to worsen, the children may need joggers/tracksuit bottoms and a jumper.
New spellings and homework will be given out on Friday. Spelling tests are on a Thursday and homework needs to be handed in on a Wednesday please.
Thanks for your support and have a wonderful weekend!
Mrs Brunyard, Mrs Martin and Miss Harris
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