letter to parents

21.4.18

I hope that you all had a lovely Easter. It was lovely to see all of the children again after the break.

This term our topic is Minibeast Madness. This week we have been learning all about The Very Hungry Caterpillar and next week we are learning about The Very Lazy Ladybird.  Attached is our half termly letter.

 

Weekly Maths Challenges Summer 1 2018                                                                       Overview For Summer Term 1 Minibeasts                                                                                                                                        30.3.18

We have had a lovely Half Term with our Space topic. At the beginning of the topic, the children wrote questions about what they wanted to know and by the end of the topic, we could answer them all!  The children looked magnificent in their Easter bonnets – thank you for making these.

A huge thank you to all of you who donated cakes for the end of term coffee morning – we managed to raise enough money for the number boards that we wanted for our outside area. Thank you.

I attach the overview for our next topic – Minibeast Madness!  I also attach the new maths challenges for next half term.

Have a lovely Easter and I look forward to seeing you all when we come back on the 16th April.

Congratulations to our Learner of the week, who could tell us all about Easter with lovely detail.

 

23.3.18

What a busy week!  We have continued with our Space topic and have been making space sound effects, building big rockets and dens to go to a new planet, made a story map and played reading comprehension bingo games. In maths we have played the childrens space games that they made, played guess the 3D shape and have been adding and doubling. We also had our Sports Relief day today, although with OFSTED leaving us on Thursday, the vicar joked that we should just call it relief day!

How you can help your child this week: Talk about the Easter story.

Congratulations to our Learners of the week. One of our Learners has learned to count to 20 and is writing her numbers beautifully. Our other Learner of the week always tries hard and has made really good progress with his writing. Both have shown perseverance and demonstrated a really good attitude to learning. Thank you.

 

16.3.18

Lots of learning again this week in Class R! We have written recounts and descriptions, made some fantastic collages of aliens, programmed our ‘Bee Bot’ around space, made some wonderful space number board games and been busy sorting aliens. The children have also loved watching clips of Tim Peake in space.

Well done to our Learner of the week, who wrote a fantastic recount of the story ‘Aliens in Underpants’.

How you can help your child this week:  Enjoy watching and talking about some more clips of Tim Peake in space with your child on youtube – they are brilliant!

 

10.3.18

We have had a busy week learning all about the planets. We have made up descriptions of new planets and written passports and postcards from space. We have painted planets and made collages to represent the planets. In maths, we have been recognising and describing 3D shapes.  In PE we have enjoyed athletics and exploring with a giant parachute.

How you can help your child this week:  Practise reading and learning the words sent home.

Congratulations to our Learner of the week. Our school value for this half term is Justice. She always plays and shares fairly and will quietly notice and comfort another child if they are upset or hurt. Thank you.

2.3.18

A very short week this week but we have blasted off into our space topic. We have been busy writing questions for Tim Peake, have enjoyed watching clips of him in space, have written a letter of application to go to space and thought how we could keep healthy and safe in space.  Thank you so much for the wonderful space rockets that zoomed into class. We talked about the shapes that the children had used to build them and enjoyed playing with them. You can see these on Monday at our ‘homework’ exhibition.

Thank you very much to Mrs Kenyon, who came in last week to do some sewing with the children. If you fancy sewing rockets with the children on Monday,  Tuesday or Thursday afternoon next week, please let me know.

How you can help your child this week:    Have lots of fun in the snow! Talk about how it melts.