Weekly News and Events

Filed in Main School Newsletters | Posted on June 14, 2019


Weekly News and Events 14/06/2019

Next Week

Monday 17th – Year 5 and 6 swimming

Tuesday 18th – Sports Day

Wednesday 19th – Year 6 Bikeability

Thursday 20th – Pre-School Parents evening

Friday 21st – MUFTI day for Summer Fayre

Friday 21st – Reception and Year 1 swimming

Saturday 22nd – Summer Fayre

Future Events

Monday 24th Year 3 and 4 swimming

Monday 24th – Friday 28th Year 6 Powerpoints

Wednesday 26th – Year 2 trip to Rainforest

Wednesday 26th – Music Assembly, all parents welcome

Wednesday 26th – Year 6 Bikeability

Friday 28th – Year 2 Swimming

Monday 1st – Year 5 and 6 swimming

Wednesday 3rd – Year 6 Bikeability

 Thursday 4th – Reception trip to westonbirt

Friday 5th – Reception and Year 1 swimming

Saturday 6th – Leavers ball

Polite Notices

• Please may we continue to remind you of our No mobile phone policy. We thank you for                   your continued cooperation.

• Please may we also remind you that we are a nut free site.

• We have observed some drivers not adhering to the 5mph speed limit, the site speed limit is   set for the safety of your children, and your cooperation with this is appreciated.

• When parking your car please help others by parking courteously.

• Please make sure you are familiar with the one way system.

• During the school holidays, it is equally as important to maintain the security of the site.  Please can you make sure you close the main gates after gaining entry at these times.

Spanish

Early Years and Reception went over the song “Old MacDonald” as previously introduced, and worked on a second animal: “vaca” (cow). The beauty of this word, in sound terms, is that the pronunciation of the letter “v” would be the equivalent of “b” in English. Since the children don’t work on written Spanish there is no interference, therefore the children pronounced the word “vaca” beautifully. Of course, cows give milk so this word was introduced and you could be practicing it with your children: “leche”. In Years 1 and 2 we carried on with the sections on families and summer linked to some songs. In Year 3 and 4 we advanced in the book, reviewed numbers, colours, animals and the recently introduced days of the week. Y5 was having a lovely time at School Camp and we will catch up next week.

Reception

Reception have been introduced to the sounds ‘ear’ – ‘hear with your ear’ and ‘ure’ – ‘sure it’s pure’. The children listened and discussed the story “The Cautious Caterpillar” and then either wrote their own version of the story or wrote a description of three of the pictures. They all worked very hard on this piece of work using their sounds, “whooshes and whees”, keywords andlabels. In Mathematicswe have been working on our Mental Maths skills, particularly doubling and halving as well as adding and subtracting to and from 20. The children were fascinated to watch a clip of a caterpillar changing into a butterfly and then ordering pictures for the life cycle of a butterfly. They have also enjoyed playing number games on the interactive whiteboard on a visit to the large Year 1 classroom.

Year 1

In Numeracy we have been working on mathematical vocabulary and solving addition and subtraction problems using different strategies. In Literacy we have watched episodes 3 and 4 of ‘Through the Dragon’s Eye’ we used the programme to predict what we think might happen as well as writing a description of a scene. In science we have thought about plants we eat and where they come from. Don’t forget we’re off to Puzzlewood on Monday. At present the weather is looking to be wet. Please can your child bring suitable outdoor clothing, wear trainers and bring their wellies in a named carrier bag.

Year 2

Year 2 have had a very busy week doing lots of writing! Their stories are imaginative and it has been good to see their enthusiasm for the subject which was an adventure in a rainforest. They have also enjoyed playing the chime bars and learning how to work together to make a pleasant sound! Some of us have been working on vertical addition in mathematics whilst others have worked hard with arrow cards! A good week!

Year 3

What a busy week it’s been without Year 5 and 6! Mrs Davis has thoroughly enjoyed teaching Years 3 and 4.

Year 3 had an opportunity to have a go at more challenges from the Fun Maths Roadshow and Mrs Davis was very impressed with the children’s enthusiasm. Year 4 also did some more challenges from The Fun Maths Roadshow. Mrs Davis was really impressed at how well the children worked together and kept on going even when challenges were tricky!

Year 3 have had an exciting week meeting teachers that they will be having in Year 4! This week we have continued with ‘Equivalent Fractions’ and finished the week off with fraction puzzles that included smarties and eating them! The children worked in 4 groups and there was some super team work being done. Maths homework will be given out on Friday and handed back on Monday (no English homework as Mrs Walters is away). They have enjoyed having extra PE with Mr Stephens despite the gloomy weather. The children completed their annual 100 word spelling assessment and all worked hard to complete it – well done! Please remember to support your children’s spellings each week as Mrs Walters has promised another end of term treat for children putting in extra effort! On Friday we finished off our drawings of Sea Monsters – we copied 150 year old drawings and made Hybrids of a selection of scary monsters. The children learned the word ‘Hybrid’ and ‘Embellish’ and finally embellished their monsters to make them even scarier!

Year 4

What a busy week it’s been without Year 5 and 6! Mrs Davis has thoroughly enjoyed teaching Years 3 and 4.

Year 3 had an opportunity to have a go at more challenges from the Fun Maths Roadshow and Mrs Davis was very impressed with the children’s enthusiasm. Year 4 also did some more challenges from The Fun Maths Roadshow. Mrs Davis was really impressed at how well the children worked together and kept on going even when challenges were tricky!

Year 4 also supported Year 1 to complete some more challenges and Mrs Davis was so impressed by Year 1s reading skills!

Year 4 have worked hard all week on their times tables and have had lots of opportunities to visit the IT suite to use a variety of Maths games. Please feel free to practise these at home, the website is 

:http://www.timestables.co.uk

They have all now completed their end of term reading comprehension assessment and can look forward to lots of exciting things to come.

Year 5 and 6 

The trip has been a huge success this year, we hope you enjoy hearing all about it!