WEEKLY NEWSLETTER – 29TH NOVEMBER 2019
Next Week – Week One
- Monday 2nd December
- KS2 Christmas Concert rehearsal (coach leaving school at 8:45)
- Year 5 and 6 swimming
- Tuesday 3rd December
- KS1 Nativity Play Dress Rehearsal (during the school day)
- KS2 Christmas Carol Service, Resound, Mangotsfield 6.00 pm (please see letter from Ms Claydon sent separately 26/11).Children may leave at 3 pm.
- Wednesday 4th December
- Bristol Old Vic Theatre School Nativity Performance
- Thursday 5th December
- KS1 Nativity Play (9:30 am)
- KS1 and Year 6 – Visit by Medieval Barn
- Friday 6th December
- KS1 Nativity Play (9:30 am)
- Year 1 and 2 swimming
- Tuesday 10th December Whole school Christmas Lunch
- Friday 13th December School Closes at 12.00pm for Christmas Holidays
- Tuesday 14th January 2020 Year 6 Parents’ Evening
- Tuesday 21st January 2020 Reception to Year 5 Parents’ Evening
• PARENTS ARE WELCOME TO COLLECT CHILDREN AT 3.00 PM ON TUESDAY 3RD DECEMBER CHILDREN REMAINING AFTER 3 PM WILL CONTINUE WITH LESSONS UNTIL THE NORMAL END OF DAY.
- CHILDREN ARE WELCOME TO WEAR “SEASONAL” JUMPER ON FRIDAY 13TH DECEMBER, ON TOP OF THEIR USUAL SCHOOL UNIFORM.
- PLEASE MAY WE CONTINUE TO REMIND YOU OF OUR NO MOBILE PHONE POLICY. WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED CO-OPERATION.
- Please may we also remind you that we are a nut-free site.
- We are still observing 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 much 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?
- Thank You.
This week has been a busy one with lots of Nativity practise and preparing for Christmas. We have been continuing to learn our Phonics with two new digraphs ‘ng’ and ‘nk’.
In Maths we have applied our learning to simple exercises in our Heinemann books, which the children enjoy as it encourages independent working. We enjoyed watching Pre-school and their Nativity play dress rehearsal. The rain this week produced a lovely rainbow in the sky on Wednesday and all the children were amazed to see such wonderful colours.
Preparations for the Nativity performance have continued this week and Year 1 are really excited to share it with you soon! In Maths, Year 1 have been busy doing our ‘quizzes’ (assessments) so that Mrs Evans can see what she needs to plan for next term. In Literacy, work has continued on nouns and adding adjectives to make writing more interesting. The sound of the week is ‘ow’ as in snow (not
as in now!) – please help your child to find some words, making sure they really listen to the sound as well as look for the letter pair. Enjoy the Christmas fayre on Saturday!
This week Year 2 have been working really hard on our Nativity Play. A huge well done as all children know their lines and are singing beautifully. They are really looking forward to performing to you next week. The children have also completed Maths assessments this week. We finished off some topic work on John Cabot and his famous journey across the Atlantic on The Matthew in 1497.
This week the children have been doing their full Autumn term Maths assessments. The children have worked really hard with these. Therefore there is no homework this week. On Thursday the children had a treat since we have been making bar charts – they tasted different flavours of crisps and then recorded their favourite flavours.
The children have been looking at dictionaries this week – what they are, how they are laid out and the information they provide us with. Some children need a little more help with knowing the correct order of the alphabet which is key in using a dictionary.
We are also practising for our Christmas Concert next week. The children are looking forward to their rehearsal next Monday morning so all children need to be in school at 8.30 as the coach is leaving at 8.45am.
This week, the children have been working incredibly hard to learn their Year 4 poem for the Christmas concert. They sound absolutely fantastic and we would really appreciate if they could try to practice the poem over the weekend.
In Literacy, the children have been putting together their own persuasive posters for a chosen holiday destination, they have been using fantastic bossy verbs and wonderful adjectives to persuade their audience.
In numeracy, the children have been doing their math assessments and have all tried really hard and should feel very proud of themselves.
Year 5 have practised using a protractor and measuring acute and obtuse angles. The children really enjoyed visiting the IT suite to use the online program ‘What’s my angle?’ A really great website that can be accessed at home is topmarks.co.uk. There are an array of Maths games that can be played which really support classroom learning.
Year 6 continue to revise the KS2 curriculum. The children are making great strides with the arithmetic element of Maths consolidating their learning with a weekly Arithmetic homework. The KS2 mini pocket revision books are now available to buy from Mrs Davis for £2. It is h4ly recommended that all year 6 children have their own copy so they can make notes and highlight areas. Mrs Davis will be setting homework from these books over the Christmas holiday.