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Spring 2 Newsletter

Spring 2

Hello everyone,

We hope you had a lovely February half term. We have lots of exciting things happening this half term!

As always, if you have any questions about your child's learning or ever need to talk to us, please get in touch. 

Mrs Moran, Mrs O'Mahony-Leach and Mrs Birks

 

Literacy and Maths

In Literacy this half term we will be completing work around the book, 'Lila and the secret of rain by David Conway'. We will beexploring character development in narrative fiction.

In Maths, we will be looking at length and height and mass, capacity and temperature. Exploring different measurements at home will help support your childs learning at school.

Wider curriculum

P.E this term will be on a Tuesday (indoor dance) and Wednesday (outdoor games). 

In D&T our focus is vehicles. Please can we ask for any small boxes/tubs, when you're finsihed with them, to make the chassis of a car. Towards the end of the unit we would love to have some family and friends help us too!

Dates for your diary

Tuesday 5th and Thursday 7th March - Yellow class parent consultations.

Thursday 7th March - World book day. Children can come to school wearing pyjamas or a costume linked to their favourite book. On Thursday 14th March, poet Ian Bland is visiting school to complete some workshops with children to celebrate world book day.

Friday 15th March - Red Nose day. Children can wear something red to school.

Tuesday 26th March - Easter Parent and carers morning 9am-10am

Additional Information

As always, please ensure your child comes to school daily with their reading record and reading book. Books can be changed on a Tuesday and a Friday if records have been signed at home. Also, all reading completed at home, which is signed off, can help your child to progress up the reading book ladder challenge.

Homework

Homework will continue to be sent home on a Monday with a short spellings and times tables test on a Friday. Reading and completing homework at home can make such a difference. Thanks so much for your support. 

 

 

 

P.E

In P.E this half term we worked with Mrs Bratherton who is a specialist P.E teacher. She taught us how to use the equipment using changes of level, changes of shape and ways of travelling. We also thought very carefully about the tension in our bodies. We all learnt lots of new skills. Thank you Mrs Bratherton 

Spring 1 Newsletter

Literacy and Maths

In Literacy this half-term we will be reading the book Charlottes Web by E. B White. We will be looking at the themes of love and friendship and using our DEAL Drama strategies to support letter writing in the role of characters from the book.

In Maths, we will be finishing a topic on money, so if you get opportunities to count out amounts of money using real coins, that would support our learning in school. 

After that we will be spending the rest of the half-term learning about multiplication and division, and we will be adding in a times tables test alongside our spelling test on a Friday.

Dates for your Diary.

Tuesday 6th February  9-10am

Parents and carers drop in for Science and Computing 

Wider curriculum

This half-term we will be working with a P. E specialist from the local authority on a Friday afternoon. This will be alongside our work with Dan, our own sports coach, on a Wednesday.

 

 

Our Design Technology topic this half-term is 'Puppets.' This will involve us designing and making our own puppets. Look out for a text inviting you to come and help on a Friday afternoon with sewing later in the half-term.

Additional Information 

Reading 

Children will be reading every day, so please ensure book bags are in school each day. Books can be changed on a Tuesday and Friday and all reading done at home which is signed off can help your child move up the reading book ladder. There will be a reading raffle at the end of the half-term. Just ten minutes of reading each day at home can make such a difference, so please support our home school reading partnership.

Homework

Homework will be sent home on a Monday with a short spelling and times tables test on a Friday. 

 

 

Outdoor Adventurous Activities

During the Autumn term, Yellow class enjoyed spending time in our Forest School area. We had very mixed weather which didn't put some of us off. We spent time investigating the area and the wildlife living there, as well as working in co-operative groups to build a shelter for our bear; Parker. On our final week, we were joined by friends and family members to plant saplings that had been given to us by the woodland trust.

 

Autumn 2 newsletter

Literacy and Maths

In Literacy this half-term, we will be reading the book Leaf by Sandra Dieckmann. We will look at emotive language and description and create our own stories. Using texts and other media, we will create our own non-fiction polar bear books. 

In Maths, we will look at addition and subtraction and shape. This will include subtracting across ten, adding two 2-digit numbers across and not across ten. When looking at shape, we will explore sides and vertices, symmetry and 2-D and 3-D shapes.

 

Wider Curriculum

This term we will be doing forest school on a Thursday afternoon. Children can come to school in clothes they will wear for forest school. Please bring a suitable pair of outdoor shoes to school. 

 

Additional information

Children will be reading every day and can change their books on a Tuesday and Friday. Please ensure book bags are in school every day. Just ten minutes of reading at home each day makes such a difference, so please support our home school reading partnership.

P.E days for this half-term are Wednesday and Thursday (Forest School).

Homework will be sent home on a Monday and a spelling test on a Friday.

On a Tuesday afternoon, Mr Derbyshire will be joining us to teach music with Yellow class.

 

Dates for your diary 

Monday 30th October is the Big Draw week

Monday 13th November Children’s Flu Vaccinations

Monday 13th November Interfaith week

Friday 17th November Children in Need (own clothes day £1)

Tuesday 5th December R and KS1 nativity 9.30 am and 5pm at school

Tuesday 12th December Christmas Carol Service 2pm Year 3- 6 St Marys Church

Thursday 14th December Christmas dinner and jumper day

Tuesday 19th December Christmas craft morning. All school 9 – 10am parents, carers welcomed into classes

Thursday 21st December end of the autumn term
Friday 22nd December Inset day (school closed to children)

Designing and making pizzas

This term in Science we have been looking at how to be healthy and explored the balanced plate in D&T. We designed and made our own pizzas. We had to choose at least three fruit and vegetable toppings and a base of our choice. We thoroughly enjoyed our pizzas. You can see our pictures in our class photo gallery!

Autumn 1 Newsletter

 

Literacy and Maths

Our focus this half-term is Myself and Others and is all about health, well-being and different cultures. We will be looking specifically at Indian folk tales and the book Pattan's Pumpkin by Chitra Soundar. We will write stories with descriptive settings, instructions, poems and posters and use our Drama strategies to inspire and engage us.

In Maths, we will be developing understanding of place value through counting, comparing and representing numbers. We will also be adding and subtracting one, two and three-digit numbers sometimes crossing a boundary of ten.

 

 

 

 

 

Wider curriculum

R.E - What can we learn from sacred texts?

Geography- Explorers-Land, Air and Sea

Science-Exercise and healthy Eating

D. T- Food and nutrition. Healthy snacks

Music - Sing up unit 'Tony Chestnut' focusing on beat, rhythm, melody and tuned and untuned instruments.

Computing - Making music

P.E- Gymnastics/Dance indoors on Tuesday

       Outdoor games  on Wednesday

 

 

 

 

 

 

Additional information

Children will be reading every day and can change their books on a Tuesday and Friday. Please ensure book bags are in school every day. Just ten minutes reading at home each day makes such a difference, so please support our home school reading partnership.

P.E days for this half-term are Tuesday and Wednesday.

Homework will be sent home on a Monday.

 

Dates for your diary

Freddy Fit-Monday 11th September

Christians in schools workshop-Wednesday 27th September