Week Ending 13/05/22

Date: 13th May 2022 @ 11:22am

Happy Friday! We have continued learning through our story of Gigantosaurus. In the story, one of the dinosaurs tricks the others into believing that Gingatosaurus is coming when he isn’t, which makes for an exciting end when he does show up! We have also been learning about Eid and the Eurovision song contest.

Dates for Your Diary

  • Cohort Photos- Tuesday 17thMay- children to come in their smartest uniform! If you are doing football after school then please bring kit to change in to.
  • Sports Day: Wednesday 25thMay (9am-10am)

Fundraising for the Outdoor Area

As you may be aware our outdoor area is an ongoing long-term project which we are always looking to improve. Thank you for supporting us with our lolly sale this week, don't forget that we will be selling ice lollies every Friday until the end of the summer term. We are so grateful for the fundraising efforts happening outside of school. Thank you to Jennah who held a lemonade stand and raised £20 last weekend.  At the Big Camp Out over the Jubilee weekend, there will be stalls held by Hattie’s Mum (Dormice class) who will be on the tombola stand and Alfie’s Mum (in Hedgehogs) who will be running the teddy stall. We kindly ask that if you have any old teddies that you no longer use/play with or anything you can donate to the tombola stand, we’d greatly appreciate it. Please see either Hattie’s mum or Alfie’s mum or give them to us so we may pass these on. The money raised from the stalls will go towards our goal of reaching £5000. We thank you so much for your support and generosity.

Trip to The Rasoi

We had the most amazing afternoon celebrating Eid at The Rasoi restaurant in Tarporley. Thank you so much to Jennah and her kind family for hosting both Reception classes and allowing us to join in their celebrations. The children loved their visit and were fantastic at listening and trying new things with all the tradtional food celebrated during Eid. Eid Mubarak everyone!

This week in Phonics we have been reviewing all the sounds we have learnt in Phase 3 and applying these to new words and sentences each lesson. We have learnt three new Harder to Read and Spell words; these are words that you can’t sound out. The new HRS words are THEIR, LITTLE, ONE and DO. Unfortunately, Oxford Owl do not make many online books which specifically practise the HRS words which we will be learning this half term. Therefore, there will not be as many books available online so please read each book (online and in bags) at least 4 times. You can also find lots of HRS words in the reading book in your child’s book bag and a nice game to play is a detective game where your child hunts for the HRS words before reading the book. These words are tricky to spell as they do not follow any spelling rules therefore children must learn to remember them by sight. The more they read HRS words in their books or in magazine or other texts at home then the easier they become.

In Maths, we have been exploring odd and even numbers and thinking about what makes them odd and even. We have encouraged lots of reasoning using mathematical language e.g. “5 is an odd number because when you share it into two equal groups, one is left over”. We practised this by sharing objects into two equal groups to see if one is left over. Another great reasoning sentence would be “eight is even because it can be split into two fours”. Here is a nice game to play at home if you want to practise: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/coconut-odd-or-even If your child demonstrates that they can recognise odd or even numbers, then please upload these to Tapestry. Think about moments that make you say ‘WOW!’

On Monday, we read the next two pages of our Gigantosaurus story. The teachers pretended to be Bonehead and asked for help to be a good friend. The children had lots of great advice for him!

On Tuesday, we thought of lots of words to describe Gigantosaurus. The children use some fantastic language, with someone even saying “fearsome”. We then wrote descriptive sentences about Gigantosaurus.

On Wednesday, we continued to write our descriptions and thought about the best words to use to describe Gigantosaurus.

On Thursday, we practised some of our sports day races including the sack, sprint and bean bag on head. We also learnt about the Eurovision song contest with Mrs Line and Miss Bougen. Who do you think will win?

On Friday, we enjoyed an amazing trip to The Rasoi to celebrate Eid. Thank you so much to Jennah and her family for inviting us.

Our mystery readers this week were Mia’s Mum and Saphira's Nan. Thank you for coming to share a story with us! Please speak to your child’s class teacher to put a date in the diary if you would like to be mystery reader.


Both classes need a new mystery reader for the next few weeks so please do come and see us if you're interested!!!

Congratulations to our Stars of the Week in Hedgehog class; Hannes and Katie!

Congratulations to our Stars of the Week in Dormice class; Summer and Amber!

Have a lovely weekend!

Miss Nicholas and Miss Selwyn


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