Week Ending 18/03/22
Date: 16th Mar 2022 @ 8:51pm
Happy Friday! This week we have been continuing to enjoy our Pirates topic and reading more of our book ‘The Pirates are Coming’. Thank you for your kind donations towards Red Nose Day today. We had lots of fun celebrating with a party with Love Monster and his Fluffytown friends.
Mother’s Day Shop
Next Tuesday (22nd March) is the Mother’s Day shop at school. We are so excited that this tradition is back after a COVID break. The children can bring in some money (no more than £5) and go down to a pop-up shop in the hall run by the PTA and choose gifts for their mothers. The gifts are already wrapped and the children add a label. Please send your child’s money in a labelled envelope (not loose change) which is clearly marked for the shop. The teachers can then collect the envelopes in the morning and distribute them when it your child’s turn to go to the shop. This saves tears when they can’t remember where their money is! Thank you.
British Science Week 2022
Next week we are celebrating British Science Week as a school. The theme this year is ‘Growth’. We have been learning all about flowers that are grown in spring through observational drawings and watching our butterflies grow. We will also be going to Xplore which is a science museum.
Don’t forget that we are going on a trip to Xplore on Thursday 24th March, please send in your reply slips ASAP!
Your child will need a lunch in a disposable bag (or a school one if ordered) and must be wearing school uniform. Please make sure that you arrive at school promptly so we can make our way to the community centre as soon as possible, thank you.
Easter Bonnet Competition
It is that lovely time of year when the first signs of spring are upon us and Easter! This year on Wednesday 20th April we will be having an Easter hat/bonnet competition for the children in Key Stage One and EYFS. Please could you support your child in designing and making an Easter hat or bonnet. Your hat could be made from card, paper, or use a baseball cap/sunhat/woolly hat as a base. Then allow your child to decide what they would like on their hat, it could be flowers, signs of new life such as Lambs, chicks and chocolate eggs. It can be anything linked to Easter. Please send the hat in with your child on the 20th April, we look forward to seeing all the wonderful hats and bonnets! Pictures of the parade will be on Twitter and Tapestry.
This week in phonics we have learnt four new sounds; OW, OI, EAR and AIR. These will be in your online reading books for this week, the little blending book in particular is a great way to secure the recognition of the new sounds before reading the books that have been set. The reading book in your child's bag will be closely matched to the sounds we have been learning this half term. Please continue to reread your decodable books to practice the four new sounds we have learnt this week, especially as many children are already mixing the trigraph ‘ear’ and the harder to Read and Spell word ‘are’!
In Maths, we have been exploring the concept of partitioning. This simply means splitting a number into smaller parts. We matched our part whole models to number sentences and counted altogether to find the total. Playing games with two dice is great to practice counting altogether. If your child counts two groups altogether themselves at home, then please upload these to Tapestry. Think about moments that make you say ‘WOW!’
On Monday, we enjoyed seeing each other again after the week off. We had lots to share in Show and Tell! We continued our music topic by learning ‘Baa Baa Black Sheep’.
On Tuesday, we read and matched sentences from the next few pages of the book ‘The Pirates are Coming!’
On Wednesday, we read some more of our book…. the pirates have arrived! We talked about what the looked like and wrote sentences to describe a pirate ship.
On Thursday, we enjoyed singing worship, practised catching and throwing in PE and learnt colours in French.
On Friday, we celebrated Red Nose Day by having a Love Monster Party! We listened to some sea shanties and thought about whether we would like to live a pirate’s life!
Our mystery readers this week were Eva’s Mum and Hannes' Mum. 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.
Congratulations to our Stars of the Week, Jonah and Frank!
Have a fantastic weekend!
Miss Nicholas and Miss Selwyn