Week Ending 29/04/22
Date: 28th Apr 2022 @ 5:25pm
Happy Friday! What a busy week we have had! We have continued learning through our story of Gigantosaurus. We enjoyed digging in the sand, playing in the McDonalds role play and using the chocolate play dough!
Dates for Your Diary
- Class Photos- Thursday 5th May- children to come in their smartest uniform! We will not have any PE on this day.
- Trip to Quarry Bank Farm- Friday 6th May
- Trip to The Rasoi- Friday 13th May
- Sports Day: Wednesday 25th May (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. At the moment we are trying to fundraise as much as we can to meet our target and enhance the provision for our children. Thank you for supporting us with our first lolly sale this week, don't forget that we will be selling ice lollies every Friday until the end of the summer term.
Trip to Quarry Bank Farm
Cheshire Wildlife Trust have offered EYFS the chance to connect with the wildlife in our local area by visiting Crown Sand and Gravel Farm Quarry for a day learning about habitats. The best part is, Cheshire Wildlife Trust are paying for both days…and the coach!
We are planning to visit the farm on the 6th May, arriving at 9:30am and coming back to school for 3pm. For the day the children will need a packed lunch and a drink. All children will need to carry a small rucksack for their lunch and a drink.
All children should wear comfortable bottoms and appropriate shoes for the activities. Children must wear their school jumper. Your child will need a coat if the weather is bad and hat/sun cream if it is hot. The centre recommends bug repellent is applied in the morning if the weather is nice too.
The PTA are organising a fundraising event using ProStrike on Friday 13th May. ProStrike will be in the school all day so we will be taking part in the morning (see below for the afternoon's fun adventure!) The children will each take three shots at the goal and see how fast their strike is. Each child will receive a prize for their fundraising efforts which you can find out more about in their book bags.
Trip to The Rasoi
We are incredibly lucky to have been invited by Jennah’s parents to celebrate Eid at the Rasoi restaurant in Tarporley on Friday 13th May. We will be taken by Mrs Forrester in Scout’s minibus in the afternoon for some tasty treats and a party. We do not need any parent helps for this trip, thank you. As we know that the whole school will be allowed to wear football kit on that day (for ProStrike), your child can come in EITHER football kit or party clothes for the afternoon celebrations. As they will be only taking three strikes at goal they don't need full kit but your child might like to wear their kits as their celebration clothes!
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 SAID, SO, WERE, OUT and HAVE. 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. Miss Selwyn has also set all Phase 3 books again if your child is struggling with individual sounds. 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. A HRS word is a word that cannotbe sounded out such as he, the, was, you, my and they. We will be providing the children with lots of opportunities to write these words in our Pathways lessons as they are tricky to spell as well as recognise. I have attached a wordsearch below for extra practise.
In Maths, we have been exploring teens numbers and beginning to partition them into tens and ones. We matched numicon amounts to the numeral and practised our counting. We enjoyed watching the Numberblocks teen number videos and we recommend you continue to do so at home. Number thirteen is Miss Nicholas’ favourite! If your child demonstrates that they can count, recognise or order to 20, then please upload these to Tapestry. Think about moments that make you say ‘WOW!’
On Monday, we enjoyed taking part in the Charanga music session by listening and performing The Big Bear Funk.
On Tuesday, we read some more of our book ‘Gigantosaurus’. In the story the mummy dinosaurs warn their little ones to stay safe and we wrote speech bubbles with our own ideas.
On Wednesday, we learnt how to play dinosaur games!
On Thursday, we practised some of our sports day races including the sack, sprint and bean bag on head. We also had our ‘No Outsiders’ session and talked about conversation using the book ‘Blue Chameleon’. We wrote speech bubbles with ideas on how to greet people and make friends. We will be looking for the children greeting us in the mornings now!
On Friday, we enjoyed taking part in celebration worship and practising some more sport’s day races.
Our mystery readers this week were Emily’s Mum and Dexter's 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, Romilly and Louisa!
Have a lovely Bank Holiday weekend!
Miss Nicholas and Miss Selwyn