Week Ending 30/06/23

Date: 28th Jun 2023 @ 6:52pm

Happy Friday! What a busy week we have had! We have been busy practising our End of Year Show, continuing our adventure reading ‘The Sea Saw’ and making cards for next year. We chose not to celebrate International Mud Day today as the weather was too cold. You can’t get properly muddy and messy unless you can be warm as well! We will keep an eye on the weather and decide when it improves again.

Dates for the diary this half term:

Tuesday 4th July - 3:30-4pm Meet the Year 1 Teacher. An opportunity for parents to meet the Year 1 staff and see the classroom. 

Thursday 6th July- Reception (plus the whole school!) have been invited down to the community centre to watch Year 6 do their dress rehearsal for their show! If you are available to help us walk down and back we would appreciate it. However, Year 6 ask that you don’t stay and spoil the surprise! If a group of kind parents could walk us down for 1:15pm, have a lovely coffee and walk us back we would be very grateful!

Thursday 13th July- This time Year 6 are coming to watch our End of Year Show dress rehearsal! Again, we would be very grateful for walkers down to the Baptist Methodist Church in the morning and then back again. A coffee in the middle again as we don’t want to spoil the show for you! Thank you.

Friday 14th July – Wimbledon Day! We will be celebrating Wimbledon by playing tennis, learning about tennis stars and eating strawberries and cream! Wear PE kits as normal but white is encouraged or a tennis outfit if you already own one.

Monday 17th July – End of Year Show at the Baptist Methodist Church. If you are available to help either class walk down then let the class teacher know please.

Hedgehogs – 9:15am            Dormice – 10:00am (or as close to as possible)

Thursday 20th July – PTA BBQ (Come and join us on the playground after school for our annual BBQ to celebrate your child's wonderful first year of school!)

Talking Point

This week we shared our No Outsiders book for this half term; ‘Red Rockets and Rainbow Jelly’ by Sue Heap and Nick Sharratt. In the book, the characters like everything different but still like each other. We asked the children to pair up and find one thing they both like, then we added more children to the groups each time but they still had to find things in common. In the end, we had to find one thing the whole class liked! Therefore, our talking point this week is, can you be friends with someone who likes different things to you? Why or why not?

Little Wandle (Phonics)

This term we continue our Phase 4 phonics journey! The children do not learn any new phonemes or graphemes. Instead, they are taught to further manipulate the phonemes and graphemes they have already learnt. They will begin to explore more polysyllabic words (words containing more than one syllable) and read and spell words containing adjacent consonants. E.g. string, milk, brush, scoop etc. Phase 4 requires the children to blend an increasing number of sounds together.

This week we have had been thinking about suffixes such as -ing and -ed. It is important that the children learn to chunk the word to read and spell for example, j-u-m-p/i-n-g. When blending words with -ed, sometimes we say them as /t/ (such as helped), or /id/ (painted) or just /d/ (laughed). There is more information here: For parents - Letters and Sounds (littlewandlelettersandsounds.org.uk)

In Maths, we have been thinking about time, not telling the time just yet though! We have been thinking about day/night/morning/afternoon as well as days of the week and months of the year. We read The Very Hungry Caterpillar and ordered the story to help us memorise the days of the week in the right order. Then we talking about the months of the year and found out when our birthdays are. We made birthday cards to take into Year 1 with us!

On Monday, we had our first End of Year Show practice with an audience. Squirrel class came to watch our show and we also watched each other. It’s going to be fantastic!

On Tuesday, we read some more of our story ‘The Sea Saw’. Sofia has gone to the beach with Dad and her favourite teddy bear. We talked about beach destinations in the UK and recalled some of our own beach journeys.

On Wednesday, we shad our height and weight checked by the school nurses. We also enjoyed listening to The Very Hungry Caterpillar and retold the story together.

On Thursday, we thought about all the old-fashioned objects in the story (it is set in the past). Sofia loses her bear at the bear so we wrote a list of ways to cheer her up.

On Friday, we celebrated Eid ul-Adha by learning all about the traditional celebrations and making some cards. We also picked the potatoes we have been growing! 

Congratulations to our Stars of the Week, Ted and Isla!

Please be aware that celebration assembly is now 9:30am!

Our mystery readers this week were Mrs Harrison and Miss Jones from Year 1, they can't wait to meet as many of you as possible on Tuesday after school. Thank you for coming to share your 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. We don’t have many weeks left until the end of year!

Have a lovely weekend!

Miss Nicholas and Miss Selwyn

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