Published on: 9th February, 2024

Spring Term Newsletter 5 09.02.2024

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Spring Term Week 5 Newsletter

Purple book of Stars 09.02.2023

Purple book 09.02.2024

GOLDEN LUNCHBOX – Well done 4B!

Newsletter – Friends (PTA) 09.02.2024

Friends Association (PTA) Newsletter – 09.02.2024

Dates for the diary:

Disco thankyou

Thank you to everyone who supported us today and thank you to the volunteers who helped enhance the children’s experience, we were able to raise approximately £350 (expenses to be finalized).

World Book Day – 8th March.

On the run up to world book day, between Monday 19th February and Friday 1st March, children can pre-order (through ParentPay) a Wonky Bar, Bar’s will be delivered to the children on World Book Day Friday 8th March, some bars will contain a Golden Tickets, prizes can include:

  • Roald Dahl Books
  • 50 Dojo points
  • 20 Dojo points
  • 10 Dojo points
  • 5 Dojo points.

Mother’s Day Crafting Session – 6th March.

Wednesday 6th March we will be hosting a crafting session 15:30-16:30 in the South Hall, for £3.50 (paid via parent pay) children are invited to create a card/ item for Mother’s Day/ their special person, prior to the event children will be delivered to the North Hall from class by their teacher for 15:30, collection afterwards will be from the South Hall doors at 16:30, enjoy the later collection time or if you are available we are looking for volunteers to assist with this activity.

Thanks for reading

Friends (PTA)

Our week in Reception – 09.02.2024

Reception have had wonderful end to this half term this week. Our focus text we have been reading was, ‘The adventures of egg box dragon,’ written by Richard Adams. We created our own egg box dragons using junk modelling.

We have also been learning about the Chinese New Year. We read the story, acted it out using props and learnt about their traditions. We created our own lanterns and listened to Chinese music and performed. The children have all brought home a fortune cookie to celebrate the Lunar New Year!

Home reading and homework

In maths this week we have been learning about number pairs, doubling and odds and even numbers. Homework this week is to complete your challenges in your handwriting and maths CGP book. Please ONLY complete the following pages:

Handwriting – Page 3 and 10

Maths – Page 4 and 19

Please watch the additional Read Write Inc videos for further practise:

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/CphPrXKA/riYWhsiP

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/ju0ii01B/20iyVEr5

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/QgNzhzTn/Tv7v6JY7

Key information for after half term

Tuesday

  • Forest School this week. Please wear suitable outdoor clothing and provide indoor shoes to prevent the classroom floor from becoming dirty and slippery when we return inside.

Thursday

  • P.E. please arrive in your P.E. kit and suitable footwear.

Have a lovely half term and I look forward to seeing you soon:)

Mrs Smith

1N Newsletter Friday 9th February

This week the children have been learning how to double numbers in their Maths and we have also been looking at how to find near doubles. Their homework for Maths over the holidays is a doubling game which they can play to consolidate their learning of this.

We have been doing lots of phonics this week to check which sounds we know really well and those we need to practice. Therefore your child may be coming home with a new reading book band. It has been lovely to see that lots of children have been bringing their signed reading logs every day. This has been earning them 5 dojos.

Spellings for over the half term is to learn the days of the week.

In our PE this week we have been creating our own Dragon dance to celebrate Chinese New Year.

As part of our World Mental Health day, the children have been discussing the importance of speaking out. We enjoyed talking about our feelings and thinking about what makes us happy or sometimes sad.

The children look wonderful in their ‘wear what you love’ clothes and they are very excited about today’s disco.

I would like to wish you all a very happy and safe half term and I can’t wait to see the children back on Monday 19th.

Mrs Nicholls

Year 3 Newsletter 09.02.24

We have had a super week in year 3 this week. 

In English, we started looking at onomatopoeia poems. We found out that onomatopoeia means the noise that something makes. We then looked at a range of poems and highlighted the words we would like to use in our poem. 

 In geography we looked at how to use an atlas and located several earthquakes and volcanoes on a map.  

 In P.E we are continuing to practise our hockey skills and working together as a team.  

 In science we carried out an investigation to find out which magnetic was the strongest. After conducting our investigation, we found out the biggest magnetic wasn’t the strongest.  

 In French, we were continuing to learn musical instruments, and practised saying them together out loud. 

 In reading, we continued to read ‘The Firework Maker’s Daughter’, by Philip Pullman. We are going to be reading the story an answering questions about the text. 

 PLEASE NOTE: P.E days are now Monday (outdoor) and Wednesday (indoor). 

 Have a lovely half term and we shall see you on Monday 19th February 

 Miss Azzopardi and Mr Baker.