We had an exciting start to the week with our opening ceremony for Sports Week. After an inspiring assembly from Mrs MacIntyre and discussion about the sports values we all went on to the school field (in our bubbles and socially distanced) to watch the flag bearers launch this year’s Sports Week.
Our Sports Values are Determination, Self-Belief, Respect, Teamwork, Passion and Honesty. We talked about how these values are important in all that we do, not just during sports week! We recognised children showing these values with a shiny sports week sticker!
We have seen some fantastic teamwork this week during our class competitions. On Tuesday, we had obstacle races, which was great fun, along with the competition that the children did with Mr Davis on Wednesday. The children also showed great determination and skill during out target throwing competition on Thursday, where there was lots of positivity and kindness shown. To end a fantastic week of class competitions, we played football rounders, with the children taking part in 3 games against different teams from their partner class. We hope they enjoyed this as much as all the adults did! Well done to Class 4, who were our overall winners but also to Class 3, who showed brilliant self-belief and sportsmanship.
The children have also participated in a personal challenge this week; How many times can you hit a ball up in a row with a racket? We practiced on Monday to see what our starting point was and then practiced everyday, trying to achieve a higher score as the week went on. We talked a lot about being honest and how it was ok if they didn’t beat their score everyday, as long as they’ve tried their best!
In English this week we have focused on our life skill: empathy. The children have been identifying examples of characters showing empathy in stories and even had a go at planning and writing our own empathy stories at the end of the week!
In Maths, the children have finished their work on place value to 100. We have been comparing numbers by looking at tens and ones, finding one more and one less and using 100 squares to fill in missing number jigsaws.
The children have all got a username and password for Bug Club, which is an invaluable reading resource. Please support your child in accessing this resource and if you have any difficulties please get in touch. It would be great if your child could access Bug Club at least a couple of times a week, not only does it help your child with their reading but also the comprehension of what they are reading.
We hope you’re still getting out to add to our Street Tag score, despite the less than desirable weather! Thank you for taking part.
INDIVIDUAL PHOTOS: Monday 28th June
SNACKS: These should be healthy; a piece of fruit or cereal bar.
FOOTWEAR: Children should wear SCHOOL SHOES on the days that they don’t do PE, which will be three days of the week. On PE days children are allowed to wear trainers.
PE kit days: Wednesday and Thursday
We will keep these useful active links on the blog-could be something for the weekend.
Go Noodle (Register for free)
We will leave this information here each week for easy access.
Please remember to reinforce the correct pencil grip at home; the correct letter and number formation.
This video shows how the children are taught in Foundation using the Read Write Inc scheme but please note that we use a ‘curly’ k and the ‘f’ has a longer tail that carries on below the line.
Positioning the paper and hints for left-handed writers
Letter formation video
The following video will reinforce the correct number formation for 0-9
We hope you have a great weekend.
Mrs Macintyre, Mrs Kelly and Miss Worsfold