Weekly Round-up

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.

BUG CLUB

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.

STREET TAG

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.

IMPORTANT REMINDERS

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

PE kit days: Wednesday and Thursday

Get Active

We will keep these useful active links on the blog-could be something for the weekend.

5 a-day-fitness

PE with Joe (The body coach)

Go Noodle (Register for free)

Cosmic kids

HANDWRITING

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

Weekly Round-up

It has been an incredibly sunny and warm week and it has been good to see the children coming in prepared with their suncream, hats and water bottles. Please remember to make sure these are named.

 As part of our English work, we have started to look at The Mousehole Cat. We focused on the front cover to start with and had a go at predicting what the story would be about. We then wrote a description of the setting, using adjectives and expanded noun phrases. The children did a fantastic job!

In Maths the children have been looking at place value to 100. We have been partitioning the numbers into tens and ones and comparing numbers using greater than, less than and equal to.

Our topic focus this term is Science, where we will be looking at materials. This week we had a go at identifying different materials and describing them using words such as ‘transparent’, ‘opaque’ and ‘waterproof’.

We had the opportunity this week to have a look at the Arts Week ‘window’ Exhibition. It was great to see what the other year groups had been doing – such wonderful creativity and the children really enjoyed looking at them. You should receive an email link today which will enable you to watch a video of the children’s work from last week. We hope you enjoy it.

SPORTS WEEK

Next week is sports week and the children can come to school in their PE kits every day as we will be doing something sporty each day. Please can you make sure your child has a water bottle. We will be thinking about the importance of healthy lifestyles and exercise. We will also be focusing on this term’s life skill – empathy.

BUG CLUB

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.

STREET TAG

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.

IMPORTANT REMINDERS

SPORTS WEEK:  Children to come to school every day in their PE kits.

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

PE kit days: Wednesday and Thursday

Get Active

We will keep these useful active links on the blog-could be something for the weekend.

5 a-day-fitness

PE with Joe (The body coach)

Go Noodle (Register for free)

Cosmic kids

HANDWRITING

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

Weekly Round Up

We hope you all had an enjoyable half term and enjoyed the sunshine!

It has been a busy and creative week due to it being our 2021 Arts Week, ‘What’s the story?’

Our focus text has been ‘Hansel and Gretel’ by Anthony Browne. We have had lots of interesting discussions about the setting and have written a descriptive piece focusing on the forest and the gingerbread house.

The children have experimented with lots of different techniques and worked with different materials. Our focus was on houses, inspired by the illustrations from the story. They have created clay houses, patchwork houses, cardboard tube houses and had lots of fun painting terracotta pots outside. They have produced independent pieces of art and a whole-class piece – our fantastic hanging forests! You can see a small selection from the week in the photos below. There will be a video with these and additional photos in emailed to you at the end of next week and also keep an eye on our classroom window!

In Maths the Year 1 children have been looking at position and direction. We’ve been learning our left and rights and other positional language in lots of different ways!

BUG CLUB

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.

STREET TAG

We hope you’re still getting out to add to our Street Tag score, especially since the weather has been much warmer! Thank you for taking part.

IMPORTANT REMINDERS

CLASS PHOTOS: The school photographer will be coming into school on Wednesday 16th June. Please send your child in their school uniform instead of their PE kits. Please could you also make sure that they have a school jumper or cardigan.

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

PE kit days: Wednesday and Thursday

Get Active

We will keep these useful active links on the blog-could be something for the weekend.

5 a-day-fitness

PE with Joe (The body coach)

Go Noodle (Register for free)

Cosmic kids

HANDWRITING

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.

Letter formation video 

The following video will reinforce the correct number formation for 0-9

We hope you have a great weekend and enjoy the weather, whilst keeping safe! Don’t forget the suncream and keep hydrated.

Mrs Macintyre, Mrs Kelly and Miss Worsfold