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