Foundation Stage 1 Happy Home Learning

Discuss our educational visit to Sundown Adventure Land with your child. What did your child enjoy the most? Draw a picture of your favourite part.

Foundation 2 Homework

Literacy – This week we have read the story Little Robin Red Vest. The story can be found on You Tube read by one of the presenters from the BBC. If you get chance this would be lovely to share with your child. Talk to your children about Robin facts. Can you write a sentence writing down the sounds that you can hear in the words? Talk to your child about the school visit to Sundown, can they tell you their favourite thing?

Numeracy – This week we have been counting forwards and backwards. The children have been learning about numbers from 0 – 20. We have been singing songs about speckled frogs, currant buns and green bottles, counting backwards. You could practise these at home.

Year 1 Homework

Spellings – Please learn the following topic words: ice, frozen, cold, freezing & dragon.

Literacy – Design a setting for an Ice Dragon story. What words (adjectives) can you use to describe it?

Maths – We are learning about Subtraction. Can you start with a group of objects and take so many away? Can you record it as a number?

Year 2 Homework

Spellings – Inuit, Inuk, sledge, fishing & hunting.

Maths – We have been learning how to tell the time. Please practise your half past, quarter past and quarter to.

Creative – Can you draw an Inuit House? Or, if you are feeling creative, you could make one!

Class of the week 10th November – 14th November

Congratulations to Mrs Turners class who achieved 98.3% and are class of the week.

Christmas Dinner – Thursday 18th December

Please note that there will be no chilled choice option available on this day. Your child will have a choice of Turkey & Stuffing or Cheese Pie with Roast Potatoes, Carrots, Peas and Sprouts. Alternatively, you can provide a packed lunch. There will be an ‘Option’s List’ on each classroom door from Monday 24th and we would ask that you indicate your child’s choice before Friday 28th so that the cook can order the correct amount of food. Thank you.

 

Children in Need

We are pleased to inform you that donations from our Super Hero themed day raised £263. The sale of the wristbands raised a further £94. Thank you for your support.

FABSS

We would like to say a huge thank you to FABSS for their hard work in fundraising for our schools and for providing the funds to purchase the wonderful new benches we have sited around the school. It is lovely to see pupils and parents/carers making use of them.

 

SCHOOL VISITS – CLARIFICATION NEEDED

I have read a parent comment on a recent Educational Visit slip stating that they were not happy that their payment is subsidising the visits of other children.

This is not the case.

A school visit is costed very carefully. The cost comprises of the entrance fee, coach travel and compulsory insurance. This amount is then divided by the number of all the children in that year group.

The school then subsidises every child’s visit by a small amount from the school budget.

Children who are in receipt of Pupil Premium Funding are not required to pay for visits as this cost is met from the grant the school receives once parents have registered their eligibility for it and have been accepted.

At no point will any parent pay towards the visit of another child.

If you think your child would qualify, please contact school and our Admin staff will be happy to make a private appointment to discuss this with you. Alternatively you can apply online at www.rotherham.gov.uk

Your claim will be automatically processed if you receive Housing Benefit or Council Tax Reduction and get any of the following benefits.

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Job Seekers’ Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The Guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit, provided you are not also entitled to Working Tax Credit, and have an annual gross income, of no more than £16,190 as assessed by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs
  • Working Tax Credit run-on – paid for four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit