Newsletter 5 Summer Term – 25th May 2017

By May 25, 2017Newsletter

Newsletter 5 – Summer Term 25th May 2017
Happy Home Learning
FS1- PM Red Team – We have enjoyed lots of stories during this half term. Which is your favourite story? Enjoy reading stories together during the half term break.
FS1 Literacy – Your child will be bringing home their name card to practise writing their name using the correct formation during the half term break. Please encourage your child to write their name and keep practising every day!
FS1 Number – Please encourage your child to recognise numbers 0-10. You could play ‘I spy number’ while walking to the park or in the supermarket ‘or by looking at car number plates etc.
ALL FS 1 Children- We also need your help to resource our new role play area. Could you save us any ice cream boxes, ice cream tubs (washed pleased) for after the half term holiday. We would also love to receive photographs of you eating your favourite ice creams or maybe making your own ice cream sundaes at home to display in our role play. Thank you.
Foundation Stage 2
For your maths homework this week we would like you to practise forming numbers to 20. You could use the snake numbers in your reading diary to help you.
After half term our topic will be ‘Under the Sea’. Over the holidays can you research your favourite sea creature and write about it in your homework book
Year 1
Reading – Please read your reading books. Practise your speed sounds on pages 23-26 of your diary.
Spellings – all, ball, call, tall, small, fall, pull, full, will, fill, still
(Can you think of and write other words that have these spelling patterns?)
Maths – Can you choose a whole number? E.g 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20. You could use something practical to help you.
e.g pasta shapes, buttons, pieces of lego. Can you split your whole number into two equal parts? Find half? Tell your halving story. e.g .’I started with the whole number 8. I shared it into two equal parts. Half is 4.’
Year 2
Spellings – there, their, they’re, to, too, two, where, wear
Literacy – During the holidays can you research how chocolate is made.
Maths – Can you count back in ones from the following numbers?
43 56 61 75 89
Then count back in twos from the following numbers:
20 30 40 50
Then count back in fives from the following numbers:
50 100
Then count back in tens from the following numbers:
67 81 94
Internet Safety
An internet safety issue has been raised by a primary school in Rotherham in relation to children thinking they are talking (or singing in this case) to another child when in fact it was an adult male who was posing as a 13 year old. The apps in this case were:
Musical.ly
Lip Sync Battle App
ROBLOX
Please consult our website and also the attached PDF.

Sign Language Course
There will be two courses starting in September at Kimberworth Family Centre teaching Level 1 and Level 2 Sign Language (BSL). For further information email tracey.lawton@rotherham.gov.uk or text 07944 567022
Special Visitor
On Tuesday, Year 2 had an exciting visit from the author, Ruth Cooper. The children really enjoyed listening to her story of ‘Sloop the Seagull – The Seagull Who Was Scared of The Sea’. They asked lots of questions about what it is like to be an author and they were very interested in Ruth Cooper’s responses. Ruth also gave the children lots of ideas for writing their own stories. Signed copies of the book will soon be available to buy at the reduced price of £5 (RRP: £6.99). A copy of the book is available to view in the school office. If you would like to order the book, please give your child’s name, class and £5 to the office staff.
Class of the Week 15th-19th April
Congratulations to Class 9 who are class of the week with an attendance level of 99.6%.Another fantastic week. Well done!
Class of the Year So Far

Unit 2 94.7
Unit 3 96.1
Unit 4 94.1
Class 5 95.5
Class 9 97.4
Class 8 96.2
Class 6 96.1
Class 10 96.8
Class 7 96.0
Totals 95.8

Attendance Level
Despite the poor attendance for April which was reported on Newsletter 2, we are still on target to achieve our expected attendance level of 96%. The overall level achieved to date is 96.3%. Thank you for your support.
Messy Church
Messy Church will take place at St Francis’ Church on Sunday 4th June from 4pm – 6pm. There will be the opportunity to take part in crafts and games and homemade curry will be served.
Sports Day
The times and dates for this year’s sports day are as follows:-
Foundation Stage 2, Y1 & Y2 – Wednesday 28th June at 9.30am
Foundation Stage 1 AM – Friday 30th June at 9.30am
Foundation Stage 2 PM – Friday 30th June at 1.30pm
Text Message Service
We have been asked recently to add extra telephone numbers to our text messaging service. Unfortunately, our system only allows one contact number for each child. Please contact the school office if you would like to change to a different number or if you are not receiving text messages to the number you have given to us. Thank you
Sunny Days
Summer has arrived and we would like to stress the importance of protecting your child from the beautiful sunshine that we are currently enjoying. Please make sure that a sun hat is provided to wear during outdoor activities and that you apply sun cream before arriving at school. Your child may bring cream to school but must apply it themselves as members of staff are not permitted to do this. Also, we encourage the children to drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration so please make sure that they have a water bottle in school. Thank you
Half Term
School closes tomorrow at the usual time for the Spring Bank Half Term. We hope you have a lovely, sunny break and look forward to seeing you back in school on Monday 5th June.
Dates for your Diary we will be making cress-head window-boxes.
Friday 26th May School closes for Spring Bank Half Term
Monday 5th June Back to School
Thursday 8th June Class Photographs
(No individual photographs will be taken on this occasion)
Monday 12th June @ 2pm Y2 Parents Transition Meeting at Juniors
Thursday 15th June Inset Day (Induction Day)
Friday 16th June Inset Day (Induction Day)
Wednesday 28th June FS2, Y1 & Y2 Sports Day 9.30am.
Friday 30th June FS1 AM & PM Sports Day – 9.30am and 1.30pm
Thursday 6th July Foundation Stage 1 Closed
Friday 7th July Foundation Stage 1 Closed
Tuesday 25th July School closes for the Summer Holidays

Inset Days – Sept 2017 to July 2018
Monday 4th September 2017 (School year begins on Tuesday 5th September)
Monday 6th November 2017 (October Half Term Previous Week)
Friday 9th February 2018 (February Half Term Following Week)
Friday 22nd June 2018

Monday 23rd July 2018 (School closes for the Summer Holidays on Friday 20th July 2018)