Newsletter 8

By March 6, 2014Newsletter

Welcome Back

We hope that you enjoyed the half term break and welcome you back happy and refreshed from the short break. There is much to look forward to over the coming weeks including educational visits, special guests who will enhance our children’s learning, musical performances in assembly and our Easter Celebrations. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support in your child’s education.

Happy Home Learning

Please practise our Rhyme of the Week with your child at home, Baa, Baa, Black Sheep. Also to celebrate this week’s World Book Day, enjoy reading a bedtime story.

FS2 Homework

Literacy – This week we have been writing recipes on how to make pancakes. For your homework this week can you think of your own recipe and write down the ingredients you will need (e.g. wobble, bobble jelly).  You could draw a picture of your finished recipe or take a picture if you have a go at making it.

Number – We have being learning about doubling and halving in number this week. Encourage your child to use their favourite toys e.g. dolls/cars and look at using numbers up to 5 to double a given amount or halve a given amount. (E.g. If they choose 2 cars and they double it, how many will there be?)

Year 1 Homework

Literacy – Make a party invite to the Ugly Bug Ball. Don’t forget to include the date, time and where it will be held.

Numeracy – Draw round the coins 5p, 10p, 20p and 50p. Write down objects that are the same price as these.

Year 2 Homework

Phonics – Find words with the sound ‘ou’ (as in cloud) and write them in your homework book.

Spellings – loud, proud, shout, out, seaside, goldfish.

Maths – We have been creating number sequences. Using your 100 square in your home school diary, choose a start number e.g. 24 decide how many to jump each time e.g. 3 and find the next numbers in your 100 square.

Write down your number sequence like this 24, 27, 30, 33, 36.

Topic – What sea creatures did you see at the deep? You could draw or write about them.

School Website

We are currently in the process of building a new School Website and information is being transferred over to it this week. You may experience some technical difficulties whilst accessing it. Please accept our apologies and we are working hard to resolve this.

Fundraising – At a special assembly held today, Ann Humberstone (fundraiser) accepted a cheque from us for £330 on behalf of Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice. This was the proceeds of donations made by parents at the Christmas Concerts. Ann asked us to thank you all for your wonderful generosity.

Class of the week 17th – 21st February

Congratulations to the children in Mrs Stothard’s class who have once again achieved the best overall weekly attendance with a level of 97.9%. We are very proud of you.

FS1 Closures

Due to the Foundation Stage Educational visit to Canon Hall Farm on 10th/11th March, the Foundation Unit will be closed to FS1 PM children on Monday 10th March and to FS1 AM children on Tuesday 11th March. (i.e. the days which they are not on the visit)

Stay & Learn Session Foundation Stage 1

In response to feedback from parents we are holding a Stay & Learn Session for Foundation Stage 1 which will give you the opportunity to enjoy observing your child in their learning. The sessions are on the following dates and will start at 9am for AM sessions & 12.15 for PM sessions.

Monday 31st March- Mrs Fitzgerald’s Keyworker group.

Tuesday 1st April- Mrs Dean’s Keyworker group. 9am

Wednesday 2nd April – Mrs Doherty’s Keyworker group. 9am

Head Lice

Could we respectfully remind parents/carers to check their child’s hair for head lice regularly as we have had an increasing number of reports in school. We would also remind you that Weldrick’s Chemist offer a free treatment and advice service. Thank you