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Newsletter 1 – Summer Term 7th April 2016

By April 11, 2016Newsletter

Happy Home Learning

Our story this week is ‘Pig in Knickers’? Can you tell your grown up where the pig lives and what happens in the story. Can you draw a picture of the pig in his knickers?

Our letter of the week is ‘S’. How many things can you find beginning with ‘S’? Look around your house and out and about. What names can you think of that begin with ‘S’?

Foundation 2 Homework

You will notice over the next few days that our self-registration in our classrooms has changed. Instead of posting your name in the box we would like you to write your name (including surname) on the paper. To get ready for this we would like you to practise writing your full name independently in your homework book. Can you write it 3 times?

In maths we would like you to go on a shape hunt around your house. Can you find some objects that are the same shape as a cube, a cylinder and a cone? You could even bring one to school to show us!For your homework during the Easter holidays can you create your own Easter map? You could draw an egg hunt and label it!

In maths we would like you to practise repeating patterns. Can you design your own Easter egg using repeating patterns? Draw the egg template in your homework book and use colours to make your pattern.

Year 1 Homework

Literacy – We are really excited about our visit to the seaside in a few weeks. Can you find out some information about Flamborough Lighthouse? Can you also find out 3 facts about the Royal National Lifeboat Institution?

Maths – Find four different 3d shaped objects around your home. Take photos of them and stick them into your homework book. Write about the properties of the shapes. E.g. How many sides? How many faces? How many corners? Do they have curved or straight edges?

Year 2 Homework

Spellings – tearful, hopeful, joyful, sadness, happiness, amazement, excitement

Maths – We would like you to solve some addition facts online. Go to and search ‘hit the button’[. Click on number bonds, then addition within 20. Solve the problems and try to beat your score.

Literacy – Can you describe Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory using noun phrases? E.g. A mouth-watering chocolate waterfall gushed down the rocks into the melted chocolate river.

Year 2 Celebration Assembly

Please remember that you are invited to the Year 2 Celebration Assembly on Friday 8th April (tomorrow) at 2.30pm entitled ‘Backyard Junk to Uptown Funk’ which will be a celebration of our topic work on recycling.

Important Changes to the School Day

We would like to make you aware, in advance, that the times to our school day will change at the beginning of the new school year in September. The school day will end at 3pm to allow sufficient time for parents/carers to arrive at the Junior School for 3.05pm to collect older siblings. Therefore, lunchtime will be shortened by 15 minutes and the school day will be as follows:-


Year Group Morning Session Lunch Afternoon Session Door Times Registration


Foundation Stage  1 8.45am to 11.45am N/A 12pm – 3pm AM – 8.45am

PM – 12pm

8.45 12noon
Foundation Stage 2 9am to 11.30am 11.30am to 12.30pm 12.30pm – 3pm Doors open at 8.50am 9am 12.30pm
Year 1 & Year 2 9am – 12pm 12pm – 1pm 1pm – 3pm Doors open at


9am 1pm


 Year 2 – Outdoor PE Sessions

PE staff from Wickersley School and Sports College will be in school every Monday morning to offer outdoor PE sessions to our Year 2 children. Please make sure that your child has their PE kit with them including suitable footwear.

Rotherham Parents Forum

A support group for Parents/Carers of children with additional needs will be held at Bramley Sunnyside Junior School on Wednesday 13th April from 1pm to 3pm. For further information please contact Jo Pilgrim on or telephone 07851287335


Class Photographs

The photographer will be in school on Wednesday 18th May to take class photographs. No individual photographs will be taken.

Movement Festival

As you are aware the Year 2 children will be taking part in the Movement Festival at WSSC which takes place next Tuesday, 12th April. If you are available to help walk the children to Wickersley School please see your child’s class teacher.

Easter Eggstravaganza

Fabss would like to thank everyone who contributed to the Easter Eggstravaganza and are thrilled to announce that a total of £429.60 was raised. This amount will be shared between the Infant and Junior Schools. Thank you.

Stay & Learn Sessions

This term the focus will be on maths. You will be invited to a brief meeting in the hall, then the children and their class teacher would love you to join them in their classroom.

Year 1                           Tuesday 26th April                   9am

Year 2                          Wednesday 27th April              9am

Foundation Stage 2      Thursday 20th April                  9am


FABSS Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on Wednesday 13th April at 5pm in the Infant School

The AGM is an opportunity to elect a new committee, FABSS future success relies very much on parental support. If they are unable to elect three committee members then they will cease to exist, meaning no fairs, Bingo, Winter Wonderland or Easter Eggstravaganza, which raise vital funds for both schools. Contact FABSS if interested on  07948 998236 or




Diary Dates

Friday 8th April                                                Celebration Assembly Year 2

Monday 4th April                                  Return to school for Summer Term

Wednesday 27th April                          Year 1 visit to Bridlington Lifeboat Station and Flamborough Lighthouse.

(Letter to follow)


Tests                                                    During this month Y2 children sit end of Key Stage assessment

                                        (An information session for parents will be advertised on our return).

Monday 2nd May                                   May Day Holiday (One day only)

Thursday 26th May                               School closes for Spring Bank Half Term

Friday 27th May                                   Inset Day

June                                   During this month Y1 children take the phonics screening check.

                                        (An information session for parents will be advertised on our return).

Monday 6th June                                  Return to School

Friday 17th June                                   Inset Day

Tuesday 19th July                                 School Closes