Newsletter 10 – 9th November 2017

By November 9, 2017Newsletter

Newsletter 10 Autumn Term – 9th November 2017

Happy Home Learning
This week we had a special delivery when a penguin arrived in our classroom! He likes to listen as we read stories to him in our cold lands reading area. We have learnt all about penguins this week. Can you draw a penguin at home? Remember their wings and their blubber to keep them warm! Can you give your penguin a name? We would love to see your penguin in school next week. It has been lovely to see so many children reading at home. Please keep filling in your home/school diary and informing us of your child’s reading at home. This week’s reading should be recorded on page 39 of your diary.
Foundation Stage 2
In Foundation Stage this week we have been learning songs ready to record our very own CD. We have been thinking about rhymes and songs that help us to count forwards and backwards. Please can you practise these at home with the children, they can all be found on You Tube. The rhyme words are attached to the letter and hard copies can be found in the classrooms. The songs are 5 Cheeky Monkeys, 5 Little Monkeys, 1,2,3,4,5 Once I Caught a Fish Alive, 3 Blind Jellyfish, 5 Little Speckled Frogs, 5 Current Buns, 5 Little Ducks and 10 Little Indians.
Year 1
Reading – Please read your reading books. Can you spot any questions?
Spellings – for, what, where, which, when, who, white, wheel
Maths – We have been learning about 3D shapes. Can you spot any around your house? e.g. cubes, cuboids, spheres, cylinders, cones
Topic – Could you find a small box and wrap it up to use as a parcel in our Post Office Role Play.
Year 2
Spellings – camel, tunnel, squirrel, towel, travel
What other words end in ‘el’?
Maths – Can you recall these number facts without working them out?
5+3= 5+5= 4+3= 6+6= 4+4= 4+5=
2+2= 7+3= 10+10= 6+4= 8+2= 7+7=
8+8= 8+7= 9+9= 5+6= 9+8= 4+2=
Science – Can you find a scientific fact about how these animals survive in the Arctic? Choose two or three of the following animals:-

• Polar bear
• Arctic hare
• Walrus
• Snowy owl
• Arctic fox
• Reindeer
• Narwhal


Free Football Ticket
Rotherham United are hosting the England U17 vs Germany U17 game at the New York stadium which takes place on Tuesday 14th November, 19:00 Kick off. Our school has been offered 25 FREE tickets to this event. If you would like to have a chance at winning one of these tickets, please write your child’s name on a piece of paper and post in the box in main reception. 25 names will be drawn out of the hat and the lucky winners will be informed on Monday 13th November. There are also tickets available to buy for 50p each. Thank you
Breakfast Club
The breakfast club is now up and running and the children who attend have settled really well into their new routine. There are still places available should you be interested in your child attending any of the sessions.
Christmas Activities
The dates for the different activities and performances are included on this week’s newsletter. Tickets for the Year 1 & 2 Nativity performance ‘A King is Born’, will be on sale in the main hall from 8.45am on Wednesday 15th November. There are four performances to choose from and the tickets are £2 each. To fall in line with our health and safety policy, there are a limited number of tickets available for each performance which will be sold on a first come first served basis. Each family can purchase 2 tickets, however a list will be available for anyone wanting to apply for extra tickets, should there be any spare. Foundation Stage 1 & Foundation Stage 2 will be selling tickets from the classrooms.
Class of the Week – 23rd – 27th November
Congratulations to the children in Unit 2 who attained a level of 99.2%. We are very proud of you.
Diary Dates
FABSS Fashion show Friday 10th November 6.30pm
Children in Need – Non Uniform Day Friday 17th November
Christmas Diary Dates
FS1 Dress Rehearsal Monday 4th December
FS1 Nativity Tuesday 5th December 9.30am & 1.30pm
FS2 Dress Rehearsal Wednesday 6th December 9.30am
FS2 Nativity Thursday 7th December @ 9.30am
Friday 8th December 9.30am & 1.30pm
Christmas Pantomime Aladdin Monday 11th December (FS2, Y1 & Y2)
(In school)
Key Stage 1 Dress Rehearsal Tuesday 12th December
Key Stage 1 Nativity Performances Wednesday 13th December 1.30pm
Thursday 14th December 9.30am & 1.30pm
Friday 15th December 9.30am
FS2 & Key Stage 1 Party Day Tuesday 19th December
FS1 Party Day Wednesday 20th December
Father Christmas Visiting School Wednesday 20th December
Christmas Celebration at Thursday 21st December (AM)
St Francis’ Church for FS2, Y1 & Y2
(Weather Permitting)
School Closes for Christmas Friday 22nd December @ 2.05pm

Inset Days
Friday 9th February 2018
Friday 22nd June 2018
Monday 23rd July 2018

Ten Little Indians
One little two little three little Indians
Four little five little six little Indians,
Seven little eight little nine little Indians
Ten little Indian boys.

Ten little, nine little, eight little Indians
Seven little six little five little Indians
Four little three little two little Indians
One little Indian boy.

One, Two, Three, Four, Five
One, two, three, four, five
Once I caught a fish alive
Six, seven, eight, nine, ten
Then I let it go again.

Why did you let it go?
Because it bit my fingers so.
Which finger did it bite?
This little finger on my right.

Five Currant Buns
Five currant buns in a baker’s shop.
Round and fat with a cherry on the top,
Along came a boy with a penny one day,
Bought a currant bun and took it away.
Four currant buns in a baker’s shop.
Round and fat with a cherry on the top,
Along came a boy with a penny one day,
Bought a currant bun and took it away.
Three currant buns in a baker’s shop.
Round and fat with a cherry on the top,
Along came a boy with a penny one day,
Bought a currant bun and took it away.
Two currant buns in a baker’s shop.
Round and fat with a cherry on the top,
Along came a boy with a penny one day,
Bought a currant bun and took it away.
One currant bun in a baker’s shop.
Round and fat with a cherry on the top,
Along came a boy with a penny one day,
Bought the currant bun and took it away

5 Little Monkeys

Five little monkeys jumping on the bed
One fell off and bumped his head
Mummy called the doctor,
And the doctor said
No more monkeys jumping on the bed

Four little monkeys jumping on the bed
One fell off and bumped his head
Mummy called the doctor
And the doctor said,
No more monkeys jumping on the bed

Three little monkeys jumping on the bed
One fell off and bumped his head
Mummy called the doctor
And the doctor said,
No more monkeys jumping on the bed

Two little monkeys jumping on the bed
One fell off and bumped his head
Mummy called the doctor
And the doctor said,
No more monkeys jumping on the bed

One little monkey jumping on the bed
One fell off and bumped his head
Mummy called the doctor
And the doctor said,
Put those monkeys right to bed

5 Little Ducks
Five little ducks went swimming one day
Over the hill and far away
Mother duck said, “Quack quack quack quack”
And only four little ducks came back!
Four little ducks went swimming one day
Over the hill and far away
Mother duck said, “Quack quack quack quack”
And only three little ducks came back!
Three little ducks went swimming one day
Over the hill and far away
Mother duck said, “Quack quack quack quack”
And only two little ducks came back!
Two little ducks went swimming one day
Over the hill and far away.
Mother duck said, “Quack quack quack quack”
And only one little duck came back!
One little duck went swimming one day
Over the hill and far away
Mother duck said, “Quack quack quack quack”
And all her five little ducks came back

3 Blind Jellyfish Lyrics
Three blind jellyfish
Three blind jellyfish
Three blind jellyfish
Sitting on a rock
And one fell off…
plop

Two blind jellyfish
Two blind jellyfish
Two blind jellyfish
Sitting on a rock
And another one fell off…
plop

One blind jellyfish
One blind jellyfish
One blind jellyfish
Sitting on a rock
And another one fell off…
plop

No blind jellyfish
No blind jellyfish
Sitting on a rock
And one jumped back

One blind jellyfish
One blind jellyfish
One blind jellyfish
Sitting on a rock
And another one jumped back

Two blind jellyfish
Two blind jellyfish
Two blind jellyfish
Sitting on a rock
And another one jumped back

Three blind jellyfish
Three blind jellyfish
Three blind jellyfish
Sitting on a rock
and that’s the end

Five Little Monkey’s Swinging in the Tree
Five little monkeys swinging in the tree
Teasing Mr Crocodile “You can’t catch me!”
Along came Mr Crocodile as quiet as can be
And SNAP went Mr Crocodile “oh dear me!”

Four little monkeys swinging in the tree
Teasing Mr Crocodile “You can’t catch me!”
Along came Mr Crocodile as quiet as can be
And SNAP went Mr Crocodile “oh dear me!”

Three little monkeys swinging in the tree
Teasing Mr Crocodile “You can’t catch me!”
Along came Mr Crocodile as quiet as can be
And SNAP went Mr Crocodile “oh dear me!”

Two little monkeys swinging in the tree
Teasing Mr Crocodile “You can’t catch me!”
Along came Mr Crocodile as quiet as can be
And SNAP went Mr Crocodile “oh dear me!”

One little monkeys swinging in the tree
Teasing Mr Crocodile “You can’t catch me!”
Along came Mr Crocodile as quiet as can be
And SNAP went Mr Crocodile “oh dear me!”

No more monkeys swinging in the tree!

Five Little Speckled Frogs
Five little speckled frogs, Sat on a speckled log,
Eating some most delicious bugs.
Yum yum!
One jumped into the pool, Where it was nice and cool,
Then there were four speckled frogs.
Glub glub!
Four little speckled frogs, Sat on a speckled log,
Eating some most delicious bugs.
Yum yum!
One jumped into the pool, Where it was nice and cool,
Then there were three speckled frogs.
Glub glub!
Three little speckled frogs, Sat on a speckled log,
Eating some most delicious bugs.
Yum yum!
One jumped into the pool, Where it was nice and cool,
Then there were two speckled frogs.
Glub glub!
Two little speckled frogs, Sat on a speckled log,
Eating some most delicious bugs.
Yum yum!
One jumped into the pool, Where it was nice and cool,
Then there was one speckled frog.
Glub glub!
One little speckled frog, Sat on a speckled log,
Eating some most delicious bugs.
Yum yum!
He jumped into the pool, Where it was nice and cool,
Then there were no speckled frogs.
Glub glub!