Newsletter 7 Autumn Term 2017 – 16th October

By October 19, 2017 Newsletter

Newsletter 7 Autumn Term – 16th October 2017

Happy Home Learning
This week we have been reading the story of ‘We’re going on a bear hunt!’ and we have really enjoyed the story. Which stories do you enjoy at home? Please read with your child and record their love of reading in their home/school reading diary. We are now on week 3 of our Rhyme Challenge! Our 3rd rhyme is ‘5 Little Ducks’, please enjoy singing the rhyme together at home.
Foundation Stage 2
This week in literacy we have learnt two new ‘dangerous words’ I and the. Can you practise writing these words in your book? Remember to tell your grown up that you ‘Can’t Fred a Red!’
In maths we have looked at the language of more and less. We have been identifying which group of objects have more or less. Can you draw 2 caves in your homework book? In one cave we would like you to draw 4 bears. In the other cave we would like you to draw less than 5 bears.
Year 1
Please read your reading book. Can you find any words with the phoneme ‘ee’?
Spellings of the week – see, tree, week, meet, green, they, are, liked, we, saw.
You could go on an autumn walk and write some sentences about this using our spellings of the week.
Maths -This week we have been finding what 5 is made of. Use five objects to find out? You can draw or write the ways e.g. 1 + 4 = 5, 4 + 1 = 5, 5 is the same as 4 and 1, 5 is the same as 1 and 4.
Topic – In art we have learned about the artist Andy Goldsworthy. You could make a picture just like Andy Goldsworthy does using the things you collect on your Autumn walk.
Year 2
Maths – Practise number bonds to 10 and 20 so that you can recall them without using your fingers. Use Top marks if you find this helpful.
Topic – We are learning about different materials and classifying them next week. We would like you to bring to school 3 items from your recycling bin made from different material.
Spelling – gnome, gnat, gnaw, write, wrist
Breakfast Club
There are still places available for the breakfast club which commences on Tuesday 7th November. If you would like to book a place for your child/children, please call the office for further information or to confirm your place. Sessions are £4 per child
Parent Consultation Week
Thank you to all parents who made an appointment to see their child’s class teacher. If you were unable to make an appointment but would still like to arrange a consultation, please see your child’s teacher to arrange a mutually convenient time. There will be a new appointment list made available for the parents of children in Class 6 (Mrs Rushton) after half term and we would like to thank you for your understanding.

Class of the Week – 11th October to 15th October
Class 9 attained an attendance level of 98.6% and remain ‘Class of the Week’. Well done!
Autumn Walks
Reminder – When you are out and about, in the park, wood, or on your way to and from school, please take a bag with you to collect any autumn foliage, acorns, pine cones etc. that you might see. We will displaying them around school and need lots of different colours and textures to enhance our displays.
Reporting a child’s absence
For safeguarding purposes, please call school on each day of absence before 9.30am so that we are aware of a reason for absence. Messages can be left on the answer machine at any time and will be listened to first thing each morning. If we have not received a reason for absence before 9.30am a member of the admin team will contact you.
Money
When bringing money to school could you please make sure that it is in an envelope clearly marked with your child’s name, class and what the money is to be used for (i.e snack money, book club etc.) Thank you
Foundation Stage
We would politely request that children are supervised closely when arriving at school and at the end of the school day. For safety reasons, children should not be allowed to play on the grass or equipment in Foundation or climb on the walls and buggy shelter in front of main reception.
Music Workshop
Is your little one interested in singing and music? If so, Rotherham Music is holding ‘Mini Melodies’ weekly sessions at various venues. The first session is free and then £4 per child thereafter and will take place on the following days:-
Tuesday 10am Wickersley Library
Tuesday 1.30pm Clifton Park Museum
Wednesday 1.30pm Gillian Banks Theatre School
Thursday 10am Mowbary Gardens Library
For further information please contact Rotherham Music on 01709 523107 or email music@rotherham.gov.uk
Poppy Appeal
This year, we will once again be supporting the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal. Poppies will be available after half term but other merchandise, including wrist bands, bracelets and key rings will be available to purchase next week.

Harvest Festival
On Thursday 26th October, the children in Year 1 & 2, weather permitting, will be walking down to St Francis’ church for a Harvest celebration. Reverend Darran Ward from St Francis’ Church will be visiting school to lead a Harvest celebration for the children in Foundation Stage 2.
Donations of dried or tinned food in support of the Homeless Project would be gratefully received and will be presented to Rev Ward. Items can be brought into school from Monday onwards.
School Lunch Menu
The lunchtime menu rota will change after the half term holiday and a copy is attached to the newsletter for your information. Also, there will be a special themed menu for the week commencing 13th November, details of which are also attached.
Half Term Activities – Magna
Yorkshire’s largest indoor inflatable adventure zone will be at Magna during Half Term from Wednesday 1st to Sunday 5th November. For more information visit www.visitmagna.co.uk/magna-mayhem. Booking essential.
Etiquette
We have had reports of parents/carers using bad language on the school premises. Please remember that little ears overhear adult conversations so please take care not to use language that you would rather they didn’t hear.
Family Photograph Evening
There are now limited appointment times available for the family photograph evening. You can book a time slot by calling the office.
Diary Dates
Harvest Festival Thursday 26th October
School Closes for Half Term Friday 27th October
Back to School Tuesday 7th November
School Photographs Wednesday 8th November
Family Photograph Evening Wednesday 8th November 3pm – 6pm
FABSS Fashion show Friday 10th November 6.30pm
Children in Need – Non Uniform Day Friday 17th November
School Closes for Christmas Friday 22nd December
Inset Days
Monday 6th November 2017
Friday 9th February 2018
Friday 22nd June 2018
Monday 23rd July 2018