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Newsletter 8 – 3rd March 2016

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Newsletter 8 – Spring Term 3rd March 2016

Happy Home Learning
We hope you have all enjoyed our special reading celebrations week. Discuss with your child all the different exciting books they have read this week and ask which one have they enjoyed the most? Can they draw a picture of their favourite story from the week?
Foundation 2 Homework
For your homework this week we would like you to bring a photograph of someone who is special to you. This could be a picture of you and your Mummy celebrating Mother’s Day, or a picture of someone else in your family who is special to you.
In our number work we have been practising ‘one less’. Can your grown up test you on what is one less than a number? You could use the number line you did in your homework book to help. See if you can do this all the way to 20!
Year 1 Homework
Maths – Can you write numbers 1 – 20 in words?
Literacy – Can you read your favourite book and write a few sentences about why you have chosen it?
Common exception words – my, there, of, are. Please write some sentences in your homework book including these words.
Year 2 Homework
Spellings – child, children, every, everybody, any, many, both, only
Maths – Try counting forwards, in ones, from different starts. Choose a number with 6, 7, 8 or 9 units so that you cross a multiple of ten. E.g. 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62. Now try counting backwards, in ones, from different starts. Choose a number with 2, 3, 4, or 5 units so that you cross a multiple of ten. E.g. 45, 44, 43, 42, 41, 40, 39, 38, 37.
Reading – Please read your reading book and write a review. Who are the characters in the story? Who do you like and why? What happens in the story? What is your favourite part and why?
Foundation Stage Library Visits
Please pay attention to the letter which you have received today regarding the Library Visits. The consent form regarding photographs should be returned as soon as possible. We would also like the children to wear something ‘Pirate’ themed on the day of their visit. Maybe you could make and eye patch using elastic and cardboard, or perhaps wear a stripy T shirt or a pirate hat.
Class of the Week – 15th – 19th February
Sport Relief – Friday 18th March
We will be supporting this worthy cause by encouraging children to come dressed in sportswear (joggers/t shirt/trainers) and during the afternoon each class will be able to choose a sport related activity they wish to take part in. If parents wish to send a small donation it will be passed onto the charity on your behalf.
School Council Design a Poster Competition
The school councillors would like to thank all the children who entered the competition and are thrilled to announce that the winner is Jessica Frost (Class 6). Congratulations also extend to Lucy Shiel (Class 10) and Isabelle Hair (Class 5) who are runners up. Well done to all three girls.
Easter Bonnet Parade – Reminder
We hope you are getting busy making your Easter bonnet for our parade which will take place on Thursday 17th March. Your bonnet doesn’t have to be a masterpiece and our judges will be looking for the creation which shows the most imagination and creativity. Good luck!
Morrison’s Easter Competition
Morrison’s have asked if our children would like to take part in their Easter Art Competition. So, whilst you’re busy making your Easter Bonnet, why not continue your creativity by drawing a picture, or making a collage with an Easter Theme. You can use any art medium on this project and your name, age and class should be clearly marked on the back of the picture. All entries need to be submitted by Friday 11th February and a representative from Morrison’s will judge the entries during the Easter Holidays. The winner will be announced when we return to school for the Summer Term and presented with their prize in a special assembly.

Easter Fun – Rotherham Town Centre – Saturday 26th March, 10.30am to 3.30pm
Hop into Rotherham Town Centre this Easter for lots of fun and frolics for the whole family. Throughout the day there will be games to join in, Easter crafts to make and take home and ‘Nature Safari’ are bringing a range of cute creatures and creepy crawlies for you to see and handle.
The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party Show will be there to entertain you and also, look out for friendly creatures Professor Bramble and Mistress Nutkins, as they inform and delight all ages.
Check out our Facebook page (Events RMBC) for our Easter bonnet-making competition…prizes to be won!
Spare Clothes
We would like to thank the parents/carers who have donated underwear, trousers and skirts etc which are used in school when a child needs a change of clothes. We are still in need of extra items, particularly tights; in all ages from 3 to 7 yrs. We would also remind parents/cares that any borrowed items should be washed and returned to school. Thank you


Diary Dates
Tuesday 8th March Year 2 – Stay & Learn Session
Tuesday 8th March Unit 2 & 3 Visiting Library
Wednesday 9th March Foundation Stage 2 – Stay & Learn Session
Wednesday 9th March Mr Moore from St Francis church leading assembly
Thursday 10th March Year 1 – Stay & Learn Session
Thursday 10th March Unit 4 Visiting Library
Tuesday 15th March Foundation Stage 1 Visiting Library
Thursday 17th March Easter Bonnet Parade
Friday 18th March Sport Relief
Friday 18th March Term Ends for Easter Holidays
Monday 4th April Return to school for Summer Term