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Newsletter 8 – Spring Term 5th March
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, which one have they enjoyed the most? Can they draw a picture of their favourite story from the week?
Foundation 2 Homework
Literacy – It has been a very exciting week exploring all our reading opportunities to celebrate world book day. All the children have loved going to different classes of their choice, to listen to different stories. Ask your child which book they really enjoyed reading and to retell the story back to you. If they are very clever they could write a sentence about this story in their homework book. Please ensure your child writes the sounds they can hear themselves. (Do not worry about the correct spelling).
Phonics – Please continue to practise reading and writing all the sounds in your home school diary.
Number – This week we have been learning to solve problems involving halving. See if you can support your child to halve things at home. (e.g. buns, apples, pizza, bread). Talk to your child about equal amounts when things are halved and how many pieces they have when things are halved.
Year 1 Homework
Literacy – Can you find out two facts about your favourite dinosaur?
Numeracy – Can you write the number names to twenty? i.e. one, two…….
Year 2 Homework
Spellings – fastest, biggest, greatest, largest, what & when
Maths – Can you do some practical halving and quartering? You could make a sandwich or pizza to cut up. Can you halve/quarter an amount of objects? Can you find a third of an amount of objects?
Topic – If you haven’t already researched a sea creature of your choice please do so as you will need information and pictures for our non-fiction literacy work next week.
Parent Consultation Evenings
Parent consultations will take place during the last week of term, week commencing 23rd March. Appointments will be available after school on Monday to Thursday with late night appointments available on Tuesday. Appointment sheets will be in the classrooms the week before. Thank you.
World Book day We would like to say a big thank you to everyone who has helped or supported World Book Day in any way. The children (and staff) look fabulous in their character costumes. We will inform you of the amount raised in due course.
Class of the week
It’s always lovely to see our younger children achieving high attendance levels and this week Unit 2 are ‘Class of the week’ with a level of 97.9%. We are very proud of you!
Comic Relief Red Nose Day – A Message from our student councillors
On Friday 13th March, guess what day it is? It’s Red Nose Day!. We are dressing up in a secret agent disguise or you can make your face funny or even dress up like one of the red noses, like a professor, astronaut, robot, Dracula etc. There will be donation station in the classrooms for a voluntary donation of Friday and we will be selling Red Nose Day buns for 50p. Look out for our Kenyan pen pals on our class whiteboard too!
Love from the School Councillors
Fabss Easter Egg Hunt
There are still places left on our Easter Egg Hunt at the Easter Eggstravaganza on Wednesday 25th March. Spare booking forms are available at the office. We would also remind you that any donations of cakes/buns should be taken to the school reception on Wednesday morning (25thMarch).
University of Sheffield Discovery Night – Friday 13th March
Back by popular demand, Discovery Night opens our laboratories and lecture theatres for an evening of science for the whole family.
Meet our scientists and engineers and experience mini lectures, exciting science demonstrations and hands-on activities based on our research in Science, Engineering, Medicine and Dentistry will take place all evening for primary and secondary school children, as well as adults.
You can,see inside a molecular biology lab or watch research robots and 3D printers in action then come along. There will be plenty of fun science activities for younger visitors, and lots of opportunities to put on a lab coat and have a go yourself.Try some liquid nitrogen ice cream, meet the skeletons in the zoology museum, see yourself in infra-red and much more.
Everyone is very welcome and the event is completely free so bring along your friends and family.
Diary Dates
Parent Forum Meeting Mon 2nd March 4pm & Fri 6th March 9am
Year 2 visit to The Deep Friday 6th March
Red Nose Day Friday 12th March
Parent Consultation Week Monday 23rd to Thursday 26th March
FABSS Easter Eggstravaganza Wednesday 25th March