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World Book Day - 5th March 2020

Dear Families,

 

            On Thursday 5th March 2020 we will be celebrating World Book Day. This is a day where children throughout the world will celebrate their favourite authors and books.

 

To celebrate this day in school we are asking that children dress up as a character from one of their favourite characters from their class books. If children choose to dress up, we are asking that they donate £1, which will then be used to buy new books for their book corners. If a whole class come dress-up then they get 2500 class points.

 

We would really like children to make their own costumes and we will be looking for the most creative costume. Any children who make their own costume will win a house point ball for their house.

 

Here are some websites to help you create a great world book day outfit.

 

https://bookaid.org/support-us/world-book-day/world-book-day-dress-up/

 

https://www.madeformums.com/toddler-and-preschool/last-minute-easy-world-book-day-costumes/

 

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/mar/07/readers-world-book-day-costumes-from-the-cat-in-the-hat-to-mr-tickle

 

Throughout the day, children will be taking part in activities based on the joy a book brings.  This is a special day where all around the word can share their favourite stories.  Your child may also bring in their favourite story to share with their class this could be as a reading a book, reading their own story or telling a story aloud from their family.

 

If any parents would like to tell a story in their home language to the children, please let your child’s class teacher know.

 

Thank you

Mrs Hodgkins

(Reading Lead)

 

World Book Day - 5th March 2020

 


Y2 Parents SATS Meeting 9am & 2.30pm

Dear Parents/Carers,

 

In May 2020 the children in Year 2 will be required to sit their KS1 SATs tests. In preparation for this we will be holding a parents meeting where you can find out what the tests look like and what the children will be expected to do. We will give you some useful advice as to how you can help your children and some booklets to take away with you. You will have the opportunity to ask questions.

 

The meetings will be held on Monday 9th March 2020 at 9am and 2.30pm in the Infant school Hall. You will only be required to attend one meeting. Coffee will be available.     

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask the year 2 team.

 

                                               

Yours sincerely

 

 

Miss J Hinds

(Year 2 Lead)

 


Spring 1 Blog - Week 6

Year 6 have had a great start to 2020! We have thoroughly enjoyed learning about the Victorians in our reading, writing and history lessons. We were particularly surprised to find out about child labour during this time, and feel very fortunate to have the rights and opportunities that we have today.  As well as this, we have found it very interesting looking at the social classes, comparing the lives and experiences of the rich and the poor. 

 

In maths, we have developed our knowledge and understanding of equivalent fractions, decimals and percentages and can solve problems using these skills. Next half term, we are looking forward to learning shape and measure, and revising key concepts ready for SATs.

 

In reading and writing, we have looked at descriptive writing, thinking about how authors engage and entertain the reader.  We have written a spooky tale based on Little Red Riding Hood using a variety of strategies to create suspense. We have also started to look at a persuasive piece of writing, focusing on child labour during Victorian times. 

 

To end this half term, we have engaged in E-Safety week, learning about and discussing the importance of keeping our personal information safe. We have also looked at the impact of cyber bullying and stereotyping in the media. Our class discussions were very interesting! 

 


Spring 1 Blog - Week 6

Year 6 have had a great start to 2020! We have thoroughly enjoyed learning about the Victorians in our reading, writing and history lessons. We were particularly surprised to find out about child labour during this time, and feel very fortunate to have the rights and opportunities that we have today.  As well as this, we have found it very interesting looking at the social classes, comparing the lives and experiences of the rich and the poor. 

 

In maths, we have developed our knowledge and understanding of equivalent fractions, decimals and percentages and can solve problems using these skills. Next half term, we are looking forward to learning shape and measure, and revising key concepts ready for SATs.

 

In reading and writing, we have looked at descriptive writing, thinking about how authors engage and entertain the reader.  We have written a spooky tale based on Little Red Riding Hood using a variety of strategies to create suspense. We have also started to look at a persuasive piece of writing, focusing on child labour during Victorian times. 

 

To end this half term, we have engaged in E-Safety week, learning about and discussing the importance of keeping our personal information safe. We have also looked at the impact of cyber bullying and stereotyping in the media. Our class discussions were very interesting! 

 


Spring 1 Blog Week 6

This half term our theme has been ‘under the sea’. We have learnt so much about lots of different sea creatures. We have learnt facts about fish, sharks, turtles and more! With all our knew knowledge we made a fact file to stick in our literacy books. We wrote sentences about different creatures all by our self! In maths we have been learning numbers 5-10 using number blocks. We used the number blocks to add numbers together and write a number sentence. We have also learnt number bonds to 10 and matched numicon to numerals. As part of the ‘under the sea’ theme we got to go on a trip to ‘The Deep’ in Hull. On the trip we saw sharks, jelly fish and lots of other sea creatures. We also got to watch a diver feed a real shark!

 

Spring 1 Blog Week 6

 


Spring 1 Blog Week 6

Y1 have finished their Spring 1 term on a high with their work focusing around being safe online. As it is ESafety week the children have been talking about how they can stay safe online and what technology they use at home and in school. As part of our learning we have been to the computer suite. The Y1’s really impressed their teachers at how well and safely they operated the computers. During these lessons the children created pieces of work using ‘Paint’ and wrote their names on the work to show ownership.

During this term we have been focusing on Castles. The children have gathered a wealth of knowledge about the different features of a Castle and the various forms of defence a Castle needs. This learning has allowed the children to design and write about what type of Castle they would like to have. We have also had some exciting texts in our reading lessons which have linked to our theme of learning. Our most recent book – Rapunzel has encouraged the children to make predictions about the characters and the story. The children have also had some experience publishing their writing and reading aloud to the rest of the year group.

Well done Y1 on a fantastic term!

Spring 1 Blog Week 6

 


Spring 1 Blog - Week 6

Y4 have had a very exciting half term.

 

In maths, we have been looking at multiplication and division. The children have had opportunities to develop their maths knowledge by multiplying 2-digit and 3-digit numbers by 1-digit. In addition they have also worked extremely hard with dividing two and three-digit numbers by a 1-digit number. This has aided the children tremendously with their time tables knowledge. The children have also had a practice run of their government test that they will sit in the summer term.

 

In reading, we have been looking at tradition tales from our class book 'Arabian Nights' which links to our topic for the Spring term. We have looked at stories such as 'Aladdin and the Magic Lamp' and 'The Poor Man's Dream' as well as looking at a poem with an Arabian Nights theme. With these different texts, we have looked at different vocabulary that we may not have known before, we have created comic strips based on the stories to help us memorize the plot and we have also predicted what we think would happen if a second part of the story was written. All this helps us become more fluent readers. We look forward to looking at more stories from 'Arabian Nights' in Spring 2.

 

Our writing this term has also been linked to our reading and looking at our class book. We have been looking at tradition tales from our book and we wrote our own versions.

 

In computing we were looking at using word to create a comic strip based on the life of our favourite author - David Walliams. In order to do this we had to first learn how to change font, colour and size. Also how to underline, highlight and make words bold. In addition, we also added pictures and speech bubbles. W

 


Spring 1 Blog - Week 6

This term Nursery have been focusing on the topic of ‘Senses’. This involved participating in activities and looking at books related to the topic such as ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar and ‘We all go travelling by’.  We have focused on the 5 senses which are ‘touch, taste, smell, hear and the sense of sight. This involved exploring shaving foam and corn flour and feeling different textures, being encouraged to describe what we feel. During our taste week we had the opportunity to taste different fruits from the story such as strawberries, oranges, pears as well as participating in ‘World Food Day’ which we tasted spring rolls and noodles, yum! We have been on a listening walk to look and hear different vehicles and had smelly pots to guess different smells. During maths, this half term we have focused on number recognition to 5 and representing number in different ways. In literacy, we have practised to write our names to make caterpillars and to show interest in illustration in books and stories. Next half term we will focus on the topic of ‘Lifecycles and Growing. The maths focus will be on shape and size and the literacy focus will entail on knowing how order a story using vocabulary such as first next and then.  

Spring 1 Blog - Week 6

 


Spring 1 Week 5 - Shapes

In Y5 we have been learning about 2D and 3D shapes. We have been describing their properties using mathematical language and we have made 3D shapes using playdough,  templates and and polydron. We have read riddles about shapes and identified them from the clues.

Spring 1 Week 5 - Shapes

 


Spring 1 Week 6 - Van Gogh

This week Y4 have been looking at Van Gogh and the children have been practicing their artistic skills before their final piece of 'Starry Night'.

Spring 1 Week 6 - Van Gogh

 


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