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Summer Provision for Key Workers

Summer provision


Book early to secure a place!

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VE Day Stay at Home Street Party

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Learning Powers Assemble!

Assessment weeks over and the children in Class 6 have been putting everything into them. I shall be speaking with them individually so that they know where they need to focus their attention, then will share this with you at the next parent appointments, which you should have received a form for with this week’s newsletter.

I hope they have recovered from a very energetic Friday with the Daily Mile and all the sporting fun, even taking part in a French sport as well; thanks to Madame Twomey. Sadly, I could not join them but I think they did a much better job than I would.

Last week in maths we looked at measure. That all important life skill of being able to convert measure and also within measure word problems, can always prove to be problematic – hopefully not now! Of course it is not just metric but imperial to metric measure. Those who do have the revision cards, this is an area which can never have too much looking at.

Moving to English, we are really getting into our class novel ‘Holes’. Now approaching Chapter 10. We are really diving quite deeply into the text and finding that by doing this are improving our skills in: reading for enjoyment, writing and GPS. This week we have been understanding the characters more, alongside the underlying sub-plot, which runs parallel to the main story. Some of us have even started to predict a bit deeper by thinking about themes in which the author may have based his ideas on. We are even thinking about sending some of our predictions to him, which is very exciting.

The children had great fun with a very interactive science session with Mrs Springall. They were discussing and plotting on large models how water and nutrients travel around their bodies. Following on from that session, they started to discuss financial risks and why we earn money. This is part of our PSHE lessons. The children were discussing jobs and the importance of money – does it bring happiness?

This will have some connection with our Science Days this coming week, as we explore jobs in science. Lots of practical/investigative lessons being planned.

Our music session last week concentrated on improving our understanding of music terminology – in both English and Italian terms. We then carried out (little but complex) rhythm and pitch based exercises to become more confident in performing in front of each other. I do love hearing my class sing, as they produce a beautiful sound together.

We spent the last part of the week in History. Initially, we took time to see what our general understanding of ‘Crime and Punishment ‘was through the periods. This raised some great class based discussions. We then started to explore using our learning powers, what crimes and punishments were around in the Roman period. This was something that we had already been discussing within RE and could make connections and links to our learning.

I am sure that some children will select some of the grid home learning after seeing how intrigued they were. As a reminder, children you need to have completed 5 by the end of this term.

Just so you are aware, the children covered 100 spellings this week – 20 a day keeps the fear of spelling away! They all took it in their stride. Parents I sent home an exercise that was explained in class. This needs to be handed in by Tuesday please. It consists of one set of twenty spellings (covering a range of spelling rules) and the children are expected to have knowledge of the word class of the words, along with the spelling rule. From this they need to compose 20 complex sentences. Within this exercise, I shall be looking at the use of punctuation as well – especially capital letters and full stops!

See you all tomorrow, ready for another fun week ahead. Please do not worry I have some of your Home School Contact books with me.

Reminder: Parents if you have any empty 2 litre bottles then please can you send them in with your children as we need one for each child in Class 6 for a Science experiment - thanks. I have some but not enough. 

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Spring 2 - Week 3

We had a very sporty day yesterday celebrating Sport Relief. We participated in the daily mile as well as having a game of pétanque.

In English, we have read a few more chapters of our book and completed VIPER styles questions to consolidate our understanding. We have also edited and finished our refugee stories, which will be made into a class book. 

We have continued our work on looking at the differences between rural and urban locations. We looked in depth at our local area of St Ippolyts and the advantages and disadvantages of village life. Next week, we will look at maps of St Ippolyts and use 4-6 figure grid references. 

You should have all received a parent consultation letter on Thursday so please return your forms asap. 

Have a lovely weekend,

Miss Abbott

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Spring 2, Week 2-3

Hi everyone, here we are at the end of another busy week in Class One.

In maths we have been learning to tell the time this week; the children have been working on reading analogue clocks and in year One, we are even starting to read the time digitally! We had lots of practice making o’clock times this week and began to move on to half past times, making sure that our hour hand went past the correct number. No lesson on time would be complete without a game of ‘what’s the time Mr Wolf?’ and the children had great fun taking it in turns to create the time on our school clocks.

We have continuing our theme of animals this term, by learning all about nocturnal creatures this week. We learnt all about non-fiction book and visited our library, to spot lots of information texts. We had to look hard to sot photographs, contents pages, glossaries and labels on the pictures, to identify it correctly as a non-fiction book. Later in the week, we wrote our own non-fiction reports about night-time creatures. Ask us at home what we remember about bats, hedgehogs, foxes and owls!

A big thank you for your donations to sports relief, we had a wonderful PE session on Friday put on by Mr Smith and Mr Jefferies. The children took part in our usual daily mile, but this time to music! Have a look on the gallery page to see us all in action.


We seem to be having a little trouble at the moment with book-bag storage in Class One! Whilst we love the fact the children enjoy identifying their book bags with key rings, we ask kindly that children limit their keyrings down to one (small size) keyring per book-bag please. Thank you in advance!

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