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Week 4, Summer!

 

Class 4 have had a fantastic week, impressing so many people with their learning!

We’ve started a new topic in English, discussion texts, which was started by discussing what to do with our village’s beloved hedgerow that was going to be destroyed by Farmer Crawley to create a diary factory. Destroying the Hedgerow affected so many animals and plants but building a dairy farm created new jobs and lots of money, what should we do? The children discussed their views with great reasoning and then wrote letters to Farmer Crawley explaining they views and wishing to persuade him. Now we’ve moved on to discussing Zoos and whether or not we agree with them, it has provoked some interesting reasons so far.

In Maths, we’ve continued to work on time with reading digital and analogue clocks. Some children have begun to solve calculations with time. We’ve definitely had to use our resilience learning powers with this one as it can be a little bit tricky.

In Topic we are continuing to debate whether Ancient Greece or Ancient Rome did more for us, I think our views change every day! So far we have compared way of life, sanitation and cleanliness.

We’ve continued to work on classification of living things and habitats in Science. We have learnt the different type of animals under vertebrates and use our knowledge to classify animals and create new animals of our own. We’re very much looking forward to our trip next week to tie in all our learning in real life mini beast hunts.

Fab week Class 4!

Please do remember it is our trip on Tuesday 15th, if you haven’t already paid please do via school gateway as this counts as consent for your child to attend the trip. Please arrive at school through the normal door promptly as we need to leave as soon as we’re ready. Your child needs to wear trainers, a hat, and sun cream and have their packed lunch in a bag on their back.

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Class 5 School Trip - Thursday 10th May

Wednesday 9th May 2018 RE: Class 5 School Trip Thursday 10th May.

Just a final reminder for the arrangements for tomorrow:

• Children need to be at school at 8am, in school uniform. They will be able to enter school via their usual class 5 door – I will be there.

• Children must have a packed lunch for the day. Although we will be leaving Royston at 12pm, we will not return in time for the usual school lunch hour.

• Payment must have been made prior to leaving in the morning, as this acts as consent for your child to go – without payment and consent, your child will not be able to take part.

See you tomorrow! 

Miss Walker :)

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End of spring term in Class 6.

As you will no doubt read from this week’s newsletter the spring term has been very busy. Even in this last week year 6 have been working hard. On Monday, Revd Ginni joined us once again for one of our RE lessons. The level of discussion in class was so mature and I really enjoy listening to the children’s views about some of the bigger questions in life. As always the children were polite and had some interesting questions, which they could ask her. It was a lovely way to start off Holy Week.

For all those who joined us on Tuesday morning for our Easter Service; we hope you enjoyed spending the time with us. It was a lovely service and the children were very good at explaining each of the Stations of the Cross.

On Tuesday afternoon the children did some amazing and very detailed art work with Mrs Archer. Our current topic is entitled ‘Express Yourself’. Fingerprints are unique; nobody has the same as another person, not even identical twins. The children were introduced to the artist Chuck Close, who is American and created photorealistic portraits from photographs. Close would use his fingerprint to create a portrait. He varied the amount of pressure he used and overlapped the fingerprints to create shadows and highlights. The children first of all made enlarged copies of their fingerprints. They looked brilliant.

On Wednesday Miss Massie did another fun French lesson; all based around an Easter theme, which was lovely. Later that afternoon, we had our usual PE (gym) lesson and music (wider opps). The children have come a long way over the course of the term and should be very proud of their achievements.

We then finished off the week with our end of term assembly. Once again it is lovely to see the wide range of homework that the children do across the school. I once again need to thank parents and children for the wonderful cooking and food samples that have been brought in. It does keep Mrs Allen and me going. After this we explored the crime and punishment which was around in the Roman/Anglo Saxon and Viking periods in history.

Over the last two days your children should have come home with a few items. They were all asked to take their CPG 10 min SATs buster books and study guides home. They then took home the answers separately. Please could I ask that you keep these safe. I have asked the children to bring in the books after Easter; where I shall look and mark accordingly. They should also have come home with an envelope. This has a summary sheet of things that we have discussed at both the Year 6 only parent appointment and those appointments just last week. I have explained to the children that they can also take a look at these in order to take responsibility for their learning. Little and often is the greater key to being successful. All PE kits and muddy shoes were also taken home ready to be washed and brought back on the Tuesday 17th April.

I do hope you all have a very enjoyable Easter and look forward to seeing you in the summer term.

Mrs Stewart

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Final Reminders for the Dance Festival - Wednesday 28th March

Final reminders for the Dance Festival – Wednesday 28th March

  • The coach will be leaving St Ippoltys at 8:30am. Children can enter through their usual entrance (by class 5). The door with be open and I will be there!
  • Children must have a packed lunch, water and snacks with them.
  • Children need to arrive at school with their ‘crazy hair’. Nails can be painted and some make up can be applied – completely your choice.
  • Children will be wearing their school uniform as their costume. If boys can wear school shorts, that would be great. If not, trousers are fine. Girls must not be wearing tights for the performance but can wear them to go in. They can also wear dark shorts under skirts.
  • The matinee performance will start at 2pm and finish around 4:15ish. Please ensure you pick up your child from the designated place – Exit 2 -
  • For the evening performance, children must be dropped at the same place as they were picked up from at 6:30pm ready for the 7pm start.

Please ensure you have informed Miss Walker in writing if you child is not being collected by you. 

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Workshop for Parents

I have been advised that there are still spaces available on the following workshop for parents, please follow the link below if you would like to know more about it or to book your place: 

Moving On to Year 7 - Transition to Secondary School

Thursday, 19 April 2018

9:30am to 11:30am

Letchworth

Booking online :

http://nhdspl.org.uk/home/event-list/book/11-moving-on-to-year-7-transition-to-secondary-school-practical-support-for-your-child-with-send.html

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St Ippolyts C.E. Primary School
Ashbrook Lane,
St Ippolyts,
Hitchin,
Hertfordshire.
SG4 7PB
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01462 432080
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01462 438524
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