Wow! What an amazing collection of food for the Food Bank. A huge ‘Thank you’ for your Harvest donations, these will be much appreciated.
We hope that you enjoy our short Harvest film-the link will be emailed to you so keep a look out in your inboxes.
Having completed our ‘The Way Back Home’ writing, this week the children looked at a different image and did an independent piece of writing, using the skills learnt and thinking about how these are applied independently.
In Maths the children have continued to look at fact families within 20 using part-whole models and bar models.
During the school break could you please work on number formation with the children-ensuring that the digits of 2-digit numbers are in the correct place, have the correct orientation and are formed correctly-see the video at the bottom of this post.
Here are a couple of Maths links that are great for testing/reinforcing number bonds (to 20 for Y2) times tables (2, 10, 5); number ordering and addition.
Funky Mummy- https://ictgames.com/funkyMummy/index.html
Hit the button- https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button
Coconut ordering- https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ordering-and-sequencing/coconut-ordering
Place value basket ball – https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/place-value-basketball
After a term of looking at collage, working in the style of an artist and experimenting with surrealism, the children produced their final piece of artwork. The children all worked incredibly hard to follow the brief of a space themed collage that needed to include themselves and some ‘painted’ paper that had been created by the children. The children will be bringing those home today. Encourage them to talk to you about what they have done and ask them if they can tell you the name of the artist/illustrator that we looked at (Eric Carle). Can they explain ‘surrealism’ to you?
As part of our Science work we have continued to look at the seasons, thinking about the weather and what is associated with the seasons. Talk to your child about the month in which they were born and the season this is in to reinforce this concept.
Parenting Smart (Place2Be)
The children’s mental health charity, Place2Be, has launched a new website aimed at helping parents with typical situations they can find themselves in with their children.
Advice can be found on over forty topics including:
Understanding sibling rivalry
My child is lying, what does it mean, what should I do?
My child has trouble going to sleep
My child says ‘I hate you!’
Supporting healthy gaming habits
The Parenting Smart website can found here: https://parentingsmart.place2be.org.uk/
It is a great website which you may wish to take a look at.
Monday 1st November. Term 2 begins on Tuesday 2nd November.
After School Teacher-led clubs begin the first week back.
Remember to check which term your child will be attending-for some of the clubs there are different groups for different terms. Term 2 is up until the Christmas break and Term 3 will begin in January.
Please can we remind you that children should only be bringing water in their bottles to school-no juice or flavoured water. This is a whole school expectation.
SNACKS: These should be healthy; a piece of fruit or cereal bar.
FOOTWEAR: Children should wear SCHOOL SHOES on the days that they don’t do PE, which will be three days of the week. On PE days children are allowed to wear trainers.
PE kit days:
Monday and Tuesday for Class 1
Tuesday and Thursday for Class 2
Tuesday and Friday for Class 5
Please ensure your child’s belongings are all clearly labelled as we have several items in the lost property without names!
Homework will be set on a Friday and returned by the following Wednesday. Please encourage your child to be as independent as possible when doing this.
We will keep these useful active links on the blog-could be something for the weekend.
Go Noodle (Register for free)
We will leave this information here each week for easy access.
Please remember to reinforce the correct pencil grip at home; the correct letter and number formation.
This video shows how the children are taught in Foundation using the Read Write Inc scheme but please note that we use a ‘curly’ k and the ‘f’ has a longer tail that carries on below the line.
Letter formation video
The following video will reinforce the correct number formation for 0-9
Thank you for your support this term. Have a great week and we look forward to seeing you at the beginning of Term 2 on Tuesday 2nd November.
Miss Batram, Mrs Lewis, Mrs Cowell and Miss Castle