Chinese New Year

The children have loved learning about Chinese New Year. We listened to the story about how the zodiac  years were named and learned that this year is the year of the rat.   We also enjoyed learning about how it is celebrated and we enjoyed making lanterns.

 

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We tried using chopsticks too!

We have also loved riding the scooters. We are in the process of buying balance bikes too. Thank you so much for the kind donations of helmets, if anyone has anymore helmets that are spare, we would be very grateful for a few more. Thank you!

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Homework

Year 1 Maths

We have just finished telling the time using o’clock and half past. We have discussed the hour and the minute hands. It would be brilliant if you can reinforce this at home whenever you get the opportunity. We have also been discussing what we do at these times, for example ‘At half past seven I go to bed.’

Reception Maths

The children have been identifying number one more and one less so if you get time over the weekend it would be great if you can read some numbers around the environment, e.g house numbers and ask them to tell you one less and one more.

Have a lovely weekend, thanks!

This week…

Our children have loved our new topic ‘Destination Outer Space!’ We began by learning all about earth, and this week we have been learning about the sun and the other planets. They have  had some great imaginative play and done some fantastic junk modelling  making rockets, space stations and telescopes. A huge thank you for sending in boxes, tubes etc, we always welcome junk materials.

Challenge: You could ask your child if they can remember any of the names of the other planets. 

The children have also loved being in the outdoor area and we would love to get them out in all weather conditions, so please could you bring your child’s wellies back into school in a plastic bag. Here are a few photos of us from this week. Have a lovely weekend!

 

Welcome Back!

 

The children have settled back into school so well and are all very excited for our new Space topic this term!  Our year 1s really enjoyed comparing the toys  we received at Christmas to the toys that grandparents would have received when they were children. Thank you Mrs Allen for sharing some of your stories from when you were a little girl!

Just a few reminders….

  • Thank you for all your comments in the reading record books, if you could continue to practice reading and writing with your child that would be much appreciated. We would suggest ‘little and often.’
  • It would be great  if you could send  in any empty boxes of different sizes or tubes for junk modelling i.e. cereal box, pringles, kitchen roll tubes.
  • I have also added new activities on ‘Maths with Parents.’

 

Many thanks Mrs Dalton and Miss Locke

Merry Christmas!

We would just like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas! Once again, thank you for all your support this term. Thank you so much for our lovely Christmas presents and vouchers too! Have a lovely break! Here are a few photos  of our Christmas party from yesterday…

 

Christmas Party – tomorrow

Hello everyone, thank you so much for your support this month, we really appreciate it during this busy time.

One final note, we have a Christmas Party tomorrow afternoon and would be really grateful if you could send in a Christmas or party top in your child’s bag so they can wear it on top of their uniform for the party in the afternoon. Also just to remind you, if you have bought any party food, please can you also send it in with your child in the morning. Thank you!

If any helpers would like to help us set up and join us for some party food then please feel free to come in at 2pm.  Finally , the school closes at 12pm on Friday.  Many thanks.

What a busy week!

We have have had a lovely week…

We loved taking part in the reindeer races with our Year 5/6 buddies organised by our fantastic school parliament for St.Luke’s Hospice. Thank you to everyone who sponsored the event and to the school parliament. After the races, we had a delicious  Christmas dinner followed by the fantastic pantomime which was provide by the PTA – thank you!

To finish our week off, we visited Windsor House to perform some carols to the people who live there,  it was such a lovely event. The children behaved so well and the residents seemed to really enjoy the carols.  Thank you to all the  parents who came to help. Finally we have loved taking part in our Advent Liturgies, thank you for all the lovely prayers too. Here are a few photos of our busy week…