Next Week

Hello, just to remind you ‘The National Wildlife Trust’ will be in on Monday to lead some workshops in our school grounds and woods. It is a non-uniform day but please be aware that all activities will be outdoors so with the weather not being great at the moment, please can your child wear waterproof and warm clothing! Fingers cross it will be sunny though! School lunch will be as normal.

Also on Thursday 27th May, our class and Miss Oliver’s class will be having a Pirate Day to celebrate our end of topic theme ‘It’s a Pirate’s Life…’. The children can come dressed as pirates, princesses, explorers (especially Year 1 as this is their topic) or anything they feel comfortable with. We understand some children don’t like dressing up so whatever makes the day special for them. We will have a fun day to celebrate the end of this half term. Please can you send in an additional snack (e.g a packet of crisps or a cake bar) for the children to enjoy in the afternoon, we will also provide biscuits but we will carefully hand them out. Many thanks for your cooperation.

This week…

This week has been very busy! In maths, the Reception children have been learning their number bonds to 10 so hopefully your child might be able to tell you some numbers that equal 10! Year 1 children have been busy finding 1 and 10 more and 1 and 10 fewer than numbers up to 100.

In topic, Reception have been learning about Africa, see if your child can tell you what the longest river is!

In Year 1, the children are learning about transport and enjoyed finding out about the invention of the aeroplane. Hopefully they can tell you about the Wright brothers. We also enjoyed a quiz where the Year 1 children had to ask Reception children questions about their learning and vice versa.

Today we had a fantastic guest speaker on our zoom assembly talking all about Eid which took place yesterday.

Once again all of the children enjoyed their session with Sheffield United today! Here are some photos of our lovely week. Have lovely weekend.

Last Week 3/5/21

Last week we had a brilliant time in school. The children enjoyed another session with the library trolley, and recommended books to one another. #RFP.

The reception children have been working really hard in Maths on their addition skills and the year 1 children have been looking at place value within 100! We are so impressed with their resilience.

In Science the children learned all about garden plants, and drew their own gardens with labelled flowers. In History we learned all about The Wright Brothers and the first flight, and enjoyed making paper airplanes.

Enjoy some of these pictures of the children enjoying their time in school.

Miss Locke, Mrs Dalton, Miss Chambers and Miss Riches :)

Year 1 Spellings

This week’s spelling quiz for ‘red’ (tricky words) is now on Purple Mash under Spelling Quiz Summer 2. Please encourage your child to have a go. In addition to doing the quizzes, there are lots of other ways to practise the spellings at home, using the steps ‘look at the word, say the word, cover it up, write it’. You could ask your child to write the word in sand, paints, felt tips, magnetic letters, scrabble tiles, in rainbow writing, etc.

We will be teaching the same spellings each week in school. The spellings for the week beginning Tuesday 4 May are:

are, were, you, your, they

Thank you for your support.

Mystery Crash Landing

After lunch the children came into our class to SUCH a mess! They were wondering what had happened and we discovered a letter. The astronaut Helen Sharman had crash landed in our classroom and wanted us to learn all about her time in space and write her a letter with some questions. The children were so excited and it was such a fun afternoon.

Our Week

We’ve had another lovely week in school.

We’ve enjoyed making pirate maps and searching for hidden treasure in our outdoor area.

We’ve enjoyed using the mobile library again on Tuesday. The children love discussing and sharing their favorite books. (We are only able to change the children’s books if they bring their previous book back as we do not have enough books otherwise.)

In science the children learnt about wild flowers and we investigated which wild flowers we have most of in school.

Both Reception and Year 1 have been working hard in maths this week. Reception have done some fantastic subtracting using pirate gold and Year 1 have worked hard finding the difference between two numbers.

We hope you have a restful bank holiday weekend.

Miss Locke, Mrs Dalton, Miss Chambers and Miss Riches :)

Year 1 Homework

We are starting to set spelling quizzes for ‘red’ (tricky) words on Purple Mash. There will be a new quiz each week. You can find the first quiz under ‘Spelling quiz Summer 1’ as a ‘2do’ when you log into your child’s account. In addition to doing the quizzes, there are lots of other ways to practise the spellings at home, using the steps ‘look at the word, say the word, cover it up, write it’. You could ask your child to write the word in sand, paints, felt tips, magnetic letters, scrabble tiles, in rainbow writing, etc.

We will be teaching the same spellings each week in school and will also be listing them on the blog each week. The spellings for the week beginning Monday 26 April are:

do, of, said, says, was

We will also send some Maths Mats home for your child to complete, they reinforce what we do in class.

Thank you for all your help. If you have any questions, please just ask.