Last Week of School

Hello,

Firstly, thank you so much for the report feedback slips we’ve had back so far. We really are very proud of everything that the children have achieved in this difficult year. They have been a fantastic class and are all so kind and caring towards each other.

Just a few notices for this week.

As it is the last week of school, could you please make sure that you bring back any library books. We have recently invested in new books for the library trolley which the children have really loved, it might be nice to continue this over the summer visiting your local library. If you have lost or misplaced your library book, we would really appreciate it if you could buy a replacement to help continue this wonderful project.

We will send home reading books for over the summer, it is really important to continue reading with your child daily to ensure they are building confidence and fluency ready for year 1 and year 2. Please could these books be returned in September so that we have enough for the next year group.

Tomorrow we will be sending home some of your child’s school books. Please could bring in a large bag or a bag for life for these to go home in. Please don’t worry if you forget this as we will try to have some spares.

On Wednesday we will be having a teddy bears picnic, children are invited to bring in their favourite teddy bear and an extra snack for the afternoon, children will still have lunch as normal.

On Thursday we are having a school ‘Fun Day’ to celebrate the children finishing for the summer. We have lots of exciting activities planned such as petting animals and a bouncy castle. Thursday will be a non-uniform day.

Thank you and we hope that the children have a really lovely last week!

A few pictures of our week…

We have had a lovely week in school. We have taken part in a dance workshop and Qualitas have been in to run a great PE session which the children loved. We have had a super day celebrating England reaching the final. We enjoyed decorating biscuits in red and white, some of us enjoyed making a trophy for the winners of the Euros, we also learnt about the super role model Marcus Rashford. We also loved singing the ‘Three Lions’ song ready to cheer England on! Good luck England, we are hoping it’s coming home!

Here are some photos of our week…

This week…

Hi all, just to let you know it is PE tomorrow (Wednesday) so please can your child come to school in their PE kit.

This Friday is our Euro Day, children can wear football kits or non-uniform, it would be great if their clothing can consist of the finalists flag colours or kit colour (hopefully red or white!) Please can your child wear appropriate footwear as we will be having some mini games of football and we will also be taking part in a dance workshop.

We will also be decorating football biscuits for our snack, please let us know if you are not sure about this as it is no problem at all. We will do this safely and individually, ensuing that children will be handed out their own toppings etc by the teacher and they will have their own plates and plastic cutlery. Also it would be appreciated if you have any junk materials like kitchen roll tubes, cereal boxes, plastic milk bottles or cordial plastic bottle to send in as we would like to design and make a Euro trophy.

Thank you and have a good week.

Sports Day – tomorrow

Just to remind you all that Sports Day is tomorrow. Please can all children come to school in their PE Kit with plenty of water. Please note there will also be a reduced lunch menu on Sports Day.
There will be no red, green or yellow options available. The choices will be as follows:-
Purple – Cheese Sandwich grab bag
Orange – Ham Sandwich grab bag

Your child can bring in their own packed lunch if they wish.

Also we will not have PE on Wednesday so children will just need to come in their normal school uniform Many thanks.

The last three weeks…

Here are just a few things that will be happening in the final three weeks of half term.

Sports Day – 29th June – children to wear PE kit, there will be no PE on Wednesday 30th June so children can come in normal uniform.

Euro Day – Friday 9th July  – children to wear football kits or non-uniform of colours supporting one of the final teams e.g. if Italy was in the final your child could wear  – blue (for kits) or the colours of the flags.

End of term treat for being an amazing class and for working so hard – Teddy Bears Picnic – Wednesday 14th July – normal school uniform. Children to bring an extra snack for the afternoon, e.g. crisps, chocolate, buns. We will also provide some treats and we will have lots of fun playing games.

PTA Day – PTA will be hosting a Summer Fun Day in school on Thursday 15th July, this will be instead of our annual summer fair. This is non-uniform.

Mrs Dalton, Miss Locke and Miss Chambers

Year 1 History Project

As we continue our history topic ‘Has childhood always been the same?’, we are inviting the children to complete a project at home which have called: ‘When I was 6’. We would like the children to speak to someone at home about what life was like when they were 6. This could be a parent, grandparent, neighbour, anyone from a different generation. The children have been thinking about questions they might ask and on Thursday we will send home a sheet to help them to record answers. The children will have an opportunity to share their findings with their classmates on Thursday 8th July. 

We hope the children will enjoy this project. Any questions just send us an email. Many thanks.

This week’s fun..

Reception have really enjoyed learning about Mary Anning this week. They loved learning all about fossils and how Mary Anning uncovered a giant fossilised marine reptile. The children then went on to listen to stories about dinosaurs and some children really wanted to learn about dinosaurs so we pretended we were paleontologists studying fossils. Well done children, all of you were so enthusiastic!

In Year 1 we have started comparing old and modern toys and artefacts. We enjoyed discussing the question – ‘Did my Grandma have an xbox or a tablet?’ We then went on to compare old and modern toys and discuss the differences.

Pretty Plants

Over the term Miss Riches has been teaching us all about plants and their parts and functions. To end the topic we have got our arty fingers out and created some lovely plant diagrams to display in our classroom. The children were so creative and it was such a proud moment for me to see how much they’ve learned.

Here are some photos for you of our display and the children’s work :)

This will be my last blog post as I sadly finish my final teaching placement here on Friday. I would like to say a big thank you for all your support and I have loved teaching such an amazing group of children!

Miss Riches