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 identified the nouns they could see and thinking of some adjectives to describe them. The then went on to write their own sentences, using these adjectives to make their writing exciting.
In Maths, we have been continuing to look at part-part-whole models and using these to work on mathematical skills such as adding more, counting on and finding a part. It would be fantastic if the children could continue working on number formation ready for Term 2 to commence.
Here are a couple of Maths links that are great for testing/reinforcing number bonds and counting in 2s, 5s and 10s,
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
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. They all worked incredibly hard to follow the brief of a space themed collage and were all incredibly proud of what they produced. I wonder 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. We had lots of fun creating water vortexes to mirror what tornadoes look like!
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.
Keep up the great work on Bug Club. Year 1 have been doing fantastically and reading lot of books at home!
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: Wednesday and Thursday
Please ensure your child’s belongings are all clearly labelled as we have several items in the lost property without names!
Please could you ensure your child has a spare change of clothes in their bag in case they need to change. If you need to borrow anything from school, can you please wash these and return them as soon as possible.
Red phonics books-please make sure these are in school on a Friday morning so that we can put their new words in for them to practise.
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.
Mrs Macintyre, Mrs Kelly and Miss Worsfold