This week we have been looking at different celebrations throughout various faiths, we have learnt about how Eid is celebrated, Passover, Hanukkah and what event Christians celebrate. We have used tissue paper to create stained glass windows, created our own mehndi patterns using cotton buds and we even got to taste samosas.
In maths this week we looks at time, different times of the day such as when we eat, sleep and come to school, how time is measured and towards the end of the week looked at how to tell the time using o’clock. We played o’clock bingo and made our own clocks.
The children had their first transition into year one on Tuesday with their new teacher Mr Parker They were excited to spend some time with him and on their return to class were enthusiastic about the move, which is reassuring to hear. Transition will continue for the next two weeks on Tuesday mornings. To help with transition talk positively to your child about the changes to help prepare them for their move in September.
Next week we will be starting an Under the Sea theme using a non-fiction information text Surprising Sharks!
Our Remarkable Rabbit this week went to Lucy for her resilience in writing as she has been practising very hard both in school and at home. We also had Poppy-Rose and Max on the Extraordinary Zone for their writing.
Poppy-Rose and Kyle also won a medal this week for winning the class agility test.
We also kindly ask for a donation towards our snack that is available for the children each day. This is in addition to the fruit and milk we receive. Payable via ParentPay. Thank you in advance.
Can you look on the internet or in a book to investigate about who or what lives in the sea? Can you draw a picture and/or write about what you have found?
As we are fast approaching the transition into year 1 we are encouraging the children to be more independent in their writing. You can support this at home by taking any opportunities that may arise where they show interest in something or have done an activity (for example; Today I went to the park with my mum and sister and had a picnic) Remind them to hold the sentence in their head first, use their finger spaces and sound out each word using Fred fingers.
Bring the sentences into school and we will celebrate them with the class in the morning and award Dojo’s. We are aiming for independent sentences, so don’t worry too much about spellings. We are celebrating that they have written a sentence all on their own.
Home reading books are changed on a Monday and Thursday, please make sure you have signed the reading log so we know your child has read then book.
Dates to remember
School Fun Day – Saturday 15th July 12-3pm – tickets MUST be purchased through ParentPay beforehand. There will be no opportunity to but on the gate as we are a cashless school. Don’t miss out.
Monday 24th July – Reception Early Years Graduation – Time to be confirmed. Parents and carers are invited along to this.
Tuesday 25th July – Early Years and Year 2 are visiting the beach at Lytham St Annes. This is payable again through ParentPay and permission forms are to be completed and sent back into school as soon as possible.
Inset day – Friday 28th July – Children are now due to finish school on Thursday 27th July
Our assembly this morning continues the theme of staying safe on line… This week we’re looking at Cyberbullying.
This leaflet for parents gives some really great advice about how adults can keep children safe on line 🙂
Have a look at the cultural Events Leaflet – Why not pop along to some of these during the holidays or at weekend?Tameside Cultural Events 2017
Our annual survey was sent out in January 2017.
The questions used were those from the OFSTED Parent view website – Which we encourage all parents to fill in if possible!
The results were very positive, and show how the school is regarded by the community. There were 113 replies – which equates to around 40% of families.
Have a great half term everyone, enjoy spending time as a family and we’ll see you back in school on
Monday 27th February!