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Bring an Adult Week!


What a wonderful week of learning in the lovely sunshine.

This week in Maths, we have been focussing our attention on number and the four operations and looking at how we can deepen our knowledge around this. We have been using different resources and methods to help us find all of the ways to make numbers within 20 and have been reasoning to work things our logically.

In English, we have started our next Power of Reading book. This half term we are looking at How to Find Gold. The children were further introduced to the book and had to think about what they would do if they had to go on a hunt for gold. We then wrote a letter to Anna and Crocodile to explain what we would do and eagerly awaited a response. They were very impressed with our writing. We also created our own story map and acted it out with our partners.

In Science, we have been looking at materials and what we already know. We started to investigate what materials different objects were made out of.

In ICT, we took our learning outside and created a large treasure map. We then had to use algorithms to move the bee-bot from the start to the treasure.

In R.E, we were introduced to celebrations. This week, we have looked at and compared Christian and Hindu weddings. There were lots of things that we very similar.

Thank you to all of the parents/carers who came to our Bring an Adult afternoon on Thursday. We had great fun making rafts out of lollypop sticks for our new English book and then seeing whether they floated or sunk. We then had a fun quiz in the hall where it got a competitive between the Dads. It was such great fun.

Our Championship Point winner last week was Jimmy. Well done for collecting those championship points Jimmy.

Our Team Championship Point winner was Self-Belief. They’ve been working hard as a team, encouraging each other to get those championship points. Well done Self-Belief.

Important Information:

As a school we have Attendance Avengers where each class can win prizes. We have managed to have our extra playtime and are now working together to earn that cinema afternoon. Our attendance last week was 87%, which isn’t very good, but we do understand that unfortunately we have 2 members of our class who are off school due to them being very poorly. Let’s keep aiming high and go for the next prize.

Home Learning – This is sent out on a Friday and the children are expected to have this returned by Monday. The children receive spellings and maths homework relating to their learning that week.

Reading books – It is expected that these are changed at least once a week. Our main days for changing reading books are Tuesdays and Thursdays.

P.E – This takes place every Monday. Please ensure your child has a P.E kit available in school.

Book Swap Shop is well underway. Remember to bring in any unwanted books and you’ll receive a token this can then be exchanged at the shop on Tuesday’s.

Active Learn – Remember to access this wonderful resource where you can read books, complete comprehension and grammar tasks and much more!

Rockstar Times Tables – The children have been given their login for this fantastic new resource. It has been great to see how many children have accessed this at home. Well done!

Transition – On Friday we informed the all of the children who their new teacher will be. I am very lucky that I will be taking the children up to Year 2 with me but also sad that Miss Howson won’t be joining us. I’m looking forward to seeing the children through another year in their school life and can’t wait to see how their learning progresses further.

Unfortunately one of our class members, Emily, is poorly and in hospital at the moment. The children have made her a card and sent their get well wishes. We hope she has a speedy recovery because we are missing her a lot in school.


Thank you for your continued support.

Miss Collinson and Miss Howson

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