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Welcome to Class 1

The next few weeks are very busy so please check the school calender for information.

Moving up morning!

We had a very creative morning working together to produce the best paper aeroplane and then the most creative fashion statement item! Great fun learning to work together and getting to know each other better.

Team work brings success!

Co-operating together is a great way to learn.

Our Year 6

Our amazing Year 6 in their leavers sweatshirts.

Summer Term Letter 2017 Class 1

Dear Parents/Carers,

We hope you had a lovely Easter break with some fun and relaxing times together and that the Easter bunny visited and left you some treats! We are looking forward to a busy term ahead. Once SATS and testing are out of the way in week 4 (w/c May 8th), we have many exciting and fun summer activities and learning planned.

Literacy;

Our summer topic is World War Two and our literacy will be very much focussed on writing about different issues such as: evacuee experiences, newspaper reports and stories.

We will all be working very hard on editing skills and really improving our own personal targets. We will also be developing our reading comprehension skills, as well as our grammar, punctuation and spellings. Please continue to hear your child read as much as possible and discuss the texts with them.

Maths;

We will continue to develop our number and shape and space skills through a wide variety of different investigations, challenges, use of ICT and book work, games etc. We shall continue to test times tables each week.

Science;

Our topics this term are Habitats including webs, chains and lifecycles, Relationship and Sex Education and Healthy Living. Also, the work of scientists. There will be lots of interesting investigations to carry out and we shall be using the outdoors as much as possible where relevant.

PE;

The first half term the Coaches will be focussing on cricket and athletics skills. We shall also be playing rounders and practising for sports day.

Art/DT;               

We will creating some World War Two art for a display and making a gas mask. We are hoping to be doing a mural for the school playground wall later in the term. We shall be doing some sculpture using found materials and Modroc.

ICT;

Year 6 will be creating their own online safety video which we will share with parents. They will also be coding. Year 5 will create a piece of graphic art which will be on our website, continue their coding and will create a board game on on-line safety.

PSHE and Philosophy;

We shall be recognising our own uniqueness and complimenting others on theirs. We shall be exploring peer pressure and how to deal with negative influences. This also runs well with respecting ourselves and others when working on our Relationship and Sex Education sessions in which we shall be recognising different and changing emotions. In Forest School we shall be thinking about stewardship and respect for the environment.

 

Music;

We’ll be learning some World War Two songs and listening to music from that era. We’ll be practising for our patronal performance as well.

Geography/History;

We will be finding out why WW2 took place. We will look at life for evacuees and learn about the Blitz through: research, photos, drama, book and ICT work. Our map work will look at Europe as well as some local map work and physical features.

RE;

We shall be looking at different places of worship and our main focus for world faiths is Judaism. As part of this, we shall be looking at why the Jews were persecuted in WW2.

French;

We shall learn how to introduce themselves and other people. Also, vocabulary about family, clothes and hobbies.

Homework reminder;

Inspirational Journals need to be brought in on a Tuesday. Each week we are really enjoying sharing the wonderful variety of work that the children produce. This helps the children to be inspired by seeing what their peers have created. Keep it up! If your child would like some ideas, they can just ask Mrs. Zoeftig who will be happy to provide lots!

Spellings will be tested on a Wednesday. Children are expected to practise their words at home and write a perfectly punctuated, interesting sentence including each word. This will be checked and team points awarded.

Maths homework, needs to be bought to school on a Friday.

Please try to hear your child read and discuss their books at least three times a week and record in their homework diaries. Please also record when your child reads independently. Children are encouraged to find exciting vocabulary from their reading books and write these in their homework diaries, which should be bought into school every day. Again, they will receive team points for these.

We are really looking forward to our trip to Camp Kernow in June. We will be holding a meeting soon to give you all the relevant information you need.

There is so much to enjoy in the summer term and we look forward to your continued support. Please do not hesitate to contact Mrs. Zoeftig if you have anything you wish to discuss.

Mrs. Stickney’s final day is Friday 28th April. We wish her a fond farewell and all the very best with baby number two.

Thank you and warm regards,

Mrs. Zoeftig

 

 

Helping in the Community

We have been taking it in turns to help at the local Methodist Chapel's regular monthly hot lunches. We help to serve the meals and with the washing up. We look forward to helping and like feeling we are being useful in our community.

If you would like an enjoyable lunch please come along on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. The meals are 2 courses and a tea or coffee. The price is very reasonable. If you are interested please contact Mrs Val Tape 01288331263 to book your place.