I am excited to welcome back the children for the summer term following what I hope was a relaxing Easter holidays.
This term our inquiry question is 'Why is our food so fabulous?'. As part of our study of this question we will learn about how farming has changed over the years, with a particular focus on our local area and how the jobs on a farm change with the seasons.
As a Church school, we celebrate our Christian Values throughout our daily school life in the form of 'Value Pom Poms' which are awarded when a child demonstrates one of values. Each term we focus upon a specific value which is the basis of our Worship and we link this to our teaching where appropriate. This term's values are: creativity and truthfulness.
New spellings will be given out every Friday. Three house points will be awarded for each completed spelling sheet. Please ensure that your child has their spelling folder in school each Friday. Homework will alternate between Mathletics one week and English the other. English homework will be sent home in the children's spellings folder to be returned the following Friday. Mathletics as before will be completed on the computer.
On Thursday afternoons, Mr Cooper, a PE specialist will be teaching PE outside. Please can the children have their PE kits in school on this day.
The children will be participating in Forest Fridays with Mrs Mountford on Friday afternoons. As before, we ask that the children come into school wearing their normal school polo shirt and jumper with tracksuit bottoms or leggings. Please ensure that your child always has wellies and a waterproof coat in school for these sessions. We have school waterproof leggings/dungarees and waterproof coats available so that all of the children can participate without getting cold or wet.
We will be taking our learning outside as much as much so please ensure that your child has a pair of wellies in school each day.
If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact me.
Mrs Kelly Hobkirk
Our history lesson this week was all about the the toys our grandparents might have played with. We played tiddlywinks, ring toss, dominoes, beetle drive, dominoes and with Lego, just like our grandparents might have done when they were little. We thought of interesting questions to ask Mrs Dearman who kindly came in to tell us about the games and toys she played with when she was little.
Just like the character, Lottie in our new story the children stepped through the door and entered the magical world of the old toy room.
We enjoyed a virtual visit from the author Andy Seed today. He read us some extracts from his new book 'An Interview With A Tiger'. We all enjoyed finding out about the interesting and humour answers the tiger gave when asked a range of different questions.
As a reward for filling our class marble jar we enjoyed an afternoon all based around books, reading and story telling. The classroom was full of excitement and it was wonderful to see the children enjoying all of the activities, from making story characters from playdough, sharing their favourite books with a friend to creating an oral story using story telling cards.
We had fun practising our counting of natural objects such as flowers and