Newsletter Issue 1
Friday 7th September 2012
As part of the children’s home learning in 3/4, we ask that the children read as often as they can across the week. All of the children have now picked a new reading book and have received a brand new reading record. This is where they can evidence all of the amazing reading they are doing at home. Please continue to encourage your child to read on a regular basis and fill in the reading record. We ask that your child hands their record in on a Monday so we can reward them for each day they have read. If a child reads every day they will be rewarded with 5 house points for their new house team. We will also be giving spellings out every Monday that will be written in their reading records.
- Welcome back to the new school year! It’s going to be an exciting and busy half term!
- Our Achievers of the Week are all the children who brought in and shared their home learning about the Tudors. We were very impressed with the standard and quality of the home learning. Highlights include Millie’s model of the stocks, Macy’s model of a house and her in depth research and Abigael’s canvas of Henry VIII. Well done to everybody.
- On Tuesday, Year 5/6 are going to the Royal Armouries as part of our Tudor learning. Please ensure that the children have a packed lunch. Thank you.
- There will be a meeting for parents and carers of Year 5/6 on Monday at 3:20. The meetings will be held in your child’s classroom and will provide information about systems and learning in the phase.
- This week, the children have been focusing on number bonds to 100 and 1000 and using these to add mentally. Next week, the children will explore decimal number bonds with a total of 1 and 10. A link to some games which are being used in class is available on Miss Gascoigne’s blog http://robinhood56g.blogspot.co.uk/p/mental-maths-2012-13.html
- The children have been exploring the use of connectives in writing this week. These include however, despite, and although. There are games available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/topic/connectives to practise using connectives. The children also have also been gathering notes on Tudor law, money and headmasters to write a non-chronological report.
- In Topic, the children have been sharing their home learning as well as learning about the Battle of Bosworth and the War of the Roses.