Welcome back to the summer term. We hope that you have all enjoyed the beautiful weather we have had during the Easter break which has left you feeling refreshed and ready to go.
Although we begin with a short half term as far as weeks as concerned, we know that it will be a really busy period as your child progresses with new learning that we have planned for them.
We kick off our first week with a cross curricular project linked to a story called Spaghetti and Meatballs for All. This is a mathematical story which we have planned to use to enhance your child’s learning through other subjects such as English, Science, PSHE and Geography. The humorous story is about a couple who invite guests for a meal but the guests arrive with their own seating plans. This leads the children to investigate perimeters. The children will link their learning to solving time problems too. On Friday your child will get the opportunity to cook and share a spaghetti meal with their classmates. We will share photographs with you.
On May 22nd your child will be taking part in a living history day as part of our Roman topic. We thank ALL the parents who have already paid for this event online. Please can we encourage others to pay as soon as possible. We hope that the homework projects linked to this subject are going well and we cannot wait to see what amazing work your child has done as a results. We will share photographs with you. Watch this space!
For more details about our learning this term, please click on the Summer Term Curriculum Overview.
May we remind your child about the importance of using Reading Eggs, RMEasi Maths and TT Rock Star Maths. Your child should be using each program at least an hour a week. If 10 minutes is spent on each program throughout the week, then an hour can easily be achieved. We appreciate your support in this matter.
After hearing your child read, sign their record booklet. This is an important document which shows your child’s reading habits. Reading books should go home at the end of each day and returned to school each morning. We would like you to encourage your children to keep using Reading Eggs, RMEasiMaths and TT Rockstar Maths. This is greatly beneficial to their reading, writing and maths work. Regular checks will be made to monitor children’s usage and progress.
Thank you for all the lovely homework that you have been working on, we hope this continues in this term too. We would appreciate children completing their homework on time.
We hope that your children have been reading during their holidays and have completed their reading journal tasks. Please continue to support your children in doing this with future reading books.
As the hot weather approaches, please remember to send a bottle of water clearly labelled and a sun hat to school each day. Summer uniform and PE kit must also be clearly labelled to avoid lost clothing.
We are really excited about the busy term ahead of us and welcome your support immensely.
Mrs Rainey and Miss Grewal.
In English, the children were reading a book called 'Spaghetti and Meat balls for all'. In the story, the characters made food for a large group of people and hosted a dinner party. We decided to give the children an opportunity to experience making their very own vegetarian spaghetti dish and having a dinner party.
The children had a fantastic time! They peeled, chopped and grated tomatoes, onions, mushrooms, carrots and peppers in order to make a tomato sauce for our meal. We added garlic into our sauce too!
Then the children watched and listened as the teachers began heating the vegetables and turning it into a sauce. The children estimated how much salt would be needed in the sauce.
We then boiled the spaghetti in water, added a little salt and oil.
After the food was made and mixed together, the children learnt how to fold their napkins. Then, we had a dinner party with relaxing music as we ate our delicious spaghetti!
September 2018 - Stone Age Day
The children had a wonderful time. They learnt many interesting facts about the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age which will help with our understanding for our history topic this term. Today, we learnt fow to make felt from wool, looked at fascinating artefacts from both the Stone Age and Iron Age period, and wove wool to make bracelets.