Monthly Archives: April 2019

Welcome back!

Our summer term has got off with a roaring start with our dinosaur topic. The children have been eager to share what they know already. We are looking forward to seeing what he children produce for their home learning this week.

Now the weather is getting nicer, your children will need to have their P.E kits (including P.E shoes that fit) so we can take advantage of our outdoor facilities. Please see the school website for details of the school P.E kit expectations. 

Read to succeed: This is underway and children are expected to bring in their reading record books on a Monday morning with at least 3 signed entries. This means they get a ticket to put in the box which enters them into a half termly draw for a free book! Please help your child ‘read to succeed’.

Jack and the Beanstalk

We hope that you all had a lovely two week break and enjoyed the fabulous spring sunshine. The children all seemed excited to be back in school; quickly catching up with their friends and settling back into the learning routines.

Over the following few weeks, we are continuing to talk about the signs of spring, in particular linking this to plant growth. Consequently, our focus texts are linked to this, beginning this week with ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’. This story is always a favourite for the foundation children as they love shouting the repeated phrases from the giant. There are so many different versions of the story to read and the children continually enjoy all the different tweaks.

Linking with the above themes, we have been investigating and experimenting with what conditions plants and seeds need to grow and flourish. The children have been discussing how plants need: water, warmth and light. The ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ story naturally lends itself to growing bean seeds, but as they are not as quick growing as the ones that Jack had, alongside we have sown cress seeds to see their quick results.

The children have also enjoyed digging in the soil pit in the garden. If you have any plants, seeds or bags of soil at home, we would be very pleased to receive your donations to add to our garden area.

As we’re teaching about plant growth and Jack and the Beanstalk for 2 weeks, the new home learning will be on the blog next week. However, we would like to set you and your child a challenge to see if you could grow something from a seed or bulb. Perhaps you could keep a diary with photographs that your child has taken, and bring this or your actual plant to school to show your class.

Notes:

  • As we are in a new term, we are now collecting the cooking donations of £3.00 per child and also a box of tissues per child. Many thanks.
  • This week we have learnt the signs for bean and cow.

Happy Easter!

This week the children finished making their books in DT and they got to read them to the Foundation children. It was clear that everyone enjoyed this.

Your child may have come home with a colouring competition sheet following the SUSTRANS assembly today. The deadline for entries is 3rd May 2019.

Sadly, some of the children’s toys did not go home with their owners today. If you find a toy that you don’t recognise, please could it be returned to school after the holidays.

Have a fantastic break and we look forward to welcoming you back to school after Easter.