14th May

14th May 2021 Newsletter
Katy and Harold from Life Education Mobiles visited school on Thursday, all year groups had an age appropriate session with them. Katy commented how well behaved and welcoming the children were and that she really enjoyed her day with us.
Reception have been exploring ‘People who help us.’ They have enjoyed learning about Mrs Jollipop and acting out crossing patrols on the bikes and scooters.
Years 1 and 2 have been writing travel blogs to persuade people to leave the town or the countryside and to explore a Polar region!
The Infant Star Award Syd – Marvellous Mathematician, Exploring doubles.
Infant Certificates Adam – Amazing Author, Creative ideas for titles, labels and captions in his Tiger book.
Jack – Super ‘Show and Tell’ session.
Ruby – Fantastic sentence ideas in phonics.
Lower Juniors have been writing setting descriptions, using our senses to think about what we would see, hear and touch in Asgard, home of the Viking gods. We are now starting to think about creating our own world, this will be used in our own version of a Viking myth. The children used their imagination to draw and write about their own world. Mrs Cook was really impressed with their ideas. There are lots of great resources on https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/english-ks1-english-viking-sagas/zkyqd6f There are stories, songs, sequencing and settings for different worlds on there, a great website for your child to gain some more inspiration for their own Viking myth.
In Maths, we have entered the world of fractions! A daunting one for some but hopefully with recap from the previous years and lots of practice they will gain confidence with their understanding of fractions. Please keep encouraging your child to work on https://www.ttrockstars.com/ as this will help them to understand fractions too!
We are offering lots of rewards for homework and reading at home at the moment so please continue to encourage and support your child at home, every little helps!
Year 3 star of the week Ruby – working hard to improve her times tables knowledge at home and school and her general attitude to learning is always very positive.
Year 4 star of the week Joey – for his overall attitude towards learning both in school and at home, he is a good role model for the rest of the class.
Upper Juniors enjoyed their climbing session on Monday despite the weather! Pictures of the day have been uploaded to Facebook. They have written some lovely recounts of the day for literacy. In maths they have been working on ratio and proportion. Their final designs for Victorian Spinning Tops are now complete and Mrs Shaw brought in some Victorian artefacts for the children to explore, these were borrowed from Hawes Countryside Museum. Continuing the Victorian theme, they have started reading Street Child by Berlie Doherty. In PE they enjoyed a game of rounders with Mrs Cottam and Miss Yost playing on a team each too! Thank you to Izzy and Dominic for showing us their Blue Peter badges.
Year 5 star of the week Daisy – Excellent effort at climbing
Year 6 star of the week Grace – Recount of climbing
Thank you to Miss Allen for sharing her life like baby doll with all the juniors during PSHE.
Next Wednesday 19th May the Infants are off to Leck Woods to continue their Forest School Adventures. A detailed information sheet is attached with this newsletter for all infants. Please send them to school in appropriate outdoor clothing and with a packed lunch and drink, in a named carrier bag.
Please can we remind parents not to use the school car park, pupils and parents need to be able to walking through it safely at the start and end of each day.
Hornby School Gardening Gang’s first newsletter is included with today’s email, do have a read they have worked hard. Further pictures of this and other activities are on our Facebook page, do have a look.
Dates so far for this term: –
Wednesday 19th May – Infant Forest School Day at Leck Woods
Monday 24th May – Junior Tower Wood Day
Friday 28th May – Last Day this half term
Monday 7th June – Back to school for next half term
Tuesday 15th June – Junior Trip to Warton Crag
Thursday 1st July – Infant Borwick Hall Day.
Tuesday 13th July – Whole School Walk to Wray with Picnic