Covid-19. There are still positive cases around both school and the local community, so please keep monitoring children for symptoms.
Year 5 and 6 had an amazing day at Tower Wood on Monday, they enjoyed tree climbing and kayaking on the lake. The rain didn’t spoil the day, in fact the sun shone on the lake during kayaking. They have been delving more into their guided reading books, doing lots of grammar work concentrating on clauses and pronouns, in maths they are been practising multiplying and in art carrying on with their local landscapes.
Year 5 Star of the week: Joey – for amazing team work and enthusiasm at Tower Wood.
Year 6 Star of the week: Rose – for her positive attitude to Tower Wood.
Year 3 and 4 all enjoyed their day at Tower Wood. Mrs Cook was so impressed with their determination and perseverance. Even with the morning rain, our spirits weren’t dampened, and we did some orienteering and went on the obstacle course then in the afternoon we went out on the Lake. We all had lots of fun.
Thank you to all the children who have been working hard on their spellings, reading at home, and going on TT Rockstars. It is great to see the children taking responsibility for their own learning with a little nudge from an adult at home too I’m sure, thank you for your support. Maths has involved problem solving and more number line work this week. In English, we are nearly at the end of the Paddington story. We are all really enjoying finding out about Paddington’s adventures and the many quandaries he gets himself into!! We will be planning our own chapter next week and writing our own version, I look forward to being able to share those with you. We are also coming to the end of our topic ‘Light’ in Science and are very close to solving the crime! Finding out about the size of shadows depending on their proximity to the light source was our investigation this week.
Year 3 Star of the week: Adam – for working hard in everything he does.
Year 4 Star of the week: Zeus – for working hard to improve his handwriting and improve his presentation.
Infants enjoyed a multi-skills/football session with Morecambe Football Club this week.
Years One and Two have been exploring and making the story setting for our class book. We have also been thinking about the jobs that our bones do and making skeletons in Science.
Reception have been thinking about families and designing their own number blocks. They have been comparing objects by size and reading Goldilocks and Goldilocks and Three Dinosaurs. They have enjoyed making and choosing toppings for porridge.
Regular reading practise really benefits all children. Would any parents be able to spare some time after dropping off in the morning to hear children in the infants read between 9.00-9.30?
Infant Star of the week: Jasmine – for trying hard with ‘morning challenge’ writing and making a super story setting model in English.
Certificate: Grace – Fantastic morning challenge work and designing her own number block.
Infant Trip to Borwick Hall.
All the infant children are off for an outdoor adventure at Borwick Hall with Leck children on Tuesday 12th October. A detailed information sheet is included in their Friday bag today. Lucy, the cook, will be providing them all with a packed lunch to take with them. They should come to school dressed in their own warm clothes and bring waterproofs. We will return to school for around 4:15pm.
Junior Rugby Event.
The Lune Valley School Cluster is running a Rugby Event at Wray School on Tuesday 12th October. We are sending 9 upper juniors to take part. An information sheet is included in their Friday bag today for those taking part.
Parent Consultations – appointments have been made as far as possible with parents. If you still don’t have a suitable time, please contact Mrs Sharpe and we will try to accommodate you with a phone call.
Young Voices – Manchester Arena – 7th February 2022. Thank you to everyone who has returned the slip for the Young Voices Concert. Please could we have the remainder in on Monday, as we have to firm up the numbers attending with the venue. A slip is included again at the end of the newsletter today. The children have started practising and really seemed to be enjoying the songs from the Lion King yesterday!
Year 5 & 6 Residential – we plan to take all the upper junior children on a residential visit to Edinburgh from Wednesday 22nd June to Friday 24th June 2022. There is a letter from Mr Stafford-Roberts regarding this trip in all upper junior children’s Friday bags today. Please have a read and respond as soon as possible so we can start to make the necessary arrangements.
Boxes of Hope. We are supporting the Boxes of Hope Charity again this year; a leaflet about this shoebox charity is included in the Friday bag today. It is a local charity that visits Romania each year to distribute the gift filled boxes to children. Please read the leaflet for further details and ideas of what to include. The boxes will be collected from school in early November, so please aim to have them here by Friday 5th November, remembering to include the £2 donation.
We held a planning meeting last week. We are going to try and arrange a Bags 2 Schools collection before the Christmas holidays, so please save any unwanted good quality clothing for us, and spread the word among your family and friends. We are holding off planning for a Christmas fair for the moment, but we haven’t ruled it out completely so watch this space! However, we will be running our annual Grand Christmas Raffle, so keep your eyes out for suitable hamper gifts, and if you or a family member have a business that would like to donate a prize, please get in touch! We’ll let you know the date of the non-uniform day as soon as it is confirmed. Children have been completing their Christmas card designs in school this week so as soon as the samples are ready you will be sent them along with an order form, all profits from card sales go towards the PTA funds. If you would like to help out with the PTA or find out more about what we do, there is a closed Facebook group you can request to join, or speak to Mrs Sharpe and she will put you in touch with us 🙂
Welfare Assistant – we have a vacancy for a welfare assistant on Wednesday and Thursday from12noon – 1.00 pm (term time only). We need someone to help supervise the children during their midday break both in the hall while eating and outside on the playground. Please contact the office for more details or pass on to any friends or family members who may be interested.
Dates so far for this half-term: –
Monday 11th Oct – Virtual Parent Meetings
Tuesday 12th Oct – Infant visit to Borwick Hall
Tuesday 12th Oct – Junior Cluster Rugby Event at Wray
Monday 18th Oct – Individual and Family Photos
Tuesday 19th Oct – Flu Nasal Sprays
Thursday 21st Oct – Last day of half-term
Friday 22nd Oct – Teacher Training Day.
Monday 1st Nov – Back to School after half-term holiday