In Infants this week we have used positional and directional language to guide each other to find Easter eggs. Inside the eggs were clues to tell us about what happened in the Easter story. We have also been searching outdoors for signs of Spring and New Life. We went on a colour hunt to find different colours displayed in nature. In PSHE, we read the story about ‘The Whale who Wanted More’ and thought about the things that bring us true happiness. We have been adding glue to our Asian and African batik patterns as well as selecting paints in cool and warm colours to match the patterns. In Science, we have been testing out our ideas about how to repair the elves’ umbrella. We made some cards using our handprints to send to children in Ukraine.
We have continued to explore addition and subtraction in mathematics. Reception children have been looking at the composition of number 7 as well as creating symmetrical patterns on the elves’ pizza and making a giant butterfly! In English, Years 1 and 2 have continued to write their alternative traditional tales. Reception children have been painting tricky words with tiny elf brushes, designing and writing about clothes elves might make and writing some ‘th’ words.
Infant Star of the week – Eric – Fantastic commitment to home reading
Certificate – Grace – Super problem solving – making a boat to transport an elf across the water tray
Lower – Year 3/4
This week we have written some fantastic sentences in English, using our book, Leon and the Place Between as inspiration. The children have used words to paint wonderful pictures in our imaginations. Maths has been the first step into fractions, for some solving puzzles and others making a half. Please make sure that your child is regularly going on TT Rockstars at home as knowledge of times tables is really beneficial to the understanding of fractions. In Science, we have been investigating what happens to the particles when a solid melts into a liquid, lots of really interesting discussions and we enjoyed eating a piece of chocolate at the end too! Bonus! The Maya number system was the subject of our session in History. Do you know what this symbol represents? Ask your child to explain what it means.
I really enjoyed seeing parents on screen for our meetings this week, thank you to all who attended.
Upper – Year 5/6
This week in upper juniors we have been busy finishing our Magic Box poems in literacy. The children have all produced wonderful and creative poems and I am very proud of them all.
In our maths sessions, we have been focusing on arithmetic work and lots of problem solving too.
In Science, we have continued to investigate material properties and have been deciding which experiments we can do next week.
Keep an eye out on the Facebook page next week for pictures of what we get up to.
Year 3 Star of the week: Seb Todd for excellent effort on his 4 a day in Maths.
Year 4 Star of the week: Zeus for fabulous homework
Year 5 Star of the week: Jessica for being a lovely and cheerful member of our class.
Year 6 Star of the week: Daisy for wonderful explanations to questions in science.
Edinburgh Trip – 22nd – 24th June
Just a reminder for those going on the Edinburgh Trip this summer term, there are still outstanding balances to pay. These can be paid in partial payments or as a whole by 30th April via Schoolmoney. We have now booked for the places that we will visit in Edinburgh.
Day for Ukraine –What a fantastic effort made by everyone on Monday it was great to see so much yellow and blue. We made cards for the children in Ukraine and talked about the crisis in our assembly. We raised an amazing £138.50 which we have paid to the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) 😊
Sunflower seeds – We’ve had a very kind donation of sunflower seeds from Mr & Mrs Ashton to be planted with Ukraine in mind. We have put an envelope in your Friday bag containing the seeds, we would love to see your pictures of them when they have grown.
Internet Safety Briefing- Monday 21st March
Following Internet Safety Day, we have managed to book an expert to speak to parents about using the internet safely; how to manage your children’s use of apps and the computer and generally keep yourself safe online. This will be via Zoom at 7pm.
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 881 3045 8622
Unfortunately, we have had to cancel the Easter Hunt we had planned but we have some ideas for fundraising and social events for the Summer term so watch this space! We will be meeting in the second week after the holidays to discuss future plans and we would love to hear your ideas. Details of the day and time of the meeting will follow after Easter. We are also looking for someone to join the PTA committee as Secretary. The role is not onerous and mainly involves taking minutes of meetings and helping with general admin. If you think you can help or would like to know more then please get in touch.
Thanks, the PTA committee
Village Magazine – We need someone to take over writing news for Contact (the monthly village magazine/newsletter). It usually gives a brief update of what is going on in school with any announcements, details about events and an example of work from the children and is a good way of connecting with the wider community. To find out more please see Hannah or Andrea T.
The Lune Valley Art & Craft Exhibition at Hornby Institute – 9th & 10th April
The children are creating a mini exhibition for display; the organisers are very excited to see what they produce and expect it to be every bit as interesting as the stall holders – if not better!!!
Hopefully you will be able to visit the exhibition and admire their efforts – they will be excited to show them to you.
Monday 21st March
Tuesday 22nd March
Thursday 24th March
Return Library books and Friday bags
Film Club – After school 3.30pm – 4.30pm
Internet Safety Briefing – Zoom at 7pm
Upper Juniors – Cluster netball tournament at Caton – Those chosen children will have an information sheet in their Friday bag.
Rugby Club – After school 3.30pm – 4.30pm
Swimming lessons at Hornby Pool
Garden Gang – school garden at morning break – bring your wellies if you want to join in.
Tuesday 29th March
Wednesday 30th March
Friday 1st April
Wednesday 25th May
Wed 22nd – Fri 24th June
Year 1 & 2 Forest school day at Leck.
End of term
Young Voices Competition – Manchester AO arena