In Infants this week we have been writing elf adventures and finishing our alternative traditional tales. We added details to say how the three animals might celebrate when the wolf was gone.
Eric wrote – They celebrated by sticking their venomous, long tongues out. They also pulled faces at the wolves’ ears as he was disappearing into the forest! (Three Little Snakes)
George wrote – They celebrated by wagging their tails. They also slithered in joy! (Three Little Snakes)
Syd wrote – They celebrated by going on a hunting trip to eat really tasty zebras. They relaxed by eating fried zebra, whilst laughing their faces off! (Three Little Hyenas)
Ronnie wrote– They celebrated by having some chocolate cake and they had a bonfire with colourful fireworks. (Three Little Pigs)
Reception elf adventures included putting out fires, throwing smelly socks, climbing trees and messing up tents!
In maths, Reception have been exploring symmetrical patterns and composition of the number 8. Years 1 and 2 have been doing some maths quizzes, thinking about addition and subtraction calculations.
We had a fantastic day exploring Easter and New Life at Leck St. Peters Forest School day. We made an Easter Garden, Clay Crosses, Easter Journey Sticks, a Bird’s Nest and other woodland crafts. We will also be bringing home a countdown calendar to use on the lead up to Easter.
In class, we have made a large scale map of Hornby and written a letter to direct Rosie the Hen to our school. We also tested out the directions using the beebot. We finished off our African and Asian batik patches for Elmer. Reception thought about their school uniform and Mrs Jollipop’s.
Infant Star of the week Ruby – For being sensible and responsible at Forest School, helping the younger children
Certificate Grace – For trying hard with writing challenges
Lower – Year 3/4
This week we have had made some Easter art using oil pastels and looked at the Water Cycle in Science. We have been writing our own versions of Leon and the Place Between, the children have worked really hard and we have some super-duper pieces of writing. I have loved reading the stories, we definitely have some budding authors in our class! It has also been time for some assessments in Maths, the children all rose to the challenge and did a really good job at showing off all the skills they had learnt this term.
Thank you to all the children for your hard work this term and to parents for your continued support. Have a lovely Easter break and see you in the summer term!
Upper – Year 5/6
This week upper juniors have had a fairly quiet week in school.
They have been crime detectives and have enjoyed creating their own fictional detectives and crime scenes in literacy.
We have been really busy with guided reading but we haven’t quite finished our books ready for Easter so we will carry on after the break.
In science we concluded our material properties unit of work and found out the results of our experiment. The children made some excellent predictions and we enjoyed finding out the results to our freezing liquids investigation.
Everyone enjoyed an Easter activity afternoon on Wednesday too.
Special thanks to Izzy and Isabel for running the school library on Monday afternoon. Great job girls
Year 3 Star of the week: Peter – For writing a super story based on Leon and the Place between
Year 4 Star of the week: Zeus – For writing a super story based on Leon and the Place between
Year 5 Star of the week: Dexter for excellent effort writing his science investigation
Year 6 Star of the week: Izzy and Isabel for being wonderful helpers with the library
*NEW* After School Dance Club – Tuesdays 3.30pm – 4.30pm
This will start on Tuesday 19th March and will run for 6 weeks up to May half term. These sessions are open to all in years 1 – 6 and the cost of this will be £10 payable via Schoolmoney. If interested, please put your name down with Hannah in the office.
No Swimming lessons after the Easter break. Swimming lessons will resume again in the Autumn.
Lunch Menu – New Summer lunch menu will start week commencing 25th April, please see menu choices in Friday bags.
Creepy crawlies – We have had a few parents warning us of nits in the area! Please check your child hair and treat if necessary, if we all work together then we can hopefully be nit free after the holidays 😊
Tower Wood Trip – Juniors– Monday 25th April
The juniors will be out all day at Tower Wood for a day full of outdoor experiences. A trip information sheet will be included with the next newsletter. The children will depart from school at 9am and return at approximately 5.30pm. There is no cost for this trip.
Young Voices – Wednesday 25th May
We have now been given our rescheduled date, all children who were initially going will automatically attend the new date. Places (for adult tickets) have been allocated to all who initially requested them, please let us know if the new date doesn’t suit and we will cancel your tickets.
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 27th May via Schoolmoney. We have now booked for the places that we will visit in Edinburgh.
Covid-19 – latest guidance
From 1st April – Children and young people who are unwell and have a high temperature should stay at home and avoid contact with other people. They can go back to school when they no longer have a high temperature, and they are well enough to attend.
Covid-19 vaccination – We have been informed that healthy 5 to 11 year olds will be offered the COVID-19 vaccine from the beginning of April. Vaccinations will take place outside of school, in vaccination centres, pharmacies, GP surgeries and walk-in centres. Parents of 5 to 11 year olds will receive a letter from the NHS with further information on the vaccine.
Village Magazine – We are still looking for 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; Hopefully you will be able to visit the exhibition and admire their efforts – they will be excited to show them to you.
Week commencing 18th
Monday 18th April
Tuesday 19th April
Thursday 21st April
Bank Holiday – school closed
Dance Club – After school 3.30pm – 4.30pm
St George’s Day lunch
Garden Gang – school garden at morning break – bring your wellies
Monday 25th April
Tuesday 26th April
Monday 2nd May
Tuesday 3rd May
Friday 13th May
Wednesday 25th May
Friday 27th May
Wed 22nd – Fri 24th June
Tower Wood trip – Juniors – depart from school 9am.
Cluster Cross Country competition @ Tatham Fells School
Bank Holiday – school closed
Cluster cricket competition at Wilson’s Endowed School, Over Kellet
Young Voices Competition – Manchester AO arena
End of term – school closes at 3.30pm