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Ms G Groves
This week you will receive your End of Year Statements with Phonics Test results where applicable and SATs results.
The children have continued to work hard despite the heat and tiredness! We have been learning about our 5 a day , the food pyramid and Healthy eating in order to make our Rainbow Fruit kebabs for our D&T project. Hopefully, the children will go forwards and make more informed choices about what they eat and become more adventurous in their fruit choices! I was pleased that the whole class at least tried all of the samples!
This will be the final web post ,so from us all in Beech Class , thank you for a fabulous year! It has been full and busy but there has never been a dull moment! We will be very sad to see the children leave us but hope we have given them a good grounding and are excited to hear from them about their next phase!
Thank you for your support this year and enjoy a wonderful summer!
This four day week has been very full!
It has been great to see the children's enthusiam for Space Week! The children really enjoyed 'Dark Day' where the classrooms were plunged into darkness and the children too! They learnt about shadows and light. On Wednesday , it was the Astrodome. The children sat inside to witness the real time position of planets and stars and their constellations. We were able to zoom in to take a closer look at planets and really begin to understand the scale of the Milky Way. We continued to share information books about space and made a space timeline, learning about a few of the main time travel events, not forgetting the first living things to be sent into space-fruit flies! On Thursday we continued by writing Space Diaries about our fantasy journeys into space . The children came in to school today looking fantastic in their imaginative costumes and we have shared our work as a school , in assembly.
Next week the children will be finding out who is /are their new teacher/s as they visit their new classes on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon. On Wednesday it is Open Classroom after school to meet new teacher/s and there is an Art exhibition in the hall.
On Thursday it is our trip to Wat Tyler to enjoy mini beast hunting and pond dipping! Please remember that the children need comfortable shoes (ideally trainers) and a sunhat and suncream if is the weather is warm. Though it is against my principles to use plastic bags ( they be brought back to be re-used) , the children do need to bring their packed lunch in disposable bags wherever possible (or even better, paper bags ). If the children have their own re-usuable drinks bottles , we will take these but they do need to be named and the children will be responsible for these.
Well done to our Readers of the week- Adam,Emily O, Poppy D, Travis, Thalia,Finley, James, , Coral, Madeline ,Finlay and Dylan and those children (almost the whole class!!) who got a Dojo certificate this week!
This week has been quite hot and humid at times and the children have done their best to battle on!
In literacy we are reading 'Where the forest meets the Sea' by Jeannie Baker. It is a beautiful book and has sparked a lot of description and also questions about what humans are doing to the natural world. The children are learning about the difference between questions and statements.
We are continuing to add suffixes (endings) to verbs (doing words), on friday we add -er after already adding -ed and -ing. The rule is either to double the last letter then add the ending , just add the ending or take off the e and add the ending.
In maths we are looking at solving mixed word problems , and really focussing on numbers and key vocabulary that gives us a clue. The children have enjoyed using hi-lighters for this!
Next week is Space Week and we will be looking at the space landings, writing space diaries and imagining what space is like . Don't forget we are having 'Dark Day' on Tuesday (wearing dark clothes) and Non Uniform (Space themed) on Friday .
Well done to our Readers of the Week , who are ..Adam, Finley, Finlay, Coral, Emily O, Madeline,James, Dylan ,Travis and Thalia!
Apologies again about the confusion with Non-Uniform Day , please always wait for the official text. On a postive , I am pleased that some of you are looking at our website and Class page! It is tricky finding the time to update this each week, so it is great that it is being used!
We have had a busy week finalising the children's results across the year , ready to be added to the system. The children's progress is mostly very pleasing and you will receive this alongside your child's End of Year Statement in due course. This also allows us to start considering classes for next year.
In class, the children have completed their writing assessments and are having feedback on achievements and improvements. On the whole, yet again, the children's progress from September is clear to see.
On Thursday the class made the school proud with their sensible and hardworking attitude at The Summer Games hosted by Deanes school. The children followed a carousel of activities as a class, including balloon volleying, tennis skillls, parachute games and rhythmic gymnastics complete with ribbons! Needless to say, they were very hot and tired afterwards but seemed to thoroughly enjoy themselves! Can we remind you that children's kits need to be washed and returned to school by Monday please.
We are underway with our art exhibition work, interpreting Henri Rosseau's work both individually and as a class. We hope to get it all finished in time for you to view it on July 10th.
In phonics we have added -ed to verbs and this week it is -ing with various rules, including doubling the last letter, i.e get-getting.
In maths we have started to learn other words for add and subtract to solve word problems and used the IXL website to answer their questions at the appropriate level.
Next week looks to be warming up so please remember hats and suncream.
Summer may be here at last, fingers crossed!
This week our year1s have been working hard with their Phonics tests. They will either pass or not and will be retested next year if needed. You will receive the outcome , obviously! The pass mark is not yet released to us so we will find that out in due course.
In maths we have been trying a new strategy of adding in tens and ones practically and with pictures . We have been revising our knowledge of tens and ones using games such as 'Partitioning' and Dinosaur Place Value' on ICTgames.
In Literacy, we have been planning our letters to Mr Gove, telling him about our concerns with plastic. We hope to get an official reply!
Next week is a busy week again with Sports Day on Tuesday (T shirts of House team colour). The children will get a taster of what to expect in order to prepare them on Monday. On Thursday we have the Summer Games at Deanes. I think the children will be due a rest at the end of the week!
As the weather is rather unpredictable at the moment , please try to ensure your child has a waterproof jacket in their bag at all times.
Tomorrow (Friday 14th )we will be having a Non Uniform Day to celebrate acheiving 100 Parliament Points.