Parents of our Year 2 children, don’t forget to come along to the SAT’s prepare aware session tomorrow morning, 20th March 2019, 9am.
The session will hopefully dispel any myths about the KS1 SAT’s and also give you an understanding of what is expected from the children and how you can best support at home.
We look forward to welcoming you to the session.
Hopefully you will have seen the news of our Learning Ladybirds riddle writing earlier this week. We are once again proud to announce that some of our Curious Caterpillars will be getting their work published also.
Their challenge was to write a ‘Spooky Saga’ in no more than 100 words and twenty of our Caterpillars class were successful and will get their stories published.
We are so proud of all of our children and their achievements and we hope you are too.
We have another busy week ahead of us next week in school, so we thought we’d give you a reminder of what’s coming up:
Monday 18th March 2019, 9-10am
Learning Lens – Reading : Curious Caterpillars (rescheduled date)
Wednesday 20th March 2019, 9-9.30am
KS1 SATs Prepare Aware Session for parents of Year 2 children
Thursday 21st March 2019, 5.30pm
Easter Bingo; doors open at 5.30pm , eyes down at 6.00pm. Refreshments/sweets will be available to purchase as well as those all important lucky bingo tickets! Friends and family all welcome.
Another important date to remind you of the following week is our Keeping Children Safe Online session for parents only, Monday 25th March 2019, 6pm. We have a specialist from Derbyshire County Council coming to talk with parents, highlighting potential risks associated with children’s online activity in today’s world. If you haven’t already returned your reply slip, please send to the school office. Thank you
Earlier this year, Miss Newton worked with our Learning Ladybirds to create a piece of poetry, or more accurately, a riddle. She was so proud of their work that she entered the children’s riddle into a Young Writers competition. We are so pleased to announce that the children’s riddle will be published!
You will be able to order a copy of the book containing the children’s riddle if you so wish via our SchoolMoney Online Shop. Orders / payment must be received by 12th April 2019.
On Tuesday of this week, as part of their topic for this term, the children in the Curious Caterpillars class enjoyed various activities and experiences from different aspects of Roman life.
All the children dressed up in Roman costume – thank you parents – they all looked amazing!
The person leading the session greeted the children in Latin, asking them to ‘join the Legion’…and here the day’s activities began.
They learnt about every day life, discussing the food, how society was back then and they even made their own aqueduct through problem solving and working together as a team.
I’m sure the Curious Caterpillars have told you all about their day, in the meantime, here’s some photo’s:
Although the official Commonwealth Day was on Monday of this week, we took the opportunity today to learn all about The Commonwealth and it’s members.
The aim of the day was to understand the role of The Commonwealth; identify and locate countries which are part of The Commonwealth looking at the similarities and differences of those countries; to understand the shared values of The Commonwealth and to recognise the flags of The Commonwealth.
Following assembly at the start of the day, Mr Smith introduced the ‘whole-school challenge’. Each child paired up with another child from a different class and went on a scavenger hunt around the school to find all of the many flags of The Commonwealth – they were hidden incredibly well by the staff but the children managed it!
Each class has been focussing on different regions of The Commonwealth:
Learning Ladybirds – INDIA
Dazzling Dragonflies – THE CARRIBEAN
Curious Caterpillars – AFRICA
Busy Bees – THE PACIFIC
Throughout the rest of the day, the children have been finding out more about their assigned Commonwealth region, e.g. typical food dishes, trying foods, national dress, national anthems, maps of the regions, understanding the different cultures etc.
Hopefully, the children’s work will be displayed around school, which you will be able to view during the forthcoming parents’ evenings.
If you want to explore more about The Commonwealth with your child, click here.
Tomorrow in school, we will be celebrating Commonwealth Day. Don’t be alarmed, you do not have to dress up your child or send any money in to school with them!
The children will be learning all about The Commonwealth through fun whole school and class based activities throughout the day, with each class focussing on a chosen nation from the commonwealth.
Following on from our interactive Learning Lens sessions throughout this week, parents have asked for information on how they can help with their child’s reading at home – here’s a few ideas: