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Week beginning 21.10.19, by Mrs Evans

Date: 16th Oct 2019 @ 9:36pm

This week:

Goldfinches have had another hard-working week and have enjoed beginning to explore a range of Ancient Greek Myths through reading and drama.

It has been lovely to get the change to talk to you all at Parent's Evening and thank you for taking the time to come to see me.

Coming up next week: Wow- we are in Week 8! This half term has flown by! 

Non-uniform day on Friday 25th- please send in a bottle of something in return as a contribution to our Christmas Fair stalls.

Please save any glass jars (jam, sauce, mayonaise etc) and send in to school so we can use them for a mindfullness activity. (If you don't want your child to carry it in to school- please just pass them to us first thing in the morning or pass to the school office. 

Writing: We will continue to use a range of Greek Myths to inspire our writing. Please encourage your child to re-tell any of the myths they have learned at school. 

Reading: Non-Fiction Greek texts.

Spelling: We will focus on more words from the Y3/4 word list (column 1) 

Maths: Addition and subtraction methods and solving addition and subtraction word problems and puzzles.

PSHE: We will use one of our No Outsiders books 'Red' as part of our lessons teaching the children acceptance and individuality.

PE: Games with Mr Ault on Monday morning. Please remember to bring a pair of spare socks and a tracksuit/joggers and warm top as the weather is starting to get colder now. Trainers would also be more suitable than pumps as the children will be on the field. Cricket all Wednesday afternoon. This will be the last cricket session.

RE: We will continue our focus on the Sikh religion and look at some of the important Sikh symbols.

Science: More on teeth and how to keep our teeth healthy.

Computing: We will add to the Digestive System quiz we started and test to see how well it works.

Thank you all as always for your support,

Mrs Evans, Mrs Brennan and Mrs O'Marah.

 

 

 

Week beginning 21.10.19, by Miss Thwaites

Date: 16th Oct 2019 @ 4:56pm

Hi Everyone,

Thank you to all the parents who were able to make parents evening over the last two evenings. If anyone has any further questions or queries do not hesitate to come and speak to me. Looking forward to our final week before half term, Skylarks will be looking at multi-step problems using their knowledge of addition and subtraction. The children will be planning their final write to plan and write a series of diaries about significant events in Annie Edson Taylor’s life.

The children will be going on their trip to the Lion Salt Works on Monday 21st October, they will need to wear their uniforms and will require coats.

Next Friday 25th October, it will be a non-uniform day and the children are asked to bring a bottle in for Friends Of Lostock.

Homework:

Times tables Rockstars

Reading

Spellings

CGP books- pages 14 and 15

Toucans week beg. 21.10.19, by Mrs Whittingham

Date: 16th Oct 2019 @ 3:41pm

Thank you to everyone who attended our Parents Evening. We hope you enjoyed seeing the fantastic work that your children have done so far this year and hearing how they are progressing in Year 6. 

Next week, the children will be continuing their writing based on our book 'Star of Fear, Star of Hope'. So far they have written some lovely diary entries and letters in the role as Helen. In Maths, they will be looking at prime numbers to 100 and we will take a look at some exam questions around number. The children will continue to work on their enquiry based project focusing on an aspect of conflict that interests them. In RE, we will be learning about Shabbat and how Jews celebrate together. In PE, the children will continue to work on invasion games with Mr Ault on Friday.

Maths Homework

Thank you for helping your child to complete their maths homework last week. We were glad to see that by self-checking their own work the children were immediately able to explain what they found easy/difficult. Don’t forget if your child has found a topic particularly difficult, mark the page with a red dot and then we will work on these weaknesses as part of our intervention sessions in school.

Just to remind you, each week, your child will circle and date the page numbers that we would like them to complete that week, they can write it in their homework diaries and we will also put on the blog each week, the page numbers we would like them to do too! The books will go home on a Friday each week and will be due in on the following Wednesday.

This week, we would like them to complete pages 18 and 19 (Written Division) due in on Wednesday 23rd October.

Spellings

Our spelling words next week will focus on suffixes:

admitting, forgotten, committed, beginner, referring, regretted, forbidden, preferred, stoppable, referring

Aladdin

The children will be rehearsing for their roles in our Christmas Production on Friday afternoon during school time.

Inter School Sports Competitions

We have the following sporting events coming up next week. Mr Ault and Mrs Whittingham have selected the teams and your child will have had a letter already if they were chosen.

Tuesday 22nd October away football match at Sandiway.

Wednesday 23rd October Tag Rugby at Moss Farm

Friday 25th October Hockey at RSA

Art Day

Toucans will have an Art Day on Thursday 24th October. They will explore the work of the Wartime artist Paul Nash and create some conflict paintings based on his work. Please could they bring in an old t-shirt/shirt to wear on this day.

As always, just pop in and see us if you have any questions at all.

Mrs Downing, Mrs Whittingham & Mr Beswick

 

Week Beginning 21.10.19, by Miss Beattie

Date: 16th Oct 2019 @ 8:18am

Wow! What a quick and fun-filled half term this has been. As we look into our final week, the children will be applying all their learning from our text ‘Seal Surfer’ and will write a sequence of letters in role. In maths, we will continue to look at addition, specifically adding a three-digit number and hundreds mentally.

In science, we will be finishing our Light topic by looking at the dangers of the sun and how we can protect our eyes and skin.

Towards the end of the week, Robins will be engaging in lots of topic-based lessons. They will begin to write a non-chronological report on the Stone Age and will produce their final piece of art work based on Stone Age cave paintings. 

 

Our spellings next week will continue to look at silent letters:

gnome, knee, honest, wrist, scissors, thumb, plumber, knowledge

 

Reminder: Friday 25th October will be a non-uniform day. KS2 children are asked to bring in a bottle for our Christmas Tombola.

 

As always, please pop in and see me if you have any questions or queries.

Miss Beattie and Mrs Esling

Year One - Week Beginning 14.10.19, by Miss Gillam

Date: 10th Oct 2019 @ 4:48pm

Hello and welcome back to Starlings Class Blog,

Starlings have had such a fantastic week, making Miss Gillam and Mrs Regan proud each and every day. Our highlights were writing our wonderful 'Lost and Found' stories and meeting Urwin the guide dog.

We have yet another busy week ahead of us next week.

Reminders

Monday 14th – Book fair open 3:15pm-4:00pm.

Tuesday 15th – Parent’s evening starting at 3:30pm. Book fair will be open 3:15pm - 6pm.

Tuesday 15th – Gymnastics – PE Kits needed

Wednesday 16th – Parent’s evening starting at 1:30pm. The Journeyman will be in school to tell some of his amazing stories to all pupils in the afternoon.

Thursday 17th – Worship on Road Safety led by our Road Safety Officers – William & Nicole.

Maths

Our focus in maths will be addition and subtraction this week. We will be revising symbols and using the part-whole model to add two numbers. We will be solving problems involving addition towards the end of the week.                                                 

Writing

This week we are going to be starting a new key text in our writing lessons. We will explore clues to find out about a mysterious, book eating monster loose in our classroom.

Topic

In our Topic lessons we will be continuing with our history focus, learning about how transport has changed over time.  We will look at old maps of Northwich to see how the town changed as transport methods modernised.   

Homework

  • 3 reads  -  Please make sure you keep all 3 reading books in your book bag each day. You should have a home reading book, RWI book and a book bag book.
  • Maths Challenge – Can you count on? Can you count to 50? Can you count to 30, starting from the number 8? Can you count to 23 starting from the number 11? Use the 100 square in your book bag to help you.
  • Spellings – see your slip in your reading diary.  

 

Thank you for your continued support, please come and see me if you have and questions or concerns.

Miss Gillam

Week beginning 14.10.19, by Mrs Evans

Date: 10th Oct 2019 @ 8:33am

Wow what another great week we have had in Goldfinches class!

Thank you to all of the family members for coming to our 'Come and Join Us' session and for embracing all of the activities with so much enthusiasm (and competitiveness) I can just see you all taking over the park for a parents vs children cricket match next! 

Earlier in the week we enjoyed meeting Kevin and his beautiful guide dog Urwin in worship where we found out what it was like for Kevin to be blind.

Coming up next week: 

Book Fair- This will be in Y5 classroom after school each evening Fri 11th, Mon 14th, Tues 15th Wed 16th Oct.

Journey Man- he will be coming in on Wednesday for a lovely afternoon of storytelling.

Literacy- we will be starting to explore Greek myths, heroes, mythical creatures and settings for our next piece of writing. 

Reading- We will explore and share a range of Greek Myth stories.

Spelling- Words with the prefix 'inter'

Maths- Addition and subtraction strategies and understanding the inverse.

Science- Exploring the results of the investigation into different liquids on our teeth and ways to keep our teeth healthy.

PE- Games with Mr Ault (outside if dry- please bring joggers and tracksuit top to keep warm and spare socks in case the field is wet)  This week there will be no Cricket because of parents afternoon - but Goldfinches will have a whole afternoon of cricket the following week (23rd Oct) instead.

Thank you for all your support at home to listen to your child read, practise their spellings and work on their times tables. 

Mrs Evans, Mrs Brennan, Mrs O'Marah

 

Week beginning 14.10.19, by Miss Thwaites

Date: 9th Oct 2019 @ 4:18pm

Hi Everyone,

The children in Skylarks have been working super hard this week with their rounding of numbers to estimate answers to addition and subtraction questions. We will be continuing the practice this skill next week. They have been working hard to plan a recount of Annie's journey from the top of the falls until she gets to the edge of the falls. They have begun to write the recount and will continue this into the new week. 

As we look forward into the new week, parents' evenings will take place on Tuesday 15th October and Wednesday 16th October. Appointments have been sent home but if there are any problems please come and speak to me. 

The book fair has arrived in school it is located in the year 5 classroom and will be here 3:15-4pm on the 10th, 11th and 14th of October and then 3:15-6pm on the 15th and 16th October. 

Homework

Times Tables Rockstars

Reading

CGP maths books- pages 12 and 13

Spellings

 

Thank you

Miss Thwaites

Toucans week beg. 14.10.19, by Mrs Whittingham

Date: 9th Oct 2019 @ 3:38pm

A big thank you to all who attended our Come and Join Session. The children have shown some excellent skills as they became historians and began their enquiry project based on an aspect of conflict that interests them.

Next week, the children will be continuing their writing based on our book 'Star of Fear, Star of Hope'. In Maths, they will be looking at factors and prime numbers. As well as solving a variety of number problems using our reasoning skills. In RE, we will continue to finish off our non-chronological report on Judaism.

Rugby World Cup

To mark the Rugby World Cup, year 5 and 6 will be involved in an intra school competition on Friday 18th October with Mr Ault.

Maths Homework

Thank you for your on-going support with the Maths homework. The children seem to be enjoying their new books. Don’t forget if your child has found a topic particularly difficult, mark the page with a red dot and then we will work on these weaknesses as part of our intervention sessions in school.

Just to remind you, each week, your child will circle and date the page numbers that we would like them to complete that week, they can write it in their homework diaries and we will also put on the blog each week, the page numbers we would like them to do too! The books will go home on a Friday each week and will be due in on the following Wednesday.

This week, we would like them to complete pages 16 and 17 (Written Multiplication) due in on Wednesday 16th October.

Spellings

Our spelling words next week will focus on homophones:

principal, wary, principle, weary, bridal, precede, bridle, proceed, there, their

Parents’ Evening

Just a reminder that Parents Evening will take place on Tuesday 15th October and Wednesday 16th October. This is an opportunity for you to find out how your child has settled into Year 6 and to take a look through their books.

Aladdin

At the moment we are just working on roles in school but will let you know when we may need your child to stay behind after school to work on their acting/singing.

Inter School Sports Competitions

We have the following sporting events coming up over the next few weeks. Mr Ault and Mrs Whittingham will select the teams and your child will receive a letter if chosen.

Tuesday 22nd October away football match at Sandiway.

Wednesday 23rd October Tag Rugby at Moss Farm

Friday 25th October Hockey at RSA

Art Day

Toucans will have an Art Day on Thursday 24th October. They will explore the work of the Wartime artist Paul Nash and create some conflict paintings based on his work. Please could they bring in an old t-shirt/shirt to wear on this day.

As always, just pop in and see us if you have any questions at all.

Mrs Downing, Mrs Whittingham & Mr Beswick

Week Beginning 14.10.19, by Miss Beattie

Date: 9th Oct 2019 @ 12:37pm

What a super week we have had! Again, the children have made me extremely proud, particularly with their diary entry writing. Thank you to everyone who attended our Come and Join Us this week – I know how much your support means to the children.

 

In writing next week we will be focussing on letter writing. We will begin by looking at a range of letters to identify the features. We will then us this to help us plan and write our own letter in role as Tom from our book ‘Seal Surfer’. In maths, we will begin to look at addition in more detail, building up to using the written column method. In science, we will be carrying out an investigation to answer the question ‘How can we change the size of a shadow?’ In History, we will be using a variety of sources to find out more about the Stone Age.

 

Our spellings next week will look at silent letters: answer, island, February, length, strength, business, know, climb, wrong, calm

 

The Book Fair will be in school from Tuesday 8th October until Wednesday 16th October. It will be open from 3.20pm until 4pm every day in the year 5 classroom.

 

Reminder: Parents Evening will take place next week on Tuesday 15th and Wednesday 16th October. If you have any questions about your appointment day or time, please do not hesitate to speak to me.

 

Many thanks,

Miss Beattie and Mrs Esling

14.10.19, by Mrs Campion

Date: 8th Oct 2019 @ 8:32pm

Hello! Another busy week ahead in Owls class. 

In Literacy, the children will begin to think of other noises that may keep Mr Bear awake at night and use these to begin to make up their own narratives based on the Peace at Last story we have been reading in class. 

In Maths, we will be exploring the number 3 in greater depth and looking at stories and songs linked to the number 3. We will also be looking at different ways we can make 3 and learning more about triangles. 

We are very excited to be learning about night time animals and we have a very special surprise lined up for them next week. Keep your eyes peeled on twitter. 

Please record any reading your child does in their reading diary. We are continuing to focus on letter and number formation in school and we are practising writing our name everyday. If you could also practise at home it would be much appreciated. 

You should have received an appointment for Parents Evening on either Tuesday or Wednesday. If there are any problems or you are unsure of your time please come and ask.

Hope you all have a fanastic week and thank you for your continued support.

Mrs Campion & Mrs Hoskins. 

Y2 Wk beg 7.10.19, by Mrs Rice

Date: 3rd Oct 2019 @ 4:19pm

Swallows have had a super week being history detectives examining aretefacts relating to the Titanic. Next week, we will look at the time line of events that led upto the fateful crash. The children will be writing letters from characters in our story Troll Swap and exploring predictions. Our reading lessons will continue to focus on finding the exact information from the text to answer a question and not trying to remember. In Maths, we will explore number sequences and patterns using our place value knowledge. Our spellings will continue with the soft c sound:

pencil, notice, concert, face, price, circus, certain, concentrate, excellent, with (this is a word that we are having difficulty in spelling correctly)

Please ensure that PE kits are in school daily. Thank you for your support with home reading, this is so important for our children. We ask for 3 comments in the reading diaries from home each week in order for the children to receive a raffle ticket and make progress in their reading. The children have times tables homework on RockStars. 

As always, please come and talk with myself or Mrs Elson if you have any queries about anything. 

Many thanks

Mrs Rice and Mrs Elson

 

7.10.19, by Mrs Campion

Date: 3rd Oct 2019 @ 12:45pm

A big thank you to everyone who came to join us for our Harvest festival and our come and join us session. It was wonderful to see so many of you. 

In Literacy, the children will be designing a nightime snack for Mr Bear and begin to add labels. We will be reading a book called 'Homes' by Carson Ellis and the children will design their own home. If you have any pictures of your home that you would like to send in that would be wonderful.

In Maths, we will b revisiting the numbers we have learnt so far with a focus on number 2. We will b looking at the word pair and what it means, sorting pairs of socks in the home corner, finding 1 more and one less and much more.

We will be learning about nocturnal animals and what the word nocturnal means. 

Owls class are collecting natural resources including things like buttons, pebbles, conkers and shells. If you can help in anyway it would be greatly appreciated.

Have a fantastic week.

 

Year One - Week Beginning 7.10.19, by Miss Gillam

Date: 3rd Oct 2019 @ 12:33pm

Hello and welcome back to Starlings Class Blog,

Starlings have had yet another busy and exciting week. We enjoyed performing our special song during our Harvest Service on Wednesday. We also had the opportunity to invite our parents in for our ‘Come and Join Us’ session. Thank you so much to those who were able to make it.

We have yet another busy week ahead of us next week.

Reminders

Monday 7th October – Kevin and Erwin to speak to the children about Guide Dogs.

Tuesday 8th October – Gymnastics (PE Kit needed)

Maths

In Maths we will be continuing to solve problems involving comparing numbers and learning about ordinal number (1st, 2nd, 3rd). We will also be ordering numbers and exploring number lines. The children will see that a number line can be used to:

  • Count to 10
  • See one more/one less
  • See greater than/less than statements
  • Order three numbers

Vocabulary:  count   greater than     less that    equal to  compare   same   different  more   less  order  

Writing

We are going to be authors this week in our writing lessons and create our very own stories based on our amazing class text ‘Lost and Found’.  We are going to make changes to the original story and then write our own version. Who will be the characters in your story? Where will the story be set?

Topic

In our Topic lessons, we will be looking at old maps of Northwich to see how the town has changed over time.  We will also compare Lostock Gralam to Northwich town centre, focusing on both the human and physical geography of both areas.  

Homework

  • 3 reads 
  • Maths Challenge – Go on a door number hunt. Can you read the numbers on each door? What is the highest number you can find?
  • Spellings – see your slip in your reading diary.  

 

Thank you for your continued support, please come and see me if you have and questions or concerns.

Miss Gillam

Week beginning 7.10.19, by Mrs Evans

Date: 2nd Oct 2019 @ 10:21pm

Another busy week and Goldfinches have produced lots of work to make us proud.

We welcomed Mr Mellor this week who will be with us until February while on placement for his PGCE teaching degree.

Goldfinches worked hard on their performance poem for the Harvest service and we would like to thank everyone who donated to the Mid Cheshire Food Bank. (We are happy to continue to pass on any further donations which arrive in school) 

Remember this Friday 4th October the children have an extra PE session with Mr Ault on Friday morning.

Coming up next week: 

COME AND JOIN US: Wed 9th 2pm-3pm. Bring your trainers!

Please could you send in any empty glass jars which have been washed and lables removed for a project later this half term. 

Writing: We loved reading the final part of Gorilla this week and will be working on writing our own stories based on the same theme.

Reading: More of Voices in the Park as this week we spent time focusing on the preparation of the Harvest Poem.

Spellings: Words with the suffix 'ly' 

Maths: We will focus on Roman Numerals and, over the next few weeks, will begin to look at addition and subtraction methods. More times tables: reviewing the 5x and learning the 6x tables. 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?f=BingoMultiplicationv9 

Have a go at the TOPMARKS times table Bingo game to help your child with their fluency and recall.

Science: Teeth - types and how to keep them healthy.

Art: We will be exploring sketching and learning to draw a human figure in proportion. Please send an old (named) t-shirt or shirt for your child to keep in school and wear during messy art sessions.

History: We will be learning about ancient Greek art and the stories its artwork can tell us.

PE- Games with Mr Ault on Monday morning. While the weather is still dry enough, lessons will be  working outside. Children can bring a tracksuit (joggers and top) to keep them a bit warmer. Also, as the grass may be a little wet first thing in the morning, please pack spare socks in PE kits.

Cricket on Wednesday. We would love parents/grandparents to bring their trainers and participate in our cricket session alongside the children on Wednesday during our Come and Join Us session. (2pm-3pm Wednesday 9th October) 

Finally, just a gentle reminder for children with long hair to please have it tied back for school.

Thank you for your continued support, 

Mrs Evans, Mrs Brennan and Mrs O'Marah

Week beginning 7.10.19, by Miss Thwaites

Date: 2nd Oct 2019 @ 7:51pm

Hi all,

Skylarks have had a fantastic week this week. I am extremely proud and pleased with the children's telling of the stone soup story at our harvest service. The children have completed some great maths work on place value this week and have made an excellent start to our new topic of addition and subtraction. The children have also written some great reports using different viewpoints about Annie Edson Taylor. 

 

Looking forward to the new week: 

Please come and share our KS2 come join with us event on the 9th October at 2pm. The children will be delving deeper into their understanding of addition and subtraction. We will be continuing to produce work based on our 'Queen of the Falls' book. 

 

The children have been allocated their instruments this week and letters will be sent out in the next couple of weeks to give permission to take instruments home. 

Homework:

Maths CGP books pages 6 and 11

Times tables rockstars

Reading

Spellings- see document attached.

 

Thank you

Miss Thwaites

Week Beginning 07.10.19, by Miss Beattie

Date: 2nd Oct 2019 @ 5:45pm

Wow, another very busy week in Robins Class! Firstly, I want to say how proud I am of the children - their attitude towards their learning has been fantastic this week which has allowed us to produce some outstanding work! Also, a big well done Robins for your lovely prayer during our Harvest Festival.

Next week, we will be focussing on the different settings in our book ‘Seal Surfer’. We will be identifying high quality language used to describe the different seasons in the book and applying this in our very own setting descriptions. In maths, we will be using bar modelling to identify related number facts, and we will continue to practice mental strategies for adding and subtracting. In science, we will be investigating what makes a ‘good’ shadow, applying our knowledge of transparent, translucent and opaque materials. Next Friday 11th October, we will be making Apple Crumble as part of our DT topic on seasonality. If you have any questions about this, please come and have a chat with me.

Our spellings next week will continue to look at the im- prefix: impartial, improper, improbable, impatiently, immovable, immeasurable, important, immaturity

We would love it if you could attend our KS2 Come and Join Us session from 2pm on Wednesday 9th October where will be looking at the Artist William Kentridge and applying his charcoal techniques in our very own cave paintings.

Many thanks,

Miss Beattie and Mrs Esling

Toucans week beg. 07.10.19, by Mrs Whittingham

Date: 2nd Oct 2019 @ 5:26pm

Toucans had a fantastic visit to Safety Central on Monday. Their behaviour was impeccable and their interest and engagement with all the activities was of the highest standard. It was ‘like being on a movie set’, said one pupil excitedly. The children learned about how to keep themselves safe on the road, by water and at the train station. They also looked at possible dangers within the home which could cause a fire. Ask them about shopping at Tesco, they had a great time learning about how to keep their bodies healthy!

Next week, the children will be continuing their writing based on our book 'Star of Fear, Star of Hope'. In Maths, they will be looking at written division methods, incorporated with reasoning and problem solving activities involving the four operations that we have covered – addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. To help prepare for our trip to the Imperial War Museum on Wednesday 13th November, the children will begin to select an aspect of conflict that interests them most and begin their enquiry study on this. In RE, we will be finishing off our non-chronological report on Judaism. In PE, the children will continue to work on invasion games on Thursday with Mrs Whittingham and with Mr Ault on Friday.

KS2 Come and Join Wednesday 9th October 2pm

Come and join your child as they embark on their enquiry based study on an aspect of conflict e.g. propaganda, women during the wars, weapons etc.

Maths Homework

Thank you for helping your child to complete their maths homework last week. We were glad to see that by self-checking their own work the children were immediately able to explain what they found easy/difficult. Don’t forget if your child has found a topic particularly difficult, mark the page with a red dot and then we will work on these weaknesses as part of our intervention sessions in school.

Just to remind you, each week, your child will circle and date the page numbers that we would like them to complete that week, they can write it in their homework diaries and we will also put on the blog each week, the page numbers we would like them to do too! The books will go home on a Friday each week and will be due in on the following Wednesday.

This week, we would like them to complete pages 14 and 15 (Written Adding and Subtracting) due in on Wednesday 9th October.

Spellings

Our spelling words next week will focus on suffixes – less, ful, ness, ment, ly:

careless, flavourless, hopeful, deceitful, meanness, lateness, achievement, amazement, definitely, thoroughly,

Youth Trust Award

The children will be finishing their project work for this award that they started last year by doing some litter picking in our local community on Thursday or Friday, weather permitting.

Aladdin

Any outstanding roles for our Christmas Production will be assigned on Friday 11th October and your child should have their own script. At the moment we are just working on roles in school but will let you know when we may need your child to stay behind after school to work on their acting/singing.

Some of our children will also be taking part in a girls’ football competition at Rudheath Senior Academy on Friday afternoon 1 – 3pm.

Y2 Wk beg 30.09.19, by Mrs Rice

Date: 27th Sep 2019 @ 8:42am

Swallows have had a great week. We have really enjoyed a variety of sporting activities for national fitness week. Please ensure that your child has their PE kit in school every day, even after an after school club. The children have been using noun phrases well in thier writing to describe characters from our story Troll Swap. Next week, we will be introducing the < and > signs in Maths (more than and less than) to compare numbers. The children will be exploring the moral issue of bringing artefacts from the Titanic wreck back up to the surface for research purposes. We will explore is this "right"?

Our spellings are: city, cell, icy, cycle, rice, mice, fancy, race, circle, police. We are looking at how 'c' can say 's' it is known as the 'soft c'. 

Please ensure that your child is reading at home three times a week in order for their progress to continue. Our children are working really well with our school rules of "Ready, Respectful and Safe."

Many thanks

Mrs Rice and Mrs Elson

Toucans week beg. 30.9.19, by Mrs Whittingham

Date: 26th Sep 2019 @ 10:30am

We are so proud of how hard Toucans are working in class. They have been Ready, Respectful and Safe this week. Toucans had a fab day with Theresa learning ‘drumming’ on National Fitness Day.

Next week, the children will be continuing their writing based on our book 'Star of Fear, Star of Hope'. In Maths, they will be looking at written multiplication and division methods. In Science, the children will continue to look at the topic of 'Light'.  Our on-going theme of conflict, sees us focusing on our History skills by researching the War of the Roses. In RE, we will be exploring the big question: What do Jews believe? The children will be researching Judaism and using their notes to create a non-chronological report on Judaism. In PE, the children will continue to work on invasion games on Thursday with Mrs Whittingham and with Mr Ault on Friday.

Class Trip

The children will have their first class trip this year to Safety Central on Monday.

Harvest Service

Toucans will lead our annual Harvest Festival which will take place in the church on Wednesday 2nd October 9.15am.

Maths Homework

Thank you for helping your child to complete their maths homework last week. We were glad to see that by self-checking their own work the children were immediately able to explain what they found easy/difficult. Don’t forget if your child has found a topic particularly difficult, mark the page with a red dot and then we will work on these weaknesses as part of our intervention sessions in school.

Just to remind you, each week, your child will circle and date the page numbers that we would like them to complete that week, they can write it in their homework diaries and we will also put on the blog each week, the page numbers we would like them to do too! The books will go home on a Friday each week and will be due in on the following Wednesday.

This week, we would like them to complete pages 8 and 9 (Negative Numbers) due in on Wednesday 2nd October.

Spellings

Our spelling words next week will focus on double letters:

Communicate, committee, community, harass, occur, occupy, occurring, harassing, occupied, committed

Aladdin Auditions – Friday 4th October

Over the past weeks, we have been introducing the characters in our Christmas Production to your children. We have discussed the speaking and non-speaking roles, as well as listening to some of the songs that they may have to sing. We have worked with the children in small groups to help prepare them for possible roles that they would like. We will now hold the formal auditions for the main roles on Friday 4th October during the school day.

Thank you so much for all of your help with encouraging your children to read at home. We have really enjoyed discussing their books with them and reading your comments.

As always, just pop in and see us if you have any questions at all.

Mrs Downing, Mrs Whittingham & Mr Beswick

Week beginning 30.9.19, by Mrs Evans

Date: 25th Sep 2019 @ 9:29pm

This week: 

What a sporty week Goldfinches have had!  We have seen such enthusiasm and perseverence from them all.

Well done to all of the children who stood for the class councillor role. We were so impressed by their confidence in delivering their speeches. We had a democratic vote and used a ballot box. Congratulations to the newly elected councillors Layla and Kailum.

Thank you for all of the hard work you are all putting in to your reading, spellings and times tables at home. We are all so proud of you all.

Coming up next week:

Harvest: We will be preparing for our Harvest Festival in Church on Wednesday morning. Please help us to support the Mid Cheshire Food Bank by sending your child with packet or tinned foods. Thank you. 

Literacy: We will continue to use our book 'Gorilla' to practise writing in direct speech. Our speech sandwich will help us to add extra detail.

Shared Reading: We have enjoyed reading 'Voices in the Park' and will continue to develop our retrieval, inference and comparative skills next week.

Spelling: We will focus on some of the spellings from the first column of the Y3/4 Statutory spelling list and will use these to help us develop our joined handwriting.

Maths: More work on rounding to the nearest 10, 100, 1000. Have a go at 'Rounding Rockets' on the topmarks site. We will continue to focus on the 6x table whilst revising the 2x, 10x and 5x tables. Please keep playing on TTRockstars to help build fluency and accuracy.

Science: More work on digestion this week and then we will begin to look at teeth.

History: We will use our knowledge of negative numbers to add key people and events from Ancient Greece and Rome to a number line using BC and AD.

PE: Monday morning with Mr Ault. Cricket on Wednesday afternoon. An extra PE session with Mr Ault on Friday morning.

 

Year One - Week Beginning 30.9.19, by Miss Gillam

Date: 25th Sep 2019 @ 9:26pm

Hello and welcome back to Starlings Class Blog,

WOW! Starlings have had such busy and exciting week. We went on our fantastic school trip to Northwich and learnt lots of facts about our local history. Many members of the public commented on how smart and sensible the children were. We also enjoyed two wonderful sport workshops, both featuring on our school Twitter page.

We have yet another busy week ahead of us next week.

Reminders

  • Gymnastics on Tuesday afternoon – PE kits needed (PM)
  • Come and Join us - 2pm - Wednesday 2nd October
  • Harvest Celebration in Church – 9:15 - Wednesday 2nd October

Maths

In Maths we are continuing to focus on comparing groups of objects using the words greater than, less than and equal to. We will be using the mathematical symbols for each of these words (> < =).  We will be solving problems involving comparing numbers and learning about ordinal number (1st, 2nd,3rd).  

Vocabulary:  count   greater than     less that    equal to     groups   compare   same   different

Writing

Starlings are loving their class text, Lost and Found. Next week, we will continue our journey though the text, considering how Penguin’s thoughts and feelings change along the way. We will then compare this to the thoughts and feelings of the boy in the story. Towards the end of the week, we will finish reading the story and begin learning it using pictures and actions ready for our big write re-tell next week.

Topic

In our Topic lessons we will be continuing to research well-known buildings from both Northwich and Lostock Gralam. We will create a timeline to show which buildings are the oldest and newest. We will complete Art activities focusing on our science topic of ‘Seasonal Changes’.

Homework

  • 3 reads 
  • Maths Challenge – What is doubling? Can you use objects in your house to represent doubles to 10? 1+1  2+2   3+3  4+4 etc
  • Spellings – see your slip in your reading diary.  

 

Thank you for your continued support, please come and see me if you have and questions or concerns.

Miss Gillam

30.9.19, by Mrs Campion

Date: 25th Sep 2019 @ 8:45pm

Wow another super busy week in Owls class. We had an amazing time taking part in a fitness workshop this week and we now know lots of new sounds. 

You will find it the book bags a set of sound cards. These cover the sounds we have covered so far in phonics. Please practise these sounds with your child and begin to put the cards together to make words. E.g it sit mat sat pin. It is important that the children sound out each individual sound and then blend the sounds together to make the word. If you are unsure please come and ask. 

In Literacy, we are continuing to use 'Peace at Last' to help us with our writing. We will be looking at pictures from the story and beginning to identify the initial sound in some of the objects we can see and may even begin to write some labels. 

In Maths, we will be sorting into groups and will learn that collections of objects can be sorted into sets based on size, colour and shape. They will begin to understand that the same collection of objects can be sorted in different ways and will come up with their own criteria to sort objects, Our number of the week is number 5. Please help rite this number at home and count 5 claps, 5 toys etc. 

The children are really enjoying their night time topic. We will be learning why it is important to get enough sleep at night and making dream catchers.

Harvest Festival is at Church at 9:15 on Wednesday 2nd October. Can each child please bring a donation for the foodbank. You are very welcome to come and join us. We will be singing a special song.

It is  a 'Come and Join us' session also on Wednesday at 2pm. This is an opportunity for you to come and spend time with your child in the classroom.We would love it if you could come along!

Thank you for all your support at home with the children with reading and practising writing letters. Please can you record any reading/homework you do with your child in their blue diary.

As always, please come and ask if you are unsure about anything or have any questions. 

Thank you for all of your support.

Mrs Campion & Mrs Hoskins.

Week beginning 30.9.19, by Miss Thwaites

Date: 25th Sep 2019 @ 5:24pm

Hi everyone,

This week in Skylarks class we have produced some fantastic pieces of writing. We have been writing letters to Annie Edson Taylor telling her why she should and should not go down Niagara Falls in a barrel. Next week, we will be working towards creating a newspaper report announcing Annie's arrival to Niagara. The chidren have continued to work on their place value and will be looking more at negative numbers next week. 

Homework:

Times tables Rockstars

Spellings- see format attached

Reading

CGP books- Please complete pages 9 and 10. Should your child need any help, please bring in the homework on Wednesday for support.

Thank you

Miss Thwaites

Week Beginning 30.09.19, by Miss Beattie

Date: 25th Sep 2019 @ 4:36pm

Hi everyone and welcome back to Robins Class Blog

 

We have had another busy week this week and all of the children have continued to work very hard!

Next week we will be focusing on using paragraphs correctly in our writing lessons. This will lead to the children planning and writing their own diary entry in role as a character from our book ‘Seal Surfer’. In maths, the children will be estimating and writing numbers on number lines. We will also begin to look at mental strategies for addition and subtraction. In topic we will be carrying out research on Thomas Edison and his invention of the lightbulb – we will be linking this to our science topic ‘light’ as well as our history topic ‘The Stone Age’.

Thank you so much for your continued support with reading at home and homework. Can I please remind you to sign your child’s diary when they have read so we can keep track of where they are up to. Please look in your child’s homework diary for their Spelling List and Times Tables focus for the week.

Our spellings next week will look at the im- prefix: impossible, imperfect, impolite, impatient, immoral, immature, immortal, immobile

Reminder: Whole School Harvest Service in the Church at 9.15am on Wednesday 2nd October. please could each child bring a donation for the food bank.

As always, please don’t hesitate to speak to me if you have any concerns or problems.

Many thanks,

Miss Beattie and Mrs Esling

23.9.19, by Mrs Campion

Date: 19th Sep 2019 @ 8:16am

We are so proud of all our Owls and how well they are settling into their new daily routine. 

We continue to have our phonics daily so please continue to practise letter formation at home. We are practising every day in school.

We have read our new class text 'Peace at last' and we will be looking at images  from the story and and trying to identify the inital sound. We will begin to look at pictures of Mr Bear's house and the different rooms. We will then try to draw a floor plan of our own house. We will begin to write some labels to go on our plans. At this stage, we will be looking at initial sounds and what the word begins with. 

In Maths, our number of the week is number 4. We will be looking at groups of objects to see if we can estimate how many there are and then counting to check. We will continue to practise writing numbers.

Any questions please come and ask.

Have a wonderful week.

Mrs Campion & Mrs Hoskins. 

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