'an outstanding school' Ofsted 2013
This week was Anti-bullying week. On Thursday we took part in a special workshop where the children put themselves into the position of bullies and victims and worked out how to help both parties. We then created our own Anti-bullying paper chains to hang up and remind us how to help.
We expect the children to read every day and for them to write 3 entries per week including the book title, page and date read. Please sign after they have done so.
Please remember that the children visit the library each Thursday. Our timetable is jam-packed and so please ensure that your child has their reading record and books on Thursday to change as there may not be another opportunity throughout the week.
Children will be able to take quizzes daily except for Wednesday when we are swimming.
Teaching children to touch type is a great skill to have early on that will save a tremendous amount of time later. It’s great for hand-eye coordination, letter recognition, spelling, and it’s an effective way to share their thoughts and ideas. Seven is a good age to start and it can be great fun to learn. Dance Mat typing is free and offered by the BBC. Click on this link.
Keep practising your times tables and see if you can complete the grid.
Challenge: What is the best time you can complete the times table grid in?
Can you complete a mixed up times table grid in less than 5 minutes?
A good practice game:
A good general website: http://www.childrensuniversity.manchester.ac.uk/
Some fun brain-building activities: http://www.tate.org.uk/kids/games-quizzes/wondermind
It has been noted that there are a number of unhealthy treats finding their way into lunchboxes. If you wish to provide your child with a snack, please ensure that it is fruit or vegetable based as we are a healthy school and would like to promote this.
Please ensure that your child has a pencil case in school everyday. A letter went out before the summer holidays about contents, if you need anymore details please contact your child's class teacher.
Don't forget: Check your child's book bag for any letters.
As the cold and flu season approaches any donations will be very gratefully received. Thank you for your support.
Please do not allow your child to bring toys into school as they are a distraction in class and are not allowed on the playground. Also many have gone missing or been broken.
Additional optional spellings to practice at home. Please click on the link:
Adding the suffix 'ment'
Which words can you add the suffix 'ment' to. e.g. enjoy -> enjoyment
The ir sound spelt or after w
Words ending in -al
Can you add the suffix -s and -ly?
Words ending in -el
seen and scene
sighed and side
wait and weight
hole and whole
new and knew
Words ending in -le
Can you add the suffix -ing, -s and -ed?
Words with the suffix -ness
The ee sound spelt ey
Can you add the suffix -s?
Adding the suffix -ness
We can make a noun by adding this suffix.
Words ending in -il
Where the s sound makes a zh sound
Can you add any more?
Can you use these words in context?