Holy Trinity CofE Primary School (Merton)

Holy Trinity C of E Primary School

RECEPTION

This Week: 
This week we have be learning all about water and the water cycle! The children have written poems all about rain. They have also made rain makers! The children have also looked at Monet's paintings of the water lilies and have created their own interpretations using pastels.  We discussed the importance of water and how we need to keep re-hydrated, especially when doing exercise! In maths we explored measuring using standard units.  We measured how far we could jump and how far we could throw a bean bag. The children enjoyed taking part in our Reception sports morning.  Thank you for coming to support your children.  
On Friday all the children were given a team to support in the world cup! 
 
Next week we will be learning all about water in our local environment. We will be reading the story of "Mr Gumpy's Outing" and the children will be creating their own stories and acting out the story.  They will continue to practise using describing words in their writing. In maths we will continue with our measuring and beginning to look at volume exploring different container sizes. We will also be exploring floating and sinking, predicting and recording our findings. We will be using dye to tie dye t-shirts (please could you bring in a plain white t-shirt from home - round neck not polo). In RE will be learning about 'Moses' and the children will be weaving simple paper baskets.
 
Next week is also internet safety week the children will take part in a key stage assembly where they will be learning how to keep safe.
  
Homework
 
We are continuing to send home two books for the children to read. Please can you continue to listen to your child read and also read to your children.  We are continuing to do  Guided Reading within school so will not be making comments in their reading record book. 
 
Homework: Please can you bring in your any books related to our new topic water.
 
  
Please can you continue to reinforce number to 20, ordering, recognition and writing, counting on and back from when completing simple problems.
 Can you also talk to your children about different ways of measuring lengths, timing activities and volume.
 
We are going to start giving the children a little spelling tests each week. These will be on their tricky words so please keep practising recognising and writing them. 
 
 Phonics : We will be continuing our daily phonics sessions focusing on initial sounds, digraphs (2 sounds together) and tricky words.
 
Tricky words: -   to, the, and, a, I, in, said, he, of, it, was, you, they, on she, is, at, his, but, that, with, all, we, can, are, up, had, my, her, what, there, out, this, have, went, be, like, some, so, not, then, were, go, little, as, no, mum, one, them, do, me, down, dad, big, when, it's, see, looked, very, look, don't, come, will, into, back, from, children, him, Mr.
 
Due to the sunny weather can you make sure your child is bringing in their own water bottle and a sun hat.   

Notices:

Summer fair - Saturday 23rd June 12 - 4pm

Please can you bring in a white round necked t-shirt for the children to tie-dye.

We are now doing our PE sessions outside so all children need to have their own outdoor shoes. With a slight confusion this week we are going to continue our PE lessons  on a Tuesday for Owls and Wednesday for Robins. 

Lunches

Please can you fill in week 1, 2 and 3 on the lunchtime grid. Making sure you discuss this first with your child.  Could you remind them each morning to what they are having, thank you!

If you child is having a pack lunch please can this be a healthy lunch following our new school rules. Also all lunch boxes must be named. Due to nut allergies please do not bring peanut butter sandwiches.

Communication

We would just like to reiterate the importance of communication between parents and ourselves.  If you have any concerns please do not hesitate to talk to one of the team or to email your class teacher.

 School Information:

Please note that school starts at 8:45am and finishes at 3:15. If children are not in when the register is taken they will be marked late or absent. 

You will receive invitations to join parentmail over the next few weeks, after which payments for the class fund (£13) etc. can be made online. Each child has an individual parent mail account.

maria.channell@holytrinity.merton.sch.uk

eliza.banks@holytrinity.merton.sch.uk