Pentecost collective worship and celebration

Miss Caldwell led us in a lovely collective worship yesterday to end our unit on Pentecost, holy days and holidays. We thought about sharing the Good News. We then had a snack on the field (just before it rained!) and came in and had a little party. It was a wonderful way to think, reflect and celebrate.

More phonics practice

Over the next few days, we will be sending home some more ‘alien’ and real words for your child to practise. We will also be sending home some ‘additional’ sounds which we have been learning in school and again it would be very helpful if you could go over these with your child.

Thank you for all your help!

Phonics videos

Here are some more phonics videos to help your child practise their set 3 sounds. Please don’t feel you have to watch them all; just pick and choose ones which you think your child needs to work on. If you are not sure which sounds to choose, please just ask us. Thank you for your support.

ea: https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/DiVB8wxm/wSZABH2A

oi: https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/jN2z9a7s/OgBKuOdh

a-e: https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/0Lrmp2zU/Ayjx2RZJ

i-e: https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/nSKB9i7s/nHPkpUZE

o-e: https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/otl0x2vr/tNkw1VBl

u-e: https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/XLOkp3yA/Jizy7k5c

aw: https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/jgynTFOL/GXDkkvwD

are: https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/gebZWAeQ/uxD1dt5X

ur: https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/f1U0QPn6/EwstbUr3

er: https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/5jgj6GaB/Wi4eKX8g

ow: https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/2RnI2H3n/jTv6pISn

ai: https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/2vM1KQWf/MIIejlDx

oa: https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/4qhOpfTp/enywEMTp

ew: https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/5d6EWpBS/tUfOrJhA

ire: https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/qL4X3DAj/oqzX4Iox

ear: https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/Xngq2UUE/dSJx0zz3

Great Science Share on 14 June

On 14 June, the school will be celebrating all things scientific by taking part in the national Great Science Share. This is an event where children ask and answer their own questions about the world around them and share what they found out with others. In our school, our class will be sharing some science with some of the older children. We are focusing on our current topic: plants.

When we started the topic, the children came up with lots of questions to which they would like the answers. If you would like to be involved as a family, it would be lovely if you could pick one of these questions and help your child answer it at home over half term. The children could make a poster to share with the older classes on 14 June. This is NOT homework and is completely optional (we will also be sharing what we do in science lessons). However, if you and your child are interested then it would be great if you could help them to do some finding out, either by asking other grown ups, looking things up, or by doing some investigating.

The questions were:

Why are there lots of different types of flowers?

Why do people plant flowers?

Why do trees not grow on concrete?

Do trees just randomly grow in the wild?

How do trees grow?

What makes a plant a plant?

Why do trees have bark?

Why do flowers have petals?

I can’t wait to see what the children come up with! Thank you!

Spellings week beginning 23 May

This week’s spellings are all about adding the prefix ‘-un’ to change a word to mean its opposite. The spellings are: unhappy undo unfair unwell unkind unsafe

There is a fun quiz on Purple Mash to help your child practise these spellings at home. There are also some great games on the learning with parents website. This is the same website that we use for maths (and uses the same maths with parents log on) but today we have added an English activity to help children remember that the prefix ‘-un’ can change a word to mean its opposite (eg kind, unkind).

If your child doesn’t want to do the spelling quizzes, then it’s fine to learn the spellings in other ways. You could try encouraging your child to spell the words using rainbow writing, in sand, with paints, with magnetic letters, with scrabble tiles — any way you (and your child) like!

Thank you for all your support!

Pentecost and celebration

On Thursday 26 May, Y1 will be having a little celebration in the afternoon to round off our RE unit on Pentecost. Children can come in own clothes on that day. If they have anything red to wear, that would be lovely, but don’t worry if not. Thank you!

More on parts of a plant

This week, we looked at parts of a plant again, this time cutting up and looking closely at forget-me-nots. We were able to see the roots of the plants this week. The children looked at all the different parts under the microscope and with the magnifying glasses and made some really great observations about what they could see. Well done!

Spellings week beginning 16 May

This week’s spellings are: my come here there some where one all

There is a fun quiz on Purple Mash to help your child practise these spellings at home.

If your child doesn’t want to do the spelling quizzes, then it’s fine to learn the spellings in other ways. You could try encouraging your child to spell the words using rainbow writing, in sand, with paints, with magnetic letters, with scrabble tiles — any way you (and your child) like!

Thank you for all your support!

Butterfly House trip

It was so lovely to see how excited and happy the children were on our school trip yesterday! I was so proud of all of them. Thank you very much to all our wonderful parent helpers too! Here are some pictures of our day.