History project – When I was 6

As we continue our history topic ‘Has childhood always been the same?’, we are inviting the children to complete a project at home which have called: ‘When I was 6’. We would like the children to speak to someone at home about what life was like when they were 6. This could be a parent, grandparent, neighbour, anyone from a different generation. The children have been thinking about questions they might ask and on Thursday we will send home a sheet to help them to record answers. The children will have an opportunity to share their findings with their classmates on Thursday 8th July. 

We hope the children will enjoy this project. Any questions just send us an email. 

Wild plants

We finally managed to go outside and look for wild plants on the edge of the field today. The children were brilliant at looking closely, identifying and tallying plants. It was a lovely afternoon.

Spellings week beginning 21 June

This week’s spelling quiz for ‘red’ (tricky words) is now on Purple Mash under Spelling Quiz Summer 8. Please encourage your child to have a go. In addition to doing the quizzes, there are lots of other ways to practise the spellings at home, using the steps ‘look at the word, say the word, cover it up, write it’. You could ask your child to write the word in sand, paints, felt tips, magnetic letters, scrabble tiles, in rainbow writing, etc.

We will be teaching the same spellings each week in school. The spellings for the week beginning Monday 21 June are:

by my pull full house

Just a note to say that all quizzes repeat each week. Please always encourage your child to have a go at the latest one if you can. In addition, if he or she found particular spellings from earlier quizzes tricky, it’s great to have another go at these (which is why they remain available each week), but please don’t feel that you have to!

Thank you for your support.

Friday 18 June outdoor learning

We hope to be able to go out and about to look for wild plants around the school grounds in our science lesson tomorrow afternoon (Friday 18 June). At the moment, it looks as if there might be some light rain, so please send your child with a waterproof jacket (as well as the usual sun cream and sun hat!).

Thank you.

Toys old and new

In our history lessons the children are considering the question – Has Childhood always been the same? The children today have been thinking about toys. We talked about modern toys and toys from the past and any similarities and differences. The children had a go at sorting pictures of toys old and modern, talking with their classmates about the materials and condition of the toys.

Spellings week beginning 14 June

This week’s spelling quiz for ‘red’ (tricky words) is now on Purple Mash under Spelling Quiz Summer 7. Please encourage your child to have a go. In addition to doing the quizzes, there are lots of other ways to practise the spellings at home, using the steps ‘look at the word, say the word, cover it up, write it’. You could ask your child to write the word in sand, paints, felt tips, magnetic letters, scrabble tiles, in rainbow writing, etc.

We will be teaching the same spellings each week in school. The spellings for the week beginning Monday 14 June are:

put push here there where

Just a note to say that all quizzes repeat each week. Please always encourage your child to have a go at the latest one if you can. In addition, if he or she found particular spellings from earlier quizzes tricky, it’s great to have another go at these (which is why they remain available each week), but please don’t feel that you have to!

Thank you for your support.

Beat the Street – Key Fobs

The children were given their beat the street envelopes and maps today but I realised after they left that their key fobs were still safely on my desk! Apologies for this – we will give them out next week before the competition starts on Wednesday.

Spellings week beginning 7 June

This week’s spelling quiz for ‘red’ (tricky words) is now on Purple Mash under Spelling Quiz Summer 6. Please encourage your child to have a go. In addition to doing the quizzes, there are lots of other ways to practise the spellings at home, using the steps ‘look at the word, say the word, cover it up, write it’. You could ask your child to write the word in sand, paints, felt tips, magnetic letters, scrabble tiles, in rainbow writing, etc.

We will be teaching the same spellings each week in school. The spellings for the week beginning Monday 7 June:

one once ask friend school said

The eagle-eyed among you will notice that these are the same spellings that were on the blog just before half term. Somehow I didn’t set these on Purple Mash so I am setting them again. Apologies!

Just a note to say that quizzes repeat each week. (The ones from before the holiday have now been closed but those for this half term will be available until the end of the year.) Please always encourage your child to have a go at the latest one if you can. In addition, if he or she found particular spellings from earlier quizzes tricky, it’s great to have another go at these (which is why they remain available each week), but please don’t feel that you have to!

Thank you for your support.

Wildlife Trust Workshop

We have had a fantastic day! This morning we went pond dipping and found amongst other creatures a lot of newts! This afternoon we went to the woods and learnt about seasons and habitats. We hunted for minibeasts, made pictures using sticks and learnt a lot about the woods and the creatures that live there.

Wildlife Trust Workshop

Just a reminder that tomorrow (Thursday) is the Wildlife Trust workshop. The children will be outdoors for most of the day doing pond dipping and exploring our school woods so please send them in appropriate outdoor clothing (currently the forecast is sun cream and hat weather but the way this May has gone please also send waterproofs just in case!).