Hope you all had a lovely September weekend.
Following the recent assessment that the class undertook I have identified a few sounds and spelling rules that the children need to revise. Therefore for the next few weeks the children will be given largely the same spelling words and sounds to learn.
After the areas to be revises have been covered in class we will resume with Spelling Made Easy and the children will merge back into their groups. This week and next: all children are learning when to use ck or k to end a word.
See jotters for words.
Activity: To earn 10 points on the Challenge grid. If anyone has lost this please let me know.
Roald Dahl: See bookmarks Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs
J.K. Rowling: See bookmarks Mon, Wed, Thurs
Enid Blyton: Read P 36-50 and Questions 1 and 2 in jotter for Tuesday 26th. Answers in full sentences please.
Jeff Kinney: See bookmarks Mon, Wed, Thurs
Julia Donaldson: See bookmarks Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs
David Walliams: Read P 14- 28 for Tuesday 26th. Work to follow next week will be about these pages.
The children really enjoyed their first trip to the swimming pool today.
They were placed in groups and got to grips with the routines. We had some winners for fastest changed at the end of the session and the medals and points went to Liam, Conor and Blair. Well done boys!
Please remember that the children need a snack and a packed lunch on a Tuesday.
You may have more children asking for goggles now swimming has started, they are welcome to bring them but they are not compulsory.
Please ensure children with long hair have it tied back. I do have a pack of emergency baubles to give away if needed (I promise they don’t get re- used!) But it saves me pennies of they remember in the morning.
The children had a great time with myself and Mr Fallon from the outdoor education team last week. We are still awaiting some Annual Data Check forms to be returned and as soon as these are all in I can put the photos on the website.
We have just hears that the Parent Council have funded us over £300 to buy some outdoor learning equipment, so… watch this space!
Our new topic Weather, Climate and the Continents begins this week and we will be taking part in science experiments as part of this.
If there are any of you that would like to come to class to help out either in the morning or afternoon regularly of otherwise please let me know. I am always happy to have a few extra pairs of hands and some more heads in the classroom.
Reading Homework Only.
I began a bit of spelling assessment this week and am currently looking at the groups that the children are in and the sounds they are learning. So I appreciate your patience over spelling homework until after the holiday.
I had intended to put out some alternative spelling words this week for the class to do but as the September weekend is upcoming I changed my mind.
Therefore, there is only reading homework for the children to do this week.
The children will have a note of this in their reading records. Some children had to bring home a paper-book mark with their pages/ chapters for reading as they have already lost their reading records, please check at home for these.
Sean Fallon from the outdoor learning team is coming to school on Monday to help us build some shelters in the woodland behind the school.
We will be outside from 11:30-12:15 and therefore all children should bring a waterproof jacket. Please ensure they are wearing shoes that are watertight.
Photos will follow on the website so that you can see what they get up to.
Letters have gone into bags about this and I think we are all looking forward to Monday.
Welcome back everyone! I hope that you had a nice holiday and are settling back into the school routine easily.
I thought I would provide you with some current information about timetable and topic organisation, homework and swimming.
Music- The children have music on a Monday morning with Mrs Callaghan and will come into school from the lines first.
P.E.- Our pre-planned P.E. days are Wednesday (with me) and Thursday with Mrs Duncan. I think everyone now has a P.E. kit in school but if not can I remind you to provide one for those days.
Class Novel- By popular demand I am reading Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone to the class after breaks.
Topic- For the next week we are learning about Pirates and Mapping. Linked to survival on a desert island a member of the Outdoor Learning Team is coming on Monday 4th September to assist us in the building of Outdoor Shelters.
Due to the fact that the building of the new leisure center is not yet complete swimming will begin on the 12th of September. Children will need a packed lunch that day- a letter with follow.
The children should bring a swimming costume/trunks a towel and goggles. There is no need to pay for a locker and we won’t be using hairdryers or vending machines.
Homework in P4 will be distributed on a Tuesday and should be returned on a Monday.
There will always be reading and spelling and initially (starting from next week) the children will be asked to revise their learn its. More numeracy homework may be handed out as and when additional numeracy support is needed.
Tomorrow (Tuesday 29th) I will give everyone a printed copy of the spelling chart and children will be expected to write what is required in their jotters.
There will be a copy on the Website, posted by 4pm on Tuesday.
Any worksheets that are required will be given and any further copies will either be available from the website (if possible) or from me.
After the trip next week we are beginning Forces our new science topic. We are going to combine this with music and design and technology.
We need some materials to help us make instruments such as:
Plastic tubs (margarine, icecream or old Tupperware)
Biscuit tins, coffee tins, other tins without sharp edges
For the science aspect if anyone has any:
old material, carpet, lino, tile, magnets or toy cars (wheeled toys) that we could use/ borrow then this would be much appreciated.
Mrs Cooney and P4