Saturday, 16 June 2018

WB: 11.6.18.
This week the children have been absolute superstars. Mrs Stocks has completed the Phonic Screening checks for all children in Year 1. A big thank you to all parents who have supported the children in preparation for the screening check.
In Maths, the children have been focusing on time. We have been using the vocabulary of o’clock, half-past, quarter past and quarter to.
We have concluded our RE topic on ‘Being Sorry’ and have been thinking about God’s new rule - ‘Love one another as I have loved you’. Next week we will be focussing on another faith which will be Islam. This links really well with our Multicultural Arts Week and there will is lots of creative activities planned for the children.
Have a lovely weekend and a ‘Happy Father’s Day’ to all our Dad’s!

Friday, 8 June 2018

WB: 4.6.18.

The children had a lovely day on Tuesday when they visited the London Aquarium. It was wonderful to see so many different species of fish such as seahorses, sea urchins, sharks, starfish, stingrays, piranhas, puffer fish and many more. Luckily, the weather was kind to us and we were able to enjoy our lunch in the sunshine in Jubilee Park. This experience will support our ‘Under the Sea’ topic and is a great stimulus for other areas of the curriculum. In English, the children have already written their own diary entry of their experience. A big thank you to all those parents who helped on the day, the trip would not have been possible without your support.  

In Maths, the children have been gaining an understanding of direction using the language of quarter turn, half turn, three quarter turn, whole turn and connected this to turning clockwise and anti-clockwise.  
We also started learning about time and discussed what the hands on a clock represent using the vocabulary of o’clock and half past.
Next week, the children will participate in the Phonics screening check and will be required to decode a selection of real and nonsense words using their phonic skills.
Have a lovely weekend!