Dear Parents and Carers,
So, I may have jumped the gun rather with last week’s comment of “… a little bit of sun to warm the soul,” as it is pouring with rain and rather chilly as I write!
The April showers however have not damped the enthusiasm of the children nor their activity seen around school this week.
Diary Date Listing
Please be aware that the last day of term for the children is Thursday 20th July, with Friday 21st July being an in-service training day (INSET) for staff. My apologies for the error in last week’s newsletter diary date listing.
King’s Coronation Activities
On Friday 5th May, as part of our celebrations linked to the King’s Coronation, we invite the children to dress up as Kings, Queens, Courtiers or in royal regalia or Red, White and/or Blue.
Children in Beech Class wrote some persuasive letters and notes at the end of last term, requesting a banquet, so we will endeavour to decorate the hall for lunch, so they can enjoy their normal packed and cooked lunches in a bedecked banqueting hall! During the afternoon the children will come together in Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 groupings and enjoy an hour of revilement, including party games. I also know the PTFA have planned a few things as well to help the children remember the occasion.
Please find the minutes of the meeting below. The following dates
Friday 5th May – Decorating the hall for Coronation Banquet – 10.50 onwards. Helpers welcome!
Monday 22nd May – Next PTFA meeting in the library at 2.45pm
Thursday 25th May – Children’s Disco 5.30 – 7pm
Saturday 17th June – Jumble Sale in the school hall. Time tbc.
Friday 14th July – Summer Celebration on the school field 5 – 7pm
YOUR SCHOOL NEEDS YOU!
… If you have an unusual vehicle
If you have an unusual vehicle (any mode of transport other than a car), the Miss Buxton would love to hear from you.
Just a polite reminder for PE kit to be returned to school following an after school sports club, or if the kit has been taken home for washing etc. All sports and school clothing should be clearly named. A clear name on the sports bag would also be helpful. Thank you in advance for your help and assistance with this.
Sept 2023 Reception Class parent’s invitation
Parents with children joining the school in our Reception Class are warmly invited to a ‘Welcome to Reception’ hour, where there will be the opportunity to meet Miss Buxton. There will also be a short Powerpoint explaining the EYFS curriculum and the opportunity to see the classroom environment where children will enjoy their first experiences of school life. Children are welcome to join their parents for the ‘Welcome to Reception’ hour, prior to their first official visit to the classroom on Tuesday 6th June at 9.15 – 9.45.
This week, Oak class have been looking at different types of microorganisms, including fungi, viruses and bacteria. Year 6 have been using texts to infer things about characters by the acronym FAST – feel, act, speak and think and year 5 have been catching up with spelling patterns. In maths, children have been looking at reflection across a variety of reflection lines in the x and y axes, as well as the diagonal. The children have all been writing about rainforests – with most using a non-chronological text format to create a piece of independent writing. Next week, the class are looking forward to observing bread go mouldy!
The children have created some lovely pieces of writing linked with their class reader, The Hodgeheg, demonstrating their understanding of some of the issues facing the hedgehog within the story. In Maths Years 3 have been adding and subtracting fractions, whilst the Year 4’s have been developing their knowledge of hundredths. In Science the children investigated a variety of toothpastes to see which would remove a strain most effectively. Next week in Geography the children will be learning about the different counties in the UK and comparing some of these.
The children have used the story of Handa’s Surprise, as a basis for their literacy activities this week, including creating story plans and writing a variety of descriptive pieces linked to the fruits and animals.
In RE children have been learning about the Muslim faith and what it means to be a Muslim, while in PSHE pupils have discussed friendships and what it means to be a good friend.
The children have been continuing with their focus on space travel, which has included testing ‘space food’ (various dried fruits). Pupils have been learning about Curiousity – The Mars Rover and have made their own versions, that will be test on the virtual planet surfaces on our patio!
Hazel Class have been learning to read CCVC words and their understanding of vowels, consonants and adjacent consonants is developing well.
Next week the children will be
Diary dates for the forthcoming week and beyond
Friday assemblies 14.50 from this Friday
|Bank holiday – school closed|
|2nd May||14.00 – 16.50||Beech Class parent meetings|
|3rd May||14.00 – 16.50||Beech Class parent meetings|
|5th May||All day||Coronation Celebration Day
Pupils are invited to dress up in royal regalia or red, white and/or blue.
|Bank holiday – school closed|
|Monday 22nd May
|14.45||PTFA meeting in the library|
|23rd May||Maths Day – pupils may dress up, as long as costumes have a link to maths e.g. a number or shape|
|25th May||17.30 – 19.00||Children’s Disco
|08.40||Back to school|
|5th June||15.30 – 16.30||Sept 2023 Reception Class parents invited to a Welcome to Reception hour.|
|17th June||tbc||PTFA Jumble Sale in the school hall|
|17th & 18th June
|Poetry & Art display in Stour Provost Church|
|Afternoon||Sports Day reserve date|
|25th June –28th June
|Oak Class residential trip to Hooke Court|
|All day||Year 6 Moving up day|
|5th July||Morning||School internal moving up day (current Reception – Year 5)|
|09.00 – 10.50||Moving up day for New Reception children
|14.00||Play in the Hall|
|14.00||Play in the Hall|
|18.00||Play in the Hall|
|Friday 14th July
|17.00 – 19.00||Summer Celebration on the school field.|
|14.30||Art Gallery – parents invited to come in and see children’s art and DT work through the classes.|
|20th July||15.20||End of Term for children|