May first take the opportunity to thank you for the very warm welcome I have experienced at school. It has been lovely to see the school ‘in action’ this week and I look forward to sharing more of our activities in the future via our newsletters and school website. Below is an outline of what each class has been up to over the course of the last five days and other information I hope you will find useful and helpful, including diary dates.
School Day Timings
The school day now starts at 8.50am and lesson starting promptly after registration.
Please contact Mrs Pike, if you would like to book your child into either Breakfast or After School Club. Charges for sessions can be found on the school website, if clarification is needed.
Several classes have made use of our pool this week. This has only been possible due to a number of parents giving generously of their time over the summer holidays to maintain the pool. I, staff and other parents, I am sure, are extremely grateful for their efforts and extend a very sincere THANK YOU!
Car Park Etiquette
Please could I remind all parents to take extreme care when entering and leaving the car park at both drop off and collection. With a small car park, only a few parents are able to park at a time, and I completely understand that family life is busy and people need have places to be, but to avoid any potential accident I would ask everyone to be extremely vigilant and take their time when entering and leaving the car park, as well as when parking and driving on the road near the school, to ensure the safety of everyone.
I would respectfully ask all parents to ensure all clothing brought in to school is clearly labelled with your child’s name.
Oak Class have taken the opportunity to get to know each other better and to think about our worries as well as our dreams and goals for our school learning journey. In science, we have been discussing and evaluating the evidence we have to suggest the earth and moon are spherical.
As part of our Class Charter, we agreed that we should always listen to and respect others’ opinions. We looked at an example of discrimination and decided that it wasn’t in line with our British Values. Finally, we learnt that lots of small steps of learning can create giant leaps – so, as long as we progress every lesson, we will be improving all the time.
Next week we will be starting our Black and British history topic, and starting reading exerts from ‘War of the Worlds’ by HG Wells as a starting point.
Chestnut Class have been looking at personification in English and have used this to describe animals.
In Maths we have been reading, representing and partitioning numbers.
We have been introduced to our Science (Electricity) and History (The Stone Age to the Iron Age) topics for this half-term.
We will look forward to making circuits in Science next week.
Beech Class have been learning and performing a range of traditional rhymes and have had a go at writing their own rhymes.
In maths we have been very busy either sorting and ordering or counting objects up to 100.
Our topic work this week has focused on the book Here we Are and we have written our own version of the song Wonderful World as well as thinking about, and drawing what is wonderful in the world and at Stower Provost School. In Art the children have been introduced to the work of Andy Goldsworthy and created outdoor artworks using natural materials.
Hazel Class have been exploring and investigating the classroom and outdoor space. They have been building relationships with each other, and it has been lovely to see them collaborating together. Next week, we will be building on their collaboration skills and looking at skills such as sharing, listening, supporting and talking to resolve.
Please find below future diary dates. There are more dates to be added, such as a Carol Service and without doubt an event linked to celebrate the life and service of our late Queen Elizabeth II.
I would just like to highlight the Phonics meeting for children in Hazel Class (Reception), to be held in the Reading Room, on TUESDAY 13th SEPT AT 15.30. Provision has been made for children in Hazel class to attend After School Club without cost until the end of the meeting at 4pm.
|Phonics meeting (Hazel class parents)
|15.30||Reading Meeting (Hazel and Beech classes parents – Reception, Year 1 and 2)|
|14.45||Harvest Festival in the hall|
|15.00||Open Classroom afternoon
(A chance for children to share their books and work with parents, prior to parent meetings)
|15.30 – 17.30||Parent Meetings|
|17.30 – 19.30||Parent Meetings|
|08.50||Second half of term starts|
|18th Nov||All Day||Children in Need Day
|1st Dec||09.00||Christmas Tree Service & decorating the tree
|7th Dec||14.30||Nativity in the Hall
|15.20||End of Term|