Dear Parents / Carers,
The children have had a very busy week with flu vaccinations, watching the Year 3 Harvest Service, being thoroughly entertained by the Rhubarb Theatre Company and electing class council representatives as well as trying very hard with their learning!
Next week in maths the children will be doubling numbers mentally, doubling amounts of money and then doubling by partitioning
E.g. 23 + 23
= 20 + 20 + 3 + 3
= 40 + 6
= 46 .
During literacy lessons the children will be creating characters and then planning and writing their own story in the style of Zog and the Flying Doctors.
As part of our Fire of London topic the children will be learning about fire safety during a trip to the fire station. If you are able to help and accompany us on this visit on Thursday 16th November (approx. 9.45am – 12.00) please let your child’s teacher know as soon as possible.
We still have jelly bean challenge packs available if you would like to buy one for 50p. If you have completed a challenge please do send in a photo so that your child can share it with the class.
Individual pupil photos will be taken by Fitzgeralds on Friday 20th October.
We hope the children have a wonderful half term and look forward to seeing them back at school on Monday 30th October.
We look forward to seeing you next week during parent appointments. If you have not already made an appointment you can do so, up until 5 pm today, by logging into http://parents-booking.co.uk/stmartinsprimary
Many thanks for your continued support
Sophie Ash, Jen Ashworth, Sarah Page
Next week we will be continuing our work on Place Value. We will be finding different ways to represent two and three digit using various equipment such as Numicon, base ten and coins and discussing how many hundreds, tens and units there are in a two or three digit number (please see last week’s blog post on ideas for helping your child with this at home). We will also be using our knowledge of place value to add and subtract multiples of tens/hundreds to/from a number.
Jelly Bean Challenge
Hopefully you will have seen the blog post earlier this week about our new Key Stage One Jelly Bean Challenge! The resources have arrived earlier than expected, and so children are welcome to bring in 50p to get a kit from this Monday 9th October.
We are introducing digital leaders across the school. One digital leader will be chosen per class and they will have various responsibilities including being a technical expert within their class and helping their peers to use digital technology. They will also be responsible for ensuring that the ipads are charged and looked after carefully. The digital leaders will be required to attend regular lunchtime meetings with all the other digital leaders where they will learn their responsibilities and be taught how to use apps more confidently as well as learning to use new apps which they can then show their class.
Interested children will be asked to apply for the role by filling in an application form. This process will start to give them awareness of the real world of work and how you have to apply and interview for a job.
The children have had an assembly to introduce them to what being a digital leader will involve and have brought home an application form if they are interested. Please talk about the role with your child and help them to fill in the application form if they would like to apply. It needs to be returned to your child’s teacher by Friday 13th October.
If you have any questions, please contact Mrs Bramley.
The week beginning Monday 16th October is parents’ appointment week. The booking system will be going live from today. Please note that if you would prefer an appointment time before school starts in the morning then this may be possible – please can you email your class teacher if you would like one of these times. We look forward to seeing you all throughout the week.
Swimming – Mrs Ashworth’s class
Next Thursday 12th October we are having a visit from the Rhubarb theatre company. As the performance for Year 2 is at 11 a.m, Mrs Ashworth’s class will not have a swimming session next week.
Many thanks for your continued support.
Mrs Ash, Mrs Ashworth and Mrs Page
This afternoon in assembly we launched an exciting new Key Stage 1 science and technology challenge!
Please see the details on the poster below. Children will be able to give their 50p to their class teacher from Monday to receive a pack.
We look forward to seeing lots of your entries! Good luck!
Thank you for the lovely bright clothes your children came to school in today, we’ve had a fantastic day celebrating our learning in maths. Your child should have brought home a letter explaining their Rainbow Maths targets today. Unfortunately Mrs Page has been ill this week so her class will receive their Rainbow target letters next week. Similarly her phonics group will also receive their next spelling lists when she is back.
Next week in maths the children will be collecting various types of data and using this to create different types of graphs.
We are still in need of shoe boxes to create our Tudor house models so please do send in any you no longer need at home.
Could we also please remind you to send in a family photograph for our class photoboard so that the children talk about their family and see their photo during the school day.
Our school council is a group of pupils (one from each class) who are elected to represent the views of all pupils and improve our school, they may organise fundraising activities or campaign for things to be improved around the school. There is the opportunity for your child to stand for election as their class representative:
What makes a good rep?
- Good listener
- Good communication
Three main jobs of a rep…
- Collecting the views of your class and passing them on to the school council.
- Letting your class know what goes on in the meetings you attend.
- Taking an active part in weekly/fortnightly meetings.
If your child wishes to be a member of the school council they will need to stand for election and present a poster or presentation to their class explaining why they would be a good class representative. Please could these be in school by Monday 9th October.
The children will then privately vote for who they’d like to be the class representative on Election day – Friday 13th October.
Mrs Ashworth’s class are very much in need of an additional adult to help with their 11 – 12 swimming lesson on a Thursday. If you are able to help out with this lesson for the next 4 weeks they would very grateful.
Many thanks for your continued support.
Mrs Ash, Mrs Ashworth and Mrs Page
Week Beginning 18.9.17
Welcome to another busy week!
Rainbow Maths Day/Targets
Friday 22nd September is Rainbow Maths Day for the whole school and children are invited to come in on Friday in rainbow coloured or multi-coloured clothing. On Friday children will be enjoying lots of activities relating to their new targets of Number Bonds and they will also receive their first two Rainbow maths targets for the term which are linked to number bonds. These targets have been assessed in class and assigned based on accuracy and speed of recall. You may therefore find that your child starts on a target that they have previously worked on. The children need to have a really quick and accurate recall of these important number facts so any activities you can do at home to help your child practise will really help. We shall test their speed of recall at regular intervals over the term and send the work home so that you can see how well your child is progressing towards meeting their target.
Class Family Photo Board
In Key stage 1 every class has a ‘Class Family’ display board. For this display we would like to invite the children to bring in a photograph of themselves with some members of their family and/or doing something that is special to them, for example:
Something they enjoy doing outside school
A hobby or activity
A special achievement
A special event – birthday, wedding etc
If you do not have easy access to a printer and wish to email a photograph to us we will be happy to print it out for your child.
Nasal Flu letters
Please note that consent forms for nasal flu immunisations need to be returned by this Monday.
If you are able to help with swimming in any of the following sessions, we would be very pleased to hear from you.
Mrs Ashworth 11 – 12 Thursday
Mrs Page 1- 1.45pm Friday
Mrs Ash 1.45 – 2.30 Friday
Mrs Ashworth, Mrs Ash, Mrs Page
Thank you for your support for our Pirate day. The children all looked fantastic in their costumes and we hope they enjoyed their day as much as we did.
Bringing home books
We shall be sending books home from the beginning of the week. To ensure that these arrive home in good condition please can your child bring a few plastic carrier bags which they can leave in their tray until needed. The only book that will not be coming home this term is your child’s last literacy book as these move with them into Year 3.
Your child will be bringing home their report on Monday 17th July. Please can you sign and return the receipt slip by Thursday 20th July.
Children in Mrs Page and Mrs Ash’s class will swim as normal next Thursday. Mrs Ashworth’s class will not swim next Friday.
End of Term reminders
- Please could all banded and library books be returned to school by Monday 18th July.
- School finishes at 1pm on Friday 21st July. The children will not need lunch but may bring an additional snack (alongside their break time fruit) if they wish to do so.
There will be a whole school information evening and informal opportunity to meet your child’s new teacher at 7pm on Thursday 7th September.
We have thoroughly enjoyed our time with your children and look forward to following their progress as they move into Year 3.
Thank you for all your support over the year. We wish you an enjoyable summer holiday.
Mrs Ash, Mrs Ashworth, Mrs Page
As part of pirate day on Tuesday the children will be cooking on a fire.
It would be very helpful if as many children as possible could gather a bag of sticks/ twigs and bring this to school with them on Tuesday. We look forward to seeing the children in their pirate clothes!
The PTA are holding an Infant Disco on Friday 14th July. 4.45-6.00 in the main school hall. Tickets are £3 and will be on sale before and after school from Monday.
School finishes for the Summer holidays on Friday 21st July at 1pm.
Please could all children bring a named carrier bag to school at the beginning of that week so they can take their work home.
Thank you for your support
Mrs Ash, Mrs Ashworth, Mrs Page