The children have reviewed their understanding of the 'parts of speech' and have designed 'tests' to help them recognise both concrete and abstract nouns, verbs, adverbs and adjectives. We have also worked to improve our descriptive vocabulary.
When will they need PE Kit?
As you may be able to see on our timetable, shown below, PE will take place on Monday. We had hoped to provide an outdoor lesson last Friday, but were confounded by the weather. This Monday we look forward to welcoming back our visiting PE specialist, Mrs Wood and we have access to the hall if needed. The next lesson will be on Friday and the weather forecast is good. Keep your fingers crossed.
When does Homework start?
Homework will all be out from Friday 15th September. There are a variety of activities designed to challenge and interest them and parents are warmly encouraged to join in. Spelling for the week beginning 11th September focused upon vocabulary for our Ancient Egyptian Topic whilst next week will start to address the gaps in confidence we found during testing on the 11th of September. Copies of these worksheets are shown below. We have not issued the Spelling Homework booklet this year but will include an electronic copy of that document on this website soon. In the meantime, your child only has to ask us for a reminder of the varied things they can do to learn these blends.
What about Prefects?
We have recruited an excellent band of prefects, far more than we anticipated, and I am delighted with the maturity and dedication they are showing to their duties. Each child is bursting with pride. We are short of Prefect ties but a new stock are under order so each prefect will receive one soon.
Norwich Trip - 4th October 2017
Look out for our letter about the trip to Norwich coming up soon. As part of our exploration of Ancient Egypt, we will be taking part in a number of interactive learning experiences and will even meet some real Ancient Egyptians. We recommend that the children wear a waterproof coat on that day. We would also ask that they bring a packed lunch in a disposable plastic bag. We would not normally encourage this, but in this instance, it gives your child less to carry on the coach journey home.
Lea Green Residential Trip
We will be holding a Parent and Carer Briefing on Tuesday 19th September 2017 at 15:30 We would warmly encourage all parents and carers to attend.
Thank you all for your encouragement and support. It was a great pleasure to meet the children again last week and they all looked incredibly smart and enthusiastic. We are all proud to have them with us.
Our Recommended Spelling Homework Techniques for week beginning 18th September:
Monday: Spelling Steps
See if you can get a word from each word group (ie noun, verb, adjective and adverb)
spelling: Spelling accurately can improve the quality of a piece of writing.
Wednesday: Blue Vowels
Write your words and colour in all vowels in blue.
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