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Reception - Robins, Wrens and Redwings:

This weeks we have been busy in Maths learning about shapes.  We have been trying to spot squares, rectangles, triangles and circles. We wonder if your child can spot these shapes around the house?

In phonics this week we have been learning the sounds ‘n’ as in nut, ‘m’ as in man and ‘d’ as in dog. We have also been recapping s, a, t, p and i.  Please do ‘spot’ these in words with your child.

Thank you to the parents who have spent time reading with your child daily. It really does make a difference. Please do remember to write a note in your child’s home school link book so we know to change them.

Parents Evenings are Tuesday 8th and Thursday 10th October.  We are looking forward to sharing how your child has settled into Reception and how you can support them at home.  Please do make sure you have made an appointment via ParentMail.

Finally, as Autumn approaches, we would love to develop a collection of seasonal natural objects – if you find conkers, acorns, pretty coloured leaves etc we would be very grateful to receive them!

We would also really appreciate any clean recycling that the children can use to make models.  Washed yogurt pots, cereal boxes are perfect!

Year One - Puffins, Penguins and Parrots:

We have had yet another busy and exciting week in Year 1! The highlight for the children (and adults!) was attending Forest School. It is a fantastic experience for the children – we are sure they have told you all about what they got up to! A huge thank you to parents and family members who were able to support us on this day. Please let your child’s class teacher know if you would like to join us on our next visit:

 The children have been continuing to show off their writing skills this week, describing what they can see in Stone Age pictures. We have also begun developing our subtraction skills in maths where the children have been using cubes, numicon or a number line to help calculate the answer.

The children really enjoyed finishing their Woolly Mammoth models and also creating a Stone Age portrait – these made the children giggle!

As it is getting much colder, please can we ask that children bring a warm coat with them everyday to school.

We really look forward to seeing you at Parents Evening next week on either Tuesday or Thursday!

Year Two - Bluebirds, Blackbirds and Buzzards:

 Is it October already! So much learning has already taken place and we can’t remember when Year Two weren’t Year Two! The children have been showing so much confidence in working independently, we are very proud of them all.

Our Literacy lessons were very exciting this week, the Enormous Crocodile visited Cranfield Academy and enjoyed playing on the play equipment, we couldn’t pass up such a wonderful opportunity to show off our wonderful writing skills. The children included lots of wow words. Please do ask your child about wow words (adjectives) and verbs.

In Magic Maths we have been focusing on naming, visualising and describing regular and irregular 2D shapes. Can you spot any of these shapes at home? Go on a shape treasure hunt!

Our daily spelling lessons are working a treat and this week the ‘long e sound’ has been on our menu of learning! Keep practising the ‘long e sound’ for our test next week

Bluebirds have a multi-skills sports event at Wootton Upper on Monday morning. Please make sure they have PE kits in school ready for this exciting event.

We look forward to seeing you all next week.

Best wishes!

Year Three - Owls, Ospreys and Ostriches:

It has been a rather exciting and busy week for Year 3 children! The children continued to practise the grid method in Maths this week. In Literacy we have been improving sentences using fronted adverbials and have also been showing off our fabulous writing skills in an independent ‘Big Write’ about our most perfect day.

We have also been super busy this week beginning to make our Roman shields. We have started to add our designs to pieces of cardboard using masking tape and we will soon begin to cover them in paper mâché before painting them! If your child could bring in an old T-shirt or painting apron next week, we’d greatly appreciate it!

This week, in French, we have been learning basic greetings and reviewing numbers. Can your child remember how to say hello and goodbye?

In Computing, we have enjoyed working with a partner to begin to create our Powerpoint Presentations about the Romans. We are beginning to develop our researching skills and have talked lots about keeping ourselves safe when using the internet.

We look forward to seeing you all on the Parent evenings next week to discuss how your child has settled into life in Year Three.

Year Four - Kites, Kestrels and Kingfishers:

Year 4 have been encouraged to build  upon our learning across the curriculum.

In maths we have been challenged to multiply by 10, 100 and 1000, with some children persevering to multiply decimal numbers. Can your child explain how the numbers move across the place value columns?

In literacy, Year 4 have been focusing upon using a dictionary and thesaurus. We have learnt too about synonyms and antonyms – can your child tell you the difference?

Please do keep encouraging your child to read at least three times a week and to write in their HSL book when they have read, as well as checking their understanding of the text. Are they able to predict what might happen next in the text?

 Dick Turpin has been of great interest to the children in our Crime and Punishment topic. Can your child finish off his favourite catchphrase...’Stand and …?

 Have a lovely weekend.

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