Year 1 Spelling

We won’t be sending spelling lists home this week, instead we will be doing a spot check test the week beginning 24th February. We will be picking some of the previous spellings that the children have been learning.

Thank You

The Year 1 Team

World Book Day 5th March 20

World Book Day is on Thursday 5th March 20.  On thatday your child can come to school dressed as their favourite book character.

Lost Property

This week, we are aiming to re-home the large amount of lost property that we currently have in school.  If your child is missing any items of clothing / shoes / water bottles, please check the lost property box, which is situated just inside the KS1 doors (Year 1 and 2) before or after school.  Any items not claimed by the end of the day on Friday 14th February, will be donated to a local charity.

Many thanks, Mrs Jones

New for 2020 – Numbots

Dear parent/carer,

I’m delighted to inform you about a new service we’re using to support your child’s maths education. The creators of Times Tables Rock Stars have produced a platform for boosting addition and subtraction skills, called NumBots.

Big Difference

NumBots is an online game and playing little and often will significantly improve your child’s recall and understanding of number bonds and addition and subtraction facts. These are critical foundations in maths so we are excited by the impact NumBots will have.

Logging In

The children have been shown how to login and have brought home a username label in their homework books (the same details for TTRS). They might need some help navigating to the website or application entering the details but once they’re in, they just need some quiet space to get on with the games for 5 minutes. Please ask your child’s teacher if they are struggling to login. Maths Circle (the creators of NumBots) cannot provide username and password information to parents, even during school holidays or out of hours.

Important: please don’t allow siblings, friends or family to answer for them but do support your child if they’re stuck.

Little and often

In order to get the best out of NumBots children should regularly play for short bursts so we would ask you to give them 5 minutes on Saturdays and 5 minutes on Sundays (or more!)

1. Story Mode – the emphasis is on learning the ideas and concepts behind addition and subtraction so it features more diagrams, shapes and question styles.
2. Challenge Mode – the emphasis is more on speed of recall of key facts, like number bonds to 10, doubling small numbers or adding & taking away in your head.

Please let your child’s teacher know if you have any questions or comments.
Yours faithfully,

Mr Harvey

Tuck Shop

There will be no tuck shop this week. It will start again on the first Thursday of the new school term.

Regards

Mr Lamb and Mrs Roberts

Rock Out 2019

Battle stations

We are taking part in Rock Out 2019!

This is a huge battle between thousands of schools across the world.  It will take place all of this week between the hours of 08:30 and 19:30.

Please encourage your child to complete as many sessions as they can to contribute to the whole school score.

Good luck and stay safe out there rockers  🙂

Children in Need

Dear Parents and Carers,

We are taking part in the charity event Children in Need on Friday 15th November. Our theme this year is ‘being unique’.

Friday will be a non-uniform day. We ask that all children wear odd socks to show their uniqueness .

Please can children bring in £1.00 if they wish to participate in the event.

We really are proud of the fundraising that the children get involved in – any money raised will be due to their enthusiastic effort for this excellent cause.

 

Thank you for your continued support

Kind regards

Mr Lamb and Mrs Roberts

Christmas Fair

We still have tables available for our Christmas fair which is being held on Saturday 30th November, 10-1230. If you or anybody you know would like a table then please contact the school office.

 

Thank you