Dear Parents and carers,
Welcome back after the half term break, I hope the children have managed to catch-up on some sleep after their exertions at Ford Castle. The summer term is extremely busy, the Rotakids will be preparing a short presentation at the unveiling of the Peace Pole which has been erected next to the willow house. The children will be auditioning and preparing for their play, Pirates of the Curry Bean, and the Year 6 children for their Leavers Service. As well as sporting events; sports day, football tournament, cricket tournament, tag rugby and rounders tournament. I am arranging a class visit to The Catalyst Science discovery museum at Widnes as a reward for the children winning the £500 first place in the Edina Trust climate change project.
We will be continuing with our Rivers topic focusing on practical activities, with 3 visits to the River Lune where we will be supporting the River Lune Trust and encouraging the children to develop their fieldwork skills, map reading ability, data handling skills and statistical analysis.
In Literacy we will be focusing on writing sort mystery stories and persuasive writing. The children will also have the opportunity to develop their letter writing skills.
In maths we will be continuing with mastering our maths skills, focusing on delivering mathematical sequences, long multiplication and division, looking at statistics and data handling which will link into our rivers topic.
I have arranged with Mr Lambson from The Rotary Club to organise a science and technology day which is linked to our topic where the children will be presented with a number of challenges to solve which will develop their critical thinking and team work.
The children will continue having weekly spellings and maths homework and will also need to learn their lines for the school play at the end of the school term.
Miss. Hagney will be running an ICT club on Wednesday lunchtimes where the children can create their own games using coding. There will also be extra rehearsal time for our play on Friday lunchtimes with Miss Hagney.
If you need any further information please contact myself or Miss Hagney.
Welcome to Class 4
Class 4 are a group of 17 children in years 5 and 6. They are taught by Mr Bonwick and Mrs Cunliffe.
The children in class 4 study Maths and English every morning and practise their times tables, handwriting and spellings as part of these lessons.
The Children in Class 4 are taught by Mr Bonwick and Mrs Cunliffe.
The children moving into Class 4 – (Year 5) will have an important role in making sure our school runs smoothly. In fact, without their help the opportunities available to the children would be less comprehensive. The increased responsibility does mean the Teachers expect a very high standard of behaviour. Some children may be a little apprehensive at first, but the older children in the class will act as mentors and help them to settle very quickly, and to become role models for the younger children and ambassadors for our school.
School begins at 09:00 if you are dropping children off by car please make sure you use the Village Hall car park. A member of staff will be on duty in the playground from 08:50. Please close the gate.
If your child arrives after 09:00 please use the front door and report to the office.
If your child is absent through illness please contact the school before 9:00, and confirm the reason for absence in writing when your child returns to school.
Medicines should only be sent into school if essential and a medical form completed. This can be downloaded from the school website. If possible only send the required dosage for that day into school in the original container and labelled with: the child’s name, and the time it is required to be administered.
School closes at 15:30; children will be registered and taken to the buses or will wait in school until parents arrive in the playground. Children in Class 4 will leave by the porch door next to Class 4.
If your child is attending the after school club then arrangements can be made with Ms Dawn Caunce via the School Office.
If your child is being collected during school hours please sign them out in the register in the entrance hall and sign them back on their return.
If your child is being picked up by someone different or is travelling home in a different way to usual please write a note in their reading record and ask your child to show the Teacher during registration.
The blue Reading /Homework folder will be required daily and it should contain a reading book, reading record book and relevant completed homework. A photocopy of the multiplication card should be available as a record of progress.
It is essential that all children can confidently recall their times tables up to x12 to enable children to access the new mathematics curriculum.
The Reading record should contain the title and author of each new book and a regular update of progress. There is also a recording sheet of different genres at the back of the book which should be updated. Please encourage a book review to be written at least every half term. My confident readers should start to compare the writing style of different authors recording their likes and dislikes.
In preparation for the transition to secondary school children will have homework timetabled each day. Where possible they will be given 7 days to complete the task. I would encourage early completion however the children will be reminded the day before it is due for marking.
Rotakids meetings are half termly during lesson time.
Library van every 3 weeks, please return library ticket to school.
Music lessons taught by Mrs Williams
French lesson taught by Madame Luckham
Games lesson: trainers, football / rugby shirt, shorts and socks should be brought into school and taken home after school.
Music tuition: individual lessons with Mr Warriner during the school day.
School Band: when your child reaches the required standard for the School Band you will be informed. Sessions take place during lunchtime 12:00 to 12:30pm in Class 4; musical instruments and musical notation will be required.
PE: It would be very helpful if children have black pumps, navy / black shorts and the school PE shirts left in a bag on their coat peg and available for the dance / gymnastic sessions on Friday. This not only saves time when changing but on the occasions when the children perform in public it ensures their appearance matches the quality of their work. These items can be taken home every half term for washing.
No jewellery – studs in ears must be removed for PE or covered with a plaster.
Please make sure all items of clothes are named with named tapes and not marker pen. Trainers and pumps should also be named as this will provide us with a reasonable chance of returning lost items to their owners.