Maple, Pine & Willow Weekly Update – 17th May
English: The children spent some time correcting and redrafting their non-chronological reports this week. They also learnt them and performed them to the class, pretending to be a presenter like David Attenborough.
Maths: This week, the children began to describe movement using words such as ‘left’, ‘right’, ‘up’ ‘down’ ‘backwards’ and ‘forwards’. Next week, the children will be thinking about turns.
Maths homework: In preparation for their work on turns next week, it would be very helpful if you could support your child in practising following directions and turning both clockwise and anticlockwise. This could be in the context of walking around the house, garden or while out walking.
Reading and spellings: Please continue reading with your child at least five times a week. There will be no new spellings until after the half term break now.
Swimming: If you have not already returned the consent form to allow your child to come swimming, please could you do so as soon as possible? We cannot take them without your permission.
Sunny Weather: As the weather is getting warmer, please make sure your child comes to school with a water bottle and a sun hat. It is very important that children have a water bottle in school so they can keep hydrated. The children are given frequent opportunities to have a drink throughout the day and are encouraged to take their water bottles out to PE with them. You may also choose to provide your child with a bottle of sun cream. We ask that you apply sun cream first thing in the morning and then we can help the children to top this up at lunchtime if necessary. The children should be able to do this fairly independently; we usually give them a suitable blob/squirt of sun cream which they then have to rub in themselves.
Miss Willey, Mr Seldon and Miss Smith