Monthly Archives: March 2018

Senses

There are a variety of different ways to stimulate your child’s senses, which consist of seeing, smelling, hearing, touching and tasting.

We often try new foods. Something that not every child welcomes. When they see their friends having a taste, the reluctant always have a try.

The experience of eating outdoors can distract from new tastes and textures.

Tickley bunny ears.

The children enjoyed having their feet painted then washed. This was done to create the Easter Bunnies ears.

Whitepost Farm visited creating some ‘squeaky, eaky’ sounds from both animals, staff and children.

The Easter bunny felt soft and fluffy.

Bearded Dragon’s are surprisingly soft.

The snake enjoyed having it’s tummy tickled. 

Filling a bottle with rice.

There are many cheap and cheerful ways to support the development of your child’s fine motor skills. Filling an empty bottle with water or rice is a great early choice. Picking up small objects and sprinkling is a perfect way to develop those skills too.

Tiny pinches of glitter were needed to decorate an egg.

We hope that you are as pleased with your Easter gifts as your children were.

Mrs Lane and I wish you a very happy, safe Easter break.We look forward to seeing you on the 16th of April.

Mrs Gibson

White Post Farm Visit

A selection of different animals from White Post Farm visited us on Monday. The children loved meeting animals such as rabbits, guinea pigs, mice, rats, a python, chicks, a tarantula spider, a gecko and a hedgehog. Some of them we could hold or stroke.

Mrs Simons

Class 5 Helpful Hints for Parents

As some children will complete their homework faster than others, here is a list of things to work on with them in the lead up to SATs. Not all of these things need to be written down or take any length of time but might prove useful on a rainy day or in a traffic jam to keep your child busy!

  • For reading – Read little and often and as many different texts as you can – it could be a leaflet, bus timetable, menu, comic or magazine as well as different types of books.
  • If they are reading stories – talk about what is going to happen next, how characters are feeling and their actions and get them to have an opinion of their own about what they have read.
  • For writing – practise spellings that we gave out in reading diaries – can you spell them with magnetic letters, play hangman or with letters jumbled?
  • Encourage writing for different purposes – make a scrapbook or diary if you go on holiday, writing cards, shopping lists or birthday gift lists.
  • Encourage a use of a dictionary to check spellings (this could be online but watch out for
  • American spellings!)
  • Practise handwriting – some of you have had letter formation for homework – go back through the reading diary and practise tricky letters
  • For Maths – timetables 2x, 5x, 10x in random order (we recommend Hit the Button but chanting them in the car is fine!)
  • Counting from and back from any number between 10 and 100 (and beyond if this proves too easy)
  • Look at and use coins to pay for something and to work out change
  • Practise 0’clock, half past, quarter past and quarter to on an analogue  clock (this means a clock with hands) then move on to 5 past, 10 past etc.
  • Look out for numbers on street signs, car registrations etc. Can they tell you how many tens and units are in numbers? eg. 39 is 3 tens and 9 units
  • For budding bakers – identify weigh and measure ingredients using scales and jugs
  • Thank you for your continued support.Miss Broughton

Class 6 Top Tips to help your Child

As some children will complete their homework faster than others, here is a list of things to work on with them in the lead up to SATs. Not all of these things need to be written down or take any length of time but might prove useful on a rainy day or in a traffic jam to keep your child busy!

  • For reading – Read little and often and as many different texts as you can – it could be a leaflet, bus timetable, menu, comic or magazine as well as different types of books.
  • If they are reading stories – talk about what is going to happen next, how characters are feeling and their actions and get them to have an opinion of their own about what they have read.
  • For writing – practise spellings that we gave out in reading diaries – can you spell them with magnetic letters, play hangman or with letters jumbled?
  • Encourage writing for different purposes – make a scrapbook or diary if you go on holiday, writing cards, shopping lists or birthday gift lists.
  • Encourage a use of a dictionary to check spellings (this could be online but watch out for American spellings!)
  • Practise handwriting – some of you have had letter formation for homework – go back through the reading diary and practise tricky letters
  • For Maths – timetables 2x, 5x, 10x in random order (we recommend Hit the Button but chanting them in the car is fine!)
  • Counting from and back from any number between 10 and 100 (and beyond if this proves too easy)
  • Look at and use coins to pay for something and to work out change
  • Practise 0’clock, half past, quarter past and quarter to on an analogue  clock (this means a clock with hands) then move on to 5 past, 10 past etc.
  • Look out for numbers on street signs, car registrations etc. Can they tell you how many tens and units are in numbers? eg. 39 is 3 tens and 9 units
  • For budding bakers – identify weigh and measure ingredients using scales and jugs

Thank you for your continued support.

Mrs Baggley

Attendance W/E Wednesday 28th March 2018

Our attendance this week was 95.5%

Class 6 had 100% attendance, well done!!

Class 3 had great attendance too.

Classes 7, 9 and 11 were all on time every day.

I hope you all have a lovely Easter break.

See you on Monday 16th April.

Mrs Butler