Class Penguins Teacher - Mrs Wescott
(Mrs Broad Friday all day and Thursday Afternoon)
Teaching Assistant - Miss Patel
Teaching Assistant - Miss Marshall
Penguins children have been planning their own learning through 'Pupil Voice'. Our next 'Learning Journey' is going to be all about Jack and the Beanstalk. Here are some of our great ideas to get us started.
1. Measuring beanstalks. Eli
2. Drawing the characters. Archie
3. Plant our own beans. Jayden
4. Write the story using a story map. Ayah
5. Make puppets and invite reception to come and watch our puppet show. Bailey
6. Make tickets to invite people to our show. Holly
7. Paint a beanstalk. Usman
8. Counting magic beans. Sebastian
9. Counting the giants gold coins. Andrew
10. Tasting Jellybeans and sorting them. Lacie-Mae
Exciting news - our topic this term...
Look at what we will be getting up to!
Our PE sessions take place on a Tuesday. Please send your child to school in a PE kit, including their house T-shirt.
All children will have brought home a reading book today. Please look after the book and keep it in the reading bag we have provided. We recommend that you spend 5 minutes reading with your child every day. Once your child has read their book to you please write in the yellow learning log book. You need to write the name of the book your child has read and either put a tick or write a little comment about how they got on to show us they have read the book. Once you have filled in the learning log send the book bag back to school and your child will receive a new book. Learning to read is a very important skill for your child and we want them to develop a love for reading so please make it a fun and relaxing time where you can spend time together.
I will send home your child’s homework book every Friday. Please spend quality time with your child supporting them at home and have fun completing the learning task together. Homework books need to be returned on a Wednesday so we can mark them and stick in the next piece of homework.
As part of your child’s weekly homework they will bring home a keyring. Please spend time practising these words with your child. Once they have learnt the sounds/words return to school for new words.
After such a good response in reception we have decided to continue Bear Club in year one. Bear club will take place on a Tuesday 8.40-9.00am. Please come along and join us in a relaxed, caring and friendly environment.
The welsh government target for attendance is 95%. Research demonstrates that there is a strong link between the amount of absence in a school and the qualifications that a pupil achieves. If a pupil misses 17 days of school or more a year, this often leads to a drop of a GSCE grade across all subjects.
Of pupils who miss between 10% and 20% of school, only 35% manage to achieve five A* to C GSCEs including English and mathematics. This compares to 73% of pupils with over 95% attendance achieving five A* to Cs including English and mathematics. (DfE July 2011)
Every lesson in school is vitally important. If your child misses school, they will find it difficult to catch up with the learning and as a result could fall behind and not achieve their full potential.
Helping Your Child Achieve
· The school doors open at 8:40, ready to begin learning at 8:50
· If your child arrives late, go to the main reception to report your child has arrived.
· Your child needs to attend school before or after a medical/dentist appointment
· If your child is ill and can’t attend school for whatever reason, then contact the school immediately