Weekly News 12.01.24
We have reached the end of our first full week back at school, and what a fun-packed week it has been. Thank you all for your efforts on our HOOK day. The children’s costumes were fantastic, and it was clear a lot of thought had gone into them.
This week we have continued our Read, Write, Inc lessons in small groups. Some children have begun to learn set 2 sounds. These are all special friends and have a special rhyme. For example, ay- may I play? ee what can you see? Part of learning our sounds is learning the letters, making up the sounds, practising writing and then reading these in words. Most children are recapping set 1 sounds also to consolidate their learning.
Please continue to read with your child at home. When you have completed a book, sign and date their reading record. It is also beneficial for your child to re-read books to help build their confidence and fluency, which is why we change books twice a week.
This week we explored the composition of numbers 1-5. We discussed how smaller numbers put together can make larger numbers. eg 1 and 4 together make 5. To break numbers up into smaller parts, we used hulk smash to break cube towers. We also used resources such as numicon, tens frames and part whole models to explore the composition.
Next week we will be comparing numbers and quantities.
We started our new topic this week- SUPERHEROES! Children came to school wearing their home-designed outfits to show their superpowers. As a group, we talked about our superhero and our superpowers, including watering plants to help them grow and shooting bugs from our hands to cover bad guys! We explored the story of Supertato and discussed the characters. To help us retell the story, we made the characters using fruit and vegetables, material for capes, goggly eyes and sticks for the arms and legs. Children explored healthy foods through the eatwell plate, learning about different food types and how much we should eat from each area. Finally, we thought about ways to catch the evil pea from the story. Using our DT skills, we designed and made a trap in groups.
PE kits need to be worn in to school each Friday please.
Please ensure that children have a named water bottle which is already filled with water at the start of each day.
All clothing to be named please!
Please complete the WOW moment sheets regularly so that we can add these to the children’s learning journey books. If you need more sheets please ask your class teacher.
Term 3 dates:
2/2/24 – NSPCC Number day: Reception and KS1 to dress in anything related to number and Ks2 to dress as rock stars. £1 voluntary contribution for NSPCC.
2/2/24 – Number Day School Disco:
Reception and KS1 3.15-4.15 – Children who wish to attend will be taken by their teachers straight to the disco at 3.15 and can be collected from their classrooms at 4.15.
Ks2 – 22.214.171.124 drop off and collection from front of school.
More details will be sent out by the Chilton Fundraisers later in the term.
5/2/24 – Chinese food tasting for Reception children
6/2/24 – Online safety day Children dress to express, meaning they come in whatever they like, bright clothes, sportswear, club uniforms…. whatever makes them feel happy!
6/2/24 Curry and Quiz school fundraiser for adults (details to arrive in the New Year)
9/2/24 - Last day of term
19/02/24 - Term 4 starts for children
Many thanks for all your continued support,