Friday evening and it’s the end of the first week of the new normal at school. It has been a successful first week, with everybody feeling safe and enjoying being with their friends, as well as getting back to learning. We have undertaken a few sessions based on our history topic of the Elizabethans, studied the Book of Hope in English and covered Place Value in Maths - we are currently looking at rounding to the nearest 10.
It has been great to hear the majority of the class read- socially distanced of course!
I hope you have been able to read and think about the wider curriculum home learning that I sent out earlier this week, as part of our home learning, can I please emphasise the importance of reading at home, at least 10 minutes every day makes an enormous difference, firstly in the way our children learn and develop - nearly 80% of everything that we learn is based on reading of some sort! Secondly, the children will experience quality writing, which they can use as inspiration for their own. Thirdly, they will expand their vocabulary far faster than those who do not read. Finally, it’s enjoyable and fun and helps them to develop imagination.
I can also recommend sharing books with your children, it is one of the most rewarding experiences and through talking about what they are reading, or listening to, you will see an enormous difference happening, very quickly.
Could I also ask that people practise on Times Table Rockstars as we will be using this as a challenge every week, the challenge will be unveiled soon. Spellings for this half term will come out on Monday and will be posted on Dojo as well.
The children had a great time in their PE lesson earlier with Mr Ansell, they played team games and were superb- see the pictures.
Next week, will be our first on our regular timetable this term and the children will have Music with Mrs Mathews and Art with Miss C on a Tuesday afternoon, as well as RE for a session on Wednesday afternoon. I will post our timetable on Dojo next week.
Have a great weekend everyone and I will see you on Monday.