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Headteacher: Mrs Anna Moss

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Out with the Tudors...

Hello Green Class,

I hope you have had a fantastic weekend and enjoyed some sunshine and royal wedding festivities. Just a quick note to say: well done for a terrific castles topic which ended in a brilliant Tudor fair on Thursday. Your costumes looked amazing and I’m sure your families all agree that your hard work on display was pretty impressive too. Your Tudor tabards will come very soon after some final DT evaluations and your writing and watercolour paintings have formed a new classroom display.

For the last week of the half term we are learning about health and fitness. We will consider what it means to be healthy and look at diet, hygiene and exercise. There will extra sporting activities this week including our sporting morning on Friday. It is therefore essential that children have outdoor PE shoes, water bottles, hats and sun cream in school every day. Also all children with longer hair need to have it tied up.

I look forward to another exciting week.

Love Mrs James and all of Team Green x

Castle trip - a reminder of what to bring

Hello Everyone,

On Monday, we are off on our castle trip and everyone needs a small backpack to carry their lunch in (even if you are having a lunch provided by Mrs Barker) and a water bottle that is well sealed! You may come to school in jogging bottoms and trainers and a hooded waterproof coat is essential in these April showers!

Have a lovely weekend and we look forward to seeing you on Monday for our castle adventure!

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Easter holidays

Hello Green Class,

Well done for such a fantastic end to the spring term and we hope you are having a well-deserved rest. Thank you to all our families for your kind Easter wishes, gifts and supporting the children at our Easter coffee morning. I think you’ll agree that the children sang beautifully and showed how much they have developed over the course of the year.

When we return, our new topic with will be Castles. If you did want to do any research into castles and produce any pictures, paintings or facts we would love you to share them with us.

Enjoy the rest of the week and please make sure you pick up a reading book or two and keep practising the mental maths facts listed on homework sheets.

Have fun and we will see you next Monday.

Lots of love

Team Green x

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Half term challenges

Happy holidays Green Class! It has been a long half term and there are some very tired children today who all deserve a good rest. We’ve had an excellent half term in Green Class which ended in some excellent story writing of the story of Rama and Sita, printing pictures from the internet to go with our stories and printing some diva lamps by making our own printing tiles.

It is really important that children have lots of rest and play but we have a few challenges for you over the break:

  1. Keep reading! Read anything from menus to recipes from signs to your reading books. It is really important to keep practising and reading for a variety of purposes.
  2. It is World Book Day on Thursday 1st March and it’s a day to celebrate our love of reading. Over the holidays we would like you to create a picture of your favourite scene from your favourite book. You can use any art skill you like such as collage or painting. It could be the Madhatter’s tea party from Mrs Moss’ favourite book ‘Alice in Wonderland’ or it could be the part where the Gingerbread Man jumps out of the oven and runs away shouting. In my house we love the book  ‘Jack and the FlumFlum Tree’. You can bring this and your favourite book to school on that day. Also our reading area is looking very bare. We would like you to take a ‘shelfie’ (photo) of you and your bookshelf so we can see the books children in our class enjoy as it might give others ideas of what they might like to read.
  3. Our new topic is all about far away lands and we will be looking at where animals live as we will be reading ‘The Great Pet Sale’ by Mick Inkpen. The story will help us with our maths work on money, we will learn how and when banking was invented and find out exactly where skinks, salamanders and komodo dragons from the story live. If you want to do any research about unusual animals that would be great and you can share this on the first day back.
  4. Keep practising mental maths facts which are listed on homework sheets- number bonds to 10 and 20, counting on and back in 2,5 and 10s, double and halves to halve of 20 and double 10.
  5. This is the most important one, have a really great holiday. We are really proud of how hard the children have worked and look forward to sharing their progress at Parent Consultations which are in March.

Love Mrs James and Team Green x

What a week!

Dear Families,

It has been a brilliant week in Green Class. Firstly, I think you’ll agree that the children put on a fantastic performance for our class assembly on Thursday. They rose to the challenge after only 2 and a half weeks of starting the topic. Straight after their performance they turned their retell of ‘We’re going on a bear hunt’ into a story in their Literacy books. Every child worked really hard to produce a story which demonstrated all the skills we’ve learnt during the topic such as capital letters, full stops, adjectives and contractions. (Ask them what this means and I bet you’ll be amazed.) The children are making great progress and I think you’ll be very proud when you see their books at our next parent consultations. I wish I could have awarded more than 2 Gold Book certificates this week.

Today saw the end of our Bears topic and on Monday we start our new topic which is Hinduism. We will looking into the main beliefs and practices of the religion and reading the story of Rama and Sita.

It was lovely to see so many faces on Thursday. Thanks as always for your continued support.

Have a good weekend everyone.

Mrs James and Team Green x

Happy Christmas

Dear families,

The whole of the Green Class team would like to say a huge thank you, we have been totally overwhelmed by your generosity in the way of cards, wishes and gifts. The children have had a fantastic first term in Green Class and we look forward to watching them grow further as individuals and as learners in the new term.

When we return after the break, our new topic is: The wonderful (literary) world of bears. We start the topic on 4.1.18 with a teddy bear’s picnic. Children are invited to bring a bear friend into school on that day. They do not need to bring anything else other than their normal snack. On the 5.1.18 we join Red Class on a trip to see ‘We’re going on a bear hunt’. This will be our main story stimulus to aid our story writing which we look forward to sharing with you at our class assembly.

Have a magical Christmas, the children are certainly ready for a break. We can’t wait to hear all their stories when they return.

Lots of love,

Mrs James, Mrs Hampton, Mrs Morgan and Mrs Reid x

Missing shoes!

Dear Families,

It was lovely to meet with you all last week to discuss what a great job all the children are doing in Green Class. On Friday, a pair of school shoes went missing after changing for PE. We have checked all the PE bags and every possible place we can think of. Please can you check that all the girls came home wearing the same shoes they came to school in particularly if they came to school in trainers for Forest School, check they didn't come home wearing somebody eles's school shoes.

We will keep looking but thank you for your support.

Team Green x

New topic

Hello Green Class,

We hope you have had a super half term and we are looking forward to seeing you on Monday to start our new topic. We are so proud of the progress you made in your first half term in Green Class and it was lovely to meet so many of your families at Open Evening. For the start this half term, our learning will involve us travelling to Thailand to describe what another country is like, look at the Buddhist religion, performing Thai Yoga and learning to retell the story of the Magic Curry Pot. Wow, what a busy few weeks it will be!

Enjoy you last day of your holidays.

Mrs James, Mrs Hampton, Mrs Morgan and Mrs Reid x

P.S Please remember we have our sports festival this Wednesday morning. We need PE kits in school, hair tied up and forms returned to the office. Thank you.

Bring in the Vikings!

What a fantastic first topic of the year we had. The children have settled well into Year 1 and have developed in confidence with their new routines and expectations. We are very proud of how well they are working. We hope you enjoyed looking at our scarecrows at our festival on Friday and saw all the brilliant work we did in DT to design and make them. If you missed it, we will be sending home our mini scarecrows for you to share at home. During the topic, the children worked really hard writing sentences about Betty and Harry’s wedding in English and have been developing their calculation skills in Maths. We even heard some children saying they were going to ask for a purple pen for Christmas as they have been learning to respond to the marking the teachers do in their books.

We will now be starting our new topic which is… The Vikings. We will be learning about Viking lifestyles and presenting our findings through art and writing which we will share with you at our open evening just before half term.

A few bits and pieces:

-Thursday is our trip to Bishop’s Wood so please send children to school in jogging bottoms, coats and warm socks as we will be outside for most of the day.

-The children change their reading books themselves every morning, please help them by reminding them to change it if they need to and it’s always worth a check at the end of the day to check they have got a new book and that it’s the right colour. Thank you for the brilliant effort people put into their homework last week. Homework in the yellow books is however optional and reading practise is what makes the most significant impact on your child’s progress.

-Should there be anything you wish to discuss please do not hesitate to ask any member of the team.

Thank you for your continued support,

Mrs James, Mrs Freeman, Mrs Morgan and Mrs Reid x

Super start

What a fantastic start the children in Green Class have made this week! The children have had to learn lots of new routines and are doing an excellent job. They have had lots of comments from the adults in school about how grown up they look when they are working and moving around school.

This week they have worked on skills they need to make a scarecrow such as designing, cutting and tying. They have also worked with a new learning partner to share all the exciting things they have done over the holidays. It is a class of very lucky children: trips abroad and within this country, seeing Usain Bolt run, being VIPs at the Lego shop and there was even a shark tooth in Green Class! We’ve heard about sausage dogs, new bedrooms and new baby siblings this week so we feel like we are getting to know each other well.

The children have been given a reading book at their current level, please keep it over the weekend as we will teach the children how to change them themselves on Monday as they have a lot to remember in the mornings this week.

Next week, you will have a newsletter with all important information on such as what we are teaching the children and days for Forest School etc. If you have any questions in the meantime, please do not hesitate to ask.

The children are looking a little bit tired, please have a restful weekend. We are looking forward to working with our new Green Class families and meeting you over the next few weeks.

Mrs James, Mrs Freeman, Mrs Morgan and Mrs Reid  x

Welcome to Green Class

Welcome to our new Green Class children. We really enjoyed spending time with you in the last week of term and we have been busy getting our classroom ready for September. Over the holidays we would like you to collect a few objects to show the things you have been doing. This may include: photographs, drawings, tickets or shells from the beach. These will be used to help you to talk to your new learning partner.

 

When we return, our new topic is Seasons and Scarecrows. Our literacy text will be: The Scarecrows’ Wedding by Julia Donaldson. It would be great if you could read it or watch an online version with your grown up over the summer.

 

Have a fantastic break and we’ll see you in September.

 

Love from

 

Mrs James and Mrs Freeman