21st November 2016

Attendance was lower this week due to illnesses but I’d like to say a big well done to those children who have attended despite feeling ropey. Our percentage was just 95.6 – some way off the preferred level. We did however manage to win the Class of the Week trophy for the magnificent 23 handshakes that people earned. Well done children!

Anti-bullying week.
The children have discussed what bullying is, who people try to bully and why they bully them. It seemed that the children knew quite a lot about this subject and seemed also to know of ways to stop bullies in their tracks. Here are 2 pictures of anti-bullying posters that Jasmin and Blake were busy producing.

Children in Need 2016
I’m pleased to say that everyone in our class came in non-uniform, many in spotty outfits as well as bringing ‘poorly teddies’. That alone means that £25 was raised which should add up nicely with the rest of the school’s donation. Some children brought in extra money which showed a real sense of generosity which is much appreciated.

Poem of the Month
Our current focus poem is The Sound Collector by Roger McGough. It is a fabulous poem full of sounds from a typical kitchen, all of which end up disappearing because a stranger steals them. The children have looked in depth at the poem and have produced lines of a similar nature which we aim to make our own version of the poem out of. Here are some examples.

We are visiting Billy Branston’s Potato bus next week (on the school grounds) and need all reply slips giving public photograph consent if you agree to it. Please send the slip in otherwise we will assume that you do not give consent. Thank you.

Homework – Ten minutes reading each night is always worthwhile. Children should be learning their 7 times tables now and can be working through more of the speed squares in their booklet. We have tested the 3rd set of 10 spellings and so children are welcome to begin looking at the 4th set off their list.
The termly project is due in by December 3rd but if children finish it early, they are welcome to bring their work in.