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W/c 2nd July 2018

Class 2 Kudus
For week beginning: 2nd July 2018

I will be in class an extra day this week, from Tuesday all the way through to Friday.

Just to remind you that we must have all the consent forms for Drusillas by Tuesday next week.  I am sure you are aware that we are unable to take your child on the trip if we do not have parental consent.

Can you believe we only have 3 weeks left until the end of term?  It’s going to be a busy few weeks with lots of exciting activities taking place.  This week is going to be a normal teaching week however the following two weeks will be slightly different. 

W/c 2nd July – as this weeks intended learning

w/c 9th July – I am in class on Thursday & Friday only.  Friday 13th (!!!) is Sports morning followed by our Open Afternoon – please see the newsletter for further details.

w/c 16th July – we will be having a few treats this week.  We will be having Traditional board games on Wednesday 18th July and children are encouraged to bring in traditional board games to play with their friends.  Thursday will be a film party with an interval and a few treats supplied from the adults in the room and Friday will be the Leavers service and fun and games outside.  School ends at 2pm.

Have a good week.

Best wishes.

Mrs Donoghue

Online links which support learning in class:

Squeebles: – an excellent app to be used on ipads - £2.99

Table Mountain: (evaluation version) to be used on a laptop/computer.  http://www.teachingtables.co.uk/tm/chall/tmchall.html.

English

Poetry is our theme this week and I will be introducing the children to ‘personification’.  Typically personification sits within the KS2 curriculum however it is a wonderful way to introduce poetry and they are nearly KS2.........  So expect your children to come home saying phrases such as ‘the tables whispered, the chairs coughed politely....’  They will be asked to perform their poems to the class and we may even record some using Adobe Spark! 

As poetry is our theme, we are encouraging children to bring in a short, rehearsed poem to read to the class.  Props are welcome however expression and enthusiasm is what we are really looking for.

We will continue with guided reading up until the end of term.

Maths

All the concepts the children have learnt this year will come together this week as we take on some serious mathematical investigations!

Computing

The children developed their touch-typing skills last week using the popular link via the BBC website called Dance Mat Typing.  We will continue developing computer skills this week using a variety of programmes in preparation for showcasing them at our Open afternoon.

Forest School

Forest School continues this week; I hope you all received Mrs Stanford’s email about the importance of being appropriately dressed, including always have waterproofs – rain or shine!