I hope you had a lovely weekend and the children enjoyed the extra day off school.
Monday: We have our class trip to the Rare Breeds Centre. Please ensure children are wearing school uniform and weather appropriate footwear (wellies or trainers) and weather appropriate outer wear. Children also need a packed lunch and drinks; please ensure packed lunches are in a bag that your child can carry although there is a place for us to leave bags for the day. Children are allowed a max of £2 spending money - please ensure this is put into a simple sealed envelope with your child's name on it.
You should have also received a letter about the buddy day at Bedgebury on the 9th July. Please let me know if you haven't.
Have a little peep at the class gallery; I've added a few lovely albums.
Children explore measures: lengths, weights and capacities, learning to compare each of these using direct comparison. In each case they then progress to using uniform non-standard units to measure a length, height, capacity or weight. They are encouraged to move on to compare more than two lengths using uniform non-standard units.
Literacy and Phonics
Expressive Art and Design
We will be using mod-roc (a 'plaster bandage') this week to create some 3D animal. We we do some drawings of the animals we enjoyed seeing at the Rare Breeds centre and we will build up the drawing we create using mod rock. This is quite a messy process, but feels great on the hands and is nice and easy for the children to manipulate. Once dried, we will paint the modrock and display our lovely art work for the open afternoon in July.
Moving and Handling
As sports day approaches we continue to practice our disciplines; the running race, the egg and spoon race, the hoop, bat and ball race and the eagerly anticpated wheel relay.
You will get information about sports day, but here's a little to get you enticed.
Sports day happens in the morning on the school field, and starts with the 'infant' races and then is followed by the 'junior' races. The children are racing on behalf of their 'house', Bedgebury, Finchcocks, Pattenden, Glassenbury and Scotney and gain points if they place 3rd, 2nd or 3rd in each race. The children will be wearing a 'house' coloured t-shirt (green, red, purple, yellow or blue) which will sort out for them in advance. Whilst there is an element of competitiveness, this is mostly in the older part of the school. Our emphasis with Hippos children is of course all about the taking part.
After all of the sporting events have finished, you are invited to stay on the field and have lunch (which is provided for the children) with your child. Please invite any of your children's friends to join you if their family are unable to attend. After lunch, the children attend classes as usual and parents will be invited to come in to school for an open afternoon.
Dates for your Diary
Monday 25th June: Hippos to Rare Breeds Centre
Monday 9th July: Buddy trip to Bedgebury
Friday 13th July: Sports day (am) Open afternoon (pm)
Friday 20th July: Last day (finish time TBC)
Monday 23rd and Tuesday 24th July - INSET, school closed
As always, please look over the school calendar as much as you can.