Homework links will be added to each class blog on a Wednesday and removed on the following Monday
This week we will be talking and writing about our hopes and wishes for our time in Year One. We will be discussing all the things we are great at as well as dissecting the areas we would like to improve and develop. We will be discussing our dreams and aspirations for the future and what we would like to do when we grow up.
During Maths we will be looking at all the different ways we can solve problems using all those mathematics skills we have learnt over the year.
We are looking forward to our second fun swim session on Wednesday as well as lots of exciting things to end our wonderful year in Reception class.
In Maths we are solving multiplication and division problems and having fun with space times tables.
In Literacy we will be writing a postcard from Space to our families back on planet Earth.
We are swimming on Tuesday.
In RE we will be looking at other religions and in Art we will be creating puppets.
We will be finishing off our Topic on Space.
Please click here for the summer holiday homework letter.
This week we will be writing our poems about our journey to the beach and we will be producing artwork as a class to go alongside them.
In Maths we will be problem solving all week involving multi-step problems, measurement conversion, comparing fractions and answering riddles and quizzes.
On Thursday, we are having a special visit from a theatre company and we are lucky enough to have been selected to participate in the workshops.
Thursday is also the day that the children have chosen to run after winning their class dojo target of 7500 dojos! We will be doing art in literacy, maths quizzes, role play related to our class book 'The Witches' and then water challenges and races in the afternoon.
On Friday we will be having lots of fun doing quizzes and rounding the year off with a class party; keep your eyes pealed for snack requests! I hope you all have fantastic summers and I can't wait to hear all about their adventures when they return in September.
A few things to remember for the coming week:
- Monday – a normal day!
- Tuesday – our afternoon performance starts at 2pm. Tickets are still available. The children can then be collected from school as normal and will be sent home with their costume. Please can your child be returned to the school hall for 6:15pm prompt dressed in their costume ready for the performance to start at 6:30pm. The performance lasts for approximately 1 hour. The children have put so much work into it and it really is fabulous.
- Wednesday – There is a Leaver’s Mass which parents are invited to at 10am. Year 6 will take a lead role during this. Children will then be collected from school at the end of the day as usual. Could your child then be returned to the school hall (having eaten dinner) at 6:30pm. They will need: a pillow, a sleeping bag, pyjamas, a toothbrush and toothpaste, a set of clothes for Thursday (this does not have to be uniform), swimming attire (if it is very hot a t-shirt to wear on top is advisable), a towel, sun cream, a hat, a packed lunch and a drink.
- Thursday – The children will be at Splashdown during the school day. If you drop another child at school, or if you would like to, you are welcome to pop in before school to see your child and take their sleeping things home. Otherwise collect your child at the normal time with all their things.
After school the Friends of Priory School are running a Barbecue and we would really love for our Year 6s to sing a few of their songs from their performance. Do come and join us and bring a picnic blanket.
- Friday – we will have a party in the afternoon so if your child would like to bring a small snack to share then please do. Your child can wear a white shirt to be signed by all their friends at Priory on the last day. School finishes at the usual time.
This week there are lots of events for the children to enjoy and participate in.
In class, the children will complete their own information books. We will have a focus on presentation with neat handwriting and drawings. Prizes of Paignton Zoo pencils will be awarded to the children who have made a huge effort in their presentation.
We will be making simple puppets to take along to the theatre company’s performance on Thursday afternoon in the hall.
The children have been working hard to climb our beanstalk and to celebrate we will be having a class party on Friday – details will follow shortly.
This week, in preparation for Year 2, we will send home the Year 1 Common Exception words in a list. These are the words that have been sent home in small groups each week and are the ones children need to be able to read and spell before going into Year 2. If you are able to spend a few minutes each day going over these it will be of great benefit.
Reading every day in the holiday will also be invaluable. Suggestions for questions to ask when reading will also be sent home.
I would like to wish you all a happy and enjoyable summer holiday and all the very best in Year 2.
Please click here for the summer holiday homework letter.
As it is the last week we will have plenty of special events this week. On Monday, the children will have the chance to see the dress rehearsal of Year 6’s brilliant version of Alice in Wonderland.
Wednesday will see the leavers Mass at 10 am followed by the Year 6 football team against the teachers.
On Thursday, we have the RISE theatre group coming into the school.
This week in English we will be finishing looking at our poem, A River, by Marc Martin. The children will be using pictures and notes from our school trip to Oddicombe to write a poem about a journey from school to the beach.
In Maths we will be looking at division during the first part of the week, the children will be learning and practicing written methods. The children will also have many opportunities to play some Maths games and apply lots of skills they have learnt over the year.
In RE we will be studying Sikhism and Hinduism. The children will be looking at how Sikhs pray within a Gurdwara and comparing the similarities and differences between a Gurdwara and a Catholic church. We will also be studying some Sikh festivals and researching when these Holy days take place.
In Geography we will be looking at rainforests. The children will be studying what animals live in different rainforests and will have the chance to study a specific animal of their choice and create a poster about that animal.
As this will be my last week as a Class Teacher at Priory, I’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for being so supportive during my time as the Class 3 teacher. Thank you
Things you can do at home to help your child
- Read regularly with your child, asking questions about what they have read. Your child will receive 5 dojos if you write in their reading record.
- Complete homework and practice spellings attached to the homework letter. Your child will get 10 dojos for completing their homework.
- Practice the times tables with your child, greater fluency will significantly improve your child’s Maths.
This week we have a lot of exciting things going on including leavers Mass, Year 6 performance, staff vs teachers football match, Year 1 buddies and a performance and workshop hosted by RISE theatre company.
In Maths we will be looking at using all of the strategies and methods that they have learned for addition and subtraction to solve and write multi step problems.
In Literacy the children will be completing their story drafts about the discovery of Tutankahmun's tomb and writing this up as a final version.
Our topic this week is an art focus and the children will be finishing and painting their Egyptian masks. We will also be looking at the ancient Egyptian burial process.