Weekly Note w.b. 1.5.17

Dear parents/carers

Welcome back to the Summer Term. We hope that you all had a lovely Easter break.



Next week in maths we will be working on counting patterns; counting in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s both forwards and backwards. If you would like to support this work at home then you could help your child to count sets of objects by grouping them in 2’s, 5’s or 10’s e.g.

  • put Lego bricks in towers of 10 and then count 10, 20, 30, 40… to find the total.
  • arrange toy animals in pairs and then count them 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12…to find out how many altogether.

We will also be carrying out some assessment tasks so that we can set the children new Rainbow Maths Targets. Our focus for the summer term will be on addition and subtraction facts, which will allow children to improve their speed and confidence and apply some of the facts they have already learned (number bonds, doubles and halves)



Swimming lessons will begin again this week.

Mrs Bramley’s Class – Monday

Miss Horsepool’s Class – Tuesday

Mrs Boscher’s Class – Thursday

All lessons take place from 9am. If anyone is able to help with any of these swimming slots please speak to your class teacher. It is really useful to have extra help when the children are getting changed.


PE and Games lessons

PE lessons will continue on a Wednesday morning for all classes. Could children please bring shorts, t-shirts and a pair of trainers because when the weather is good, inside lessons may now take place outside instead.

Could we also asked that trainers are now brought into school every Tuesday for our afternoon outdoor session.


Visit to Walled Garden

Just a reminder that we are visiting the Victorian Walled Garden at Saumarez Park to fit in with our Secret Garden topic. We do require additional adult help for these visits so please speak to your class teacher if you are able to come along. We shall be leaving school on the buses at 9.15am and will return by 11.30am.

Mrs Boscher’s class – Tuesday 2nd May

Miss Horsepool’s class – Thursday 4th May

Mrs Bramley’s class – Thursday 11th May


Sunhats and Suncream

Could we ask that all children have a sunhat in school everyday. It is helpful if long lasting suncream is applied before school. As well as our outdoor learning sessions, we shall begin eating lunch outside when the weather is good.

If you would like to purchase a school sun cap then they are available from the office priced £5.00



In order to help prepare our Reception children for the move to Year One, this half term we shall be doing some lunchtime swaps on Tuesdays and Thursdays.


Morning Routine

In preparation for Year 2, could we ask that all children now come into school in the mornings independently. Children should line up with the teacher on duty at 8.55am and come in through the Year 1 and 2 door.


Many thanks

Year 1 team


Missing PE kit and Lost Property

Please could you check your child’s PE kit to see if you have one belonging to Megan Kinney by mistake as it has gone missing.

All of the unnamed lost property has been put out on a table by the Discovery Zone. Please pop in and check if you think you are missing something. It really does help us if all items which your child brings to school are clearly named as then we can easily find the owner and reduce the lost property.

We hope you have an enjoyable holiday.

Thank you