As our pupils love TTRockstars and are committed to improving their timestable knowledge and recall, those in Years 2-6 are taking part in a competition this week called Rock Out 2019 and it’s all done online via the TTRockstars website.
All game modes (Gig, Garage, Studio, etc.) will count but only from games played between 7.30am and 7.30pm on Monday 11th, Tuesday 12th, Wednesday 13th, Thursday 14th, Friday 15th and Saturday 16th November.
For every correct answer to a multiplication or division question, your child will earn their class a point. The Times Tables Rock Stars platform will calculate the class average (the number of correct answers per pupil in the class who play during the competition hours). Winning classes in the school and in the country as a whole will be the ones with the highest average.
In the spirit of the competition, please don’t play on their behalf but by all means encourage and support them to the extent that it doesn’t cause high stress levels or impact on family plans. We suggest a limit of half an hour a day outside school hours – some will play more, some will play less.
Thanks for your support and good luck everyone!
A gentle reminder that payment for Tolmers is due this Friday 24th May 2019. Please note, if payments are not received before this date, your child will not be able to attend the trip.
The children will be assessed on their understanding of the story line and characters from an external visitor on 5th June 2019. Please ensure that you read the script with your child so that they become familiarised with it.
The Opera visit at Sheredes Primary School will take place on 13th June 2019. Children will need to bring a home packed lunch on that day.
Last Friday Year 3 and 4 went to Rye Meads. They loved it and were really enthusiastic about exploring the wildlife. We also have chicken eggs in school at the moment. Four of the eggs have hatched and the children have enjoyed looking after them.
Next week, the children have P.E on Wednesday instead of Tuesday due to an inter house sports competition. So please allow them to bring their top in their house colour and their P.E shorts.
Year 4 Reading Gladiators celebrated reading The Tale of Angelino Brown by David Almond with a trip to our art bus to reenact Ms Monteverdi’s art sessions: “Paint with the brain….draw with the soul, bring the image from your blood and bones.”
They will be sharing the book – which is all about a grumpy bus driver who finds an angel in his pocket who goes on to change lots of lives for the better – with their classes during Friday afternoon storytime.
We hope you have had a great summer break! To launch our first term, we will be taking a step back in time and learn about the Celts. We launched our topic by visiting the Celtic Harmony Camp where the children became Celtic boys and girls for the day. They learned how to grind wheat to make bread, weaving to make clothes and learned about Celtic clans and how herbs were used to make medicines.
We look forward to giving parents the same experience on our Living History Day.
Children will write a short Celtic story and a non-chronological report on who the Celts were and how they lived.
Maths this term will focus on place value, mental strategies and times tables practice.
Our Science topic for this term is ‘Human digestion’. The children will complete experiments which will help them to understand digestion and how we get nutrients from food.
Please ensure you practise your spellings and times tables as you will be tested on these every Thursday. We will also be checking your reading records so please read a minimum of 4 times to receive reading raffle tickets.
As always, we value helpers with reading, so please let a member of staff know if you are willing to help!
Mrs Oyediwura and Miss Kell