Monthly Archives: September 2014

National Poetry Day 2nd October

We will be celebrating National Poetry Day on October 2nd 2014. It is the nation’s biggest celebration of poetry.  This year’s theme is Remember.  This has clear links with the history curriculum. Each class in KS2 will be sharing some poems about the war during the day. It would be nice to share some of your favourite poems at home.

Remembering is our duty

By Paul Cookson

Let no-one take the memories we cherish
Let no-one break the cycle of remembrance
The trivial, the every day
These fragments that make up our lives
Let no-one taint the memories we cherish

Let’s celebrate the art of not forgetting
Let’s celebrate the art of total recall
The past that makes our present
The present that’s our future
Let’s celebrate the art of not forgetting

European Day of Languages

The limits of my language are the limits of my universe. (Ludwig Wittgenstein)

As you will have heard in Wednesday’s assembly, on Friday it will be European Day of Languages. A day when we are all celebrating the many different languages spoken in Europe and the world in general. We hope you are finding a bit of time to discover some of those languages yourself.

Just follow the links below and enjoy your discoveries!

• http://edl.ecml.at/
• https://radiolingua.com/
• http://www.newburypark.redbridge.sch.uk/langofmonth/
• http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primarylanguages/

Ms. Johns, Mr. Mayorga & Mr. Grundey

English and Maths Parent Workshop

Please see below for the parent workshop slides.

Resource booklets were provided for those who informed us that they would be attending the meeting today. Unfortunately, some people took additional copies which resulted in some parents not receiving a pack. We ask that you do not take further copies for friends who are unable to attend. If you require a further copy of the resources then please ask Miss Connell or Mrs Townsend who will provide one for you in due course.

KS1 English workshop

KS2 English workshop

KS1 Maths parent workshop

KS2 Maths parent workshop

 

Roald Dahl Day 2014

On September 13th 2014 it is Roald Dahl Day. The children will be learning more about Roald Dahl in assembly this week. This year Roald Dahl day falls on a Saturday so if you would like to do some activities at home then please see the link below for more information. There are plenty of activities to try! It is also the 50th anniversary of ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’. For further details of missing chapters and characters that were not included in the final draft click on the link below.

At school we will be celebrating Roald Dahl day from Friday 12th to Monday 15th September.

http://www.roalddahl.com/home 

KS1 and KS2 Parent Workshop for English and Maths

After the great success of previous parent workshops we are once again running a Parent Workshop on English and Mathematics in KS1 and KS2. The aim of the workshop is to provide you with a greater understanding of how English and Mathematics is taught in school, and how you can support your child’s learning at home. This session will be interactive providing you with an opportunity to answer some of the questions the children have to.

Within the English section, we will look at: phonics and spelling, reading, writing (including the importance of vocabulary, connectives, openers and punctuation), speaking and listening and handwriting. In the KS1 session, we will also look at the phonics screening test and provide you with the opportunity to answer a few of the questions the children have to answer in their test. In the KS2 session, we will also look at the new grammar test and provide you with the opportunity to answer a few of the questions the children have to answer in their tests

Within the mathematics session, we will look at the different methods used for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, and how these progress over the years, the role of problem solving and mental mathematics. You will also be able to have a look at the different types of questions the children are asked to complete and practice answering them. We will also look at some online applications to assist your child.

Letters about the workshops have been sent home this week. Please ensure that you return the reply slip by 10th September, indicating which workshop you would like to attend and any areas you would like to discuss.

Workshop dates:

KS1 Parent Workshop 15th September 2014 at 8.30am

KS2 Parent Workshop 15th September 2014 at 1.30pm

KS2 Parent Workshop 25th September 2014 at 8.30am

KS1 Parent Workshop 25th September 2014 at 1.30pm

 

Miss Connell and Mrs Townsend