Term 2 Week 3

Notices:

Children in Need Day:                                    

Friday 19th November                                    

Wear spots/Dots/Own clothes 

And bring in a donation of at least £1

Friendship Week: All this week                                  

Wear Odd Socks on Monday 15th November


RWA Christmas card competition.

  • Thank you for all attending our parent evenings last week. We really enjoyed meeting you all properly discussing your children’s amazing work and learning that they have done so far this year.
  • As it shows above, Monday this week kicks off our Friendship Week with an odd socks day. More information has already been sent out.
  • Thursday is our Year 2 trip to Caldicot castle.
  • On Friday of this week it is Children in Need Day. You can dress up with stripes and/or spots or just wear some of your favourite clothes. We ask that you bring in at least £1 as a donation for this very important cause.
  • RWA Christmas Card Competition. They are inviting children to submit their amazing Christmassy artworks. The winning design will be chosen by a panel of RWA staff and Academicians, then printed and sent out as the RWA Christmas card. The winner will also get a pack of the cards they designed. To enter, children should send an image of their artwork to Learning@rwa.org.uk and include their name and age. The deadline for submissions is midnight 28th November 2021.
  • Finally, please remember Thursday is our trip day, thank you to all those who have offered to volunteer. We now have enough parent helpers to support this. Please send your child in with a nut-free packed lunch and snack and clothing for all weathers as most of the trip is outdoors. 

Week 2 celebrations:

This week has been packed full of amazing celebrations for the children! We have loved watching the children get into character and interview each other for jobs they applied for in the castle. As well as writing a diary entry after completing their first day at work, ‘I had to get some planks of wood and make a table. I felt exhausted.’- Jenson completing his first day as a ‘carpenter’. A highlight for the children was the visit from author Racheal McCoubrie who read her book to the children and discussed her path to becoming an author. Finally, our day of enrichment activities based on the book was something really special on Friday. Cake designing and decorating, alien drawing and writing our own versions of The Great Alien Cake Off. 

We hope you enjoyed the cakes! 

If you are learning from home you can access all of the resources for the week here.

Week 4

English 

This week in English, we will be preparing for our trip to Caldicot castle but researching and writing a factual poster and glossary about the castle. After Thursday’s trip we will be writing a recount of the day, focusing on writing in chronological order and using interesting adjectives to describe our day.

Reading and Phonics

Our dedicated time for exploring Reading for Pleasure books and changing levelled books is MONDAY. Please ensure your child has their books and reading logs with them on this day ready to change but we would encourage levelled reading books to be brought in everyday. 

Phonics update:

Although we dedicated time to revision of phonics in preparation for the Phonics screening Check, as a school we have decided that children will complete the check over the course of the term. We will feedback results of your child’s attainment towards the end of Term 2.                 

Learning this week focuses on alternative pronunciations of ‘ou’

‘Ou’ as in

  1. Soup, wound, coupon
  2. Would, should, could
  3. Mould, shoulder, smoulder                                                                                                                                                                         

Maths

In maths we will be finishing off our topic of money by finding the difference between 2 values and calculating change. We will then begin our new maths topic of multiplication and division. 

Knowledge and Understanding of the World (Topic)

In KUW this week the children will continue to prepare for their trip to Caldicot castle by learning key facts and vocabulary about the castle and using this knowledge in English to create some pieces of non-fiction writing. 

Religion and World Views

In R + WV the children will be learning about remembrance and death. They will explore what some people believe happens when someone dies, and the different ways in which we remember them. This topic will be approached sensitively and with care.

PSHE

PSHE will be centred around Friendship Week. The children will discuss what a good friend looks like and create a piece of work about how they are a good friend to others.

Star of the Week

Class 7: Hector

Class 8: Amy

Class 9: Inigo

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