Wednesday, 25 July 2018

The End.

Firstly, so sorry this post is late, I've been trying to think of something witty and poignant for my last post but I'm afraid I've failed miserably.  

Thank you all so much from myself and my support staff for your very generous gifts, they are very much appreciated.

I have had a really good year with your children, they are all fantastic and destined for bigger and better things and very much ready to be let loose on their new Year 3 teacher.

Finally, thanks to you, the parent's. You have been supportive of not only your children but also to me and to the school, I could not have done it without you.

I will still like to visit and to see how the children develop into young people, so I won't say goodbye but au revoir.

Enjoy your summer.

Mr Spring.

Friday, 13 July 2018

Almost there

We've had a bit of a 'bitsa' week this week, finishing off things we didn't quite manage before.
The children have been looking at letters and how they have to be laid out with names, address'
and so on. Maths was a bit on 2D and 3D shape and fractions. We just need to do a little on time next week to finish that off.
The children have been finding out more information about Mary Seacole and have created their own information booklet about her.
We have finished our science topics, ending with classifying animals into the 6 groups.

The final week of term is very busy. We have to finish our D&T topic on Fruit and Vegetables. The children will be making their own fruit kebabs so if you could supply your children with no more than 4 different fruit/vegetable that would be great. I am going to bring in a selection of other fruit and veg to look at and feel. If there is anything that your child is allergic to and you haven't told the school , could you please let me know on Monday, or please email. I am planning to make the kebabs on Tuesday afternoon.
We also have to finish our PSHE topic . At this time of year it is all about change, including changes to our bodies and the physical differences between boys and girls using the correct vocabulary. In this topic there is massive emphasis that some parts of the body are private and how to keep them private!

There will be no spellings for next week and all the show and tell groups are finished.
I hope you have a good weekend.

Mr Spring

Friday, 29 June 2018

Our Week

Hot a busy week! (see what I did there?)
The children have been working very hard despite the very warm conditions.
In English the children have been learning about the story of Robin Hood and using that to help with their learning. We have been looking at character descriptions, not just physical but also personality.
The children have also been learning about the possessive apostrophe, and using that in some of their work (i.e. 'The gold belonging to Robin Hood' becomes 'Robin Hood's gold.')

In maths the children have been working on data handling. The children created tally charts of their favourite books and used that information to make pictograms. They decided the picture to use would be a book. They also make a pictogram and a block graph of the numbers they threw on a dice in 1 minute.

In science the children were looking at the variation between themselves and 3 of their friends. The children also planted various plants which they will be bringing home. The children are also growing cress to find the optimum growing conditions.

It was very nice to see you all at the parent consultation days this week. I hope I didn't overload you with information! If there is anything else you would like to discuss, you know how to find me.

However, next week (2nd - 6th July) I will be accompanying the Y6 children on their residential trip to the Isle of Wight. The class will be in the very capable hands of Mrs Nixon, along with Mrs Fordham, Miss Southwell and Miss Russon.

I hope to see you all at the Summer Fayre, the weather is forecast to be sunny and breezy, up to 25 degrees, so lots of sun cream and a hat!

The show 'n' tell table next week is the BLUE table.

The spellings for next week are:
Group 1 - 'st' words
still
stand
stack
stall
stop
stock
step
stick
sting
stuck

Group 2 - '-ar-' words
large
market
spark
start
card
shark
farm
dark
star
hard

Group 3 - Plural 'ves'
leaves
thieves
halves
curves
ourselves
knives
shelves
wolves
loaves
scarves
wives
elves
hooves
calves
lives

Have a great weekend.

Mr Spring

Friday, 22 June 2018

Our week and spellings

We've had a very busy week this week, as always.
In English the children have been writing a story based around 'The Gorilla' by Anthony Brown.
The children created a story map of their story. During the course of the week we have looked at noun phrases, adjectives and complex sentences. The children worked really hard on their stories and should be proud of their achievements. Next week we will be looking at the traditional story of Robin Hood and also finding out about the possessive apostrophe.
 
In maths the children have been measuring using tape measures and measuring to the nearest cm. the children have also been working on time, reading clocks to 5 and 10 minutes. Next week the children continue with time and also look at block graphs and pictograms.
 
In science the children have been learning about variation. We started by looking at the differences between plants and animals and then moved onto looking at the variation between a child and 3 of their friends. We continue this topic next week.
Also next week for history, we are starting to learn a little bit more about Mary Seacole.
 
I hope you all enjoyed the sports day on Thursday, the children had a really great time and had lots of fun. A big thanks to Mr Mills for organising the day.
 
I hope you have found the reply slip for next weeks parent consultations. If the time given is inconvenient please let me know and we will try to arrange another appointment.  
 
The show 'n' tell table for next week will be the YELLOW table.
 
The spellings for next week are:

Group 1 spellings
k/sk words               
Kent
kept
kill
king
kiss
skid
skill
skin
skip
sky
 

Group 2 spellings:
-er words
verse
under
serve
nerve
together
another
mother
father
brother
silver

Group 3 spellings:        
Mixed words
upstairs                      
sandwich                    
clockwise      
cupboard
household
tablecloth
database
grandfather
outside
bonfire
windmill
waterproof
goalkeeper
bedroom
goodnight

Have a great weekend.

Mr Spring

 




Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Spellings


Sorry for not putting these on earlier:

Group 1 spellings
gr/tr words               
grab                           
grill                     
grin                            
grip                            
track                          
trap
trick                           
trip                      
trot                            
truck


Group 2 spellings:
-ew words
blew
chew
crew
dew
flew
renew
screw
stew
drew
threw

Group 3 spellings:        
‘ai’ words
afraid                         
straight                      
against                
bargain
Britain
certain
complain
curtain
entertain
fountain
maintain
mountain
obtain
refrain
despair
 
Mr Spring
 



Monday, 18 June 2018

Post

Sorry I hadn't posted before today, I had to leave early on Friday and have had quite a busy weekend.
I couple of posts and a more comprehensive post on Friday.

The children had a great time on our trip to the Affinity Water Environmental Centre. We looked and found out about animals and habitats, something we have been learning about in science. If you get the chance, look in the school reception area, the pictures are on the screen.

There is a meet the governors morning on the 21st July. This is your opportunity to come in and see who the school governing body are (and have a tea or coffee as well!).

All being well, we also have the Foundation/KS1 sports day on Thursday morning, hope to see you there.

We are coming up to the parent's consultation evening. Thank you for the reply slips. I will do my upmost to accommodate the times but I have had back an awful lot of reply's for the final slots, how's it go? "You can't fit a quart into a pint pot." Anyway if the time I give is inconvenient, please get in touch and we will arrange something else.

The show 'n' tell table for this week will be the ORANGE table.

Mr Spring.

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Class trip


Class Trip.

A quick reminder for our trip tomorrow:

Children can wear their own clothes; we will be outside all day so please ensure appropriate clothing and footwear (nothing open toed), check the weather forecasts. At the moment (15.30 Tuesday 12th) we are looking at sunny intervals, breezy and  21° C.
Children will need a packed lunch and water in a suitable water bottle, no fizzy drinks. We are taking part in the ‘Waste Challenge’ the children have a note about that in their bags.
It's going to be lots of fun and the children are really looking forward to it.
Mr Spring