May holiday homework activity

Hello everyone,

In our school we all speak out against bullying.

Speak to your family about what this means to you.
Your home activity is to make something which shows this; this could be a poster, drawing, a poem, song or even a role play. It is up to you how you will to do this. Be prepared to bring in or talk about your home activity on the week beginning Monday 6th May, during our Anti-Bullying Week.

We do of course understand it if you are busy, it is a holiday after all :). So please don’t worry about taking it to school on Monday. Any day that week would be fine.

On Monday we all wear blue to school for the start on anti bullying week.

Have a lovely holiday and we will see you in two weeks!

Frances and Monique

last week before the May holiday!

Hello everyone,

This week we have the university days and King’s day. So no literacy, numeracy, PE, SEAL or phonics. The children are very excited about that ;).

The children have chosen different courses that teachers and other professionals will teach over the next three days. Some examples of courses are making a silent movie, mindcraft, mosaic, bee keeping and much more. On Friday we celebrate King’s day and we will have a day full of Dutch games and fun. We have been practicing de Okido in class and you can find the lyrics in your child’s bookbag. If you want to see the song and dance, have a look here:

We will sing (and dance!) de Okido on King’s day with the whole school. If your child wants to practice at home, they can but they do not have to.

Every morning we will spend 15 minutes on reading before the courses start so the children do need their bookbags this week. On Friday there will be no spelling test since it is King’s day. The spelling words we have given out are for the spelling test after the holiday. So a lot of time to practice!

We hope to see all of you on Wednesday of Thursday evening,

Frances and Monique

Next week

Hello everyone,

Next week our spelling test will be on Thursday because it is good Friday on Friday. On Thursday we will also do an easter egg hunt! Fun fun fun!

Today we made a really cool jungle display for our new book “Gorilla”. We will work on that book next week and discuss the pictures. What do the children like about the pictures? Is there anything they dislike? What questions do they have about the story? We will encourage the children to expand on their first thoughts and give reasons for their wonderings, predictions and initial responses. We will read a few pages of the book and see if our predictions were correct. We will work in pairs to role-play a conversation between two characters and will record feelings from the characters.

Numeracy: Tell the time to the nearest quarter of an hour using analogue and digital clocks; understand the relationship between seconds, minutes and hours and use a tally chart; interpret and complete a pictogram or block graph where one block or symbol represents one or two things.

IPC: Digital Gaming! we will research our favourite games. What is the setting? How do you win or lose points? Who is the main character? What is the country of origin? We will also play some games to introduce the topic. We will only play games that are appropriate and children will play for a short amount of time (5 minutes per game). We will discuss what they liked about the games and use a tally chart to see which game was most popular.

Have a great weekend!

Frances and Monique