As you will have read in the latest Newsletter, during the first week back from our holiday, in the week beginning the 8th May, we will have our Anti Bullying Week. We ask you to remind your child to wear an item of clothing in blue to commemorate this very important theme.
During this week, all the children will learn about their personal responsibilities regarding anti-bullying. One of our aims is that we speak out against bullying.
Each class will have its own theme, suitably targeted to their level; they will also be involved in different projects.
All the children from Year 1 to 6 will be asked to make something that takes a stand against bullying. This could be a poster, a short video, a poem, song or piece of artwork, for example. The choice is theirs. Their work will be shown in their classrooms and a selection will be on show for the whole school.
The week will start with an introductory assembly and will end with each class showing what they have learned to one another within their own key stages.
The school’s theme for the week will be ‘We Speak Out Against Bullying’. The Y3 theme will be ‘Power For Good’.
During our lessons we will support the children to use their Power for Good. The children will learn the ways in which they are powerful and can encourage individual and collective action to stop bullying and create the best world possible.
We would like you to speak to your family about what ‘We Speak Out Against Bullying’ means to you. Your home activity is to make something that shows this; this could be a poster, drawing, a poem, song or even a role play. It is up to you how you will 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.
As you will have read in the Newsletter, next Wednesday is Grote Rekendag. For next week we would like you to complete 2 Home Activities. The activities are not optional. You have to complete them.
For the first activity, we would like you to take a picture of yourself standing next to the number of your house. You must bring your photo into school by Wednesday. You can bring it into school sooner if you wish.
For the second activity, we would like you to create a presentation about a number that is special to you. Please only choose one number and include reasons for why it is special to you. Examples could include: –
– How many animals you have
– The year that you were born
– Your weight in Kg
– Your foot size
– Your lucky number
– The age of one of your parents
We would like you to be creative in the way that you present your number and reasons. You will be presenting to the rest of the class and Year 2 so your presentation needs to entertain! For example, you may choose to write a song or rap about your special number. Think outside the box and be as creative as you like. Make models, artwork, dance routines. Don’t just play it safe and create a poster or PowerPoint!
You can bring the second activity into school ready to present anytime during next week. We look forward to seeing your presentation.
The children will be making their own garden ornaments as part of our Personal Social Health Education (PSHE) lessons. We would be really grateful if you could send to school any of the following unwanted items that you may have at home: –
– Small rocks
– Beach pebbles
– Bamboo canes
– Pipe cleaners
– Terracotta pots and trays
– Garden string
– Glass jars
– Garden cane
If you can help that would fantastic! We will be using the items next Monday 13th February and the following Monday 30th February.
L.O Can I understand and present information about a piece of international news?
Find a piece of international news that has interested you this week. In your own words, write a few notes about it on a piece of paper. Your work will be displayed on the school’s news of the week display, therefore please make sure it is nicely presented. You may want to include a picture and you can either write it by hand or create it on the computer.
Please pass your completed work to one of us, anytime from tomorrow onwards.
This week the children will be taught the following things in English and Maths: –
– Infer a character’s feelings, actions and motives
– Write a short recount based on a fictional first person experience
– Write and make changes to grammar and vocabulary
– Name and list properties of simple 2D shapes
– Begin to understand and use the term perimeter to mean the length/distance around the edge (border) of a 2D shape and begin to calculate perimeter, using a ruler to measure
– Recognise right angles and know they are 90°, know a right angle is a quarter turn, know 360° is a full turn, begin to understand angles and identify size of angles in relation to 90° and introduce 45° and 30° angles