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Weekly Update - 27th March - Easter!

Dear Parents,
 
I’d like to start by saying thank you to everybody that attended our class assembly this morning – your support is so important to the children, thank you for being a wonderful audience! I was so proud of our class, they all spoke so loudly and clearly. I do hope you enjoyed the videos and photos – they were very much the result of Mr Schofield’s handy work… thank you Mr Schofield! A number of parents have asked if the footage will be accessible via the website/DVDs – I will be discussing this with Mr Schofield and Mrs Gow to try and find the best way possible to share this with you.
 
In Literacy this week the children have written Easter themed acrostic poems. This linked to our Topic work about Easter celebrations. We have been learning about ways in which Christians celebrate Easter, and traditions that take place at this special time of year. 
 
In Maths this week we revisited a number of concepts that we have learnt about this half term, and tried to apply our knowledge to various problem solving activities. The children are becoming much more independent with their Maths learning and are confident when using resources. Next term we will be moving on to learning about multiplication and division in their simplest forms through grouping and sharing. I know a number of the children are looking forward to taking their first step towards learning times tables!
 
Next half term our Topic unit will be ‘Our Wonderful World’. This will include a variety of learning opportunities through Geography, Science and Design Technology. Our Curriculum News document will be available on the class page in the second week of the summer term, and will highlight the key elements of our learning.
 
No formal homework was sent home for the Easter break. However, if you would like to complete some short learning tasks, please do feel free to try any of the suggestions below. I am always happy to mark and receive additional home learning!
 
  • Visit the Phonics Play website – the free section of children’s games include ‘Obb and Bob’ which asks the children to read and sort real/nonsense words. Please focus on Phase 5 sounds
  • Visit www.ictgames.com – children can choose from a variety of Maths and Literacy based computer activities
  • Write a diary entry for an exciting day that has happened over the holiday – please encourage children to use time connectives (e.g. First, Then, Next, After that, etc.) to sequence their day
  • Write a postcard from a place that you have visited – this can either be posted to the school address, or brought in to class when we return after the Easter break
  • Get baking! Measure ingredients using various scales – a perfect opportunity to create a recipe for the Friends of Cedar Park cookbook!
 
As always, we would encourage daily reading to be taking place at home. Please record any reading (school, library or home books) in the children’s Reading Records – we are always interested to see which books they choose for themselves at home!
 
Finally, I’d like to wish you all a very ‘Happy Easter’ – I hope you enjoy spending time with friends and family. See you in the summer term!
 
Miss Freeman
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