Well, the hols are over and it's back to the coalface! We have had a great start to our Summer 1 half term. The children have returned refreshed and ready to get back into their learning. In maths this week we have been learning to tell the time. The children really do need to keep practising this, both in school and at home, all the time (forgive the pun) to consolidate their learning; if not I fear it will all have to be relearned next time around! On Thursday we went on our school trip to the Roman Museum at Ribchester and, it's true to say... a good time was had by all - children and staff alike. We are now "into" our new topic entitled - "What did the Romans do for us?" (I know, I'd have made it a bit more "Monty Pythonesque!") - and I think it is going to be a topic which captures the children's imagination. See our websites page for websites to visit; I promise I will try to add more to it over the coming weeks. In our photos section I have put on some of the photos from our visit so go and "have a gander!" Homework uptake was very disappointing this week - only 2 handed in so... moan, moan, nag, nag... please encourage your child to do their homework! Thank you to all the parents who attended Parent's Evening on Wednesday, it was great to meet you all again and discuss your child's progress. Any parents who missed and would like to chat about their child's progress, please feel free to bob in and see either myself or Miss Heartfield after school. Well, that's all for now I think! Ta ta...
Just a reminder...
Homework is going out on a weekly basis. It is sent out on Monday and is due back by Friday. Please encourage your child to complete their homework as it reinforces the learning we are doing in class. Please could we also ask that you read on a regular basis with your child and sign and return their Home-School Reading Record. Practising spellings is also an important task to encourage your child to do. At present the spelling scores are a little disappointing to say the least!
Unfortunately, (a bit of a moan here, sorry folks) not as many children as I would like are completing their homework or home reading. Remember another old saying - "practice makes perfect". If there are ever any aspects of the tasks you are not sure of please come in and see us. The work which our children do today is considerably more detailed than I can ever remember it being when I was their age. I have had to learn lots of new terms and jargon myself over the last two or three years!
Could parents also help their children to learn the times tables facts. By the end of Year 3 it is expected that children will know and be able to recall facts for the 2, 3, 4, 5, 8 and 10 times tables - a big ask but not an impossibility!
PLEASE HAVE A LOOK IN THE WEBSITE SECTION - I HAVE ADDED HISTORY AND MATHS GAMES FOR YOU TO HAVE A GO AT!
Should you ever need to see Miss Hamilton or Miss Heartfield please do not hesitate to come into school at the end of the day or ring to arrange an appointment. I think that's all for now... Ta ta