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Winterbourne EarlsChurch of England Primary School

‘As each one does their part, we grow in love’

Summer Term 2021

Week beginning 8th July

This week we have been up to lots of exciting things! We have started writing our own versions of Stone Age Boy in our books, ready to publish them into 'proper books' next week. The children have worked so hard and we have been amazed at their fantastic writing! In Maths, we have been looking at time and how to read the clock to the hour and half past the hour. We had our final transition day on Wednesday morning and the children really enjoyed their time with Mrs Baker and Mrs Evans. In PE we have had a mini cricket tournament, practising our batting skills that we have been learning this term. The children were amazing and have come so far with their grip and control over the bat. Maths passports have now stopped for the year, but well done to all of the children for their hard work on completing these each week. 

Tag words were checked for the last time on Wednesday this week and the children will receive a certificate next week for their progress with Tags this year. They have all done amazingly! 

Please can we ask that any outstanding library books are returned to school on Monday as they were due back on Monday 8th July. 

We are hoping to have a water fight on Wednesday afternoon next week, providing the weather stays good and we fill up our pom-pom jar! Please could you send your child in with a spare change of clothes for the water fight and they can bring in 1 water pistol or plastic bottle to use. We will send a reminder through the school app on Monday and keep you posted if anything changes. 

Have a lovely weekend and we will see you back for the last full week of term on Monday!

Week beginning 24th June

We have been very busy this week in Year 1! The children have been working hard on learning a story map for Stone Age Boy and towards the end of the week, producing some AMAZING writing from it. We have been so impressed with all of the children and how hard they have worked in this, that we gave the weekly certificate to all of them. In Maths we have started looking at money and what the different coins represent. We have also looked at how we can make the same amount of money, but using different coins. The children have also been fantastic with this and trying to challenge themselves within their own learning. In PE we have been looking at Cricket skills, specifically batting. They have shown some real improvement in the control of the bat since last week and had lots of fun trying to score points on Wednesday afternoon. In RE we have looked at which parts of the Hannukkah celebration make Jewish people feel closer to god and why and the children worked well with Mrs Mac on Monday afternoon to create moving pictures. 

Please can we remind you that your child needs to have a sun hat and a water bottle in school now that the hot weather has (finally) arrived. 

Maths homework has been sent out, if you wish to explore some real coins and money at home alongside this, it would be great for your child to get a chance to use money in a real life situation. 

We hope you enjoy the sunny weekend ahead and will see you back on Monday. 

Week beginning 10th June

This week has been a very busy one across school! We have had Science week in classes this week and the children have really enjoyed carrying out different Science experiments independently and as led by Year 6. We have asked lots of Scientific questions and explained our thoughts on lots of different Science experiments. The children have investigated famous scientists and created fact files about them and have also written letters to Year 6 to say thankyou for all of their hard work in preparing activities for them. In Maths we have continued to look at finding half of shapes and have been measuring how far a marble travels, as part of a Science investigation. The children have been so busy and had such a lovely week exploring lots of new learning. In PE we have been practising for Sports Day and the children are getting very excited for their races on Monday (providing the weather stays good!). 

We have started looking at Hanukkah in RE and exploring why this is a special celebration for Jewish people. 

We have been recapping all of our phonics sounds this week and practising using them to write and read words. 

We hope you have a lovely weekend, with hopefully a bit more sunshine! 

Week beginning 3rd June

Welcome back to the final half term this year! The children have come back ready to learn and we have had a very exciting week. We have been working on our independent learning this week, doing guided learning with an adult and then accessing our own, free learning outside of this time. The children have all been amazing at following instructions and completing some super independent learning! In English this week, we have been looking at the text Stone Age Boy and thinking about what might happen next in the story and describing one of the characters using adjectives. In Maths we have been finding half of objects and amounts and the children have been fantastic at challenging themselves during this. We looked at habitats in Science and what a habitat needs for something to survive in it. We have been practising some multi-skills in PE ready for Sports Day in a couple of weeks. In RE we have started to look at Chanukah in Judaism and we thought about how we celebrate things like birthdays. The children have worked really hard in their first week back and I am sure this half term will be one of the best!

Enjoy the weekend and we will see you back on Monday. 

Week beginning 13th May

We have had an exciting and busy week in Cherry Class this week. On Monday we went back in time to the Stone Age and created some cave art to show what a day in the life of a Stone Age child would be like. We then went outside the following day and re-enacted our day in the Stone Age and we finished the week with some wonderful writing about Stone Age life. In Maths, we have been looking at grouping objects and making arrays. The children were able to make and describe their own arrays, which is going to be really important for their understanding of Multiplication and Division later on. In RE we have been exploring Shabbat and talking about why it is so important to Jewish people. The children have been really excited to use our new outdoor writing area this week and there has been lots of fantastic independent writing from them. On Friday we had our school trip to the Salisbury Museum which was amazing! Thankyou to the parents who helped on the trip, we hope you had as much fun as we did. The children were so excited to explore lots of different Stone Age artefacts and find out more information about our topic. 

We hope you have a lovely weekend and will see you back on Monday for the last week of Term 5! 

Week beginning 6th May

We have had a lovely week in Cherry Class. Despite only having 4 days, we have crammed a lot into them! We started the week on Tuesday creating some cave art for a typical day in our lives and then turned it into writing at the end of the week. The children produced some amazing writing and we were very impressed with all of their hard work. Next week, we will imagine what it is like to be a Stone Age child and compare the two. In Maths we have been measuring and comparing objects heights and lengths and moved onto measuring using cm at the end of the week. Some of the children even chose to do some measuring in the outside area. In PE we practised our running skills in preparation for Sports Day next month and the Figsbury Challenge tomorrow. On Thursday afternoon, the children created their own Stonehenge out of biscuits with Mrs Bravery - this was lots of fun! We are still practising all of our sounds in Phonics and have been focusing on letter names this week and when they make these sounds in words e.g. photo, me, she, so. 

Maths passports will come home on Monday and won't be due in until Thursday next week, as we wanted to secure the children's understanding in measuring, before sending home their homework. 

Next Friday is our school trip to the Salisbury museum. We have no parent helpers at the moment, so if you are available to help on the trip please come and see me. 

We hope you have a lovely weekend and will see you on Monday. 

Week beginning 29th April

This week we have been researching more about the Stone Age and finding lots of answers to our questions from last week. The children have been creating their own Stone Age Survival Guide and have been superstars at finding out information. In Maths we have been counting in 2's, 5's and 10's and although this can be quite tricky, they have all risen to the challenge! We looked at Stone Age animals in Science and sorted them into animals that were just in the Stone Age and animals that we still have now. We have been working on our attacking and defending skills in PE and thought about special days of the week in RE. 

We have been recapping all of the split digraph sounds this week in Phonics, as the children can find these more challenging to spot when reading e.g. a-e in bake and i-e in kite. 

We hope you have a fantastic Bank Holiday Weekend and look forward to seeing you back on Tuesday. 

Week beginning 22nd April

Welcome back to a new term in Cherry Class! We have an exciting term ahead in which we will be exploring the topic of Stone Age. The children have been really excited to find out lots of information and facts about the Stone Age already this week and have thought of lots of questions that they would like to know the answers to from our topic. We have been comparing Stone Age objects with their modern equivalents in English and we have talked about how long ago the Stone Age was. In Maths we have been recapping numbers to 50 and how to write, order and compare them. We have also created some cave art this week and our role play corner, 'The Stone Age Cave', is looking fantastic. Guided reading will start again next week and tag words have started again this week. We are now recapping all of our sounds from the song and how to use them correctly in words.

Have a lovely weekend, we will see you back on Monday.