This weeks parent mail. Unfortunately the email system is down currently. Hopefully this will get fixed next week.

Hello,
Well what a week it has been with this weather! I’ve got to say I enjoy playing out in the snow but travelling in it is not fun! I hope you had a fun snow day yesterday. I certainly did making a snowman and sledging down my road with my son!

This week we have continued our topic ‘Animal Kingdom’. This week the children learnt about vertebrates and invertebrates. The children then looked at animal X-rays to sort animals into these two groups. Next week the children will be learning about carnivores, herbivores and omnivores and looking at what different animals eat.

This afternoon the children have done some wonderful animal print art work. Over the next few weeks we will be transferring these onto fabric to create a class animal print blanket!

This week and next is Fairtrade Fortnight. On Monday the Co-op came into school to lead an assembly about Fairtrade and the history of the Co-op. In class, we learnt what ‘Fairtrade’ means. We learnt about the process of making Fairtrade chocolate and we then sequenced the steps from bean to bar. Next week we will be looking at food packaging to determine which foods are Fairtrade by finding the Fairtrade logo.

This week in Maths we have continued exploring numbers to 40. The children have been comparing numbers; looking at number patterns and counting to 40 in different ways. Next week we will be solving addition and subtraction word problems.

This week’s learner of the week went to Atheiro. This was for always trying his best and always wanting to improve. Well done Atheiro! 🙂

This week’s sound was ‘are’ as in the word ‘care’. Please get the children to practise writing and reading words with this sound at home and complete an activity in their sound of the week red book. Next week’s sound is ‘ur’ as in the word ‘nurse’.

Next Tuesday 6th March is the rearranged date for World Book Day. Children are to come into school dressed as where’s Wally or Wenda!

There are still some children who have not paid or returned permission slips for our trip to Tropical world on Friday 9TH March. Thank you to those of you who have already done so. If you haven’t, please can these be returned on Monday. For the trip please ensure children are wearing school uniform with appropriate footwear and a warm coat as we will be Outside exploring Roundhay Park for some of the trip.

Spelling results and new spellings have been sent home in book bags today, children will be tested on these next Friday. Key stage 1 have access to Reading Eggs and Mathletics. Please try and access these as much as possible at home to support your child’s learning. Please do visit the class blog to check for updates of what learning has been taking place in 1CC. It would be lovely to receive comments on our class blog.
As always, a reminder please send book bags into school every day! Children do require their reading books in school every day as they are used in Guided reading sessions and also letters don’t get lost if they are in book bags. Please read at home with your children whenever possible and remember to write a comment in your child’s new reading record otherwise their books will not be changed.

Home / School reading books are changed on a FRIDAY. Our library session is still on a Tuesday afternoon so please return library books on a Tuesday. PE kits need to be in school all week.

I hope you all have a lovely weekend. Enjoy the snow but take care in these icy conditions.

Miss Cooke 😊

Animal X-rays!

Today we learnt that animals with a back bone are called vertebrates and animals without a back bone are called invertebrates. We then looked at different animal X-rays to decide whether the animal was a vertebrate or invertebrate.

Literacy…

Today we started our Literacy non-fiction unit of work. Today the children learnt about the features of fiction and nonfiction texts. The children then sorted the books into fiction and nonfiction. They then sorted the features under the correct headings.