Week beginning 12th March
This week we are working on a Spellodrome assessment in Year 1. Please note that the Spellodrome word lists and games that your child is usually able to access from home WILL NOT work whilst the assessment is live. Your child should be able to access Spellodrome as normal from this Friday 16th March after school. Please note that due to the assessment, we do not expect your child to achieve their 500 points by Monday. New word lists will be set as normal on Monday 19th March.
Forest School scontinues fortnightly from Thursday 18th Janurary. Please remember we wear forest school clothes to school and bring wellies and spare clothes in a bag with name on.
Spellodrome and Dojo Points
A HUGE well done to all children for their hard work on Spellodrome since it was introduced earlier this year, and a big thank you to parents for your support too! We're really pleased to see so many children working hard on Spellodrome each week and achieving lots of points.
To reward hard work, children who achieve 1000+ Spellodrome points by Sunday night will be awarded 2 'dojos' in school on Monday.
Please note that in Year 1, we expect all children to achieve a minimum of 500 points (Monday-Sunday). Children who have not achieved 500 points on Spellodrome will lose 2 dojos.
Information about Year 1
It's great to see that all children have now managed to log in using their username and password to have a go at learning their individual spelling lists.
Every Monday, your child will be given a new list and their score will automatically return to 0. If your child has any words in the 'incorrect' column on a Monday, they will keep the same list for the following week.
We will be monitoring each child's progress and how often they access the site throughout the week and hope to be giving out 'dojos' for children who are trying their best and for those with the most points by the end of the week.
Reminder - access through Google Chrome.
If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to come and ask.
Thank you for your continued support!
Reminder - Please ensure reading books/diaries are in school every day as we hear your child read at different points during the week.
Reading books will be changed on Mondays and Thursdays. Please aim to read with your child every night if you can (even if it's just one or two pages). Feel free to read books from home (or comics/e-books) too. The more you read, the better!
Once your child has finished their book it would be great if you could ask them questions about it, this will help to develop their comprehension skills. Every time you hear you child read please can you make a note in their reading diary - Books will otherwise not be changed.
Reading reguarly helps your child to develop their confidence and love of reading, their phonic knowledge and it also supports their writing
Your child has been given a Learning Log, which will be used throughout the year for homework. Please see the inside of the Learning Log front cover for how this will be used. Learning Logs will be sent home every Friday. Please return them to school by the following Thursday.
Homework should be childrens' own work. We would much rather see a few sentences that they have written themselves, than lots of printed text that they don't understand and/or can't read back.
PE is on Monday and Wednesday.
Please send PE kits into school with your child every Monday morning. PE kits will stay in school until Wednesday and will be sent back home with your child at the end of the day.
Please make sure all PE bags and PE kit is clearly labelled with your child’s name. If your child has their ears pierced, please ensure ear-rings are removed or taped up on PE days.
One of the skills we are working on is how to get ourselves dressed and undressed for PE. It would be helpful if you could practise at home by encouraging your child to get themselves dressed for school in the morning and into their pajamas for bed. We've seen some fantastic folding of clothes so far!
It has been great that so many children have brought their water bottles into school. If your child hasn’t done already, please send them into school with a water bottle with their name clearly labelled. These will stay in school and will be filled up each morning.
This year the children will have a 'continuous snack' time. This means that they can choose when to have their snack during any part of the morning.
Unless your child has paid to have school fruit this half term, please send them into school each day with a piece of fruit to eat for their snack.