Newsletter 4 (28th October 2016)


Class One News

28th October 2016

This week the children have been speaking about their wonderful adventures and trips over the half term, about which we all thoroughly enjoyed hearing. You have all been very busy and even have had time to do your homework!  

We are very proud of how quickly they have settled into school again, especially our youngest pupils, working hard and enjoying their explorative play.

This week, in Science, the children have been categorising animals into sets, ready for our work on night time animals later on in the term. Our main focus has been learning about the customs, and and experiencing the celebrations associated to the Hindu festival of light, ‘Diwali’. We have used dance and drama to retell the story, and have decorated our classroom with traditional Rangoli patterns, Mendhi patterns, firework pictures and Diva lamps: some delicious sweets at the end of next week will complete our work! The children also know that it is very important to clean the house before celebrations can begin, so you may get some very tidy bedrooms this weekend.

Next week we will be comparing and contrasting the celebrations of Diwal with Bonfire Night, and learning about the notorious Guy Fawkes who plotted to kill the King of England, James I. To celebrate this foiled plan, the King demanded that all families should celebrate November the 5th with a bonfire and fireworks!

Foundation stage

The sound table will be open for business (albeit very light on items so far) as usual for items beginning with our first curly caterpillar letter, ’Cc’ followed by ‘Aa’.

Please bring into school any photographs of what you have been doing at home over Halloween and ‘Bonfire Night’. It is lovely to hear the children talking about their escapades to the rest of the class.

Year One

We know that you have all been waiting in anticipation for the next set of tricky words. In your book bag tonight you will find booklet 2. Please keep practising spelling words from both booklets as it builds confidence when writing independently.

Finally, all new parents take a big gasp…the time has come!

Please could we ask that all Foundation parents now say goodbye to their children at the main double doors or in the playground. They have now been in school for 8 weeks and the development of their independence and own organisational skills are key to their learning. (We will see how many we can get through the door on Monday – stars awaiting for parents too.)

Have a lovely weekend

Mrs. O’Sullivan and Mrs. Turner

  • Kilby St Mary's Church of England (Aided) Primary School,
  • Main Street, Kilby, Wigston,
  • Leicester,
  • LE18 3TD
  • Tel: 0116 2402434
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