KS1 – Newsletter – 30.3.23

Another half term has flown by and you now have two weeks off to recover! We hope that you will all be able to enjoy an Easter egg hunt or some other fun activities together. We look forward to hearing all about it after the holidays.

Thank you to everyone who came along to out Poetry event on Monday. It was fantastic that so many of you were about to attend and listen to your children recite some well loved poems and also ones that they have written themselves. We were very proud of them all and we’re sure you were too.

Poetry has played a big part in Year One’s English this week and they completed an Easter poem about a lamb, chocolate bunny, chick or daffodil. Year two have completed their narrative around ‘The Mousehole cat’ and have produced some amazing work. The whole phase had a brilliant trip to Cookridge Library, where we were able to watch a performance by ‘Bonnie the Pirate’, who took us on a journey with her, telling us tales and singing songs of well known Pirates and their adventure.

In Maths, Year One have continued to focus on measuring. Some children have been weighing and comparing weights. Some children have focused on the capacity of containers and comparing them. Year Two have been finishing their work on fractions. They have been identifying and finding the fraction of shapes and numbers.

In RE, the whole phase have been learning about Easter and why it is celebrated in the Christian faith. Year one looked at some of the ways Easter is celebrated, with walks, crosses being put up, special services, Easter gardens being made and cards being sent. Year two, wrote the Easter story, detailing what happened on key days: Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday.

In Music this week, Year One have been learning about long and short sounds, making their own scores using straws and shapes. Year Two, have been learning the rhyme ‘Pease pudding hot’ and have made a class piece out of it, using drones and clapping rhymes.

As always our DT was split into two groups. One group have been making flap jack, following a recipe. They have been using the skills learnt in Maths to measure and weigh out the ingredients. They have also been designing a front cover for a recipe book. The other group have finished making their fire engine, using various materials and have written an evaluation about what they did well and what they may change if they were to build it again.

The children have been looking at books written and illustrated by Anthony Browne in Art. The children have then been creating their own piece of artwork, based on his style.

The children sent in some outstanding entries for our Easter Egg competition. It was so hard for Mrs Hunter to decide between them all. Thank you for helping and supporting your children in bringing in their amazing creation. Well done to Noor for being the winner of KS1, Maddie for coming 2nd and Helen for coming 3rd.

Thank you to everyone who contributed to our fund raiser on Thursday. The children enjoyed being in school in their own clothes! Have a fantastic break and we’ll see you in April!

Key Dates:

The week after the holiday is week 2.

PE Kits needed for class 1 on Thursday and Classes 2 + 3 on Friday

17.4.23 – Return to school

19.4.23 – Parents SATs event (Year 2 parents only)

1.5.23 – Bank Holiday

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