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Week Beginning 23 January 2017

Thursday 26 January will be the annual ‘Wear Red Day’ for the Chinese New Year celebration. Children can come dressed in red or in Chinese costume.There will also be a Dragon dance at approximately 8:30am (once buses have arrived).  Parents are welcome to watch.


  • Raincoat and Cold Weather- Please ensure that your child brings a raincoat to school for the wet weather and a coat now that the temperature has dropped.
  • Swimming - Please be aware that the days are getting colder and wetter so please dress your child accordingly.  On swimming days girls may wear dark leggings and matching dark socks instead of tights to make it easier for them to get dressed.  A warm hat is also recommended.
  • Lost Property -Our lost property cupboard is full to over flowing.  Next week on Tuesday and Wednesday items from the cupboard will be laid out on tables in the front playground.  Please encourage your child to see if they recognise any clothes or objects; if you can please come yourself to check claim items.  We will be re-cycling anything unclaimed over Chinese New Year.
  • New Parents –KS1 &KS2 Themed Learning and Science workshop on 26 January in Stage One


In Literacy this week the children will complete a two week topic where they will be reading Aesop’s fables. They will read a variety of his fables and discuss what the moral of each story is. They will then adapt one of these fables to begin to plan to write their own fable. For instance, instead of the boy who cried wolf the children might write a story about a girl who cried fire! To outline their ideas they will complete a story map and then rehearse saying their story orally.


Fable, moral, story map


To celebrate Chinese New Year we will be completing a series of lessons on Chinese culture. The children will be painting Chinese fans and making Peking Opera masks. They will then learn a fan dance and find out what the different mask designs represent.


Chines New Year, Nian, Peking Opera, Chinese Zodiac


The children will be revisiting addition and subtraction. We will first ensure that children are familiar with number bonds to 10, 20 and 100. Following this, we will show the children how they can use the bridging to solve one and then two-digit addition and subtraction calculations. Some children will learn to add through the partitioning method. If you would like further guidance on the strategies that the children will be using this week then please contact your child’s class teacher.


Number bonds, rounding, bridging inverse


The children will learn how to code using two or more variables.


Computer, laptop, coding, Expresso, software, program, keyboard, mouse, input, output, code, direction


This week we will be talking about feeling positive about ourselves and the world around us.


Y2 C1/C2/C3/CN

We will be introducing 12 Zodiacs animals and making Chinese Art and Craft.


De kinderen van year 2 hebben deze week alvast een goede start gemaakt met hun opleiding tot ridders en jonkvrouwen.  Ze getuigde n van goede manieren en de ridders waren uitermate hoffelijk tegenover de jonkvrouwen.  Deze week ontwerpen we ons eigen wapenkenteken en gaan we de strijd in de legende van `Joris en de Draak`.  Zal Ridder Joris (of is het nou Ridder Floris) erin slagen om de draak  te verslaan?  We ronden de week af met tot ridder slagen van de ridders en jonkvrouwen waarbij natuurlijk een echt ridderfeest hoort!

Ook deze week werken we verder aan  het opfrissen van alle spellingscategorieën van groep 3 in het kader van de komende CITO- toetsen.