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Weekly Attendance
  • Foundation, Year 1 and Year 2
    • Caterpillars 93.7%
    • Butterflies 92.17%
    • Dragonflies 93.33%
    • Squirrels 91.72%
    • Hedgehogs 93.79%
  • Year 3/4
    • Beavers 93.91%
    • Otters 97.92%
    • Woodpeckers 83.48%
    • Kingfishers 91.5%
  • Year 5/6
    • Kestrels 93.1%
    • Ravens 98.46%
    • Falcons 99.13%
Overall Attendance: 0

Dragonflies

 

            Welcome to Dragonfly Class.

Hello and welcome to the Dragonfly class. I hope you had a wonderful Easter and are ready to work hard as we begin the summer term.

Helping the children with their learning this year, are Mrs Hill (Class Teacher) and Mrs Cavanagh (Teaching Assistant). Also, we have Mrs Champion (Teaching Assistant) helping us on a Wednesday morning.  We are very lucky this term to be joined by two students from Marjons University; Mrs Ohibi and Miss Honey. They will soon be with us on a full time basis and are enthusiastic about supporting the children on their learning journeys.

On Monday afternoons we will continue to have  Plymouth Music Service working with our class , PE and Mrs. Burch will teach the children PSHE for some of the afternoon.

 

P.E

P.E is also taught on a Thursday afternoon. 

Last term, we saw an amazing improvement with children coming to school with their PE Kit meaning ALL children were able to take part. I would love for this to continue this term. With this in mind, please ensure PE Kits remain in school. May I suggest that (unless your child attends other clubs regularly) you leave your child's PE Kit in school for the duration of the term and take it home to wash during school holidays.

Thank you for your cooperation. 

 

 

 

 

Term 5 

 

This term, our topic is  'Ocean Explorers.'  In Storytelling sessions, we will learn the tale of 'The Talkative Turtle' and learn to write stories about more of his adventures. For our non-fiction piece, we will create a fact file about sea turtles. In History, we will learn about the amazing 'Titanic'. For more information please see the curriculum overview in the curriculum section of the website. 

 

Look out for photographs of our learning coming soon.  Please ensure that all permission slips have been returned to the school office so that we can share our learning with you.   

 

 

 

 

 

                           3 X Weekly Reading Challenge.

 

The children continue to aspire to achieve our reading challenge and many more children are now on the AR reading program. Mrs. Cavanagh and I were really impressed by the the amount of reading we saw happen at home last term, so a big well done to our parents for helping to make this happen. Here is a reminder of the prizes;

REGULAR READER PRIZE - 1 raffle ticket with every read, children place the raffle ticket in the envelope for the book they hope to win. The MORE you read, the BIGGER your chance of winning.

READ 3/4 TIMES- receive a certificate.

READ 5 TIMES - receive a certificate and choose a prize.

 

DON'T FORGET the children will bring home their home reading books every day and YOU MUST SIGN THE BOOK to show that that your child has read. Please encourage your child to read to you for five or ten minutes every night. Regular reading can make a tremendous difference to their confidence and attainment in class.

 

Spellings

 

The children will bring home spellings to learn each week. The spellings are linked to our phonics work and Year 1 Common Exception Words set by the National Curriculum. Spellings will go home on a Friday and the spelling test will take place on a Friday morning.  Please ensure you practice daily and ask your children to spell the word without telling them the sounds (they need to practice decoding the words you say independently). If you want to make it more exciting, why not try practicing spellings in a variety ways. Here are some examples;

 

Chalks on the garden path.

Chant the letters/sounds in the words.

Write the words in the sand/mud.

Magnetic letters on the fridge.

 

This weeks spellings are:

 

all

some

come

one

once

care

scare

square

careful

nightmare

 

​           frown Our Star of the week is...frown

                                Frazer

Frazer has been trying really hard to come to school ready to learn. When you are focused, you blow me away with your knowledge. Well done!  

 

 

 

 

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Homework

 

This term, your child will bring home a new set of  'Fantastic Facts' homework. This will be based on improving the children's fluency in Maths when answering arithmetic questions. Your child will bring home the same set of calculations each week and the idea is that they get quicker each week.  With this in mind, we ask that you time your child and record the time taken each week.  Homework will go out on a Friday and come back the following Wednesday. Please ensure you record the time your child has taken to complete the calculations.

Christmas Pantomime

 

 

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House Points
  • Endeavour -
  • Courageous -
  • Audacious -
  • Dauntless -
Weekly Attendance
  • Foundation, Year 1 and Year 2
    • Caterpillars 93.7%
    • Butterflies 92.17%
    • Dragonflies 93.33%
    • Squirrels 91.72%
    • Hedgehogs 93.79%
  • Year 3/4
    • Beavers 93.91%
    • Otters 97.92%
    • Woodpeckers 83.48%
    • Kingfishers 91.5%
  • Year 5/6
    • Kestrels 93.1%
    • Ravens 98.46%
    • Falcons 99.13%
Overall Attendance: 0
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