Mini-beasts!

Monday 02 May 2022

We hope you all enjoyed the long weekend.

This week we will be continuing our mini-topic on minibeasts and the children will be going on a bug-hunt outside.

Phonics

The children will be learning to read longer words including compound words such as; laptop, marching, popcorn. 

We are really noticing a difference in the children’s reading and there is a great deal of enthusiasm for our reading practise sessions.

Please continue to read the ebooks your child has been assigned.

Maths

This week, the children will continue to develop their subitising skills (seeing the quantity without counting) in increasingly complex arrangements. Subitising is an essential feature when developing number sense. It can support the children’s understanding of cardinality (the idea that the last number in the count tells us how many things there are altogether), and it will also help them to identify groups and units in a repeating pattern.

Don’t forget to use Numbots at home!

Junior Leadership Team

This week we are holding elections for the Junior Leadership Team. Two representatives from each class are chosen democratically by their peers, but Reception are not yet represented this year.

It’s time for children to consider if they would like to stand for election for the Junior Leadership Team(JLT)

Elections will take place on Thursday 5 May. Candidates will have the opportunity to give their election speech to their class on Tuesday 3 May and Wednesday 4 May.

If your child would like to be a junior leader, please help them to prepare a short speech.

What makes a good junior leader has been considered by our current Junior Leadership Team.

‘use all the 8 Rs for learning’
‘be respectful’
‘help others’
‘be a good speaker and listener (to members of your class and in the meetings)’
‘tell the truth’
‘be confident with your ideas’
‘accept the views of others even if you don’t agree’
‘be friendly and approachable’
‘make good choices in class and around school’

Hints for your speech include:

What skills and abilities would a good school councillor have?
What are you particularly good at that would help you to be a great school councillor?
What do you think would make the school better?
What could you do that people would really like?
Think of things that are realistic, maybe that you could do yourself, rather than having to ask other people to do

Good luck to all children who decide to stand in the elections.