I was so impressed when marking the children’s homework last week. There were many different creative ways in which they were presented. I loved hearing about how you celebrated Diwali or Eid. It was also lovely to see which books the children are reading at home.
Year 2 will also be visiting Allerton Grange next Tuesday for a dance session so our PE days next week will be Monday and Tuesday instead of Tuesday and Thursday.
Monday 19 November: The children are going to Allerton Grange for a sport workshop. Please ensure PE kits are in school.
Tuesday 18 December and Wednesday 19 December
Key Stage 1 Christmas production
It was lovely to meet you all properly at Parents’ Evening. Thank you for taking a strong interest in your child’s learning. Many parents were keen to help even more at home. I hope the reading, writing and maths document is helpful. Also, thank you for coming to see our assembly. I know the children loved showing you all what they have learned. The next Parents’ Evening will be held in the Spring term. In the meantime, do not hesitate to drop in if you have anything that you’d like to discuss.
The SEAL topic for this half term is ‘Getting On’. We’ll encourage the children to think about ways in which we can get on with others in situations such as playtimes or group learning. We’ll discuss different friendship tokens that can be given such as a smile or a compliment. I’ve been really pleased so far with how well Year 2 generally get on well as a whole class.
A quick reminder that it’s our class assembly on Thursday. We hope to see you at 2.40pm.
New SEAL theme – Getting on
The SEAL theme Getting On covers four main aspects:
- developing the social skills of friendship
- working well together in a group
- managing anger
- resolving conflict
Group work takes place across all lessons and even at lunchtime and playtimes. Some questions for children to consider are:
- Did everyone take turns?
- Did everyone listen to what other people thought?
- Did each person have chance to tell the group what they thought?
- If people had different ideas could the group reach a compromise?
The key areas of learning throughout this theme are empathy, managing feelings and social skills.
Within this theme is Antibullying Week, 19 November – 23 November.
Hobby Half Day
What a great way to finish a very long half term. All the children from Year 1 to Year 6 were mixed up into new groups and they went off to do one of many activities for the afternoon on Friday. There were all sorts going on: iJamming, drumming, candle making and glass painting to name just a few. As I went round, there was a great atmosphere and all the children were chatting and learning together. Thanks to Mrs Maver for organising it and thanks to all the staff who led a workshop.
Have a great half term!