Welcome back to school after what I hope was a relaxing and enjoyable festive break. We have an exciting half term ahead, the highlight of which will be our visit to the science museum on 18th /19th January. Our topic theme is ‘Space’ which is primarily a Science and History based topic.
Thank you for ensuring your child is reading regularly. Their enjoyment of reading really does affect the quality of writing and reading comprehension in school. Thank you also for the effort that has gone into the homework so far. The practise of maths and spellings at home is improving the children’s learning in school. I always enjoy coming in on a Monday morning to see what amazing tasks the children have completed. Your child will have new tasks stuck in their homework book and as usual, all homework will be due on a Monday morning.
Preparations are almost complete for our trip to London on 18th/19th January. I hope everyone is looking forward to it as much as I am! In previous years it has been an invaluable experience for the children to take in the sights and experience of being in London whilst visiting and sleeping in the world famous museums. You will have received a letter detailing what to pack and the itinerary. Please do ask if you have any further questions about the trip. Remember that you can keep up to date with our learning on our blog site www.brandyclass.wordpress.com which will also be updated during the trip.
Many thanks for your continued support. As always, if you have any queries or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me, my door is always open.
Mr J. Taylor
Wow, it’s been such a busy few weeks in Brandy Class. Firstly, we have been continuing our learning journeys in Maths and English. The children have enjoyed studying characters and writing from different points of view. In Maths we have been busy learning the long multiplication method, which was challenging to begin with, before we experienced lots of ‘light bulb’ moments!
In the afternoons we have been busy rehearsing our KS2 production. Having learnt our lines we are now practising without scripts! We have also had our final flute lesson, thank you to Mrs Sully for teaching us.
In Sports news, well done to those who took part in the Athletics competition on Friday. Although we didn’t win overall, there were some excellent performances and personal best scores. A huge congratulations to the girls football team who came from behind to win 2-1 against St Blasius on Tuesday, you were a credit to the school showing true resilience!
Only one week left before the Christmas Beak don’t forget these key dates:
Friday 14th December – Christmas Jumper Day – Bring £1 for Save the Children
Monday 17th December – KS2 Performance 1.30pm
Tuesday 18th December – KS2 Performance 1.30pm
Wednesday 19th Decemeber – Christmas Dinner
Wednesday 19th December – KS2 Performance 6pm
Thursday 20th December – Christmas Party Afternoon & Quiz
Friday 21st December – Last day of term
Friday 18th/Saturday 19th January – Science Trip – See letter for more details http://wroxallprimary.co.uk/letters/115.pdf
Well Done for all your amazing efforts in our learning this half term. I’d just like to share some of the creativy we have seen in our topic lessons.
In art with Miss Smith, the children have been making firework art using paint and straws. We are now starting to build Shang Dynasty Bronzes as part of our DT project. You can also see some amazing firework poetry the children have published using excellent onomatopoeia.
In History lessons we have been immersing ourself in Shang culture. We have studies the different roles in society, the kings and the mysterious orcale bones! The children have also created powerpoints to encourage people to think about the near excitation of the giant panda in China. I hope you enjoy spotting your child’s work below.
Today, Brandy Class paid their respects to those who lost their lives in war. We started by writing letters to our local men and women before taking them to the Wroxall Memorial to read out. We were guided around the church to view the memorials to commemorate one hundred years since the end of world war one. In the afternoon the children were given a bulb to plant on the school field which we hope will form one large cross by springtime.
Dear Parents and Carers,
Welcome back to school after what I hope was an enjoyable autumn break. Last half term the children worked very hard with great enthusiasm on our spy topic. We hope to keep this going with our new topic The Shang Dynasty, more details of which are found below
A Few Reminders:
Please continue to hear your child read regularly. All pupils should be reading, preferably to an adult, at home each day and writing down the page numbers in their Reading Record books. Please could parents/carers view and sign their reading records as they are a good way for home and school to keep in contact. The spelling test will be on a Monday and the times table badge tests will be on a Friday. Homework tasks will be sent home in the green book on a Monday and due in the following Monday. Each week the children will receive: A copy of their weekly spellings, a maths task and a topic task. This will be due each Monday and as before, children can choose which topic task to complete.
Dates for your diary:
Tuesday 30th October – Parents Evening 6-8pm
Wednesday 31st October – Parents Evening 3-5pm
Monday 5th November – School Closed – Staff Training Day
Thursday 22nd November – Flu Clinic in School
Friday 7th December – Christmas Fair
Friday 21st December – Last Day
More dates will be added throughout the term. Keep your eye on the school website for updates. Many thanks for your continued support. Please book a slot of parents evening if you have not already done so. If you have any queries or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Mr J. Taylor Miss T. Price
Brandy Class Teacher Brandy Class Teaching Assistant