Prince Charming Visit to Class 1

Class 1 have had a very special visitor this morning!  Prince Charming arrived at school searching for Cinderella.  I hope they can help him to find his Princess!

Packed Lunches

We have reminded children that any packaging waste from their packed lunch needs to be put into their packed lunch bags and return home, so that parents can be aware of what has or hasn’t been eaten. In consideration of this, can we kindly request that parents don’t send children with a carton of fruit juice for lunch, as these are often not finished and would leak badly into the packed lunch bags, plus we advocate that children are drinking water in school, and not sugary, fruit drinks. Thank you for your support.

Buddy Reading with Class 1 and 4

There is lots of reading for pleasure, comprehension and shared learning between Class 1 and Class 4 when they buddy read on a Friday afternoon. It is lovely to hear the older children offering support and help and being ‘mini teachers’, demonstrating kindness and encouragement.

Year 1 Handwriting

We have recently reviewed our handwriting policy (available on the School Website in the Key Info/Policies section),  in order to ensure greater consistency across school.  As a result we are teaching a cursive style of handwriting, which for year 1 children, involves each letter starting on the line with a lead in and ending with a lead out. We are finding that this style helps the child’s writing to flow better and will make joining seamless.

This is will be quite tricky at first but over time it should help create a neater and fluent writing style.  In order to help at home, here is a copy of what the letters look like for Year 1 pupils:-

 

Class 2 Forest School: Starting TOMORROW!

Forest School starts tomorrow for Class 2

Please note that the organisation of Class 2’s Forest School sessions will be slightly different this year. The year 1s will all be going to Forest School every week (on Friday mornings) for the first half term whilst the year 2s will all be staying in class. After the half term break, the groups will change over.

As the children will be going out whatever the weather, they will need to wear appropriate clothing.

Long trousers and long-sleeved tops are essential all year round for protection against horse flies, mosquitos, nettles and brambles. In the winter, they will also need a sweatshirt or jumper, a hat, scarf and gloves and a spare pair of socks. Children will need wellies all year round. A waterproof coat is needed and waterproof trousers, although optional, are useful, especially when it becomes wetter and colder.

PLEASE NAME ALL ITEMS OF CLOTHING & FOOTWEAR CLEARLY.

Children can come to school in their Forest School Kit, and then change into uniform after the session.

School performance

Class 3 and 4 put on a brilliant first performance this afternoon; absolutely faultless! Well done! Tomorrow’s performance is at 6pm. Can children please arrive at 5.30pm in order to get into costume for a prompt start. Refreshments are available while you wait for the start.

More Sports Day Fun!

Sports Day Fun!

We had a fun filled afternoon on Wednesday when the weather held, and we held our Sports Day, following a picnic lunch. It was a great afternoon where we saw courage, determination, fun, enthusiasm and challenge, along with a large helping of team-spirit! A big thank you to FOBCS for providing refreshments and also to everyone that joined us to support the children in what was a fantastic sporting afternoon!

Enjoy the photos!