Please find attached details of next half term’s after school clubs.
Please find attached details of next half term’s after school clubs.
This morning Fireflies and Grasshoppers were treated to a special assembly all about looking after their teeth. They also met Derek the Dragon who showed them how to clean their teeth properly.
In art, Fireflies have been learning about continuous line drawings. They have applied their newly learnt skills, to replicate the famous sunflowers paintings by Vincent Van Gogh.
The children also experimented with different ways of adding texture to paint. They added salt, flour and oats to the paint to give different textures. The children then applied the different textures of paint to their artwork.
The results were fantastic!
Could we please ask that all Care club booking requests for the first week back after the Easter Holidays are sent in by lunch time next Thursday 7th April at the latest.
Please find attached letter providing details of next half term’s after school clubs
The School Vision Screening Team are visiting the school on Wednesday 6th April to carry out vision screening for Reception children. Please see the attached letter giving more information.
This is carried out on an OPT OUT basis. Therefore, if you are happy for your child to take part you do not need to take any further action. If you do not want your child to have their vision screened please complete and return the form to the School Office by Friday.
Good morning Fireflies,
Mrs Morris has sent some work for you to complete today. Please see the work set out below. There is separate work for Reception and Year 1’s.
Please send any completed work to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have a lovely day. I hope the high winds do not cause you too much disruption.
Links to resources:
Fireflies have had a fun filled morning learning all about Charles Darwin.
They learnt about Charles Darwin’s early life, and his 5 year journey on HMS Beagle, around the Galápagos Islands. They then became explorers; discovering some of the different species of animals that Charles Darwin collected during his voyage. This is a great starting point for our history work.
We are excited to say that we have organised a Charles Darwin Workshop for Fireflies on Wednesday 2nd February. Please find attached a letter with further information.
Fireflies have been learning about healthy eating and the importance of a balanced diet.
The children have learnt all about different types of healthy food. They also enjoyed tasting a range of different fruits and vegetables.
Can I please ask that all bookings required for Care Club for the first two weeks of the new Spring Term are e-mailed to me by Thursday 16th December latest. Please note that we return to school on Wednesday 5th January 2022
This week is the last week this term for after school clubs, there are no school clubs in the last week of Autumn term
Please also note that after school clubs will be re-starting on the week commencing 10/1/22
There are no clubs during the first week back at school in January
The children will be served their Christmas Lunch on Wednesday 15th December, the menu is below. Please can we ask that you log onto ParentPay by the end of the previous week to pre-book your child’s meal (please select the roast dinner option – as although this shows roast beef it will be the Christmas dinner). If you haven’t yet activated your child’s ParentPay account please contact the school office for a copy of their activation code.
Don’t forget all children in Fireflies and Grasshopper are entitled to free meals under the Government’s Universal Infant Free School Meals Scheme.
We are pleased to let you know that all after school activity clubs will be back on again this week.
Please find attached letter detailing next half JANUARY 2022 After School Activity Clubs letterterms after school activity clubs.
I have attached a video to support parents when reading with their child at home. The video demonstrates how we teach children to say the ‘pure’ sounds in school. I hope you find it useful.
The Year 1s in Fireflies and Grasshoppers have been working hard with their phonics this half term and have learnt all the following phonemes:
/ea/ /oe/ /au/ /ew/ /ay/ /ie/ /ou/ /ey/ /wh/ /ph
We have set some practice assignments up on Spelling Shed for them and it would be really helpful if they could practice at least one game daily – as little and often practice is the best way to ensure new information gets stored in the long term memory.
All children should have their Spelling Shed log-ins to access the games.
We will also be setting spelling lists for the tricky (common exception) words – and with these words, children can earn certificates with the points that they amass! Each point they earn goes towards their “Shed Score” – and this is the total of scores for the past rolling 7-day period.
All children start as an egg and can work their way up to a Royal Bee!
Maureen in the kitchen has asked us to let you know that the roast dinner tomorrow will be replaced with pork instead of beef which is shown on the menu on ParentPay due to supply issues. All other options remain the same.
She has also advised that all Roast Beef lunches will be replaced with pork until further notice.
We are now opening up spaces to Grasshoppers class as well as Fireflies for the Multi-Sports activity club held on Thursday afternoons.
There are also a few spaces remaining for Theatre Arts club being held on a Tuesday afternoon.
Please email me at email@example.com if you would like to book your child into one of the above clubs.
The clubs will start the first week back after half term.
As we approach the time of year where children are going to need their coats, please could I ask parents to teach their children how to put their coats on independently.
Please note that Fireflies will only need to come into school in their PE kit on a Wednesday and Friday. Please come into school in uniform on a Monday.
We hope you all had a lovely Summer break and are feeling refreshed and looking forward to starting school.
This term our topic is Sensational Structures. To find out about the learning that will be taking place this term, please visit the Fireflies information page ( just click on Classes>Fireflies>Information.) You will also find lots of useful links on the page that will help you to support your child’s learning at home.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me on
We are really looking forward to seeing you all on Thursday. In the meantime, enjoy the rest of your break!
As an end of term treat, Class 1 have had an African themed day which has linked in with our topic work about Africa.
The children have enjoyed creating their own African sunset picture, making beaded bracelets and binoculars, African dancing, drumming and going on their own Safari in search of African animals.
I hope everyone had a lovely Easter break.
This term our topic is African Wilderness. Please take a look at the class 1 information page to see what we shall be learning this term.