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Thursday 16th July

Dear Class R parents and carers,

 

Thank you for your continued support and engagement with the work we are setting, it really is so lovely to see how much the children have thrown themselves into the activities. There has been some absolutely wonderful writing produced, both in school and at home, and I am really enjoying seeing the progress the children are making.

I have also been really pleased with how well the children have managed with the maths work on probability this week and how they have shown a very good understanding of the vocabulary being used.

 

Please note that Mrs Wyman is extremely busy at the moment trying to sort resources for Class R and Class 1 for the coming school year. If you happen to have any of the below items they would be very gratefully received -

The following is taken from Mrs Potts-Baldwin's email to families on Wednesday -
'Toy Donations

Class R have missed out on raiding the donations from the School Fete this year! We are looking for the following items:
Wellies (sizes 8-12)
Age appropriate games, particularly Orchard Toys.
HappyLand buildings, vehicles and figures
Small world toys such as animals, dinosaurs, rockets, aliens etc.
Tea sets suitable for use in our Mud Kitchen

If you have any of these things that are no longer of use to you we would be more than happy to give them a new home.
Please leave any donations outside of the school reception before the end of term.
Many thanks
Catherine Potts-Baldwin'

The sad reality is that without our usual school fete donations it will leave us very short of toys for our children. We would love to be allowed to purchase new things but sadly this is not possible and in order to resource our classroom we have to rely on donations. If you are able to help with anything please do let us know, or drop things to school.
I would like to offer a huge thank you to those who have already dropped things in to school.

 

Today I would like the children to begin the day by listening to the story 'Little Red Train - Busy Day'.
After this I would like the children to think about a train journey they may like to take. Where would they go and who would they meet during or at the end of the story? Can the children write down a description of this or alternatively they may like to draw pictures and record what they have thought of.
In the story attached there is a map of the journey the Little Red Train took, can the children create a map showing their journey and the places they passed on the way?

In our story 'The Train Ride' the passengers see a mare and a foal from the window of the train. Can the children find out and list the names of these other baby animals - a baby sheep, a baby cow and a baby goose.

 

Following this could the children have a go at the set 2do's 'Tally & Data Tables' and 'Charts'. I would just like them to refresh their memories on how we read tally charts and also ensure they are paying attention to the question that is being asked.

 

Please note that Mrs Benney will be adding a challenge shortly so please do look out for that.

 

Kindest regards

Mr B

Little Red Train - Busy Day

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