Many apologies for the spellings not being sent home this week. Their new spelling books are ready to go but unfortunately I was out of class today and the replacement teacher had several things to deal with at the end of the day. Please bear with us – they will be sent home on Monday.
This week we had our second visit from the dental hygienist and the children all took home a letter with a permission slip to return before the next visit on Monday the 16th. Only a few children have returned these already. I will have spare letters available on Monday morning should anyone need one.
We also sent home a letter about our upcoming trip to Colchester castle on Thursday 9th November. We have recently received correspondence from staff at the castle museum requesting that packed lunches do not contain any nut related products. Another school is also visiting the castle museum on the same day and one of the children has a severe nut allergy. Thank you in advance for your support on this.
A huge thank you for your support and donations on our non-uniform day yesterday. I have not yet heard the total amount raised but will keep you posted on this.
We have had fun this week and the children have been practising reading their work aloud with expression. Class photographs were taken but again I cannot publish any of these in the blog as they contain images of other children and some photographic consent forms have yet to be returned. I will endeavour to speak to the parents of the children concerned next week. Hopefully we will then be able to publish class photos in our blog.
Just a quick reminder that parent consultation evenings are on Tuesday and Thursday next week. Please book an appointment through the school website if you have not already done so.
The children have enjoyed having 2 visitors this week. Mr Kightley brought in some Roman artefacts to share with the children. Unfortunately the pictures of this session cannot be uploaded as we are still awaiting some photographic permission forms. If you have not yet completed and returned your form could you please do this as soon as possible.
We also had a visit from a dental hygienist who has been talking to the children about their teeth and how to look after them properly. Over the next two weeks she will be returning to teach additional sessions. She has however set the children some homework for next Wednesday. The children need to look in the food cupboard at home and read the labels on food items to find if they contain sugar. They have been asked to record 10 items that contain sugar that surprised them.
Next Thursday is dress down day and all money received is being donated to the 'Save the children - Hurricane Irma appeal'. We will be looking at the effects of Hurricane Irma and the work of this charity in lessons next week.
As year 5 are currently on their residential trip it has been decided that spellings will now be sent home after their return so that the whole school will be receiving their new spellings on the same week.
Have a great weekend!
Thank you to the parents who managed to make the 'Meet the teacher' session. I hope you found the information useful. For those who were unable to attend I have sent home this week the end of year expectations for you to keep along with the ICT agreement and the photographic permission forms. Please can you ensure that these are completed and returned to school by Wednesday 27th at the latest.
This week the children in 3D all enjoyed a taster session of squash and took home a letter informing parents of the squash after school club. We are hoping that the children will have the opportunity to attend some other taster sessions during the Autumn term.
I know that many of the children will have informed you that they have been doing some assessments this week. These will continue during the upcoming week ahead and will form the benchmark assessment for Year 3. These will enable us to identify areas of strength and weakness in their learning and allow us to plan lessons accordingly.
The children have all had a positive start to Year 3 and are settling into their new routine well. Thank you for your support during the last few weeks!
This week we have started our topic work. In History we are studying the Romans and this week we began learning about the foundation of Rome and the Roman empire.
In Science we are beginning our topic work on Rocks and over the next few weeks we will be learning about the formation of rocks.
We have started our French lessons and the children are becoming more confident in saying hello, giving their names and asking the names of other people. The are now learning to ask how other people are and to respond in kind to other people asking how they are. We hope that you will be able to support their learning by encouraging them to try their new language skills at home.
Welcome to a new term at Rushmere Hall. I hope that you all had a lovely restful break and have returned to school ready for new challenges. We have a busy timetable but I will by trying to update my blog every week to keep you informed of the work we have covered during the week and the new topics we have coming up.
Just to remind parents that you have the opportunity to come and meet me on Friday 15th at 3:45pm in the classroom, when I can let you know a little more about the year ahead and Year 3 procedures.
Thank you 2D for a wonderful year! I have enjoyed teaching each and every one of you so much and I feel very proud of you ALL. You have all grown up and are definitely ready for KS2. Always remember if a task feels tricky - be brave and 'have a go' because you CAN do it! I look forward to hearing all about you from your new teachers! Don't forget to come back and say 'hello' sometimes!
We had a wonderful time at Framligham Castle last week! The children thoroughly enjoyed themselves and they were enthusiastic, curious, reflective and very happy! They all behaved beautifully and a member of the public even noticed and commented how proud we should feel of ourselves.
Here are some pictures to give you a flavour of the day.
This week we had another VERY important visitor! She was a REAL Medieval Lady and she lives in a castle. We had to be extremely polite as she was rather strict! Here are a few facts we found out:
Well done 2D! You performed a wonderful assembly without having ANY rehearsals! We were so busy showing our important visitors how hard we work, we didn't have any time! Some of you felt a little bit nervous but you were VERY brave and 'had a go'! Lots of people had to read sentences they had not seen until 5 minutes before the performance! Your singing was beautiful and you played instruments with perfect timing. You were resilient and you should feel VERY proud of yourselves! I am sure your grown ups will agree with me!
We are 3D!