Next week is Refugee Week where the children are going to be learning all about refugees around the world. In addition, to support the cause, myself, Mrs Bark, Mrs Ingram, Mrs Humphrey, and Mrs Steward will be raising money by eating the same food rations as a Syrian Refugee for one school week. The rations for the week include:
I have attached the My Donate link below so that should you wish to do so, you are able to sponsor us for this very worthy cause. Money raised will go towards two charities; Suffolk Refugee Support and Syrian Refugee Relief Fund.
It's going to be tough so any support you can offer will certainly help!
Thank you in advance!
A new week begins and so we have begun to look at a new book called 'A River' by Marc Martin.
On Monday, we looked at the beautiful front cover and thought about we thought might happen in the book. Will it be fiction or non-fiction?
Today, we learnt new vocabulary ready to read the book tomorrow!
How many of the new words can you remember? Can you put them into a sentence?
For the last few weeks, we have been reading James and the Giant Peach.
We have learnt lots of new vocabulary (how many words can you remember?) and have imagined being James to write a diary entry.
This week, we read up to chapter 8 where the two ghastly aunts have been inviting the public to come and see the peach and making a fortune out of it.
Next week, we will be a reporter for the Rushmere Times to write a newspaper article all about this strange happening.
In our topic this term we are leaning about Mountains, Rivers and Coasts.
This week, we had an email from Mrs Humphrey telling us that she is climbing Ben Nevis in May half-term and she was asking if we could tell her more about the mountain and what she should pack.
The children wrote some excellent email replies, thinking carefully about the advice they gave Mrs Humphrey to ensure she has a successful hike.
Read one of the replies below.
We can't wait to find out how Mrs Humphrey gets on.
We need your help!
Please start keeping your glass jars ready for our Christmas craft morning which is on Friday 24th November. For example you could bring in a jam jar or a sauce jar. Each child needs at least one jar in order to join in. But if you have extras please do bring them in. Jars must be clean and the previous label removed.
Just a reminder that it is our school trip to Colchester Castle on Thursday. Please ensure that your child arrives at school on time as the coach will be leaving just after 9am. We will be back in time for the end of the day pick-up.
Please ensure that your child does not have any nut products in their lunch box. We have been informed that a child from another school who has a severe nut allergy will also be there.
School uniform must be worn on the trip.
Any questions, please do ask me tomorrow before or after school.
I hope you all had a lovely half term break.
We've had a very busy first day back.
In English, we have started a new book called 'A Nest Full of Stars'.
We spent the lesson predicting what we thought the book would be about. The children came up with some lovely imaginative ideas! At the end of the lesson we read some of the book and found out it is a book full of poems.
Later this week, we will be writing some of our own poems.
Watch this space!
This week, we were lucky to have Mrs Coggins come and speak to the children about how to look after their teeth. She is returning again next week and then again the following week.
She has some homework for the children. I sent this home with the children today.
Can you find 10 items of food at home which contain sugar that surprise you? For example, look at crisps or tins of baked beans.
Look on the ingredient list - see what you can find!
Write the items down as a list and bring it in next week to share with Mrs Coggins.
In History this week, we have been learning about Roman soldiers and life in the Roman army. We have learnt lots of facts including how women were not allowed to be in the army and how the soldiers had to march for 20 miles a day!
The children have been showing an inquisitive attitude and asking some really interesting questions.
In English today, we have started a new book called 'Meerkat Mail'.
Today, we discussed what we could see on the front cover of the book and predicted what we thought the story will be about.