Friday 20th May 2016
Class 4 update on our Space Rocket Seeds
You may remember that we are carrying out a controlled experiment in our ‘Space laboratory’ (the staff room) to grow two groups of seeds – one packet from the International Space Station and one of normal seeds. We received a 100 seeds and 90% are growing well. We have no idea which are the space seeds. No signs of aliens yet!
In our Collective Worship this week we have thought about our Christian value of ‘Love ‘in action both in our school community and in the wider world. We have looked at the work of Christian Aid in Bangladesh helping flood victims. The children have been very interested in how gifts of worms are helping to produce compost and enable the people to grow better food.
New Reception Children for September
They will make their first visit to Class 1 next Friday 27th May during the morning.
Year 6 Leaver’s Hoodies
For the first time last year Y6 parents organised Leaver’s hoodies with the children’s names on the reverse. Mrs Wright has kindly agreed to organise this for the current Y6. Please see the separate letter she has sent home with the children and complete the slip if you would like to be part of this so that she can get orders in place.
Year 2 Assessment
We are required to assess our Y2 children during the month of May and this is almost complete. It happens as a normal classroom activity with their own teacher and teaching assistant. We mark these in school and the outcome supports our own teacher assessment information which is reported in each child’s Annual Report. There are tests in Reading Comprehension and Maths and the children had already practised similar activities as part of their regular work in class.
Year 1 Phonics Screening
We are required to screen all our Y1 children in June on their knowledge of phonics (letter sounds). This happens as part of the children’s normal classroom activities and lessons with their own class teachers. They are scored out of 40 and this data is shared with you in their Annual Reports. If you would like any more information on their phonics learning or have any concerns please speak to Mrs Reynolds or Miss Jenkins. The teachers will be operating an open classroom drop-in after school on Wednesday 25th May till 4.30pm in Class 1 to answer any questions. Our teachers are always happy to see you at other times by arrangement.
School Group/Class Photographs
The proofs of the Group/Class photographs have been sent home. You can view large display proofs in the children’s entrance area. You should have received a sample of any group your child is in. If you would like to order any of these please return your form with payment to school by Monday 23rdMay. This will enable us to send the school order off before half term. Any orders after this date will have to be sent by you directly and will also incur a late order fee.
Instrumental Lessons in school
If your child is interested in starting instrumental lessons in school we have places available for flute, guitar, violin, piano and cello from September. Please speak to Mrs Dobson. If you wish to finish lessons please give half a terms notice in writing.
New diary date – Summer Music Concert Tuesday 28th June 6pm
This concert provides an opportunity for children who have music lessons in school; violin, cello, piano, flute to perform. All children in Class 3 have whole class violin/cello lessons every week with Mrs Jameson and they will be performing as a class. Children who have instrumental lessons outside school are welcome to perform; also children who have regularly attended Choir and Recorders.
May Half Term Football Coaching with Mike Layfield at Richmond School
Booking forms for this have been sent home and are available from the office.
May Half Term Sewing Club with Mrs Marshall
This is running again at Scorton Village Institute on Wednesday 1st and Friday 3rd June from 10am to 2pm. Children will make a personalised patchwork cushion cover. The cost is £15 and they will need to bring a packed lunch. To book a place or enquire further please email Catherine: firstname.lastname@example.org or ring 01748 810824.
Junior Golf at Richmond Golf Club
This starts on 10.5.16 every Tuesday from 4.30-5.45pm. For 6-13 year olds; equipment provided. Contact Richie Bastow, Junior Coordinator on 07411 63 6765 for more details.
Friends of the School
Parent led Cookery Club – needs more parents to help after school on Thursday; this could be on a rota and is great fun with new recipes to learn!
Second hand uniform and fancy dress/dressing up clothes. FoS will be washing and packaging these to be sold at the Summer Fair. Please bring them into school in a labelled bag. The next Bags2School is Friday 24th June.
We finish for half term next Friday 27th May and return to school on Monday 6th June.
Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any queries.