Well done Kingfishers for rising to the Big Write challenge today. You have all had a really good try at story writing - and for your first time I have been really impressed. Try to find some time over Easter to practise writing - a shopping list, a letter to a family member or an Easter card. You could even write another story!
A message for the whole school - EASTER HOLIDAY BINGO!
We have all been blown-away by the amazing work the children have produced the past 2 weeks. We would like to say a big thank you to all the children and parents/carers for working with us to keep our Hauxton Primary School community learning.
For over the Easter holidays, we have created a whole school reading and creativity bingo for the children. This is not compulsory but may help keep the boredom at bay. The idea is that they pick a row or column on the bingo boards and have a go at crossing off each activity. Each activity crosses off that one square and they will have achieved bingo when they make it all the way across, down or up.
We would love for you to continue sending us their bingo activities and we will put up the fantastic creations and book choices on the website.
We hope they enjoy the activities and that all of our Hauxton Primary community have a relaxed, positive Easter break.
We look forward to speaking to you soon.
From everyone at Hauxton Primary School – Happy Easter! J
As well as these whole school challenges (which may need a little adapting for the younger children), I have added lots of puzzles, colouring sheets and craft ideas for you to try if you need something to keep you busy.
Just a reminder:
Make sure that you have some brain breaks, find lots of ways to do different sorts of exercise and also have some family time playing games, cooking or gardening. You could learn a new skill and maybe there are some jobs around the house that you can do together too. Keep in touch with family or friends through email, whatsapp, facetime or even write them a letter or send them a picture through the post - just remember that you can't meet them face-to-face!
As well as the four daily tasks there are plenty of other learning activities that you can work on regularly:
Read your school reading book
Practise reading your High Frequency Words (I sent everyone's most recent assessment home on Friday so you will know what they need to work on - remember no sounding out!)
Practise spelling the High Frequency Words which you can already read
Practise number bonds to 10
Choose a number between 11 and 19 and do some Number of the Week type activities around that number
Practise your phonics
Practise your letter formation
Watch your bean grow and record its progress (write a diary, take photos, draw it, label its parts, measure its height). You will probably need to move it to a larger pot and tie it to a stick to stop it from bending and breaking. Who will grow the tallest beanstalk? Will any of you get beans? I will also put photos of our class bean on the website so that you can see how it is getting on.
I will make sure that there are various resources on this class page which will support this additional learning. Three really useful online resources are phonics play (not tablet-friendly), hit the button (any device) and letterjoin (best on a tablet) - your child already knows how to use these.
Everyday at 9am, Joe Wicks will be leading a live, 30 minute, fun workout. It is important to stay active during this time. Here is his Youtube Page: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ
You should also out our new Hauxton Teacher youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNOgnurErvt9Vmx-R4ckvbQ
Kingfisher's Class's playlist is mainly viewable by clicking this link: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLb0pFDI7KBtLD3ynHqOMTiBFAGEb8CkzX
Mrs Parks-Connelly has kindly filmed some stories for you to listen to - why not tune in?
So far she has read "The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig", "A Dangerous Journey", "Maisie Middleton" and "Maisie Middleton at the Wedding".
There will be more to follow!
Under 'channels' you will also see we've followed a Yoga for Children channel, which has loads of nice yoga flows for children based around popular stories, including We're Going On A Bear Hunt!
Welcome to Kingfisher Class!
Mrs Cooke is your teacher. Mrs Wick, Mrs Cox, Dr Davis and Mrs Wilkinson also work in our classroom.
PE days are Monday and Tuesday. Please make sure that PE kits are kept in school at all times as we sometimes change our timetable to accommodate other events in school. On Tuesdays PE will be taught by Premier Sport whilst Mrs Cooke has designated non-contact time. PE kit is a pair of black shorts, a white T-shirt and a pair of plimsoles inside a designated PE bag.
As the weather starts to get colder and wetter it is really important that your child has a coat in school - ideally waterproof and with a hood. As well as playtime and lunchtime with the rest of the school the children will spend lots of time in the Kingfisher garden which is our outdoor classroom - without a suitable coat your child may miss out on learning opportunities because they are too cold or wet to stay outside.
All parents are welcome to attend Celebration assembly on Friday mornings and then to come along for Buddy Reading afterwards. Your child may receive a certificate for a variety of reasons/achievements. If they are going to get a Headteacher's award or a housepoints certificate they should let you know themselves. The first time I choose them to go into the Golden Book for great learning, attitude, behaviour or achievement I will let you know so that you can see them receive their award. After that they will bring home their certificate as a surprise. When it is your child's birthday they will celebrate on the Friday of that week.
Please come and see me at the end of the day if you have any questions or concerns.
Update - Friday 6th March
This half-term's topic is 'Once upon a time' - lots of work on traditional tales! We will read, tell, act out and write stories. We will describe characters and settings, draw and paint pictures related to the stories and write for a variety of purposes.
So far we have worked on Little Red Riding Hood and The Three Little Pigs.
We have drawn and written items for Red Riding Hood's basket and made a picture story map. We have written captions for pictures from the story of the three pigs and made a Wanted poster for the Big Bad Wolf.
We thought about healthy and unhealthy food choices for Red Riding Hood's basket. We have also been on a materials hunt after thinking about the materials used for the three pigs' houses.
In phonics we learned 'air' and 'ure'.
In Maths we have been working on subtraction and 3D shape. We have described shapes and sorted them by how they look and their properties such as whether they can roll or whether they have flat faces.
Last Thursday we had great fun looking at each other's 'Amazing Adjective' costumes for World Book Day. We tried to think of as many adjectives as we could for each costume to see if we could guess the right one.