10 March 2023
Dear Parents and Carers
We hope everyone has had a good week and survived the final wintry surprise of snow !
A reminder about Poetry and a Pastry! On Tuesday 14th March, the 'Poetry and a Pastry' session will be running from 8:50 AM- 9:30 AM. As mentioned in the letter, there is an opportunity to join in virtually via Zoom. If you would like to do so, please email Mrs Tasker via email@example.com for the link. Please note that we are trialling this approach and you will not be able to speak directly with your child during the Zoom as it will be an open session to many parents/carers and could be rather noisy if so!
This week the Year 3 children have received their Sacrament of Reconciliation for the first time. In preparation for this Sacrament, the children reflected on the fact that they are children of God and that this impacts on the way they treat others. They learn to appreciate that God created humans with free will thus allowing them to make a decision to make good and bad choices. The children learn to think about the consequences of their actions and how this affects their relationship with God. They learnt the structure and sequence of the Rite of Reconciliation and were fully prepared to make their Reconciliation during this season of Lent. Thank you to Mrs Warnett and Miss Workman for preparing them so well.
On Wednesday some of our KS2 Girls took part in a festival to promote girls participation in football. Over two hundred girls from many of the schools in the Wyre Forest Sports Partnership took part in the festival. Throughout the morning, the girls participated in nine football related activities that were designed to improve the confidence, encourage them to be active and share in the positivity of girls being a part of the football scene. Our girls really enjoyed getting to know other children from other schools, developing their football skills and spending the time with their friends. It was a pleasure taking the girls to such an event and seeing them challenge themselves in such a positive environment.
As many of you will be aware traditionally Year 5 go to Manor Adventure every September for a weekend residential of outdoor activities. There will be an information meeting on Thursday 23 March at 3.35 pm for parents and carers of children presently in Year 4. This is always an exciting and memorable trip for the children and we look forward to seeing you at the meeting.A reminder will be sent but please make a note in your diaries.
Next week our older children in Years 4 , 5 and 6 are looking forward to bell –boating on the canal. They will use their oars as a team to travel through the lock system and along the canal. We hope the children will find it physically demanding but also a new and exciting experience. We look forward to sharing the photographs with you next week. If you have not yet confirmed your child's attendance on this activity please see ParentPay. Thank you
This half term in Reception/ Year 1 our PSHE focus is ‘Healthy Me.’ This week we discussed ways we can keep our bodies healthy. We then looked closely at what foods are healthy and unhealthy. The children shared their favourite fruits and vegetables, the favourite fruit of the class was strawberries and the favourite vegetable was carrots. We then took our knowledge of healthy foods into our DT lesson where we used fine motor skills to cut fruit and push them onto sticks to make fruit kebabs. The children enjoyed eating their delicious creations!
Reception Class were very excited to welcome five caterpillars to the classroom this week. They have been closely observing the changes in the caterpillars so far and have started their own caterpillar diaries.
This week, Year 3 have continued to enjoy their story of ‘The Firework Maker’s Daughter’. The children have begun to build a word bank of unfamiliar words and have used a dictionary to find definitions. The children have recapped on using fronted adverbials and different conjunctions to extend their sentences. In Science, we have continued to explore different types of rocks and have tested some of these to see whether they are durable or permeable. The children also had their first actual swimming lesson, where they spent the whole time in the pool and completely impressed us all with their fantastic behaviour and determination in the water. Well done Year 3!
We hope everyone has a lovely weekend. Please do not hesitate to contact either your child's teacher or myself if you have any concerns or worries about your child at any time.