Welcome to PSRP
Wow! Our first half term has nearly come to an end. The time has flown by and we have fit so much fun in! We have found out about the history of space travel beginning with animals in space, to the first person and this week the first man on the moon! We have found out about the different planets in our solar system and have begun to make a paper mache earth. Next half term we will continue our space history timeline leading up to British astronaut Tim Peake's time on the ISS. We will also learn more about our solar system and sources of light on Earth.
We aim to keep you informed and as up to date with news and information as quickly as we can. Keep an eye on the school website and the newsletter for information on events in school and the community.
Don't forget we also use Class Dojo to share information and messages, you can also contact us through Class Dojo to let us know about home events that may affect the children's learning at school. Remember if your child is going to be absent from school you must call the school office to inform them.
Full uniform is to be worn everyday, along with black smart shoes, no trainers, socks or tights should be plain white or grey.
The weather is very unpredictable therefore we suggest a coat is also sent into school everyday.
Please name every piece of school uniform including PE and swimming kits.
For more information please see the uniform section of our website.
Our Topic this Term is Zoom to the Moon!
This term we will continue to learn about Space! We will be enjoying poetry and rhyme with an alien/space theme such as 'Here Come The Aliens' and research and present facts on space to create information leaflets, focusing upon the features of information texts. After our study of Van Gogh's Starry Night Painting, we will be painting our own for display in class and continue to enjoy our music sessions which often have a space theme too! Take a look at the Yearly and Termly overview below for more details.
We continue to set up the classroom with learning areas, where the children can explore activities which encourage key skills and progress towards their personal targets.
After the positive feedback we had from the homework last year we will continue the same method. There are some tasks which will be a must to complete such as a maths activity, please continue to record all completed tasks in the homework book and where possible through Class Dojo.
It is a whole school expectation that children should read at home at least three times a week, this should be recorded in the purple log book. Books will be changed on a Friday, please send books into school everyday as we will listen to the children read in order to assess their level of understanding and development.
We will send home school books that have been assessed to be appropriate for your child's ability however we encourage reading a range of books and texts such as comics, leaflets and signs when out and about.
Click above for tips and the importance of reading.
Along with homework tasks there are lots of other experiences that will greatly impact your child's learning, any activities or trips you complete please do share them with us either in the homework book or through Class Dojo. We have found the children love to share these in class and pictures and descriptions you send in aid in us helping the children to talk about their experiences.
Click on the learning links for activities the children will enjoy using.
As a school the children's safety is paramount both in school and in the community. As technology develops it is important we educate children in how to use ICT as a tool for learning that can be fun but also in ways that keep them safe. Click on the link below to the Think U Know website for top tips, activities and advice on how to stay safe online.
Parent Advice Leaflets
This link will take you to our school page where you can find advice on other issues and well being.
We will be continuing our swimming lessons on a Tuesday. Please ensure a full kit and towel is sent into school on the following dates: 6th November, 20th November and 4th December.
We are very lucky and will have opportunities to explore and learn in our forest school. Keep a watch for more details on dates and clothing needed.
This year will be very musical. The children often find music beneficial to their academic learning as well as their emotional learning. This year we will continue to use music as a learning tool to consolidate and learn in Maths and English, as a tool for mindfulness and we also have a specialist music teacher in class once a week who will be working with both staff and children.