Welcome to PSRP
WELCOME BACK EVERYBODY!
We hope you all had a wonderful half term holiday and are feeling refreshed and ready to learn. This half term we will continue our Zoom to the moon topic, taking greater steps along our space history timeline. Our next destination will be the moon landings! We will also look at space travel within the children's lifetime, focusing particularly upon a very significant figure in British astronomy- Tim Peake. We will also learn more about our solar system and sources of light on Earth.
The children will be making their own books as part of their English lessons linked with design technology. These will be along the theme of the tactile series of books called 'That's not my...'.
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.
Click on the link to access Blackburn with Darwen's Local Offer site.
You can find information on supporting children and young people with SEND aged 0-25 and their families.
The link above will talk you to Parents in Partnership who are parent carer led group for Parent and Carers of children and young adults aged 0-25 with SEND. They provide support and advice and regularly hold groups for families and children to attend. They are also looking for people who have some spare time to provide support to other families.
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.