PSRP 2016 - 2017
Welcome to the start of the school year. We have given you lots of information about routines in PSRP in your child's home - school diary, along with your child's own timetable. Please check diaries daily to ensure you are up to date with any information you might need, and feel free to write anything in the diary that you think we might need to know. Although we might not write in them daily, we do check them every day.
Here is an overview of the information in the diaries:
I (Mrs Oliver) will be teaching full time in PSRP again this year and Miss C. Gibson and Miss M. Gibson and Mrs MacQuarrie (Miss Makinson before her summer wedding) are the full time teaching assistants.
Spanish and P.E. on a Tuesday morning will be taught by Mrs Otley (the children know Mrs Otley well).
P.E. kits, consisting of school P.E. shorts and polo shirt and pumps should be clearly labelled and kept in school. It is advisable to send in a pair of jogging bottoms for the winter months for outdoor P.E.
P.E. is on a Tuesday in PSRP
As last year, your child will swim on a Monday or a Wednesday (please see timetable). Swimming kits need to be in school at the beginning of term and will be washed, dried and kept in school. Girls with long hair will need to wear a swimming hat.
Swimming is on a Monday or alternate Wednesdays in PSRP (please see your child's individual time table).
Homework will be given out on a Friday and is to be completed by the following Friday. Reading books should come to school daily with the reading record book. Children make greater progress with their reading when they regularly read at home, and children enjoy rewards for reading regularly in our school reading race.
We had a really successful year with home reading last year and came overall second in the reading race for the year. That is a fantastic achievement for us, and the children were really enthusiastic about it. It would be great to see another successful reading year.
You will be able to see from your child's timetable (in their home school diary) that we have managed to establish some good mainstream class links for the coming year. These are flexible and aim to meet the needs of your child.
I hope you find this information helpful. We are looking forward to another fantastic year in PSRP.
Here is our long term plan, which will tell you what we will be covering over the course of the year.
Linked with our theme of France, we read a book called A Lion in Paris. The book tells of a lion who, bored with his life in the grasslands, travels to see the sights of Paris. As he visits some of the places we have looked at (the Eiffel Tower, The Louvre, The Pompidou Centre, the Seine, The Arc du Triomphe, the Notre Dame and the Champs-Elysee) the lion becomes increasingly disappointed that nobody notices him. He eventually becomes contented when finally resting on a platform in Paris (known as the Lion de Belfort).
We read the book without looking at the front cover, and the children designed their own version of the front cover. They also, having learned about other places to visit in Paris, planned and wrote another page for the book, using another place that the lion could have visited. We created our story pages on Purple Mash, developing our ICT skills, as well as our writing skills. The work is now displayed in our classroom. Here are a few photos.
We have learned a little bit about the history behind the building of the Berlin Wall. We learned about the splitting of Germany following the Second World War, and that West Germany became and East Germany became very different places to live. We talked and role played what it would have been like to live in one part of Berlin while family and friends lived on the other side of the wall. Some of us even built the Berlin Wall using construction equipment.
We made bricks in a graffiti style, similar to the concrete that made the Berlin Wall, and some of use wrote information that we could recall for our Germany display.
We have enjoyed our work on Lancashire Week. We made Lancashire hotpot following written instructions, peeling and chopping and frying. We enjoyed eating the Hotpot too. It was lovely to have parents helping us for the morning too.
Chinese New Year
Our Chinese New Year ICT work.
We read the story of the Chinese Zodiac.
World Religion Day
Internet Safety Day
This morning (Thursday 4th May) 8 of PSRP children attended a table cricket event at Pleckgate High School. We had a fabulous time, learning how to play, and then playing four games against local schools.
We lost the first two games, although it was very close, and we won the final two games, having improved our tactics after the first two games.
We arrived back at school at lunchtime, tired, but happy that we received medals and certificates for competing. We will present these in tomorrow's assembly.