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17.01.2020

 

This week we have been learning about Chinese New Year. We have looked at the story of the animal race and found out that this year is the year of the rat. 

We also looked at the story of Buddha. 

 

Reminders:

Forest School is on Monday. 

Diaries will be checked on Thursday. 

TTR's has been set. 

Spelling Shed has been set. 

 

Enjoy your weekend!

Miss Entwistle and the Kahlo Team. 

10.01.2020

 

This week we have had so much fun designing and making our own sandwiches. They were delicious! We learnt how to slice, chop, grate, spread and mix safely and correctly. The pictures can be seen under projects - foods and festivals. 

 

This week Kahlo class were TTR and Spelling Shed Champions. 

 

Reminders:

Forest school is on Monday and children need to bring in suitable footwear and clothing. 

Diaries will be checked on Thursday. 

It is important that your child completes their homework as this will be being monitored this term. 

 

Homework:

TTR - this has been set. 

Spellings - spellings are on the English tab of the class page and spelling shed has been set. 

Reading must be completed 3 times a week for 30 minutes. 

 

 

Have a lovely weekend!

Miss Entwistle and the Kahlo Team. 

 

07.01.2020

 

Welcome Back!

 

We are very excited to be back in school and we can't wait to learn all of the new things this term.

 

This terms weekly routines:

Monday: Forest School

Wednesday: Spelling Test

Thursday: New Spellings, Diary Check Day - looking at reading and homework that has been completed.

 

 

13.12.19

 

This week Kahlo class have been amazing. They have worked so hard on their production. There are some pictures of each child on the project section on our page. 

 

Home learning: 

TTR has been set. 

Please read 3 x a week for 30 minutes with your child. 

Spelling shed has been set and the spellings are on the English page too. This weeks spellings are challenge words. These are a selection of words that they need to know by the end of year 4. 

 

 

Reminders: 

Please can you ensure that you have sent in your £1 for the Christmas party as it is on Tuesday. Children can wear their party clothes. 

breakfast with Santa is also on Tuesday.

Christmas Lunch is on Thursday.  

We break up on Friday at 3:30. 

 

 

 

06.12.19

We have been continuing with our multiplication and division unit. We have written instructions on how to make a Christingle and practised our Winter Production. We are so excited to show it to you.

 

Home learning this week will be:

TTRS has been set.

Spelling shed: -ture words

Read independently or share their book with an adult 3x per week for 30 minutes and have their diary signed with a short comment.

 

This weeks spellings:

creature              

 furniture            

picture

nature

adventure         

capture              

 future 

 sculpture           

 fracture              

 mixture

 

Please also look at Picture news and discuss the topic – Should animals be used for our entertainment?

 

Have a lovely weekend.

 

Miss Entwistle and the Kahlo team.

Home Learning Guidance

Quality texts

29.11.19

What a fantastic morning we have had at the Christmas Tree Service. The children all looked fantastic in their Christmas Jumpers and accessories!

 

In Maths, we have started our new unit multiplication and division. We have been looking at equal groups and multiplying by 3. We have made our Christmas decorations this week and looked at mixing colours to then create a hot or cold scene. 

 

We have a busy few weeks coming up with our production, selection box bingo and our Christmas party etc... please ensure you have bought your tickets for the events you wish to attend. 

 

Parents Evening- Slips have been given to all children with your parents evening times on them. I will look forward to seeing you all next week. 

 

Home Learning- Spellings are under the English tab and are on Spelling Shed. Times Table Rock stars needs to be completed and used regularly. I am still not seeing reading entries in all diaries, please ensure your children are reading at least 3x and you are recording this. Picture news for this week has also been attached. 

 

I have also attached a document showing quality texts for certain age groups. It is a really good resource to see what genres of books your children should be reading at their age and what they will enjoy.  

 

Have a great weekend,

Miss Entwistle

22.11.19

This week Kahlo class have been amazing. They have listened and made sure that I feel better as I know it has been hard for them to understand me due to loosing my voice. But every child has been understanding and are a credit to you. Thank you Kahlo class!

 

It has been assessment week and everyone has worked really hard. In the afternoons, we have enjoyed looking at different climates around the world and comparing them. 

 

Home learning:

Continue to use Times Table Rock Stars.

 

Please continue to read 3 x a week for 30 minutes.

 

Below are the weekly spellings to learn for next week Wednesday:

gym

myth

Egypt

pyramid

symbol

synonym

lyrics

system

gymnastics 

 

These spellings are also under the English section and are on Spelling Shed and are put up on a Thursday. Please ensure that your child accesses Spelling Shed as well as practising them on paper. The ‘Challenge Words’ are taken from the year 3 and 4 Statuary Spelling list and can be played alongside the weekly spellings, but will not be tested on test week.

 

Cracking Comprehension has been set, please ensure this is completed.

 

I have also attached this week's picture news that we have been discussing in our assemblies.

 

Thank you,

Miss Entwistle and the Kahlo Team. 

15.11.19

 

We have had another lovely week in Kahlo Class. We attended a special 'Remembrance' assembly and joined the whole school in the 2 minutes silence.

 

Maths: We have been working on column addition and subtraction with 1 or 2 exchanges. Please continue to practise your x tables on TT Rockstars.

English: We have continued to read the Ice Palace and have been making predictions and summarising our thoughts in paragraphs about the setting and characters. .

Reading: Please continue to read x 3 weekly and record in your reading diary.

Cracking Comprehension: There has been a Cracking C

Spelling: ‘ou’  words have been set on Spelling Shed. Test on Wednesday.

Eco/School Council: We had some fantastic speeches from potential candidates. Results will be announced by Mr Dryburgh next week in assembly.

Parent App: Please ensure you are signed up to Parent App. This will be a key method of communication going forward. Please see the school office if you are experiencing any difficulties.

Home Learning Policy: Please see the attached policy for your information and reference.

 

Have a lovely weekend!

Miss Entwistle and the Kahlo team.

08.11.19

 

This week we have continued with Ice Palace and chosen a part of the story that we wanted to freeze frame. In maths we have continued with column addition and subtraction.

We have continued to look at Electrical Circuits and Magnets. Today we created some Remembrance Pictures.

 

Home Learning:

  • Please remember to write in your child's diary when they have read with an adult. Children should be reading 3 times a week for 30 minutes.
  • TTR is still set and children have until Friday to complete all 12 sessions. Please practise times tables with your child.
  • Attached above is a Picture News. We have an assembly on a Friday talking about different subjects. This picture news is to allow children to talk to parents at home about the learning that 

is taking place in school. Please sign your child's diary when this has been done.

 

Diary checks will take place on a Thursday.

 

Monday is Remembrance Day - please ensure your child has a coat.

Friday is Children in Need Day - please ensure you child is dressed in spots.

 

Have a lovely weekend!

 

Miss Entwistle and the Kahlo Team.

 

01/11/19

This week we have started our new book 'Ice Palace'. Everyone has really enjoyed writing about cold places and their writing is fantastic. In maths we have started to use the column method and we have loved trying this new way of adding and subtracting.

We have started looking at electrical circuits and forces in the afternoons.

 

Here is a link that your child may want to try at home:

http://www.switchedonkids.org.uk/electrical-safety-in-your-home

 

This weeks spelling's are:

mistake    

misbehave

mislead    

misspell    

misplace   

misread    

mistrust    

misunderstanding      

misuse     

mislaid

 

Please ensure your child is using Spelling shed to practise their spellings too.

There is a read, cover, write spelling sheet available to download under the English tab. 

Please practise 3 x tables.

TTR has 12 sessions set for your child to complete within the next 2 weeks. 

Please remember to read 3 times a week with your child.

 

Your child now has their home school diaries. This means myself and Miss Parr will be checking when a child has been read to or read to someone else. You will also notice stamps in their home diaries for when they have taken part in guided reading or taken a visit to the library.

 

Thank you!

Miss Entwistle and the Kahlo Team.

 

 

 

17.10.19

This week we have all been working so hard! We have continued to add and subtract using different strategies to help us. In English, we have watched So Good to Me, we were really surprised when the lost pet was a giraffe and not a dog! We have written some fantastic descriptions and diary entries. 

 

Extreme Reading- Half term is a great opportunity to get some Extreme Reading pictures. The library display is being updated and the more extreme the pictures, the better.

 

Spellings: There are several spelling lists that can be used on Spelling Shed. The list of spellings that are tested are under the English tab on our class page. 

 

Times Tables: There is a 3 x table worksheet on the maths page for children if they would like to complete it. To do this, download it and print it. TTR is set for children to practise too. 

 

Have a fantastic half term!

 

Miss Entwistle and the Kahlo Team. 

11.10.19

 

This week Kahlo class have been learning to add and subtract 3 digit and 1 digit numbers in

Maths. In English we have been writing descriptions about a lost dog! We hope our dogs never go missing.

 

Home learning:

Reading: 3 times a week.

Spellings: These have been added as an attachment to the English section. They are also on Spelling Shed.  

Times tables: Children have been set a task on TTR. Please practise 3 x tables with your child as well.

 

Have a good weekend!

The Kahlo Team.

4.10.19

 

This week Kahlo class have been writing Autumn and Harvest Poems. We have really enjoyed them performing them to the rest of the class. In maths we have started to add and subtract 3 digit numbers. In the afternoons we have sketch fruit baskets, looked at human and physical features and practise for our Harvest Assembly.

 

Home learning: Spellings are on Spelling Shed. Please ensure your child has a go at these. Please can you also practise 2, 5, 10 and 3 times tables.

Reading should be done at least 3 times a week.

 

Thank you,

Miss Entwistle and the Kahlo Team.

 

 

 

27.09.19

 

It has been a busy week in Kahlo class. We have started to look at Autumn poetry. In maths we have been looking at greater than and less than and ordering numbers, we've had so much fun. In the afternoons we've been leaning about the Harvest Festival and looking at cities in the UK. We have also looked at Blackrod and located our points of interest.  

 

Forest school is back to normal next week and is on Tuesday.

 

Extreme Reading- reminder that extreme reading pictures can be sent in as we are looking to update our display.

 

Macmillan- Thank you for all of your donations for this worthy cause. The children enjoyed their cakes and taking part in a variety of games.

 

Home learning- spellings are on Spelling Shed. 

Reading and times table practise needs to continue.

I am aware we still have no diaries but reading still needs to take place.

 

Have a great weekend,

Miss Entwistle and the Kahlo team.

 

20.09.19

 

 

This week we have been looking at 1, 10, 100 more or less of a number. In English we have been writing some fantastic diary entries. We have written them in pen. We were so excited to use pen for the first time in Kahlo class.

 

During the afternoons, we have been looking at Kahlo’s work and creating our own piece in her style. We have also worked with Lowry and sketched leaves, tress and a landscape of the school fields.

 

Spelling shed: Miss Parr has worked with us and checked that we are now all logged on. We have found that spelling shed works better on Chrome/Safari rather than internet explorer. New passwords have been set for those who couldn’t log on (four digit number with their initials on the end).

 

TTR: I am still unable to log on. However I am aware that the children can. Please practise 2’s, 5’s and 10’s.

Reading: Please read with your child at least 3 times a week. Children will change their own books when they have finished. Please remind them to tell a member of the Kahlo team so that they are given time to change it.

 

Reminders:

 

PE kits MUST be in school all week and forest school is on FRIDAY next week. Please ensure forest school clothing is in school. If your child brings it in on Tuesday it will be kept in school until Friday.

 

We are still waiting for the home school diaries to be delivered.

 

The PTFA AGM meeting is on Tuesday 24th September, in school @ 6:30pm. Everyone welcome.

 

We are updating the extreme reading board in school, new pictures needed please.

The Book Fair starts on Monday!

 

Next Friday we are having the annual Macmillan coffee morning, in school, from 1:30 – 3:30. Please can donations of cakes, biscuits etc. be brought in to school to help us support this event. It would also be lovely to see many of you in the afternoon.

 

Happy weekend!

 

Miss Entwistle and the Kahlo team.

 

13.9.19

 

We have had a great week and have been learning all about our class artist Kahlo. In Maths we have been looking at numbers up to 1000. In English we have been focusing on ‘Diary’ features and writing.

 

Maths: Times Table  Rockstars is currently being updated. Until then Please practise 2,5 and 10 x table. A base line assessment of x tables will be taken in the next week.

 

Reading: Please continue to read and record in your reading diary three times per week-books from home/school.

 

Forest School: Please remember we have ‘Forest School’ on a Tuesday and children will need appropriate clothing and footwear.

 

Have a lovey weekend!

 

Miss Entwistle and the Kahlo team.

6.9.19

Welcome back!

 

I hope you all have had a lovely summer break and are looking forward to the year ahead. This week we have had a lovely time getting to know one another and explore our new classroom. 

 

This term we will be learning more about our artist ‘Frida Kahlo’ and also enjoying lots of fun lessons in our ‘Down to Earth’ topic. 

 

We will also participate in ‘Forest School’ on a Tuesday PM with Mrs Lucas. Please ensure appropriate footwear and clothing are sent into school.

 

PE: Tuesday AM (Miss Entwistle and Miss Parr) and Thursday PM (Miss Parr). Both indoor and outdoor kits required. 

 

Home Learning Diaries:

All Children will shortly receive new home learning dairies.

 

I have given the children new reading books and made a note of them. 

 

If you still have a previous diary from last year, you may record reading in thus diary until the new ones arrive. 

 

If you have misplaced your diary, then a simple record on paper will suffice (enclosed). 

 

I will check the diaries on a Wednesday. I am looking for the children to have read at least 3 times per week. 

 

Homework/Spellings/ x tables: Starting next Wednesday, I will set weekly spellings. Hopefully I will be able to put them on to ‘Spelling Shed’ for the children to access them and practise using the computer. I will test the children the following Wednesday in class. 

 

I will also set a multiplication table to practise on ‘Timetable Rock Stars’. 

 

I will update the class page weekly with expectations of homework. 

 

The usual homework will consist of spelling, practising x tables and ‘Cracking Comprehension’ tasks on a regular basis.

 

Please ensure that your child has their water bottle and a coat in school due to the unpredictable nature of the weather.  

 

Please take a look at our school calendar and newsletter which has lots of key dates for the upcoming term. 

 

Please contact me if you have any worries or concerns. 

 

Miss Entwistle and the Kahlo team.


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