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E-Safety

Did you know today was ‘E-safety’ Day? This is a subject we take seriously as our children in inhabit an increasingly ‘on-line’ world.

We welcomed a visitor into school to share his expertise in this area.  Mr Shead, led assemblies for all year groups to help them understand the important message of keeping safe on-line. Please do talk to your child about being sensible on-line, it is never too young to start building good habits in this area.

Mr Shead stayed in Earth Class to work with the children. We learned how to play ‘Binary Bingo’ and programmed ‘MicroBits’. We had a very interesting morning and will definitely invite him back again.

Welcome Back

Happy New Year. I wonder what 2017 is going to hold for us all.  I do know that it is going to contain hard work and excitement for Earth Class.

This week I am meeting an expert from Bath Spa University to plan our work on evolution.  Later in January we are off to Bath Spa for an ‘Aeronautics Day’. So Science and Design and Technology are well catered for. Earth Class are also going to start building a castle on the school field.

Our focus on reading is still very much on-going and I am really asking the children to challenge themselves in their choices of reading material.  Please do choose some exciting books to read to your child.  This enhances cultural and historical understanding as well as developing empathy and sympathy.

Production week is the week beginning 13th March and the main characters are busily learning their lines. We have the back drop to paint and props to make and much rehearsing to do.

In Maths our main foci are fractions, decimals and percentages. If you come across examples of these that you use in everyday life, please share them with your child.

Year 6 will have some dedicated Year 6 time on a Wednesday morning which will include a variety of activites aimed at developing familiarity with the expectation of the SATs.

Bedtime Stories

Our ‘Bedtime Stories’ evening went down a treat with all of the staff and children who came.  The children were split into 6 different groups, each enjoying a story from two different members of staff, with some yummy cocoa and biscuits in-between.  Despite some scary rumours that it was a ‘sleepover’ (😳) thankfully everyone was picked-up and no doubt went straight to bed.