Dear Parents and carers,
Catkins have had a wonderful start to this half term. Our topic is ‘Enchanted Woodland’. We have started reading ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ by Maurice Sendak, which is providing plenty of creative and exciting opportunities for the children.
Reception have made their own 3D versions of Max’s bedroom which are now on display in the classroom. Year 1 have been using the story to create their own ‘Wild Things’ and develop their use of descriptive writing to create wonderful images.
Year 2 have created 3D versions Max’s bedroom and are using these to support writing their own versions of the story. Year 2 will also be looking at poetry. Both year 1 and year 2 have incorporated drama into their literacy lessons, acting out parts of the story, they particularly enjoyed the ‘wild rumpus’!
Catkins have also made Max’s boat using balloons, they really enjoyed making them whizz across the water. In Science, we have been looking at parts of the human body and the 5 senses – we will be testing our senses in upcoming lessons!
We are looking forward to our next text ‘The Tin Forest’ by Helen Ward and Wayne Anderson and using Talk for Write to create our own versions of the story.
In Maths, year 1 have been focusing on addition and subtraction, and will be moving into shapes very soon. Year 2 have been focusing on Money and be moving onto Multiplication and Division in the coming weeks. Reception have been looking at numbers and playing shops to get an introduction to money.
Catkins are looking forward to some walks around the local area, with Hannah from the National Trust, to look at our beautiful village and learn about the different habitats. Don’t forget your wellies!
Catkins are beginning to think about the Christmas Nativity and we look forward to showing you the final production in December.
Mrs Bonney, Miss Heater and Mrs Mayne
Cookies are small data files that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Cookies are widely used by online service providers in order to (for example) make their websites or services work, or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide reporting information.
Cookies set by the website owner or service provider (in this case, eSchools) are called “first party cookies”. Cookies set by parties other than the website owner are called “third party cookies”. Third party cookies enable third party features or functionality to be provided on or through the website or service you are using (such as advertising, interactive content and analytics). The third parties that set these third party cookies can recognise your computer both when it visits the website or service in question and also when it visits certain other websites or services.
We use first party and third party cookies for several reasons. Some cookies are required for technical reasons in order for our Services to operate, and we refer to these as “essential” cookies. Other cookies enable us and the third parties we work with to track and target the interests of visitors to our Services, and we refer to these as “advertising” or “analytical” cookies. For example, the embedding of YouTube and Vimeo videos, as added by individual schools will require “advertising” cookies to be enabled in order to successfully play them. Schools that, for example, opt to track visitor data using Google Analytics will require “analytical” cookies to be enabled in order to do so. These third party cookies are used to tailor content and information that we may send or display to you and otherwise personalise your experience while interacting with our Services and to otherwise improve the functionality of the Services we provide. We also enable schools to employ cookies and similar tracking technologies in connection with their use of our Services in order to allow them to track visitors to and interactions with, their school website.
Our Services allows schools to embed code which may potentially contain cookies. Please note embedded content, if displayed on one our websites, has been added by the school and not by eSchools. The embedded content added by the school may require additional cookies or tracking technologies to be enabled in order to function.
You have the right to decide whether to accept or reject cookies. Be aware that cookie preferences are set on a per device basis; therefore you may need to set your preferences on each device you use.
Initial cookie pop-up banner: You can exercise preferences about what cookies are served on our Websites by selecting your preference from this modal which appears upon visiting an eSchools website/login screen and dashboard. You can also change your cookie preferences by clicking on the link on the footer of any page. The banner will reappear annually (August 31st to coincide with the academic year) to confirm your settings.
Disabling Most Interest Based Advertising: Most advertising networks offer you a way to opt out of Interest Based Advertising. We will not, without your express consent, supply your personal information to any third party for the purpose of their or any other third party's direct marketing. If you would like to find out more information, please visit http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or http://www.youronlinechoices.com.
Mobile Advertising: You can opt out of having your mobile advertising identifiers used for certain types of Interest Based Advertising, by accessing the settings in your Apple or Android mobile device and following the most recent published instructions. We will not, without your express consent, supply your personal information to any third party for the purpose of their or any other third party's direct marketing.