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Friday, 25th June 2021
SCHOOL NEWS Dates for the Diary
Every Tuesday, Swimming
Lessons for Year 5&6 up to and
including 23rd July 2021
Wednesday, 30th June &
Thursday, 1st July - Infants D&T
Friday, 9th July - INSET DAY,
Friday, 16th July - Sports BBQ
Congratulations to the following children who have been awarded Star of the Week during June: Amelia, Annie, Annika, Enfys, Jack, Katie, Noah and Renee.
Design & Technology Days
The Infants will be taking part in two design and technology days on Wednesday, 30th June and Thursday, 1st July. Please can children bring in empty boxes, clean plastic bottles and kitchen roll tubes.
On Thursday 1st July, the children will be making packed lunches. Please can you notify the School Office of any food intolerances or allergies that we are not already aware of. Thank you.
Class Photographs Update
Class Photographs will be available to order via a link to the Tempest Photography website. We are waiting for Tempest to send the link to school and this will be emailed out to all parents as soon as it becomes available.
We have two pupils who celebrated their birthday during June. Happy Birthday to Alice and Lily. We hope you had a lovely day celebrating with your family and friends.
This Week’s Prayer
Thank you for this day.
Thank you for the birds and the animals, the
flowers and the trees, the lakes and the streams, and the sun that
rises and sets over them each day.
Thank you for creating everything we see.
Thank you for the life we live and making each person different.
Thank you for Jesus who died for us.
Help us to remember all the wonderful things you have blessed our
Cheshire West and Chester Libraries are delighted to announce that the Summer Reading Challenge
theme this year will be “Wild World Heroes”. The theme is about how children can help the environment in
their local communities and beyond. The Challenge was entirely online last year but, normally, around
5,000 children come into libraries to do get their books over the Summer Holidays and we would love to
see them all again.
- The Challenge starts on Saturday 10 July and continues until early September. All children can take
part as long as they are library members: joining is free (as long as a parent or guardian gives
permission) and no identification is needed.
- Wild World Heroes is entirely free and is aimed squarely at children in Key Stages 1 and 2,
encouraging them to keep up their reading over the Summer months. New for this year, thee will also be
a Mini Challenge for pre-schoolers so no-one misses out.
- Almost all libraries will have one or more free events over the Summer that your children can come
to, including animal handling. Depending on guidelines, events may be held outside if necessary and
there will also be online events, including the fabulous Mama G and superb John Kirk.
- The author Onjali Rauf, author of “The Boy At The Back Of The Class” and “The Night Bus Hero”,
will be doing a special Zoom session with us on Tuesday 10 August at 10.30am. Details on how to watch
and take part will be released shortly but students can start thinking about what questions to ask her now.
How to submit questions will described in our next email to you, with a chance to not only have Onjali
answer it but also for the child to receive some goodies as well.
- There will also be competitions to win one of 20 Bewilderwood bundles (including books and tickets)
and a collection of the “Boy Who Grew Dragons” books by Andy Shepherd.
- Each child is given a presentation pack when joining. After their first return visit and reading two
books (any book is fine), they are given a sticker sheet, including scratch “n” sniff ones. These stickers
can be added to the a big-folder out picture in the pack to show what can be done to help the
environment. After reading another two books, they are given another sticker sheet. Finally, after reading
a final two books, they will be given a final sticker sheet.
- They are then invited to a special awards ceremony in September where they will be awarded with
a certificate and a medal. Other ways of handing out the medals and certificates will be used if this is not
Children can join the challenge online nationally via the Summer Reading Challenge website and locally
(so they do not have to fill in forms at the library) via www.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk/read webpage.
The national site is available now and the Cheshire West site will be available from 10 July.
Reception Class Weekly Update
This week in Reception, the children have been sequencing their book
‘The Storm Whale’ and describing what they like about the characters.
In Maths, we have been looking at shape and making patterns using
Year 1 & 2 Class Weekly Update
Year One and Two have worked very hard this week! We have started analysing our
new text ‘The Secret of Black Rock’. We have been looking at the structure of a return
story and answering questions about them. In Maths, we have started learning about
Volume and Capacity. We have really enjoyed exploring with water. In Science, we
have learnt about food chains and what they mean.
Outdoor Learning has been exciting as always! We have built lots of structures and
worked as a team to solve problems.
Year 3 & 4 Class Weekly Update
After reading a little more of our class text, ‘Arthur and the Golden Rope’, Years
Three and Four have discovered that as Arthur’s hometown is in peril, the
townsfolk need a hero to help save them. The children have discussed the qualities
of a hero and identified characteristics that may be useful to anyone wanting to
help save the town. They have then planned and written a job advertisement for
the role on behalf of the townsfolk.
In Maths, the class have continued their work on money, moving on from adding
and subtracting using pounds and pence to compare amounts of money.
During RE, the children have designed and decorated one of the names of Allah in
the same style and technique as artist, Hafeez Shaikh.
As part of our Geography studies, the children have investigated where the Vikings came from and have
begun to discuss the meaning of invaders and settlers.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Year 5 & 6 Class Weekly Update
This week in Year Five and Six, we have started to read our text we are using in Literacy, ‘The Man Who Walked Between The Towers’. On Tuesday, we found a diary entry from Phillippe Petit, explaining how he was going to attempt to tightrope across the World Trade Centre. In response to this, we wrote him a letter using modal verbs or subjunctive form, to offer him some words of advice before attempting his adventure.
Yesterday in Literacy, we recapped the different types of figurative languages to write a recount describing what Philippe could see, walking across the towers and how he was feeling.
For Maths, we have learnt about what the angles in a quadrilateral add up to and how to calculate missing angles. We have also investigated polygons, looking at what makes them regular or irregular.
In Geography this week, we have picked on state from the United States of America to write an information page about, so that we can inform other people with knowledge about it.