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**CLUBS RESTART THIS WEEK**trip to the science museum - 5ht February**

Spring 1 IPC PROJECT : Bright Sparks

  • History

    We will know:

    • About the history of the electric lightbulb

    We will be able to:

    • Make a timeline (chronologically) 

    We will understand:

    • Time in terms of periods (chronologically)
  • science

    We will know:

    • What materials allow electricity to flow though them
    • How to keep safe around electricity 

    We will be able to:

    • Make an electrical circuit

    We will understand:

    • How a circuit works
  • maths

    We will be able to:

    •  Read and write decimal fractions and order them… and much more!​

    We will know:

    •  How to use a protractor to draw and measure angles… and much more!

    Remember to continue helping your child with times tables – they need to know all multiplication and division up to 12 x 12!

  • English

    We will be learning how to write a myth 

    We will continue to improve our SPaG knowledge, skills and understanding, in particular: homophones, punctuating speech (direct and indirect) and using apostrophes correctly.     

    And much more!

  • statutory SPELLING LISTS

  • important dates
    • Monday 24th December – Friday 4thJanuary : Christmas Holidays
    • Monday 7th January: INSET day School closed for children
    • Tuesday 8thJanuary: Start of the Spring term 8.45am
    • Tuesday 8th January : Year 5 (Phoenix 2) Swimming starts
    • Monday 14th January: Clubs start
    • Tuesday 15th January : Closing date for Reception Applications
    • Tuesday 15th January : Education Governors Meeting
    • Thursday 17th January : Year 6 Trip to The National History Museum
    • Monday 21st January : Height and weight checks – Reception and Year 6
    • Thursday 31st January : Prospective Parent Tour
    • Tuesday 5th February : Year 4 trip to The Science Museum
    • Tuesday 12th February : Strategic Development Governors Meeting
    • Friday 15th February :Chinese New Year
    • Monday 18th  - Friday 22nd February : Half Term Holiday
    • Monday 25th  February : School reopens for staff and children
    • Tuesday 5th March : Full Governing Body meeting 
    • Wednesday 6th March School closing @2.00pm today
    • Wednesday 6th March : Parents’ Evening 2.30 – 5.00pm
    • Thursday 7th March : Parents’ Evening 3.40 – 6.00pm 
    • Thursday 7th March : World Book Day
    • Wednesday 13th March : Year 2 (Sphinx 1) trip to The National Portrait Gallery
    • Thursday 14th March : Year 2 (Sphinx 2) trip to The National Portrait Gallery
    • Thursday 14th March : Prospective Parent Tour
    • Monday 25th March : Last week of swimming
    • Monday 25th March : Last week of clubs
    • Monday 1st April : E-Safety Workshop for children
    • Monday 1st April : Club registration – open online via Parentpay from 10am
    • Monday 8th-  Friday 22nd April : Easter Holidays
    • Tuesday 23rd April : INSET day – school closed for children
    • Wednesday 24th April : School reopens for children 

Home Learning

Home learning tasks are set every week :

Task: Given out: Due Back:
Mathletics Thursday Tuesday
Spelling Book Thursday Tuesday

Remember:

  •  To read for at least a minimum of 10 minutes every day and record what you have read in your reading journal. 
  • Practice your times tables and spellings
  • Fill in your reading diaries and have a grown-up check and sign them.

Swimming

Griffon 2 will go swimming to Brentford Leisure Centre on Friday afternoons with their class teacher and three other members of staff. Their first lesson is on Friday 11th January 2019.

They will all have approximately one hour in the water each week for the whole term (until 5th April 2019). 

For these lessons, children will need to bring a swimsuit or swimming trunks (not baggy shorts), swimming cap, towel and if they would like – goggles. Jewellery (watches, earrings, necklaces etc) must not be worn. Children must not come to school in their swimsuits.

Every child must swim as this is part of the statutory National Curriculum. 

If you would like further information about these swimming lessons, please contact your class teacher or the office team. 

Dates of Project Homelearning:

  •  Home learning Inventions booklet to be handed weekly on a Wednesday.​

Things to remember

P.E is on:

  • Wednesdays for both classes
  • Fridays for Griffon 1 whilst Griffon 2 go swimming 
  1. Remember to have your P.E kits in for both these days (including plimsoles).
  2. Make sure you have leggings or tracksuit bottoms as we will be outside for P.E unless it is raining

School PE uniform is black shorts (or tracksuit bottoms) with a white t-shirt. PE kits should be in school at all times. 

Children will also need footwear for PE that is suitable for outdoors and kept in school at all times.

N.B Trainers are to be different than their normal school shoes.

Music

Music Thursday mornings.

It is very important that the children take their instruments home and practice in order to keep up with the lessons. They should be brought into school every Thursday.

Messages from the Staff

If anyone would like to come into class for a regular session to hear children read, then please let us know.

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