Years 1 & 2 Weekly Newsletters

Dear Parents/Carers                                                                       18th October 2018


What a great effort everyone has put in this half term – well done!


This week, we have been learning about animal types focussing on reptiles.  In literacy, we have been exploring past and future tense.  We have also looked at the ‘–ed’ ending and tried to use it in our writing.  The children completed some wonderful writing about the assault course we took part in last week.  In maths, we have focussed on addition and some of us have been adding 2 or 3 numbers, writing our calculations and finding a missing number in addition to calculations.  We will continue with addition after half term.  It would be really helpful if the children could practice counting on in 10s from any given number over the break. 


School Photos

Everyone looked very smart for their school photos today.  Family and Sibling proofs have been sent home today with your child.  If you would like to order any copies please return these and your payment to the school office in the envelope provided.  Once we have received the individual and class proofs we will send these home with the children.



Over the break it would be wonderful if the children could complete a task from the Autumn Homework Task Sheet.  Don’t forget to enjoy a good book.


Fri, 19th October – This is a Non Pupil Day.


School Council Bonfire Night – Friday, 2nd November

The School Council are organising a bonfire night treat in the forest school area and school field.  If you would like to book a ticket please come along to the Key Stage 2 Library area on a Tuesday or Thursday between 8.30am and 9am or visit the school office.


Parent/Pupil/Teacher interviews – 6th and 7th November

Thank you for returning your slips requesting a time slot with us for the Parent/Pupil/Teacher interviews.  We will be sending home slips confirming your interview time on Wednesday, 31st October.


Lunch menu for next week is ‘Week One” (new lunch menus have been sent home and are on the website)


Diary Dates (don’t forget to check the school website, for up to date information)

Mon, 22nd to Fri, 26th October – Half Term

Mon, 29th October – Back to school.

Thur, 1st Nov – Bike to school

Fri, 2nd Nov – Non-Uniform day – School Council

Sat, 24th Nov – Friends of Orchard Vale – Christmas Craft Fayre – 1pm to 4pm

Mon, 26th Nov – Flu Vaccinations


Have a wonderful half term. 


We look forward to seeing you all again on Monday, 29th October.


KS1 Team

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