World Book Day is on Thursday 2nd March and, as usual, we are encouraging children to dress up. This year each year group will be focusing on a children’s ‘classic’ and it would be fantastic if your child could come to school dressed as a character from that book.
The classics being studied are:
Nursery – Snow White
Reception – Tales of Beatrix Potter (Peter Rabbit/Miss Tiggywinkle etc.)
Year 1 – Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson
Year 2 – Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie
Year 3 – The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
Year 4 – The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
Year 5 – The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
Year 6 – Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
Resource – The Jolly Postman
Prizes will be awarded for the best fancy dress outfit in each year group.
A letter giving full details has been emailed and is available on our website.
Please see attached a letter concerning information for the school CD and competition.
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Reception has been blasting off to Space this term and learning all about the solar system including planets, stars and moons!
This week we were lucky enough to have Jim from “The Lookout” come in and run a Space Lab for the children. The children talked about planets and had the opportunity to go inside an air dome planetarium to get the virtual experience of being beneath the stars. Jim taught the children about different constellations, Earth’s rotation which makes day time and night time and properties of the planets. The children had lots of fun exploring space in the planetarium!
Priory School is a GOOD school – read our latest Ofsted report here.
Competition for KS2 children to produce a design for a road sign with an importnat message abour speed and/or road safety. The winning entry will be made into a real road sign and put up somewhere near the school for all to see! Poster templates have been sent to class and are available from reception. Also emailed home so get drawing now!
Week beginning 06.02.17
Next week in our English lessons we will continue to use our fiction text set in roman Britain, Tertious and the Horrible Hunt by Ann Jungman. We will be focusing writing on and performing our own play scripts based on the story.
In Maths we will complete our unit on measure. Our focus will be telling the time on an analogue and digital clock. In Year 3 the objectives for time are;
- To tell and write the time from an analogue clock, including Roman numerals and 12 hour digital clocks
- To estimate and read time with increasing accuracy to the nearest minute from an analogue and digital display;
- To record and compare time in terms of seconds, minutes and hours
- To use vocabulary such as o’clock, a.m./p.m., morning, afternoon, noon and midnight
- To know the number of seconds in a minute and the number of days in each month, year and leap year
- To compare durations of events (for example to calculate the time taken by particular events or tasks)
Confidence in telling the time comes with lots of practice and your child would benefit from lots of opportunities to read the time at home.
On Friday 10th February all the children in Year 3 will travel back in time to experience life as a Roman. See letter for more information.
The children have reading books and spellings to learn for a test on Friday.
We are still seeking shoe boxes and would be grateful if you could send in any unwanted ones you have at home as we need them for our Roman day on Friday.
The Year 3 team.
Please find attached to this post a link to the Priory Walking and Cycle Map in light of the announcement of the roadworks that will be affecting the Five Points junction next week.