For the whole of Autumn Term we have been working hard at home with our families to try and read 50 books. We have to give our reading records to the teachers so they can give us stickers on our bookmarks. As its the last week of term it was time so see who had read their 50 books.
Mrs Ainsley came with her special prize trolley to hand out prizes and certificates. Everyone who had read 50 books got a special sticker and certificate. Then there was one super prize winner from the whole of FS2 who got a big prize. The winner was in our class!
We celebrate reading at home because it is proven that children who read at home make more progress and become better readers overall. Its important to get in a routine with reading and read a mixture of school reading books where your child takes the lead and also story books and information books where you share books with your child.
A huge well done to the children who have got their award this term. Don’t worry if you didn’t we start again after the holidays.
Parents/ Carers- if you think your child could also have read their 50 books you need to make sure you hand their reading record to a teacher in the morning. If you do so before Friday 21st they could still get their certificate.
Friday was our Sports Day. We had a fabulous time along with Key Stage One down on the MUGA completing a range of different activities. First we found out which team we were in and which grown up we were with. It was good because we got mixed up with lots of kids from all the other classes. Then it was down to the MUGA to start the different activities. We had ten to do in total with a couple of rest stations.
Sports Day was even more exciting this year as our parents/ carers got to come and watch us. There were 75 parents/ carers in total which is fantastic to see. Thanks to all that came. A big thank you also the the Y6 kids who came to help us and Miss Varley who organised everything.
Once we’d done all the activities we went back to the Main Hall to find out who won. All the points every team scored were added up and the winning teams were announced. There were special certificates for the kids in 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. Everyone else got a certificate to say well done.
What have we been learning?
- to take part in a team with children from a range of classes.
- to participate in a range of sporting activities.
- about the effects of exercise on our bodies.
- to support others engaged in sporting activities.
How can you continue the learning at home?
- have a mini-sports day at the park with your friends.
- talk about the effects of exercise on your body, for example, when walking home or walking up stairs.
- talk about how to cool down when you get hot during sports activities, such as taking off jumpers when hot and drinking cool water.
We were very excited this week when two very shiny trophies arrived in our classroom! We had won not only the Attendance award for FS and KS1 but the Punctuality award as well.
Miss Parker and all the other teachers were very proud of us. We’re hoping we win it again next week and every week! Miss French has told us there’s a special surprise if we get the best attendance and best punctuality for the half term.
Keep coming to school everyday on time everybody!