Lilac Term 6 Newsletter – ‘Stay Healthy, Stay Happy’

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Dear Parents,

I hope you have had a lovely break! Our topic for term 6 is ‘Stay Healthy, Stay Happy’ and we will be using the text ‘The Boy in the Girls’ Bathroom’ by Louis Sachar and the Disney film ‘Inside Out’ to help us explore this topic. We will be looking at physical and emotional health & wellbeing, as well as what we can do to keep the planet healthy.

Reading  Please read with your child regularly. Their books and book bags will need to be in every day.  You may like to add a positive or helpful comment in their reading diary, but please acknowledge the fact that the book has been read by signing and dating in the comments space. A member of staff will be checking reading records on Mondays and children are expected to have read at least 3 times a week with an adult.
Spellings/gr ammar Spelling will be tested each week on a Monday.  Grammar will be sent out every other week on a Monday.
Times Tables Please ensure that children are using Maths Rockstars at home to practise their times tables.
Maths  Maths homework will be on MyMaths every week. Please ensure you support your children to complete this.

Helping to Enrich Our Topics

It is always great to have items or visitors that support our topic, so if anyone has any experience or items that may help us with any of the work above that we could hear about or borrow, we would love to see and hear about them.

Reminders

Please can you make sure your child brings in a water bottle each day with fresh water; ensure all jumpers are labelled and bring a coat for any wet weather.

Many thanks for your continued support,

Miss Banks

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Alice the Musical

01 – Overture

02 – All In A Golden Afternoon

03 – I’m Late

04 – Down, Down, Down

05 – My Lovely Garden

06 – I’m Late

07 – I Wish I Hadn’t Cried So Much

08 – Caucus Race

09 – Mouse’s Tale

10 – What Will Become Of Me

11 – Who Are You

12 – Pig And Pepper

13 – Wonderland

14 – Ent’racte

15 – Mad As A Hatter

16 – Royal Procession

17 – Croquet Song

18 – Lobster Dance

19 – Beautiful Soup

20 – Who Stole The Tarts

21 – Off With Her Head!

22 – Wonderland Reprise

Lilac Term 5 Newsletter – ‘Codebreakers’

 

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Dear Parents,
I hope you have had a lovely Easter break! Our topic for term 5 is ‘Codebreakers’ and we will be using the text ‘Stormbreaker’ by Anthony Horowitz The topic will involve lots of exciting code-breaking activities.

Reading Please read with your child regularly. Their books and book bags will need to be in every day. You may like to add a positive or helpful comment in their reading diary, but please acknowledge the fact that the book has been read by signing and dating in the comments space. A member of staff will be checking reading records on Fridays and children are expected to have read at least 3 times a week with an adult.
Spellings/Grammar Spelling will be tested each week on a Monday. Grammar will be sent out every week on a Monday.
Times Tables Please ensure that children are using Maths Rockstars at home to practise their times tables.
Maths Maths homework will be on MyMaths. Please ensure you support your children to complete this.

Helping to Enrich Our Topics

It is always great to have items or visitors that support our topic, so if anyone has any experience or items that may help us with any of the work above that we could hear about or borrow, we would love to see and hear about them.

Reminders – As we head towards warmer weather, please try to ensure all children are bringing in a sun hat and a water bottle each day with fresh water; ensure all jumpers are labelled and bring a coat for any wet weather.
Please look out for information coming soon about SATs Breakfast Club, the residential and the Lilac Class Production.

Many thanks for your continued support,

Miss Banks

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Lilac Term 4 Newsletter – ‘The Shang Dynasty’

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Dear Parents,

I hope you had a restful break! This term we will be learning about The Shang Dynasty, with a focus on what is was like to live in during that time and the geographical features of China. Our PE days are Fridays, but please ensure your child’s kit is always in school; as the timetable can sometimes change – trainers and coats every day are essential.

Reading Please read with your child regularly. Their books and book bags will need to be in every day.  You may like to add a positive or helpful comment in their reading diary, but please acknowledge the fact that the book has been read by signing and dating in the comments space. A member of staff will be checking reading records on Fridays and children are expected to have read at least 3 times a week with an adult.
Spellings Spellings will be tested each week on a Monday afternoon.
Times Tables Please ensure that children are practising their times tables at home regularly.
Homework

Maths homework will be set weekly on My Maths. Please ensure you support your children to complete this.

English homework will be set fortnightly.

Helping to Enrich Our Topics

It is always great to have items or visitors that support our topic, so if anyone has any knowledge or items that may help us with any of the work we are doing this term, we would love to see and hear about them.

Parent Readers

We are always looking for extra parent helpers to hear readers, please let me know if you are available, even if it is a one off!

Reminders

  • Please make sure your child brings in a water bottle each day with fresh water; ensure all jumpers are labelled and bring a coat for any wet weather.
  • We are putting on a class assembly on the 28th March at 2:45pm so please do come and join us for that.

Year Six Parents

This is a very important term for Year Six. Please can you ensure that your child is in school every day, on time and ready to learn. It is also strongly encouraged that they are attending SATs club. This is a busy time of year for them and they will be working very hard, so please do keep encouraging a positive attitude and providing a calming environment for them at home. If you have any questions in the lead up to SATs, please don’t hesitate to talk to me.

Many thanks, and I hope you have a great term!

Miss Banks

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Lilac Term 3 Newsletter – ‘Survival of the Fittest?’

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Dear Parents,

I hope you had a fantastic Christmas! This term we will be learning about Evolution and Inheritance through our topic of ‘Survival of the Fittest?’, focusing on habitats, famous scientists and animals around the world. Our PE days are Fridays, but please ensure your child’s kit is always in school; as the timetable can sometimes change – trainers and coats every day are essential.

Reading Please read with your child regularly. Their books and book bags will need to be in every day. You may like to add a positive or helpful comment in their reading diary, but please acknowledge the fact that the book has been read by signing and dating in the comments space. A member of staff will be checking reading records on Fridays and children are expected to have read at least 3 times a week with an adult.
Spellings Spellings will be tested each week on a Monday afternoon.
Times Tables Please ensure that children are practising their times tables at home regularly.
Homework Maths homework will be set weekly on My Maths. Please ensure you support your children to complete this.
English homework will be set fortnightly.
There will be a home-learning project to complete this term as well.

Helping to Enrich Our Topics

It is always great to have items or visitors that support our topic, so if anyone has any knowledge or items that may help us with any of the work we are doing this term, we would love to see and hear about them.

Parent Readers

We are always looking for extra parent helpers to hear readers, please let me know if you are available, even if it’s a one off!

Reminders

Please make sure your child brings in a water bottle each day with fresh water; ensure all jumpers are labelled and bring a coat for any wet weather.

Many thanks, and I hope you have a great term!

Miss Banks

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Lilac Term 2 Newsletter – ‘A Victorian Christmas’

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Dear Parents,

I hope you had a fantastic half term! This term we will be continuing our topic of ‘The Victorians’, focussing on homes and Christmas-time. Our PE days are Mondays and Fridays, but please ensure your child’s kit is always in school, as the timetable can sometimes change.

Reading Please read with your child regularly. Their books and book bags will need to be in every day. You may like to add a positive or helpful comment in their reading diary, but please acknowledge the fact that the book has been read by signing and dating in the comments space. A member of staff will be checking reading records on Fridays and children are expected to have read at least 3 times a week with an adult. Adults at school will not write in the books as we have our own records. Don’t forget, children can earn raffle tickets for weekly reading!
Spellings Spelling will be tested each week on a Monday.
Times Tables Please ensure that children are practising their Times Tables at home. It has become apparent that many are struggling with these, so a real push on them would be great!
Maths Maths homework will be on My Maths. Please ensure you support your children to complete this.

Helping To Enrich Our Topics

It is always great to have items or visitors that support our topic, so if anyone has any experience or items that may help us with any of the work we are doing this term, we would love to see and hear about them.

Parent Readers

We are always looking for extra parent helpers to hear readers, please let me know if you are available, even if it’s a one off!

Reminders

Please make sure your child brings in a water bottle each day with fresh water; ensure all jumpers are labelled and bring a coat for any wet weather.

My email address is a.banks@st-maryhartfield.e-sussex.sch.uk – please feel free to email with any questions, or just pop into the classroom.

Many thanks, and I hope you have a great term!

Miss Banks

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