Dear Parents,

Welcome back to what is usually a busy but enjoyable term. This year is no different, with Fireworks, Remembrance day, Infant Nativity and Christingle all included. See below for some dates for your diary this term.

If your child has any energy left, you should be receiving a new Home Learning Menu to select from. The range of activities and work that the children brought in on our first Home Learning Exhibition on Wednesday was fantastic. The children shared their work both within their class and with other classes around the school. I know that it has inspired some of our children to get creative at home.

Please remember, we do ask that the children read every evening and that this is recorded in their student planners. I hope you have been finding the reflection pages useful, too. I would appreciate any feedback that you have about how these are working for you and your family.

This November, in school, we will be taking part in maths challenges in school using the Bar Model – Barvember!

Barvember is organised by White Rose Maths to encourage everyone to use the bar model. We believe that the Bar Model is a useful tool for helping children visualise and then solve maths problems. Even some of the most complex problems can be seen much easier when represented visually.
Barvember provides an opportunity for everyone to just do some maths.
We know that the bar model is not the ONLY way of visualising a problem and we also know that these problems can be solved in the other ways.
As a taster, here is one for you to try – solution next week!

Hana and David each have some money.
The ratio of Hanna’s to David’s money is 7 : 4.
If Hanna gives David £4.80 they will have the same amount of money.
How much did Hanna have at the start?

Hanna

 

David

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hanna
David

Wrap up warm and keep safe this weekend!

Kind regards,

Julie Burton
Headteacher

5th November   Quiet week
7th November   Year 3 begin Forest School
9th November   Remembrance day activities in school
16th November  Class 6 assembly, 9a.m.
19th November  Choose respect week
23rd November  Choose respect assembly, 9a.m., sign up at the office
24th November  PTA Christmas Fair
30th November  STEM day
30th November  St Andrew’s Team may wear blue
4th December   Infant Nativity, afternoon. Tickets only
5th December   Infant Nativity, evening. Tickets only
6th December   Class R and 6 height and weight check
7th December   Flu Vaccinations, Classes R to 5
10th December Home Learning Exhibition
11th&12th December   Key Stage 2 Christmas celebrations (times TBC)
14th December   Open Classrooms, 2.45pm
17th December   Drama Club panto, afternoon. Tickets only
19th December   Last day of term, Christmas lunch with Christmas jumpers!

 

Newsletter 7 - 2018