Friday 13th January 2017 Editor: Miss S A Jones Issue 96
Lomeshaye Life WELCOME BACK! We hope that you have all enjoyed two weeks off school and that children are well rested and ready for some super learning back at school this term. We have made a great start to the new year and new school term. Children are working on different learning themes and our Year 3 classes will have the opportunity to develop their drama and writing skills this term by working with our creative partner, Nicole. Read on to find out more about what has been happening this week and what is in store for the rest of the term… New Learning Themes— For the next half term children across school will be studying the following learning themes. All areas of the curriculum are drawn together so that children learn new skills in a context which is meaningful to them. Look out for your child’s curriculum newsletter for further details on what they will be studying for the coming weeks. Year 3—Once upon a Time Year 4—Tropical Rainforest Year 5—It’s All Greek To Me Year 6—Magnificent Mayans Year 3 Pantomime— On Thursday all of our Year 3 pupils went to the Colne Muni to watch the most amazing performance of Jack and the Beanstalk. The children are currently learning about Fairy Tales in English and this theatre visit helped them to understand this story and also gave them the chance to experience the tradition of a British Pantomime. Everyone had great fun and enjoyed joining in with the action looking out for the villains in the story and shouting out “he’s behind you!”. Exciting Events This Term— The learning themes that are taking place this term are going to be very interesting and we have fun experiences planned in too. As part of the learning in Year 6 they are going to have a special visit from a real archeologist to learn more about the ancient Mayan civilization. In Year 4 the children are going to choose a charity to support and raise money by completing a sponsored silence. We have 30 members of our choir taking part in an amazing Young Voices event at the MEN Arena in February and MP Andrew Stephenson is going to be visiting school to meet all of the children. House Points—as you will notice this weeks newsletter has no house point winners. This is because at the end of last term I was extremely disappointed with the poor attitude and lack of respect shown by some pupils in relation to the efforts that other teams had made. Children were booing each other which is not acceptable, especially when everyone is trying hard to earn points as a team. Therefore I have chosen to suspend house points until further notice, in which time I expect an improvement in pupils attitude and celebrations during Friday assemblies. Once the behaviour is back to a higher standard then house points will start again. Tues 17th Jan—9.10am Year 6 Parents Meeting—SATS Thurs 19th Jan—4 Sycamore Giddy Kippers Attendance Treat Fri 20th Jan—Year 6 Mayan Workshop
Well done to all of our award winners this week. Keep up the great work and be proud of your achievements!