St Piran Class Newsletter- 14th October 2016

This week in English we have been exploring Acrostic Poetry. The children wrote excellent poems using the letters in their names. In Maths we have been subtracting and in Science we investigated which materials sink and float.


This week in Phonics we have revisited ‘oo’, ‘ar’, and ‘or’. Next week we will be revisiting ‘ur’, ‘ow’ and ‘oi’.


Home Learning

For home learning this week I would like the children to create their own Autumn themed acrostic poem. We have been learning about acrostic poetry in our English this week. We have been looking at acrostic poems where the first letters of each line spell out a word.  They might like to use the word Autumn, Harvest, leaf or tractor. For extra home learning this week find a poem you like and bring it in to share with the class or go for a walk and see if you can spot any signs of Autumn. Take photos or draw the things you see and share them with the class.

Support tips:

  • Discuss Autumn themed words with your child and write them down in a mind map or list.
  • Encourage them to sound out any words they would like to write.
  • You might to use the following structure

C is for cuddly

A is for adventurous

T is for tiny

Junk Modelling

On Tuesday the children will be constructing their own houses in DT with Mrs Davis. If you have any spare clean junk modelling materials such as cereal boxes, egg cartons, yoghurt pots, plastic bottles etc. we would be grateful.


Harvest Festival

On Thursday the 20th October we will be celebrating Harvest by having a Harvest Festival with Trevithick class at St Michael’s Church in Perranporth. (9:45 start) We will be walking the children down and back to the church. We ask the children to bring in a contribution to our donation to the local foodbank. Suitable items include tins of fruits, vegetables, soups, packets of rice, pasta and biscuits. (No nuts please) Thanks in advance for you donations. Looking forward to seeing you at the celebration.


Phonics Workshop

For anyone who would like any more information about how to support your child with their Phonics please arrange a time to come and see me. All parents are welcome to come and watch a Phonics session in action. Please see me to arrange a suitable day.


Dates for your Diary and Reminders

We are a nut free school. We kindly ask that children do not bring in nuts or obvious nut products as part of their snack or lunches.

Thursday 20th October- Trevithick and St Piran Harvest Festival St Michael’s church 9:45am

Thursday 20th October- Maths Mastery Workshop

Friday 21St October- St Piran to provide cakes for the FOPS bake sale

Friday 21st October- FOPS Halloween disco

Monday 24th-Friday 28th October- Half term

Monday 31st October- Inset day school closed to pupils

Wednesday 14th December- Trevithick and St Piran Nativity performance pm


Many thanks

St Piran Team

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