Penhaligon Newsletter Friday 12th May 2017

Penhaligon Newsletter 12.5.17

This week we have been revising our fractions and 2d/3d shapes learning in our Maths. In our English we our learning about Instructions. We wrote our own instructions for making cereal. In Geography we made our own wind vanes and we enjoyed measuring our beans in Science with Mrs Davis.

Home Learning and Reading

As Sats are taking place over the next two weeks and the children will be tested in their spelling, reading and arithmetic I have not set any formal home learning, If you would like to you could continue to practise the 2s, 5s, and 10s times tables and revise any spellings previously learnt this year. As an optional activity see if you can find any interesting 3d shapes this week and bring them in to show us. (Photographs are also fine) Please ensure you are reading with your child as often as possible. The children need to be practising their reading at home to ensure that they continue to build their fluency and develop their understanding. Please initial their reading record when you have read with them.



Our SATS will take place in the classroom and in the library next week and the week after. You may notice display boards have been covered and the tables have been moved. The children have been involved in this process and have enjoyed decorating the blank walls. All children will do 6 papers in total spread out over these two weeks. The children are used to doing practise papers and we aim to keep these two weeks as relaxed as possible. If you have any further questions, concerns, or you would like more information please don’t hesitate to get in touch.



Mrs Whatley will be coming in every Monday to teach recorder for the rest of this term. We have had three sessions so far and the children have been fantastic! We hope to include a recorder performance in our class assembly and open afternoon on Thursday 13th July.


Mrs Laity and the Penhaligon Team


Monday 15th May- Thursday 25th May- Year 2 Sats taking place.

Wednesday 24th May- KS1 Sports day 1:30pm start

Friday 26th May- Inset (School closed to pupils)

Monday 29th May- Friday 2nd June- Half term

Thursday 13th July- Year 2 assembly and open afternoon 2pm start ( Parets/carers welcome to come and watch assembly and come to share the children’s learning for the afternoon)

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