Busy after school today? Come and spend some time (and money) with the Friends who have organised a super Christmas Fete for today from 3.30pm. There will be an array of stalls, time with Father Christmas and opportunities for you to buy some gifts and win prizes. You can also fill up on festive treats and cake too. Thank you in advance for supporting the Friends today. All money raised today will be put towards items, soon to be identified by the children. Thank you to the friends for their hard work in organising this annual event and to the staff and children for supporting it.
Portable electronic devices e.g. iPods, iPads, tablets, games consoles etc are useful and enjoyed by many children. Try to find regular times for quality chat with your child, make up stories, sing and tell jokes. Practising reading skills in ‘real life’ helps to understand the role of reading in real life. Try reading the signs on the way home from school, leaflets that come through the door etc.
Today, we are hosting a Number Day. The aim of this day is to make maths fun and promote a can do attitude towards it whilst raising awareness of the NSPCC. Your child will have their school made maths hat to wear and can wear some clothing with numbers on it e.g. football kit, badge. The teachers have organised lots of fun maths activities and we’ll be starting the day with a number themed assembly. All pennies donated will be given to the NSPCC. First challenge, which numbers have been used to create the logo below?
Memory is really helpful for learning to read; remembering letter sounds, common and tricky words that don’t fit a pattern, important bits of a story, character names etc. Card games such as letter or word flashcards, snap, find the pairs and remember the objects on a tray are fun ways to get that memory switched on and working quickly.
Ensuring your child goes to bed at a reasonable time makes such a difference to how they engage in school.
Children aged 5 to 12 need 10 – 11 hours of sleep each night. According to a great deal of research, children who get this required amount achieve much better in school and engage more readily in activities. Struggling to organise a structured bedtime routine? Our Family Home Link Worker, Mrs Vicky Nash is available to help you. Look at the LAPs page for how else Mrs Nash can help you.