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Nyewood CE Infant School

Smiling, Caring and Learning Together on a Journey with God

Happy Half Term

Thank you to all those of you who were able to attend parents' evenings this week; it was really good to see so many of you. Hopefully you had a chance to look through the books too to see what the children have been getting up to this half term.  

Oak Class did really well writing up their story ideas this week and I enjoyed reading their stories through with them. They are getting really good at sounding out the words they want to write and they have great imaginations. If they decide to write any stories over the holidays please do bring them in to show us, we'd love to see them. I see the ‘Book People’ currently have a competition for writing a bedtime story and it's open to 5 -11 year olds. The details are on their website along with some story writing tips if you are interested. 

The children were impressed with the results of their science investigation this week. Both the cress seeds on the window sill and the cress seeds in the cupboard grew really well. But we did notice that although the ones in the cupboard grew longer they were not as green and healthy looking as the ones that were kept in the light. The seeds without water did not grow at all!

Your child should have come home with the peg puppet they have made today. They were good at selecting the materials they needed and talking about what they liked about their puppet and what they might add if they had more time. Maybe they could make some more bits to go with them over the holidays - perhaps a friend or somewhere to live. 

In Mathematics this week we moved onto shape and after a few reminders the children got pretty confident recognising, naming and describing 2D shapes such as circles, triangles, squares and rectangles, hexagons and octagons. They went on a shape hunt around the school looking for 2D shapes but perhaps  you could go on a 3D shape hunt over the holidays and look out for cylinders, spheres, cubes, cuboids and pyramids. These are the words we use less often so they can be harder to remember.

We hope you have a happy half term whatever you end up doing and enjoy the break - hopefully it will give me long enough to get my voice back!