Welcome to Pluto Class and Wincanton Primary School.
The teachers that work in this Class are Mrs Kilburn (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday) and Mrs Wines (Thursday and Friday). Mrs Berridge, Miss Boulton and Mrs Hunt help as well.
Your first Learning Experience is Starry Starry Night
A visit from the star lab, and exploring a range of science activities.
Tuesday 13th November
The Christmas Nativity performance will help the children to be able to retell the Christmas story in sequence, and detail with reference to characters and key events.
Take home task:
This half term take home task is to make a Christmas tree decoration to decorate our class Christmas trees. Please can these be sent in for Monday 3rd December.
Week 1: Week beginning: Monday 5th November
This is the first of our Zambian weeks, during this week we shall explore our British Values. A letter will be sent out to follow.
This week the children we will be celebrating fireworks and Diwali with an emphasis on firework safety. The children will experience making their own Guy Fawkes, enjoy hot chocolate to immerse themselves in a firework experience. In literacy we shall be thinking about rhymes and continuing with blending our sounds.
Our maths focus will be on identifying and ordering numerals 6-10. We shall be pulling numbers apart and rebuilding them using part-part-whole.
Week 2: Week beginning: Monday 12th November
Week 3: Week beginning Monday 19th November
Hibernation will be our focus this week. We be sharing a range of stories about hibernation and children will take part in creating their own shelters.
The children will focus their reading skills to order simple sentences and then apply their phonics by writing their own. There will be a continued focus of writing letters correctly, finger space, blending and segmenting. In maths we shall be introducing the concept of subtraction.
Week 4: Week beginning: Monday 26th November
The children will be learning about Christianity and will go on a visit to the local church. Following this they will make a stained glass window from tissue paper. In literacy the children will then write a simple recount of their visit and identify objects they found in the church, focusing on blending and using finger spaces between words.
Week 5: Week beginning: Monday 3rd December
This week the children will hear the Nativity story as told by the fox. We will be acting out the nativity and the children will apply their skills of blending and segmenting in their writing skills. In numeracy we shall be introducing coins and understanding their value.
We are expecting a sprinkle of glitter too!
Week 6: Week beginning: Monday 10th December
Nativity costumes need to be in school in a clearly labelled bag on Monday this week please.
The children will focus their reading skills to order simple sentences and then
apply their phonics by writing their own. There will be a continued focus of writing letters correctly, finger space, blending and segmenting. In Maths the children will be applying what they have learnt about coins and subtraction to solve problems.
In Maths the children will be identifying properties of 2D shapes and be introduce to 3D shapes.
Week 7: Week beginning: Monday 17th December
Christmas performances will take place on Monday and Tuesday of this week at 11am in St Peter and St Paul’s Church - please give the children lots of encouragement and support, as they will have been working very hard!
We will be providing opportunities for independent writing this week for a variety of purposes. The children will be writing a Christmas list/letter to Father Christmas, Christmas cards and shopping lists. This variety of writing will allow the children to apply the skills they have learnt so far. We end the term with a Church carol service with the rest of the school. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all your continued support and wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
The children have completed their first half term with us at Wincanton Primary School and we are so proud of how well they have settled into the school routines. Already the progress they are making is very evident and we would like to thank you for your continued support with their reading and homework. Many children are receiving their certificates for reading five times a week or for practising their tricky words and always enjoy their proud moment in assembly.
How you can support your child at home:
Thank you for all your continued support