Mrs Burke welcomes you to St Helens class.
Learning Support Assistants: Mrs Bulpitt, Miss Darcy, Miss Crossley, Miss Ward & Mrs Backshall.
PE is on a Tuesday & Thursday.
Thinkuknow: keeping your child safe online while they are off school
Thinkuknow is the national online safety education programme from CEOP, the online child protection command of the National Crime Agency.
Thinkuknow helps parents, carers, teachers and others keep children safe from sexual abuse, offering learning activities, advice and support for children and young people aged 4-18 and their families.
Please go online for more information: https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents
Exciting news for home reading!
To support your child with reading at home, we have subscribed to the Oxford Owl eBook Library giving access to more than 500 ebooks for use across the age range from Reception to Year 6.
Over the next week or so, your child’s teacher will be in touch with details of how to log in to the library and what your child will be expected to do to ensure that they continue to develop their reading skills whilst learning at home.
Please see the leaflet for more information. If you have any further questions, please contact the class teacher in the usual way.
What have St Helens class been doing so far?
Year 1 and 2
On Wednesday KS1 had a visit from the fire service. The officer explored fire safety and what to do in an emergency. He also set homework for the grown-ups at home – please test your smoke alarms! If you don’t have one, or they’re not working, please contact the school and the fire service can support you with making your homes safer. This was linked to the learning around the Great Fire of London in history.
The children enjoyed having a visitor in school and sitting socially distanced together in the hall – the first time in over a year!
St Helens class have been working outside filling the flowerbeds with soil in preparation for our Sugar Snap Pea plants. Great team work and enthusiasm from all the children!
As part of Science week, St Helens class have been finding out about Space rockets and have made a group one to carry out a test flight (weather permitting!). The children thought about the shape, the weight and the parts of the rocket that will help it fly further. Exploring what planets are in our Solar System, we have also designed our ‘Egg Drop’ rover (like the one that landed on Mars recently). This will be made and tested next week. Will the ‘egg’ robot inside the rover survive?
St Helens Class have enjoyed flipping pancakes ahead of Pancake Day.
St Helens have been thinking about how we can keep happy and healthy inside and out. We have been exploring how we can keep safe and who cares for us. We did a Google Meet with our friends that are working from home and sang a song to ‘express ourselves’ (the theme of the week). The children decorated a poster showing how they like to play with their friends.
St Helens class have been busy practicing their number bonds to 10, ordering owl pictures smallest to largest and finding out about different types of animals in Science.
Charlie has created a brilliant poster with facts about owls for his home learning work.
Bailey has made a fantastic owl collage using things found out and about for his home learning!
In St Helens class the children were set the challenge of building a structure that could hold up the Christmas elf (following the work we have been doing on The Three Little Pigs). They practised good team work and had fun working with marshmallows and spaghetti!
The children really enjoyed the party food – thank you again for the donations.
KS1 have been exploring ideas that have come from sharing the book Here We Are. It encourages us to think about how to keep healthy and how we need to look after the world around us. Here are a few posters that the children have made which we hope to share with the island’s new Beach Ambassadors!
St Helens class have been splatter painting in the style of Jackson Pollock. Their ideas were inspired by fireworks. Messy fun had by all!
Here is a list of the Year 1 & 2 Common Exception Words – please practise reading and spelling these words with your child.
Year 1 Common Exception Words Year 2 Common Exception Words
the is no one kind gold any move
a his go once find told many prove
to has so ask mind plant door door
do I by friend behind Mr poor again
today you my school wild Mrs floor sugar
of your here put child most our who
said they there push last both hour climb
says be where pull past children only clothes
are he love full fast water money improve
were me come house path because even break
was she some our bath people half great
class could parents Christmas
grass would father beautiful
old everybody pretty
cold after eye
hold every sure