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30 September 2022

Arkholme Primary School News

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Music Lessons

If you have any outstanding payments, please can you bring your payments up to date, it would be greatly appreciated.  Thank you.  Well done to all of you for remembering your instruments and making good progress.  Mr Warriner has vacancies, so if your child is in Year 2 or above and would like to play an instrument, please email him directly.
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In the classroom this week!

We’ve had another fun and busy week in Puffin class. We have started to learn the story of the little red hen as part of our talk for writing. Why not ask your child if they can retell the story with the actions? We’ve recapped all our sounds learnt so far in phonics and worked really hard on blending and segmenting.

In maths we’ve been sorting into categories and also looking closely at the number 3 and 4.

In RE we’ve been thinking about Harvest and started to learn a Harvest song to sing to you in church.

A huge thank you to all who supported our Macmillan coffee morning today. Grand total to follow next week, please donate if you can on the link below. 

Next week on Tuesday we have Coach Gunn coming to give us a taster session, please come to school in some sports kit (this does not need to be PE kit as this is in school ). 

Have a wonderful weekend everyone
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In Year 1, we have been working very hard and have written our own versions of 'Percy the Park Keeper, A Bumpy Ride'. We enjoyed using our imaginations to bring a new adventure for Percy.  In Maths, we have been working on counting backwards from 10 and finding 1 more and 1 less than a given number. Well done Year 1! 
In Year 2, we are very proud of the Percy stories we have written! We have turned them into mini-books which we hope to share with you next week. In maths we have worked incredibly hard and have managed to gain a really good understanding of flexible partitioning. This is usually a very difficult topic but year 2 have worked very hard and demonstrated some excellent understanding! Well done Year 2.
On Monday we went on a lovely walk around the school field looking for signs of autumn. We used our five senses and recorded what we discovered about autumn. On our walk we found some juicy blackberries to taste which we enjoyed! Perhaps you could go blackberry picking this weekend! 
In art this week we made our own elastic band sketchbooks using scraps of paper and cardboard. The children really enjoyed this and were quickly off drawing and sketching in the new sketchbook. They were very easy to make - I'm sure they could show you how to make them at home.
In RE, we have been thinking about Harvest time and what we are thankful for. We designed 'stained glass window pumpkins' for our Harvest display. We think they are going to look great in Church next week! 
Next week is our class worship on Thursday morning in the school hall. We would love to see you there. You are welcome to stay afterwards for 10-15 minutes so that the children can show you their stories, sketchbooks and share their learning with you. 

Gemma James
It's been another great week in Kingfisher Class. The highlight for me was the children leading their wonderful class worship on the theme of 'thankfulness.'  They did so well, speaking in front of the whole school in our lovely BIG hall! I was immensely proud of them all.
In maths, we have been learning how to find 1, 10, 100 or 1000 more or less and our Year 4 children have been working on number lines to 10,000. In English, the children have written prayers of thanks for their favourite foods, continued their myths and legends work and recapped some spelling rules. 
Yesterday afternoon, we learnt about the life of Moses. We heard the Old Testament Bible story about God speaking to Moses from a burning bush and the children made nightlights with tree silhouettes and tissue paper flames. 
In PE and games this week, the children have worked hard on their rugby skills with Scott and throwing and catching with MFC.
Well done Kingfishers, have a fun-filled and restful weekend. I think you've earned it!

Mrs. Burgess  

Lots on in Owls this week!
In Maths, we have worked on addition and subtraction with multiple exchanges. We had fun with this by battling pokemon cards and working out the hit points they lost.
In English, we revised similes and metaphors and wrote some of our own from the attractions that are going to be in our cities. 
We also practised the rule of three and using commas in a list.
The Year 6s had lots of activities on this week as they finished off their young leaders training and completed bikeability. Well done on passing these Year 6!
While the Year 6s were out of the class Year 5s got a head start on inverse operations for next week. We also played Maths games to practice adding, subtracting and multiplying.  
We also wrote fantastic harvest poems and made mini scarecrows to decorate the church for harvest festival.
On Monday, we welcomed in Rotakids and decided to raise money to buy things for the shoebox appeal. The children decided they would like to play a charity football game to do this, which will take place next Thursday after school. Please could Owl parents return their forms for this as soon as possible if they haven't already? If you are not an Owl parent but would like to watch anyway, then tickets can be bought on the day for £1 each.
On Friday, we made our Christmas card designs in the afternoon so there is plenty of time to send of any orders and have cards made. We then enjoyed hot chocolates while we carried on with our class novel, Artemis Fowl.
Have a great weekend everyone. Keirnan Pedder
 

WOW WORSHIP


Every Friday we hold a whole school WOW worship.  We celebrate good work in school each week.

There are 3 categories:

Golden Book - this is to reward children who have worked hard, produced some great work or improved a great deal.

Celebrates Christian Values - this celebrates kindness, friendship, perserverance, respect, love or anyone of our Christian Values

and

Happy Ambassador
 
GOLDEN BOOK:

Puffins - Isabelle for amazing reading and phonics work - well done!

Year 1 -  William for his amazing attitude to learning and always trying his best!

Year 2 -  Rory for his super writing this week.

Kingfishers - Harry for excellent Maths this week, reading questions carefully and writing well, reasoned explanations.

Owls -   Halle for working hard this week and for her fantastic harvest poem.
CELEBRATES CHRISTIAN VALUES:

Puffins -  Nelllie for always being kind to everyone in class and being very helpful.

Year 1 - Annabel for kind and helpful behaviour around the classroom.  She also helped Bella, when she dropped her apple. to wash it.

Year 2 -  William for always being kind and helpful to others.

Kingfishers -  Holly for kindly checking that a classmate was okay after an accident in the playground.

Owls -  Anna and Abraham for being thoughtful and sharing their bikes when others weren't working.  Well done.
HAPPY AMBASSADOR:

Puffins - Rory for always being happy at school.

Year 1 - Archie for his great sense of humour and love of a cheesy joke!

Year 2 -  Laura always has a smile on her face and is enthusiastic about everything we do.

Kingfishers -  Darcey for making her WHOLE table laugh! 

Owls - Oliver has made me really happy this week sharing his enthusiasm for Pokemon and showing me his books from home.

Volunteer Librarian Wanted!
We love children to be able to use our library and borrow books to enjoy at home
but we need an adult to help us.
The library is open for children to use twice a week at lunchtime. 
Do you have little time to spare in the middle of the day?
Could you help keep the library tidy and support children as they choose their next great read?
Please let the school office know if you can help us.
Thank-you.

PTFA NEWS - Second hand uniform:

Jumpers:  26, 28, 30
Hoodies: 26, 28, 30, 34
PE Tshirts: 26, 28, 30 Cardigans: 22, 24, 26, 28
Pinafores: 4-5, 5-6, 7-8, 9-10 Skirts: 5-6, 7-8, 9-10
Grey boys trousers: 8-9. 9-10, 10-11, 11-12
PE bags
Girls summer dresses: 5, 6, 9, 11
Everything £1 per item.   Please contact Rosie (07598950515) if interested.

The regular Arkholme Book Swap

is at Arkholme Methodist Church

this Saturday, 1st October, 10.00am to 12.00am

This month's book swap is to support the 

McMillan Cancer Support

Bring some books you’ve read (or abandoned) and

swap them for some you haven’t & make a donation.

As well as lots of  books for adults

we have a loads of books for children

Tea, coffee and biscuits available too.

Do you have a charity you would like AMC to support through the book swap?

Please let us know when you drop in and we can add it to the list

Community News
Arkholme Parish Church - Weekly Bulletin
The Wagtail - local news
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