Happy Half Term. Have fun with friends and families. See you all safely back to school on Monday 3rd June 2019.

Week Ending 23rd November 2018

I know we always say it! but...another busy, & long, week in Watergate
 
Thank you to all the parents who came to Parent's Evening. Sorry if you had to wait but we managed all the appointments - in the end!
 
We have been assessing the phonics now that Set 1 is finished. I've shared this with you all at the meeting and soon we hope to move on to the next part.
We also assessed some aspects of number & now all know where we are going next.
 
In maths we have been looking practically at 'one more' and 'two more' than a given number to 10 and 'one more' than a number from 11 to 20.
The number we have been practicing writing this week was number 5 - down, round, put on a hat.
 
The divas are complete - hurrah! Below are some photos of the completed lamps. They do look amazing all together shining in the dark. The children saw them in the not-quite-so-dark! But it was still a fabulous sight.
 
In PE we started learning & practicing ball skills. We rolled, then bounced, then threw a ball to our partner. I was very pleased with the listening skills of the children and the sensible way they worked. There were obviously times when balls were going everywhere - it was the first lesson after all! But they all reacted sensibly & mostly calmly.
Back in the classroom Mrs Hatton & I were both extremely impressed at the way the children help each other to get changed for & from PE. They are a very kind class.
 
After PE we had a visit from the police. No - they hadn't come to take Mrs Hatton away! They were talking to us all about their job. They showed us their equipment, how they use it & told us when they might need to. Then they showed us their van - lights & sirens, too! We even climbed in the back.
They visited as it is Road Safety Week so we had a discussion after their visit all about how to stay safe around roads.
 
Have a good weekend and stay safe, wherever you go and whatever you do. And if you do something you'd like to share do remember to send photos on dojo that we can share in class & even with Watergate Bear!