The week ahead – 1st October

It’s another busy week in Hunstanton class with a visit from a vet nurse and the receptionist to start off the week.

We are moving onto our new class text for talk4writing, which is “When I grow up…” and we’ll be looking at it for adjectives and sentence structure.  We did our cold task for this at the end of last week, and it was very interesting to see what the children would like to be when they are older.  One child asked me what I was going to be when I grew up! (I said an astronaut.)

We are doing quite a lot of assessment this week, now that the children have settled in, and I have told the children that this means that I will know what to teach them next.  There is no pressure put on the children, and they are told plainly, if you can’t do a question, that’s not a problem, because it’s my job to teach you.

Thursday is an exciting day for the whole school as we have a visit from the Image Theatre, who are coming to perform Robin Hood for us.  This will take up the morning, and then at lunch time we have a special “Street Food Special” lunch, which will consist of meatball or veggie subs, corn on the cob, and chips.  There’s a competition running to see which class can get the most children having hot dinners, and the KS1 winning class gets an extra fun swim session, so it’s a prize worth having if you are y2!

Friday is our Cross-Country afternoon, and all of the children will be expected to take part.  If it’s chilly, they are welcome to bring tracksuits and so on to wear, and we suggest trainers rather than plimsols as we are running in The Walks.  Parents are welcome to come and watch, but please stay within the marked areas.

Just to clarify, homework is sent home on a Friday and not due in until the following Thursday.  This week the children had a game to make and play, and that can be used whenever they like in the weeks ahead, as all practice is worth doing.  The spelling results are going up, and I appreciate all the hard work that the adults are putting into helping their children learn their spellings.

Next week (wk beginning 8th October) we have 14 children going to ActivKids, as well as the KWEST launch on Friday.  Please remember to send your forms back in so that your child is allowed to go.

If you have any questions, just let me know at the usual address (

Miss Cook

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