Welcome Back !! Year Five

Welcome back, Year five!!

With the holiday and our assembly behind us, we look forward to getting back to some hard work in Year Five. We are starting a new book in guided reading called "The Water Horse". This is based on fact, but we are also looking at fiction - the Loch Ness Monster.  In our art lessons we are continuing our journey of the continents. Aboriginal art is this term's work. Swimming every Monday as usual. Please encourage your child to use the mathletics program (each child has one lesson in school time) for one evening per week. It will help them with their maths and the school pays a lot of money for the facility to use the program. They can also compete against children from all over the world in 'Live  mathletics'.  

Parent Workshop

Here are the websites used in today's Parent Workshop on SPaG (Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar). We hope you find them useful.

Skillswise

Top Marks

School Council Refugee Appeal

Dear Parents,

King David School has always pride itself on being a charitable institution: taking care and being considerate to those who are far less fortunate then we are.  In light of recent news events, we are increasingly aware that the plight of refugees is increasing and unfortunately worsening.  It is time for us as a community to rise up to the new and very sad situation of these displaced people and do what we can to help them.

Refugees are not a new occurrence, although we are increasingly aware due to mass media, of their existence. We all may know of a person or a child in our neighbourhood who is need of help and we would respond – well this is the same but on a phenomenal scale.  So, this is what King David would like to do:

  1. We would like to make winter easier – it is getting very cold and wet.  How would we feel sleeping in a makeshift tent at this time of year, let alone anytime of the year?
  2. We would like to collect ‘items’ that will see these refugees through the next few arduous months at least.
  3. We would like to make this an ongoing focus for our school and do as much we can to help.

We are currently in touch with the following charity: France and Beyond Refugee Aid (please do take a look at their website).  This is a reputable charity – their aim is to collect practical, much-needed everyday items that families and individuals require (think about your daily needs)!

Our first collection to take over to the refugees in France will be at the end of January.   We are asking groups of classes to bring different items.  We request kindly that these items be intact and therefore usable.  New items of course will be very welcome.

Year 5

Cleaning products

Shampoo

Conditioners

Toothpaste

Toothbrushes

Soap

We look forward to a fantastic response because we know how lucky we truly are.  We need to share in the grief of those less fortunate.

Thank you most sincerely,

Year 6 School Council.