Term 3 Week 3

Hello all,

Another week complete; fantastic attitude towards learning this week!

In Literacy we have:

  • been practicing writing letters as if we were Florence Nightingale; we thought carefully about using verbs to describe our emotions and writing in first person.
  • been role-playing what it would have been like in the hospitals, thinking carefully about using expanded noun phrases to describe our surroundings.

In Maths we have:

  • been looking at place value up to 40. We can count forward to 40 in under 50 secs! (We started of at 1 minute 8 seconds but can now confidently count faster). Now to see if we can do it just as quickly backwards!
  • been looking at estimating on a number line; we found this a bit tricky but improved as the week went on.
  • been looking at ordering and comparing numbers. We can use more than, less than and equal to to compare numbers.

In PSHE we have been:

  • practicing how to make emergency phone calls. We retrieved our knowledge on who are safe adults and what to do if we get lost. We now know all the important information to give when phoning 999!

In PE we have:

  • continued to participate in gymnastics, balancing is key!.

In Art we have:

  • been looking at designing skills. We designed a stamp which we will create to wax seal some special letters.

In Computing:

  • we have been learning how to use word; change font style, size and colour

Few Reminders:

Ivy, Holly & Oak Classes
KS1 have a very exciting trip to the Maidstone Islamic Centre as part of their Religious Education Studies.
The children will not be participating in any form of worship whilst there. We would be hugely grateful for
adult volunteers to support the children in walking to and from the Maidstone Islamic Centre in Maidstone
town. Please speak to your children's class teachers if you are able to help. If you have any questions,
please speak to Miss Bird.
Oak Class will be going on Tuesday 6th February 2024 from 12:30 to 14:30
Holly Class will be going on Tuesday 6th February 2024 from 13:30 to 15:15
Ivy Class will be going on Thursday 8th February 2024 from 13:00 to 2:45

Calling all volunteers!
At Park Way, we believe in making our learning as real as possible. Next term, KS1 will be learning all about
different professions and linking this to other subjects. To help with their learning, we would like to expose
Ivy, Holly and Oak class to as many different professions as possible. We are therefore asking parents who
are willing to volunteer their time to come in and speak to the children about their jobs. If you are able to,
please contact Miss Beamish on charlotte.beamish@park-way.kent.sch.uk.
Thank you
Miss Beamish

KS1 bedtime stories
At Park Way Primary School we take every opportunity to pick up a book and encourage and explore a
pleasure for reading.
In order to continue to develop our love for reading, we would like to invite parents and pupils from Ivy,
Oak and Holly class to join us for our ‘Bedtime Stories’ evening. This will be a fun, enjoyable evening of
reading, hot chocolate and sharing our favourite stories.
Date: Wednesday 7th February 2024
Time: 5:00 – 6:00pm
Clothing: You are invited to come back to school in your
pyjamas, slippers and dressing gowns. Teddy bears
are optional but always welcome!


Have a wonderful weekend! :)