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Monthly Archives: May 2014

This week’s challenge is to throw two balls or push two cars and say which has gone the furthest. Send us a picture of the two objects and say which has gone furthest, you can even tell us how many hands/feet away they are!


Ahoy there mateys, after half term we have lots of pirate fun in store for you. We will be looking at all the equipment pirates need and will even be turning into pirates arrrrrrselves :-)! In numeracy we will be looking at distance, I wonder who lives the furthest from school or who can throw a ball the furthest? We will also be looking at some clues for treasure, will they make sense or will they be silly?

Could you please bring in any empty bottles you may have at home and a plain old tee-shirt to design.

Although this has been a short week we have still managed to get so much learning done – you are amazing RIH! We have become authors and written our own stories based on Superworm, I think the publishers will be knocking on our doors soon! In maths we have been looking at the difference between 2D and 3D shapes.

Well done for yet another great week superstars!

Mr Herlihy

On Friday the 23rd of May it’s our annual activity day at Rosendale. Every child will need to bring a packed lunch with them on the day, even if they are doing an activity that happens at school.

If your child normally has free school meals a packed lunch will be provided for them.

Please can you also ensure that your child has a PE kit with them if they are doing a sport activity. They can come to school in their PE kit if this makes things easier.

Here are the activities your child has chosen to do on MAPP day.

Life in a shoe box
Uyoyo RIH A
Nico RIH A

Joshua RIH E
Edward RIH E
Jason RIH E
Alec RIH E
Kenzie RIH E
Ethan RIH E
Rammall RIH E
Rekan RIH E
Louis RIH E


Shyan RIH G
Chloe RIH G

Bug hotel
Thea RIH I
Theodore RIH I
Cade RIH I
Lizzie RIH I

Dylan RIH V
Jasper RIH V
Davondre RIH V
William RIH V
Lyla -Rose RIH V
Shadell RIH V
Holly RIH E
Otone RIH V
Zaki RIH V

Art larger than life
Orla RIH W
Frieda RIH W

This week we are looking at 3d shapes. Can you find these shapes around your house and send in pictures:

1. Cube
2. Cuboid
3. Sphere
4. Cylinder

We have been busy bees this week in Reception! We were lucky to continue our work on Dinosaurs looking at where they lived and discussing all the amazing facts the children knew. Thank you for teaching me so much about Dinosaurs, you are great teachers RIH! All children thoroughly enjoyed the trip the National History Museum, a huge thank you to all the adults that came with us! We couldn’t do trips without all your help.

In numeracy we have been looking at time – not looking at clocks but seeing what kind of things we can do in a certain amount of time. I am really impressed with the musical abilities of the children in RIH; they were amazing at playing along to the story ‘Rumpus Jumpus Dinosaurumpus’!

Next week we will be revisiting 3D shapes (and their properties) and reading the very exciting story of a brave Superworm!!!

Have a lovely weekend and enjoy the sunshine!!

Mr Herlihy.

Here is a video about our day yesterday. Thank you to all the parents that came on the trip. We couldn’t do it without you.