Our week in Nursery

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We have been enjoying the lovely warm weather and learning outdoors all week. The recent combination of rain and sun have enabled our vegetables to grow quickly and we have been applying our measuring skills to discover which plants are the tallest and shortest.

As we come to the end of a busy half term, we have been revising our phonic skills: rhyming; alliteration and blending and segmenting. We are developing our knowledge of which sounds (phonemes) various letters of the alphabet make (graphemes) and applying them to create our own short words. We are also enjoying practising letters using the precursive script  and are getting used to starting each letter on the line.

Signs of new life are in abundance in our garden area and we have used this growth to practise maths skills and provide inspiration for some observational drawing. We particularly enjoyed having parents stay for our Busy Fingers Open Session this morning featuring  a variety of maths activities, which developed and strengthened our fine motor skills at the same time!

Have a wonderful half term Nursery and stay safe in the sun!

 

Our week in Year 1

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This week the Year 1 children have read a traditional tale from China about a dragon that saves a town from a dinosaur. We write did some super descriptive writing about other fierce animals that might be able to save the town and read some other traditional tales from other countries. 
In maths we have been learning about the relationship between adding and taking away and used our double number facts today to add near doubles. 
We learned about Jesus’ mother Mary in R.E. With Mrs Conn this week as it is May and made a huge rosary together as a class which we used to help us pray to her.
Have a lovely half-term Year 1! 

Working Together in Year 2

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This has been a super busy half term in Year 2.  Well done children you have worked really hard and have made excellent progress.   I hope you have a really wonderful break next week.

This week we worked in our teams.  We worked on some diary writing.  We imagined that we were in London in 1666 and wrote about what we saw, heard, smelt and felt during the Great Fire.  Everybody participated and valued each person and their  contribution.

We enjoyed the beautiful weather this week, working outside was a real treat. Please remember to have a hat in school everyday to help protect you from the sun.

Year 2 produced some amazing, imaginative and detailed descriptions following a walk down the wiggly path. We used really exciting adjectives and the stories of our adventures were very exciting!

In maths we thought about different ways of presenting information in graphs and charts.  I was really impressed with the super bar charts produced independently this week.  We improved our ability to work systematically.  Someone found 117 different sums with a total of 40!

BUZZING ALONG THE WIGGLY PATH

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Plenty to hear and see along the path this week.

We investigated the bees busy around their nest – a bat box – and found out they are male Tree Bumblebees, they have no sting so we were able to observe them without fear. Some children were really fortunate, whilst watching the drone swarm they saw the female. These are important pollinators and we were lucky to get such a good look at them in action.

   
    

   
The coal tit have fledged their nest.

The blue tits have hatched and can be heard in their box.

 
We refilled our water stations, left mashed banana and apple pieces in various places, and were surprised how quickly it was eaten; we also spotted lots of  moth and butterfly eggs and signs of new life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

This week in Year 6

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We’ve had many teachers in Year 6 this week, Miss Puccio, Mrs Conn, Mrs White, Miss Lam-Richardson and Mr Fletcher!!

The children found out their parts in the play this week – it was lovely to see their reactions for various parts. We even managed a few script run throughs.

Our theme park projects have moved onto the next stage this week, the children finished building their park and then worked out their daily costs, which included staffing, maintenance, electricity and repairs.
In RE we spent two lessons finding out about various Popes. We used PowerPoint to create presentations which also included hyperlinks – thanks to Miss Lam-Richardson and Mr Fletcher for teaching everyone how to include them! You’re both hired!!
We started a geography project this week about natural disasters and our Year Books. It was great to hear the children talking about their memories!

Our house captains led their house meetings on Tuesday – we have some fantastic motivational speakers in class! We spent time this week finding out about Kingswood – the exciting is building! Not long now!

Don’t forget to learn your lines and think about costumes, remember no scripts allowed after half term! Have a wonderful break!

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Busy ‘busy fingers.’

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EYFS enjoyed a wonderful open morning showing our visitors how we learn. Inside, we taught our visitors about doubling, phase 3 phonemes, making ten and how caterpillars change into butterflies. Outside, we wrote stories and drew pictures in the peaceful place and the den. We showed our visitors how to build a house with the large construction equipment. The water and sand provided lots of opportunities to investigate capacity.

EYFS also showed our visitors how to behave in school by sharing, listening, talking quietly and being polite. What a fantastic example you set for our little brothers and sisters who came to see us too. Your teachers are very proud of you.

WORKING AS A TEAM

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Year 5 worked in teams today, designing a hydrating drink appealing to children whilst also being healthy and not too expensive.

There were 6 tasks including designing recyclable containers, product slogans and posters to advertise and persuade.

Teams presented their product in the final task and voted for their favourite.  Congratulations to Joelle, Ure and Isabelle for their winning product.

Excellent collaboration, problem solving and creativity Year 5, well done.