16th July 2018

This week has been ‘Aspiration’s Week’ where Parents and Carers have volunteered to come into school to talk to us about their jobs and careers.  We had a visit from a prison psychologist, a scientist, a railway signaller, an occupational therapist, a Mayor and First Responder.

It was really exciting to have such a wide range of visitors. 

“I enjoyed hearing about the role of the Mayor because I didn’t know that the Chain of Office was so heavy and is valued at £450,000.” Thomas

“I liked hearing about how the First Responder rescues people and saves their lives.” Ava

“I enjoyed listening to the scientist because I learnt how important plankton is in the sea.” Daniel

“Listening to Ms Segura has made me want to be a scientist because I want to learn about different things in the oceans which we can’t see or know about.” Brooke

We have started presenting our instructions which explain how to wash a hyena, sabre-tooth tiger or cave bear.  We are designing and making our own books which, when completed, will go on display throughout the school.

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In Maths we finished our ‘Time’ unit by completing the Hot Task which showed everyone had made progress in their ability to tell the time accurately.  Keep on wearing your watches children and keep up practising telling the time!

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Agnes is our ‘Champion of the Week’ for her continuous hard work in English, particularly reading.  She made astounding progress in a recent reading comprehension test, well done Agnes!

9th July 2018

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This week we found out who our teachers will be in September 2018.  It was very exciting to spend the day with our new class, and we did lots of fun activities including drawing members of our families in a style which linked to ‘The Beatles’, spending time in our new classrooms and finding out where resources are kept which we will need to help us in our lessons, as well as writing about ourselves, targets and dreams to help our new teacher find out more about us.  Of course Mrs Smith and Mrs Brown are very sad to see us move to a new class after having a fun-filled year with us!

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We were very lucky to have some extra PE lessons this week with Mr Bell.  We played a version of rounders called ‘football rounders’, which involved kicking the ball instead of hitting it. It was great fun!

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Our ‘Champion of the Week’ is Lily for her continued hard work and effort in lessons.  Well done Lily, keep it up!

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As the hot weather continues, please can we remind you to send children to school with a water bottle every day, as well as a sun-hat of some sort.

2nd July 2018

This week we have spent some of our ‘Attendance Vouchers’ which we have earnt when the class have had a weekly attendance of over 98%.  We spent two vouchers on a non-school uniform day, 1 voucher on chocolate pudding for everyone and a real treat of a cup of hot chocolate with either cream or milk, and marshmallows and chocolate sprinkles.  It was yummy!

We have continued learning about time and have applied our knowledge to solve problems and focused upon explaining our reasoning using the correct mathematical language.  There is a time game on ‘Purple Mash’ which the children can access and play to improve their knowledge of time.

In topic we were set the challenge to design and make a structure which would protect a chocolate teacake when it was dropped from a height of one metre.  This was linked to our Science work on bones, as the chocolate teacake represented our heart and the structure we made was the bones which protected it.  We were only allowed to use straws, paper, one metre of sellotape and card.

“We enjoyed making the structure for the heart.  Our teacake cracked a little bit but protected the teacake quite well.” Brooke.

“Our structure was squashed because we didn’t put anything around it.” Charlotte.

We have made some ‘Butterfly Sweetie Bags’ for our Summer Enterprise Project.  These are full of delicious sweeties like mini marshmallows, tangy twists and chocolate buttons.  They will be on sale at break-times for 50 pence each.  You can send money to school with your child if they wish to purchase one.  They will sell quickly so don’t wait!

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Our ‘Champion of the Week’ is Poppy, who has really worked hard to improve her comprehension skills, and can now select the key words in a question and then scan the text to find the answer.  Well done Poppy!

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We have two new ‘Spelling Bee Champions’, Ava and Poppy.  Well done for increasing your scores in a spelling test.  Keep practising!

25th June 2018

This week we have had lots of fun cooking and tasting Indian food.  We made our own samosa’s by putting a range of ingredients in pastry, for example spices, peas, carrots or sweetcorn.  Then folding the pastry carefully to create a parcel shape before putting them in the oven.

We also had the opportunity to taste a range of Indian foods including poppadum’s, mango chutney, curry sauce, pitta bread and naan bread. 

In English we have completed our ‘Hot Task’ by writing a set of instructions to show how to care for a stone-age animal.  We had to try and include a subordinating clause, imperative verbs and prepositions.  Look out for our wonderful work in next week’s blog!

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We have two new ‘Spelling Bee Champions’ who both scored 9 and out of 10 in a spelling test.  Well done!

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Our ‘Champion of the Week’ is Daniel, who has been working really hard on his handwriting and trying to ensure his letters are of equal size.  Well done Daniel, keep up the hard work!