Our last post for a while…..

Now that we are back to learning online at home, we will not be setting ‘Home learning’. Instead, we ask you to complete the tasks that your teacher is setting and in addition we would ask you to complete the following things:

  • To read every day and record in your reading journal or in another book. You can access online reading books via WONDE on sites such as Oxford Owl, espresso and Teach Your Monster to Read
  • Continue to work through your spellings, remember you have access to Spelling Shed, where weekly spellings can be set and where you can play spelling games.
  • We also ask you to continue to work on your times tables, which you can access via SPARX.

If you need any help, have any questions, need a challenge or want to send in any work (which we’d love to see), it can be sent to our email: y3homelearning@exwickheights.devon.sch.uk

The Year 3 Team

A note for children and parents.

Now that we are back to learning online at home, we will not be setting ‘Home learning’. Instead, we ask you to complete the tasks that your teacher is setting and in addition we would ask you to complete the following things:

  • To read every day and record in your reading journal or in another book. You can access online reading books via WONDE on sites such as Oxford Owl, espresso and Teach Your Monster to Read
  • Continue to work through your spellings, remember you have access to Spelling Shed, where weekly spellings can be set and where you can play spelling games.
  • We also ask you to continue to work on your times tables, which you can access via SPARX.

 

 If you need any help, have any questions, need a challenge or want to send in any work (which we’d love to see), it can be sent to our email, which is: y4homelearning@exwickheights.devon.sch.uk

The Year 4 Team

Merry Christmas from the Foundation Stage

It has been a very exciting week this week in the Foundation Stage. The children were so excited to see Santa on Tuesday, he called in via video link to say “Merry Christmas” to us all. We had our Christmas party on Thursday, where we enjoyed munching our Christmas party food and having a relaxing afternoon with our friends.

Note: The home learning set last week can also be for completion over the Christmas holiday.

The Foundation Stage team would like to say a very big thank you for all our Christmas cards and gifts that we have received. We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! We hope you enjoy a wonderful break and look forward to seeing you in January.

Year 2 Bug Club! How to access online reading books for your child.

As a school, we have now subscribed to Bug Club, which is an online library of high quality eBooks, for our younger pupils.  This is to enable your child to have increased opportunity to read at home, as well as offer an exciting new dimension to their reading experience.   As such, your child can now access and choose from a selection of eBooks allocated to them by their teacher (in addition to the books already being sent home).

Information about how to access Bug Club can be found in our online learning help page: https://exwickheightsblog.co.uk/online-learning

.  Please do let us know if you have any problems accessing this information or Bug Club online.

Badminton Club

The penultimate week of term saw the conclusion of the 8 weekly after-school badminton club finals competition.
The children have been learning new skills and enhancing skills already taught and great fun was had by all.
The tournament concluded with Theo Parkhouse and Andre Nikiforov gaining 4th place having been narrowly defeated by ARLO Burrows and Sam Abel who achieved 3rd place.
The final was between 3 players – yes 3 players in a doubles competition! Justin Hiroshima-Arnaud played without a partner to defeat fellow Devon County players Seb Mabin and Marco Batty. The final was very close and the standard of badminton player was very high.
7 players have been chosen from our school to represent Devon at the Under 12 age group
on Tuesdays. 11 children from the year 1 bubble have had a successful introduction to badminton and a great deal of fun has been experienced.
Badminton club continues after school on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for years 1 and 6 respectively after Christmas.