Monthly Archives: February 2016

Easter is on its way!

Dear Parents,

We are very excited about the Easter Assembly which our year group is leading. Please refer to diary dates for further information.

Next week, we will set the children the task of learning the words to three songs/hymns for the assembly. If you want to learn ‘Give Me Joy’ also, that would really raise the roof. There is a sound file attached for them to practise the song ‘Risen.’

Best wishes,
The Year Three Team

A) We have a King who rides a donkey!

1. We have a King who rides a donkey
We have a King who rides a donkey
We have a King who rides a donkey
And His name is Jesus

Jesus the King is risen
Jesus the King is risen
Jesus the King is risen
Early in the morning!

2. We have a King who cares for people
We have a King who cares for people
We have a King who cares for people
And His name is Jesus

3. Trees are waving a royal welcome
Trees are waving a royal welcome
Trees are waving a royal welcome
For this King called Jesus!

B) Risen

C) Give Me Joy In My Heart Hymn

Give me joy in my heart, keep me praising,
Give me joy in my heart, I pray,
Give me joy in my heart, keep me praising,
Keep me praising ’till the break of day.

Sing hosanna, sing hosanna,
Sing hosanna to the King of kings!
Sing hosanna, sing hosanna,
Sing hosanna to the King.

Give me peace in my heart, keep me praying,
Give me peace in my heart, I pray,
Give me peace in my heart, keep me praying,
Keep me praying ’till the end of day.

Give me joy in my heart, keep me praising,
Give me joy in my heart, I pray,
Give me joy in my heart, keep me praising,
Keep me praising ’till the break of day.

Give my oil in my lamp, keep me burning,
Give me oil in my lamp, I pray,
Give my oil in my lamp, keep me burning,
Keep me burning ’till the end of day.

Give me peace in my heart, keep me resting,
Give me peace in my heart, I pray.
Give me peace in my heart, keep me resting,
Keep me resting ’till the end of day.

The Three Little Pigs (week 2)

What a busy week we have had! The children have been so excited to take part in the many different activities to do with ‘The Three Little Pigs’. We have been busy building houses, making pig and wolf masks and becoming scientists by investigating different materials that can be blown.

We also really enjoyed cooking delicious cheese straws and acting out the story with our friends; our favourite character to be is the big bad wolf! You could ask us to sing you some of the songs that we have been learning along with the actions.

For Reception, thank you for bringing in photos and other souvenirs from the half term, it looks like you had a lovely holiday.

What a great start to the new term.

HL for Three Little Pigs

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Mr Wolf’s Pancakes

Home Learning for Mr Wolf’s Pancakes

Wow! What a busy week we have had in the Foundation.

On Monday, despite the wind and rain, we enjoyed our dragon parade; dancing for the Year 1 children and singing together in the hall. Later, we tried spring rolls for snack. It was evident from the excited chatter that the Hong Bows were also a great success.

On Tuesday, Pancake Day, 13 parents gave up their time and took up the challenge to make enough pancakes to feed 130 children – within about an hour! These lovely parents worked very hard and many children had 1, 2 and sometimes 3 pancakes at snack time. Thank you for giving up your time.

During this week many pancake races have been run and pancakes made from different materials have been flipped and sometimes caught! The bakery and baker’s shop have sold many pastries and loaves and needed constant baking.

We wish you all a restful half term. Let us hope that it will be dry and that many winter walks can happen.

Please enjoy our Pancake song video!

 

Pancake on the ceiling from Exwick Heights on Vimeo.

 

Reminders:

If you fancy extending your child’s learning, then Chinese New Year celebrations are happening at Exeter University on Saturday 13th February from 3.00. This will include dragon and lion dancing. Also if you are in town on the same day, celebrations are happening at Buffet City from 1pm.

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Capoeira

This morning the Year 4 children were very excited to have a visiting Capoeira instructor come and introduce them to this exciting Brazilian dance.  Each class took part in an hour long session of high energy, exhilarating Capoeira.

Have a great half term holiday!!!!

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12/2/16

What a busy half term it has been, in Year 6.

We are looking forward to a well earned rest over half term, however we are going to be doing some revision over the half term period, focusing on our key skills in Maths and English.

After half term, we are looking forward to seeing you at our SATS meeting on Thursday 25th February and at the Parent evening in March.

Year 6

Anglo- Saxon shields

In Year 5 we have been learning about the Anglo- Saxons. In DT this week we designed and made our own shields and weapons. First we learnt about the shield which was made of wood, could be up to 90cm wide and wighed 10kg!!
We thought these might be a little heavy for us,so we made our out of card, papier-mache and mod-roc! We had lots of fun making our shields and really improved our cutting, measuring and decorating skills. We also worked independently and helped one another too! DSCF5354
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Pancakes and hearts!

This week, we have had great fun celebrating two important festivals: Shrove Tuesday and Valentine’s Day! On Tuesday, we read the story of ‘Mr Wolf’s Pancakes’, learnt all about the meaning of Lent and made and ate our own delicious pancakes. Many thanks to Mrs Carpenter and Mrs Johnson for spending all day in the Specialist Room, mixing batter and flipping! Later in the week, we learnt all about St Valentine and some of us made some love bugs, owls or decorated hearts to take home to our loved ones. In maths, we have been revising all the things we have learnt so far this year about counting, addition, subtraction, money and shape. In Literacy, we finished off our Fire of London topic by writing about what happened and why.

After half term, we shall be immersing ourselves in Jack and the Beanstalk, linking to our Science topic on plants. For RE, we shall also be looking at ‘Celebrations’, including weddings and christenings.

Many thanks for your continued support and for all the work that you do with your children at home. We hope that you have a lovely half-term holiday!

Family Workshop – Week 6 Celebration

This week was the final of our 6 sessions and the focus was on joy. We spent a short time talking about the impact  of joy and special moments and qualities of our children before we were joined for an extended time by our children. In the play session we got out all of our favourite activities in the 6 weeks and rounded off with the litter game and Mrs Prout’s fabulous reading skills. We would like to thank every parent / carer for coming every week and for being such a fantastic group. We look forward to the next family workshops starting next term in RAW.