Monthly Archives: July 2016

Have a lovely summer!

To all our lovely children, parents and careers

We wish you all a restful and happy holiday. Children, you have all worked so hard this year and we are so proud of you all.

All the foundation staff wish to say a huge thank you for all our kind wishes and fabulous gifts. You have been very generous and kind.

 

Happy holiday and see you in September!

Exwick Heights Music Evening 2016

Last Wednesday (June 29th) we had a wonderful evening for the Exwick Heights Music Evening. The children all performed brilliantly and it was fantastic to have such an appreciative audience.

Florence Nightingale and Moving Pictures in Year 1!

We’ve had a great couple of weeks in Year 1! Last the week, the children enjoyed writing the story of ‘Mr Benn and the Red Knight’ all about a poor dragon, who was put out of work by a cunning matchmaker! They all enjoyed having the chance to write the full story out in their books and we had some superb examples of work, complete with capital letters and full stops!

Continuing with our ‘Mr Benn’ theme, the children also made ‘Moving Pictures’ as part of our DT work. Mr Benn on a stick was dressed as a space man, a doctor, a footballer, a dancer and even a train driver and a clever cut in the paper helped him to dance around on a background designed and coloured by the children. Great fun!

This week, we have been learning all about Florence Nightingale, the ‘lady with the lamp’ and have had a go at doing some division in maths. We also enjoyed visiting the main site to meet our new year 2 teachers.  On Thursday afternoon, we had chance to relax during our pyjama party – a treat to all three classes for all the hard work and effort they have put into Year 1.

Next week will be Bee Week across the school. The children will have chance to visit a carefully controlled hive and will have a session learning about plants with Mr McCulloch, a qualified bee keeper. The children will also be visiting their new classes twice more so will feel confident and more than ready to make the transition to the main site in September.

Many thanks for your ongoing support

The Night Pirates

Pirate week

“Ahoy me hearties!” We have been playing pirates this week on our big wooden boat and have had such fun. There have been many pirate hats, eye patches, treasure maps and telescopes made. We have dug up treasure, played ‘x marks the spot’ and learnt a variety of pirate songs.

Thank you for all the ocean scenes that have been created for the home learning. There are some very creative families out there.

The transition day on Thursday went well and the children are all excitedly talking about their new classes.

Just a reminder that there are two more transition sessions next week: Wednesday pm and Friday am.

Home Learning is finished for the term but please continue to practise reading, writing and number skills.

Reception: We will be collecting in home readers on Tuesday and Home Learning diaries on Thursday.

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Africa!

Year 5 have really enjoyed learning all about this amazing continent. We have studied the physical geography of different countries and learnt so much about the varied people and places. The children concentrated on South Africa for their big topic and the results were fantastic. The children enjoyed learning about apartheid, industries and the wildlife.
Last week in DT we designed and built our own houses to withstand flash flooding in Africa. The children worked in pairs to create their models and really improved their cutting, measuring and joining skills.
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On Friday we celebrated our topic with an African open morning. It was a chance for the children to share their projects, test their houses and entertain us with an African song and dance. It was great to see so many parents supporting the children and the Year 5 team would like to thank you all for helping the children with their home learning.
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Commotion in the Ocean (week 2)

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We have been swimming in and investigating the ocean this week, linking our work to the poetry book ‘Commotion in the Ocean’. The children have created an ocean by making many sea creatures using different craft techniques. We now have a beautiful and bright sea floor.

We are now looking forward to finding out who our new teachers are on Thursday’s transition day.