Monthly Archives: June 2017

Splashing and Running in Year 1!

This week we have been making a splash in Year 1, learning all about capacity! The children have had great fun, pouring water to and from different containers, estimating which containers hold the most or least water and investigating how many of a smaller container it takes to fill a larger one. We have also learnt all about litres and millilitres and looked at the scales on the sides of lots of different measuring jugs / cylinders. A perfect maths topic for the hot weather this week – it has certainly helped to keep us a little cooler in the classrooms!

Many thanks to all of you who came to support our sports afternoon on Monday. It was certainly hot hot hot! The children all did brilliantly well in the unusual weather conditions and thoroughly enjoyed themselves. It was lovely to see them all take part so willingly, cheering their class mates on with great enthusiasm.

In our English sessions this week we have also been having great fun writing animal riddles. Here are a couple – can you crack the clues and work out which farm animal the children are writing about?!….

Sometimes I oink a lot.

My parents are called pigs!

I love mud! if you think I’m dirty, I’m not!

What am I?….. (By Ollie)

 

I live in a pen!

I have horns.

I eat everything!

I run fast (By Calum)

Next week it is our trip to Pennywell Farm! More details to follow in a letter shortly

Best wishes – The Year 1 Team

Whatever Next!

We have been travelling through space this week, and just like the bear in the story ‘Whatever Next’, used cardboard boxes to travel in.

In the Discovery Garden, the trees were used to hang the ‘marble painted’ planets and glittery stars and, not only offered us much needed shade, but enabled us to explore travelling through the universe.

The children have also been busily exploring the texture of moon dust; designing aliens; making helmets for astronauts and eating space pudding!

A very popular activity has been ‘paddling and chatting’. Although not a space activity, we had lovely cool feet; much needed this week.

Notes:

Please remember that Sport’s Day is on Wednesday 28th.

Nursery has theirs in the morning and Reception in the afternoon. Letters have been sent home with regard to P.E. uniform but if you are unsure please speak to your class teacher. Thank you

 Also – class photographs are now available to purchase. The order form is at the bottom of the current news letter sent out this week.

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Home Learning for Whatever Next!

 

Year 1 Sports Day

Sports Day and bottles needed!

We have had a very busy week in Year 1, preparing for our Sport’s Day on Monday. Please can all the children have their full PE kits in school next week, along with a water bottle, sun cream and a hat as, according to the forecast, it is going to be hot hot hot!

In other news, we have been busy with our phonics work and have had a great exploatory week in Maths, consolidating our knowledge of shape, measure and symmetry.

Next week in Maths we will be looking at capacity. Please can you send in any old plastic bottles for us to use in the water, comparing size, width and beginning to look at millilitres and litres.

We also need more teddies for the teddy tombola, if you have any you can spare.

Many thanks – see you all on Monday!

Friday 16th June

It has been another busy week in year 6, we have been continuing our rehearsals for our production. This week we have also visited the Livestock Centre in Matford, for year 6 Life Skills, which consisted of a number of workshops from the Emergency Services. As you will see from the photographs that the children thoroughly enjoyed it.

Sugarlump and the Unicorn

Home Learning for Sugarlump and the Unicorn

This week’s story is a delightful tale of a unicorn who grants wishes to horses. The children have really enjoyed retelling it using the repeating phrases.

To support our story, we have made and designed unicorn head-dresses, been racing over jumps and feeding hobby horses. We have also explored the prints from different sized horse shoes. With the wands that we made, the children have been creating and discussing their favourite wishes. Lots of adults have been turned into frogs, lions and cats!

With support, the children have enjoyed baking, decorating and eating fairy cakes – they were delicious!

Notes:

  • We have begun our sports day practices this week. Please could we remind everyone to bring their child/ children to school each morning with a sun hat (named) and sun cream already applied. Thank you.
  • The school fete is on the 22nd June.
  • We are still collecting the £3.00 donation towards our cooking fund. Please check with your class teacher if you are wondering if you need to pay. Many Thanks

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Year 2 and 3 Sports Day

Year 4, 5 and 6 Sports Day

Africa Projects

This week we have been continuing with our Africa topic. In Geography we used our co-ordinate skills to plot features on a map. We found the mountains, lakes, rain forests and rivers, including the longest river in the world; the River Nile. Next week the children will be set their big Africa homework project and I know some enthusiastic members of the year group have started researching already!

In art we have finished our beautiful African silhouettes. You will be able to see all the great work the children have created at our African Open Morning; details to follow soon.