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.

This week in Year 5!

Maths

In Maths this week we have been learning about …

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Melody: In Maths we have been learning about the area of different 2D shapes. Yesterday we worked on compound shapes that at first I didn’t get but I soon whizzed through them! Learning area has been really fun and I look forward to learning more.

Tristan: In Maths we have been learning about the perimeter of shapes. A perimeter is the outside lines of a shape for example if one side of a square is 2cm then the perimeter of the shape would be 8cm.

 

Science

In Science this week we have been learning about …

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Vanessa and Theo: We have been learning about reversible and irreversible changes such as melting an ice-lolly and burning wood. We found out that melting an ice-lolly is reversible but burning wood is irreversible. We also watched some videos to find out whether they were reversible or irreversible.

 

English

In English this week we have been learning about …

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We have completed our setting descriptions for our English topic, crafting winter landscapes (of both positive and negative intent) full of imagination! Here are some examples:

Embraced by the welcoming mountain (which was coated in a blanket of snow) she danced around. As the mountain surveyed its territory, Lucy could taste the adventure in the air. It was dazzling yet tranquil.

Zoe

Northern lights whistled in the wind with cerulean colours as it produced stunning views. Snow-coated mountains, with picturesque views, tickled Tom’s taste buds.

Harry

Icy fingers of wind caressed Bob’s face while blowing the snow away, like a family member trying to keep you warm. As Bob ventured towards the ocean, the taste of salt consumed his taste buds as if he were on a warm beach back home.

Jacob

Sally walked onto the frozen coat of snow, which glistened like diamonds. Looming mountains were wrapped in ice, with the river below waving happily.

Amy

Above Zoe in the morning sky was a sight that caused her eyes to dazzle like a diamond dancing. Snowflakes swam in the air, landing into a clear, calm lake, leaving behind the gentle touch of a puddle.

Tye

Sunlight peeled away to reveal the darkness of night looming. Towards the deadly branches within the forest, Billy tripped over the narrow path. Stabbing cold felt like a knife imposing upon his body and the stench of death hung in the air. This was no winter wonderland.

Sophia

The spider webs made faces at Alex as terrifying and lifeless trees covered in snow stood tall. Moving further into the forest, a lake of blackness emerged.

Mihai

Ice blocks were floating like a frozen body in the centre of the Secret Island lake, as the emerald, penetrating lightning smashed against the base of the mountain. Marcel’s frost-bitten fingers frozen in time until he was forced forward by the wind towards the mountainous-looking tree of nightmares.

Niko

R.E. this week! Year 2

The children have been listening to the Christmas story and thinking about why Christmas is important to Christians. The playdough challenge was to make a nativity scene. The children took time to add in details and really enjoyed seeing their own and others when finished. See if you can see what is happening in each scene!

Stick man

The children have been so excited by this week’s story; the much loved ‘Stick Man’. Even the youngest children have been able to join in with key phrases and notice that some of the words rhyme. The story has been read so many times this week, but each time it has been received with such enthusiasm.

To help Santa over the next few days, we have created an ‘elf workshop’. The enthusiastic elves have been designing and constructing with toys. The busy atmosphere in the work shop has been delightful to observe!

Outside, our builders have been industriously constructing a variety of brick homes for us to work in and the dumper trucks have busily distributed sand all over the playground!

Each class has been continuing the count down to Jesus’ birthday and Christmas day using our advent calendars. Everyone is becoming very excited with just four days of school to go before we can begin more Christmas festivities.

  • We are collecting recycled materials for our junk modelling station. Due to allergies that we have in school, we would only like containers that have not had any contact with food e.g. tissue boxes and tubes. Please could the items be brought in a bag and labelled, if possible, with the date they are brought in. Thank you J.

Year 1 WK 07/12/20

This week we have been busy writing our instructions for “How to catch a Santa.” The children have been working on using adjectives and and to join phrases together. All of the children produced a flappy Santa filled with exciting instructions.

In Maths, we have been putting together all of our place value, addition and subtraction knowledge to solve problems. We have also had fun designing and playing Maths games.

It was the last week of Explore for this term. The children have been busy sorting letters in the Christmas post office and creating beautiful winter patterns and art work. As part of their RE learning the children have been making outfits for figures from the nativity story. They have then been busy creating Bethlehem, desert and hillsides to re-enact the nativity story. 

It was the last week of our UK dance, this week we tried some English country dancing. We learnt to dosey doe, swing our partners and even danced “underneath the arches”. 

Next week is the final week of this term. Thursday will be our end of term celebration day. The children can wear warm Christmas or party clothes for the day.