Year 1 have been busy using Pic Collage to organise images of animals with ‘Paws, Claws and Whiskers’. Firstly, we found images on the internet and saved them to photos on our I-pads. Then we arranged the images and then animated each image.
We had lots of opportunity this year to explore our lovely school grounds. We learnt how best to find creatures in our pond and return them carefully. We found lots of newts, tadpoles,pond snails and other minibeasts. KS1 learnt how to identify trees from their leaves and tried to find 12 different species. Surveying our wild flower meadow produced over 20 different species this year including some new ones. Y2 looked at which colours various insects preferred.
The Nursery has had a brilliant and adventurous summer term. Wet Wednesdays were truly wet thanks to the weather and we had so much, brave fun with the Party Animals!
Thank you for all the super support this past year, the children have made the very most of any and all opportunities to learn through play.
We wish them all the very best with their transition into their Reception classes.
Congratulations to the latest recipient of the gold Mile Club award!
Congratulations to six of our Year 5 pupils who have achieved their Mile Club gold award – 26.2 miles! To achieve the award already, the girls have all shown amazing commitment and have each attended Mile Club every week (maybe missing one or two sessions).
Additionally, each of the medalists attended Mile Club this week and seem to have their eyes firmly fixed on their platinum awards, as well as enjoying the club.
You should all be very proud of your achievement – well done!
Following the children’s current interests in all things ‘unicorn and dragon’ related, we based this half terms learning around this exciting theme.
We began by finding out all about unicorns and became unicorn experts! We read facts, wrote facts and designed our own unicorns with special powers. We then moved into learning about dragons. Julia Donaldson’s story of ‘Zog and the Flying Doctors’ got us thinking about our future aspirations. We invited our grown ups in to share with us their jobs and careers. We thought about the type of skills we would need to do these jobs in the future and discovered that all our ‘learning skills’ will be needed forever! To be a Doctor, Radiographer, Engineer, Project Manager, Chef, Police Officer, Nurse, Teacher or a Construction worker you definitely need to be a ‘Try-a-tops’, an ‘Explorosaur’ a’ Thinka docus’ and a ‘Stickosaurus’! A BIG thank you to all the family and friends who took time out of their busy days to visit us!
A BIG thank you to all our mystery readers this half term too!
Last week, 32 of our children participated in a cross-country competition at one of our trust schools. The competition was split into the following categories: under 9 girls, under 9 boys, under 11 girls and under 11 boys. Children received points based on their finishing position and these contributed to a team total.
All our runners did amazingly well and were fantastic representatives of our school.
Particular congratulations to our GOLD MEDALIST for the under 9 boys, SILVER MEDALIST for the under 9 girls, SILVER MEDALIST: Talah and BRONZE MEDALIST: Emma.
I am looking forward to taking some of the children to a city competition this week!
Our Spring Term 1 learning was all based around Traditional Tales, and some alternative versions of these stories.
We have been very busy investigating, discovering and observing. We have seen various weather conditions outdoors and have observed our beanstalks grow very tall.
Our writing and reading skills have really taken off; we have completed several writing activities and we were able to write our own versions of Jack and the Beanstalk.
We have completed weekly traditional tale maths challenges and been able to demonstrate our wonderful mathematical skills.
We enjoyed 6 weeks of Piccolo music sessions, and our grown-ups enjoyed attending a session too. We have had weekly mystery readers in our class and have enjoyed a family reading breakfast.