Weekly Round-up

It has been an incredibly sunny and warm week and it has been good to see the children coming in prepared with their suncream, hats and water bottles. Please remember to make sure these are named.

 As part of our English work we have started to look at poetry, which has involved looking at alliteration and rhyme. We began with tongue twisters, which was great fun and as a class decided that ‘red lorry, yellow lorry’ was the trickiest one to say quickly! The children had a go at writing one using a ‘beach ball’ theme.

In Maths the Year 1 children have been looking at place value to 100 and the Year 2s have started to look at time (o’clock and half past).

Our DT topic this term is ‘Puppets’ and on Wednesday we discussed the different types of puppets and looked at how some of them are made.

We had the opportunity this week to have a look at the Arts Week ‘window’ Exhibition. It was great to see what the other year groups had been doing-such wonderful creativity and the children really enjoyed looking at them. You should receive an email link today which will enable you to watch a video of the children’s work from last week. We hope you enjoy it.

SPORTS WEEK

Next week is sports week and the children can come to school in their PE kits every day as we will be doing something sporty each day. We will be thinking about the importance of healthy lifestyles and exercise.

BUG CLUB

The children have all got a username and password for Bug Club, which is an invaluable reading resource. Please support your child in accessing this resource and if you have any difficulties please get in touch. It would be great if your child could access Bug Club at least a couple of times a week, not only does it help your child with their reading but also the comprehension of what they are reading.

STREET TAG

We hope you’re still getting out to add to our Street Tag score, despite the less than desirable weather! Thank you for taking part.

IMPORTANT REMINDERS

SPORTS WEEK:  Children to come to school every day in their PE kits.

SNACKS: These should be healthy; a piece of fruit or cereal bar.

FOOTWEAR: Children should wear SCHOOL SHOES on the days that they don’t do PE, which will be three days of the week. On PE days children are allowed to wear trainers.

PE

PE kit days: Tuesday and Thursday for Class 2

Get Active

We will keep these useful active links on the blog-could be something for the weekend.

5 a-day-fitness

PE with Joe (The body coach)

Go Noodle (Register for free)

Cosmic kids

HANDWRITING

We will leave this information here each week for easy access.

Please remember to reinforce the correct pencil grip at home; the correct letter and number formation.

This video shows how the children are taught in Foundation using the Read Write Inc scheme but please note that we use a ‘curly’ k and the ‘f’ has a longer tail that carries on below the line.

Positioning the paper and hints for left-handed writers

Letter formation video

The following video will reinforce the correct number formation for 0-9

We hope you have a great weekend.

Miss Batram and Mrs Lewis

Weekly Round-up

We hope you all had an enjoyable half term and enjoyed the sunshine!

It has been a busy and creative week due to it being our 2021 Arts Week, ‘What’s the story?’

Our focus text has been ‘The Tin Forest’ by Helen Ward and illustrated by Wayne Anderson. It is a beautifully illustrated story about an old man who ‘lived in a place near nowhere, close to forgotten, that was filled with all the things that no one wanted’. We had lots of interesting discussions about the old man’s character and his actions. A story of resilience, patience, hope and creating a better world.

The children have experimented with lots of different techniques and worked with different materials, all inspired by the story. They have created bird sculptures, tin foil sculptures, tin foil relief art, wire art and wire bunting. They have produced independent pieces of art, worked with a partner and produced whole class pieces. You can see a small selection from the week in the photos below. There will be a video with these and additional photos in emailed to you at the end of next week and also keep an eye on our classroom window!

In Maths the Year 1 children have been looking at place value to 100 and the Year 2s have been looking at creating patterns and the properties of 3D shape.

BUG CLUB

The children have all got a username and password for Bug Club, which is an invaluable reading resource. Please support your child in accessing this resource and if you have any difficulties please get in touch. It would be great if your child could access Bug Club at least a couple of times a week, not only does it help your child with their reading but also the comprehension of what they are reading.

STREET TAG

We hope you’re still getting out to add to our Street Tag score, despite the less than desirable weather! Thank you for taking part.

IMPORTANT REMINDERS

CLASS PHOTOS: The school photographer will be coming into school on Wednesday 16th June.

SNACKS: These should be healthy; a piece of fruit or cereal bar.

FOOTWEAR: Children should wear SCHOOL SHOES on the days that they don’t do PE, which will be three days of the week. On PE days children are allowed to wear trainers.

PE

PE kit days: Tuesday and Thursday for Class 2

Get Active

We will keep these useful active links on the blog-could be something for the weekend.

5 a-day-fitness

PE with Joe (The body coach)

Go Noodle (Register for free)

Cosmic kids

HANDWRITING

We will leave this information here each week for easy access.

Please remember to reinforce the correct pencil grip at home; the correct letter and number formation.

This video shows how the children are taught in Foundation using the Read Write Inc scheme but please note that we use a ‘curly’ k and the ‘f’ has a longer tail that carries on below the line.

Positioning the paper and hints for left-handed writers

Letter formation video

The following video will reinforce the correct number formation for 0-9

We hope you have a great weekend and enjoy the weather, whilst keeping safe! Don’t forget the suncream and keep hydrated.

Miss Batram and Mrs Lewis

Weekly Round-up

This week, despite starting a little wet, has been much kinder with the weather, which meant great fun could be had on the new adventure equipment! We were ‘unofficial’ spectators of the Y6 Indian dance final performances (we watched during our playtime), which again was much enjoyed by the children and has given them a little taste of what to expect I the years to come!

It was great to speak to you this week during our parents evening calls; thank you for giving us your time.

As part of our English work this week we have re-visited different sentence types to ensure these are stuck in our ‘sticky knowledge’. We also created our own, unaided postcards-completely independent pieces of writing, using previously taught skills, whilst some of us finished off our postcards from ‘Crabby Spit’. We will send a copy of these home after half term.

In Maths the Year 1 children have enjoyed learning about ‘mass’, using the balances to weigh and compare objects. The Year 2s have continued looking at 2D shapes, identifying properties and using geoboards to create shapes.

We completed our art focus on printing this week. The children created their own printing tile and then used these to create multiple prints-messy but fun and some great results.

ARTS WEEK 2021

The first week after half term will be our annual arts week. This year we are using a text as our focus; planning our English and arts activities around this text. If your child has access to one of your old shirts/t-shirts that could be worn to protect their school uniform please bring it in (named) on Monday 7th June, the start of term 6. We are also collecting CLEAN, EMPTY food cans. If you are able to save any and bring them in to school on Monday 7th June it would be much appreciated.

We are planning lots of different activities and will put together a film to share with you as we are unable to hold an exhibition again this year.

BUG CLUB

The children have all got a username and password for Bug Club, which is an invaluable reading resource. Please support your child in accessing this resource and if you have any difficulties please get in touch. It would be great if your child could access Bug Club at least a couple of times a week, not only does it help your child with their reading but also the comprehension of what they are reading.

STREET TAG

We hope you’re still getting out to add to our Street Tag score, despite the less than desirable weather! Thank you for taking part.

IMPORTANT REMINDERS

TERM 6 begins on Monday 7th June.

ARTS WEEK: 7th-11th June

SNACKS: These should be healthy; a piece of fruit or cereal bar.

FOOTWEAR: Children should wear SCHOOL SHOES on the days that they don’t do PE, which will be three days of the week. On PE days children are allowed to wear trainers.

PE

PE kit days: Tuesday and Thursday for Class 2

Get Active

We will keep these useful active links on the blog-could be something for the weekend.

5 a-day-fitness

PE with Joe (The body coach)

Go Noodle (Register for free)

Cosmic kids

HANDWRITING

We will leave this information here each week for easy access.

Please remember to reinforce the correct pencil grip at home; the correct letter and number formation.

This video shows how the children are taught in Foundation using the Read Write Inc scheme but please note that we use a ‘curly’ k and the ‘f’ has a longer tail that carries on below the line.

Letter formation video

The following video will reinforce the correct number formation for 0-9

We hope you have a relaxing half term and look forward to seeing you at the beginning of Term 6. Thank you for your support this term.

Miss Batram and Mrs Lewis

Weekly Round-up

Weekly Round-up


The children have worked hard on their postcards this week, editing their drafts and publishing them. We will send a copy home for you to look at before half term. Their postcard writing has included many processes, including looking at examples of postcards, use of proper nouns, adverbs of time and conjunctions. Once the key features were identified they then had to apply these to their fictional postcard.

In Maths the Year 1 children have continued to look at fractions-finding quarters. The Year 2s continued looking at statistics/data handling and have also begun to look at shape.

We had a real treat on Wednesday afternoon-we were invited to watch Year 6’s dress rehearsal of their Indian dances. The children choreographed their own dance pieces which was very much enjoyed; some of the audience joined in trying to copy the moves. It was great fun.

BUG CLUB

The children have all got a username and password for Bug Club, which is an invaluable reading resource. Please support your child in accessing this resource and if you have any difficulties please get in touch.

STREET TAG

We hope you’re still getting out to add to our Street Tag score, despite the less than desirable weather! Thank you for taking part.

IMPORTANT REMINDERS

PARENTS EVENING: We are looking forward to catching up with you on Wednesday/Thursday to discuss your child, you should have received your slips with the times to expect a phone call-be aware that this will display as ‘no caller ID’.

SNACKS: These should be healthy; a piece of fruit or cereal bar.

FOOTWEAR: Children should wear SCHOOL SHOES on the days that they don’t do PE, which will be three days of the week. On PE days children are allowed to wear trainers.

PE

PE kit days: Tuesday and Thursday for Class 2

Get Active

We will keep these useful active links on the blog-could be something for the weekend.

5 a-day-fitness

PE with Joe (The body coach)

Go Noodle (Register for free)

Cosmic kids

HANDWRITING

We will leave this information here each week for easy access.

Please remember to reinforce the correct pencil grip at home; the correct letter and number formation.

This video shows how the children are taught in Foundation using the Read Write Inc scheme but please note that we use a ‘curly’ k and the ‘f’ has a longer tail that carries on below the line.

Letter formation video

The following video will reinforce the correct number formation for 0-9

We hope you have a great weekend.

Miss Batram and Mrs Lewis

Weekly Round-up

The children have been busy this week working on their postcards, based on this term’s text, ‘At the beach’. They have used their initial images to help them inform their draft writing, ready for ‘publishing’ next week. It has been challenging trying to remember the key features to include but luckily the children created a ‘checklist’ to help them. We will send a ‘published’ copy home when complete.

In Maths the children have continued looking at fractions of shapes and numbers; the Year 2s have also started to look at statistics and the different methods of data collection.

During our art session this week we looked at the work of two famous artists from the past-William Morris and Andy Warhol; both significant figures when looking at the impact they had on art and printing. We talked about the language we can use when discussing the work of others, especially if it’s work that isn’t quite our ‘cup of tea’.

‘School Street’ began on Wednesday, an initiative to try and make the streets around schools safer and limit traffic. We have spoken to the children about the importance of staying on the paths, despite the road being closed, whilst waiting to come into school-we don’t want the children to think that roads can be used as a place to play!

We hope you’re still getting out to add to our Street Tag score, despite the less than desirable weather! Thank you for taking part.

IMPORTANT REMINDERS

SCHOOL CLUBS: You should have received the list with after-school clubs on. These need to be returned to school by Monday 17th May. The children should only choose clubs from their ‘bubble’, those for ‘Classes 1 and 2’. We will do our best to make sure your child gets at least one of their clubs requested.

SNACKS: These should be healthy; a piece of fruit or cereal bar.

FOOTWEAR: Children should wear SCHOOL SHOES on the days that they don’t do PE, which will be three days of the week. On PE days children are allowed to wear trainers.

PE

PE kit days: Tuesday and Thursday for Class 2

Get Active

We will keep these useful active links on the blog-could be something for the weekend.

5 a-day-fitness

PE with Joe (The body coach)

Go Noodle (Register for free)

Cosmic kids

HANDWRITING

We will leave this information here each week for easy access.

Please remember to reinforce the correct pencil grip at home; the correct letter and number formation.

This video shows how the children are taught in Foundation using the Read Write Inc scheme but please note that we use a ‘curly’ k and the ‘f’ has a longer tail that carries on below the line.

Letter formation video

The following video will reinforce the correct number formation for 0-9

We hope you have a great weekend and that the sun makes an appearance!

Miss Batram and Mrs Lewis

Weekly Round-up

A shorter week and another busy week which culminated in our support of the NSPCC Number Day. Thank you very much for your support, the NSPCC does an invaluable job and hopefully the children have a better idea of their role in helping to keep children safe.

The children have enjoyed a day full of numbers, demonstrating their understanding of numbers, number games and number ‘sport’.

In Maths the Y1s have been looking at making equal groups through sharing and grouping-the beginnings of division. The Y2s have continued looking at fractions, identifying the equivalent fractions of one half and two quarters.

As part of our English work the children have looked in more detail at the key features when writing postcards in preparation for our draft writing next week. The children have demonstrated a growing understanding of the word groups, past tense and writing in the ‘first’ person.

During our art session this week we experimented with printing using found objects and then had a go at a new technique-mono printing. Can your child explain to you what a mono-print is?

How are you getting on with Street Tag? On Thursday we were top of the leader board. Please help us to stay on top!

IMPORTANT REMINDERS

SNACKS: These should be healthy; a piece of fruit or cereal bar.

FOOTWEAR: Children should wear SCHOOL SHOES on the days that they don’t do PE, which will be three days of the week. On PE days children are allowed to wear trainers.

PE

PE kit days: Tuesday and Thursday for Class 2

Get Active

We will keep these useful active links on the blog-could be something for the weekend.

5 a-day-fitness

PE with Joe (The body coach)

Go Noodle (Register for free)

Cosmic kids

HANDWRITING

We will leave this information here each week for easy access.

Please remember to reinforce the correct pencil grip at home; the correct letter and number formation.

This video shows how the children are taught in Foundation using the Read Write Inc scheme but please note that we use a ‘curly’ k and the ‘f’ has a longer tail that carries on below the line.

Letter formation video

The following video will reinforce the correct number formation for 0-9

Have a great weekend

Miss Batram and Mrs Lewis

Weekly Round-up

It has been another busy week and the children have been working hard.

In Maths the Y1s have been looking at arrays and the corresponding repeated addition number sentences as well as doubling numbers. The Y2s have continued looking at fractions, revisiting halves and quarters and have started to look at thirds.

As part of our English work the children have looked at how proper nouns are used (Y1) and the use of possessive apostrophes (Y2). Can your child tell you what a proper noun is? Can they tell you how a possessive apostrophe is used?

During our art session this week we looked at different examples of print and focussed on a seaside themed print. The children then used this to create line drawings which will form the basis of their printing tile they will be creating.

Just a reminder, Street Tag will be back TOMORROW! Make sure you are ready to get tagging!

NSPCC NUMBER DAY

Next Friday (7th May) is the NSPCC Number Day which we will be supporting as a school. Yesterday, the children watched an assembly which explained what the number day is and why it is being held. You should have received communication regarding this via the school office.

On Friday the children are being asked to come to school as a ‘number’ in return for a £1 voluntary donation. Please do not go out and buy anything for this day. The children could come wearing a sports top with a number on; drawing a number picture on a piece of paper/card and attaching it to a top; attaching playing cards to a top or maybe even dice to a hairband. Perhaps the children could have a go at making a pair of number ‘deely boppers’-if you have the resources at home. There are lots of ideas on https://www.pinterest.co.uk/ Just search NSPCC number day ideas.

More information can be found here. CLICK

IMPORTANT REMINDERS

SNACKS: These should be healthy; a piece of fruit or cereal bar.

FOOTWEAR: Children should wear SCHOOL SHOES on the days that they don’t do PE, which will be three days of the week. On PE days children are allowed to wear trainers.

Correspondence has been sent out via the school office with regards to the above reminders and we have spoken to the children about these expectations too.

PE

PE kit days: Tuesday and Thursday for Class 2

Get Active

We will keep these useful active links on the blog-could be something for the weekend.

5 a-day-fitness

PE with Joe (The body coach)

Go Noodle (Register for free)

Cosmic kids

HANDWRITING

We will leave this information here each week for easy access.

Please remember to reinforce the correct pencil grip at home; the correct letter and number formation.

This video shows how the children are taught in Foundation using the Read Write Inc scheme but please note that we use a ‘curly’ k and the ‘f’ has a longer tail that carries on below the line.

Letter formation video

The following video will reinforce the correct number formation for 0-9

Have a great weekend

Miss Batram and Mrs Lewis

Weekly Round-up

Welcome back! What a great start to the week, the sun was shining which added to that ‘beach’ feel. We had a great day being creative and playing outdoor games. We were also lucky enough to listen to and watch Mike Mullen, a BMX world champion who spoke to us about resilience and determination. He showed us some amazing stunts, which I had the ‘pleasure’ of being part of-nothing like lying on the floor and being jumped over!

In Maths the Y1s have been looking at counting in 10s, making equal groups and repeated addition as the start of some work on multiplication. The Y2s have continued looking at fractions.

Our focus text in English for the next few weeks is ‘At the beach’ by Roland Harvey. This is written as a series of postcards, full of humour and wonderful illustrations. We will be using this to inspire our writing.

Just a reminder, Street Tag will be back on May 1st. Until then we are checking daily with the children about how they travelled to school as part of our ‘Big Pedal’ data collection.

PE

PE kit days: Tuesday and Thursday for Class 2

Get Active

We will keep these useful active links on the blog-could be something for the weekend.

5 a-day-fitness

PE with Joe (The body coach)

Go Noodle (Register for free)

Cosmic kids

HANDWRITING

We will leave this information here each week for easy access.

Please remember to reinforce the correct pencil grip at home; the correct letter and number formation.

This video shows how the children are taught in Foundation using the Read Write Inc scheme but please note that we use a ‘curly’ k and the ‘f’ has a longer tail that carries on below the line.

Letter formation video

The following video will reinforce the correct number formation for 0-9

Have a great weekend

Miss Batram and Mrs Lewis

Weekly Round-up

It has been a short and busy week! The children have worked hard this week to ‘publish’ their instructions on ‘How to make a sandwich’. This took a great deal of time, focus and patience.

In Maths the Y1s are continuing to revisit place value and have started to look at odd and even numbers. We are also working on forming their numbers accurately, which is something they could practise at home. The Y2s have continued looking at division and have started to look at fractions.

Well done to all of the children who created an Easter T-shirt-it was lovely to see the children parading on the playground. Such a lot of wonderful creativity on display.

Well done to all of the children who created an Easter T-shirt-it was lovely to see the children parading on the playground. Such a lot of wonderful creativity on display.

Also, ‘Congratulations’ to everyone that took part in Street Tag and helped the school achieve the winning position. We are really proud of you all.

Bug Club

Click here.

We would like to introduce you to Bug Club.  This is an online reading scheme that gives children an opportunity to read books personalised to their reading ability.   The Bug Club pupil world is where your children log in to read books allocated to them, whether at home or in class. It is also where they can access the rewards they earn when they complete all the activities in a book.  Please see the email from Integris to access the log in information.

WEEK BEGINNING: 19th APRIL

MONDAY 19th APRIL: Term 5 Begins

                                        Hook-in day for KS1 (Children can come to school dressed in their beach/summer wear-appropriate for the weather on the day!)

PE

PE kit days: Tuesday and Thursday for Class 2

Get Active

We will keep these useful active links on the blog-could be something for the weekend.

5 a-day-fitness

PE with Joe (The body coach)

Go Noodle (Register for free)

Cosmic kids

HANDWRITING

We will leave this information here each week for easy access.

Please remember to reinforce the correct pencil grip at home; the correct letter and number formation.

This video shows how the children are taught in Foundation using the Read Write Inc scheme but please note that we use a ‘curly’ k and the ‘f’ has a longer tail that carries on below the line.

Letter formation video

The following video will reinforce the correct number formation for 0-9

We hope that you all have an enjoyable Easter break and look forward to seeing you at the beginning of Term 5.

Miss Batram and Mrs Lewis

Weekly Round-up

The children have worked hard this week writing their instructions on ‘How to make a sandwich’ of their choice, which culminated in them actually making their sandwiches! They should have brought home with them two evaluations; one for them to do and one for you to do. These completed evaluations need to be returned by Monday so they can stick them into their DT books. The children will ‘publish’ their instructions next week.

In Maths the Y1s are continuing to revisit place value, identifying numbers one more/less, greater than/smaller than, counting patterns, to ensure it sticks in their ‘sticky knowledge’. We are also working on forming their numbers accurately, which is something they could practise at home. The Y2s have continued looking at division and odd/even numbers. We are really impressed with the mathematical vocabulary that some of the Year 1 and 2s are using. See if they can explain to you what ‘commutative’ means!

In guided reading we have been looking at a non-fiction text with a focus on vocabulary and retrieval of information-comprehension. Please remember to try and listen to your child read at least three times each week and record this in their reading diary. We take the reading diaries in on a Friday morning and those who have read at least three times get entered into the KS1 reading raffle. The raffle is drawn on a Thursday morning during the KS1 assembly and the winner selects a book to keep. There were definitely more names in the reading raffle this week so well done.

We were very lucky this week to take the chicks outside! We watched them last week as they hatched and this week they came for a visit. We took them out on to the school field for their first touch of grass!

Also, we have been busy putting together our Easter Sharing film, which you will be able to watch next week-you will receive a link to view this.

NEXT WEEK

Wednesday 31st March:

Buddies Easter T-Shirt competition

End of Term 4 2pm

PE

PE kit days: Tuesday and Thursday for Class 2

Get Active

We will keep these useful active links on the blog-could be something for the weekend.

5 a-day-fitness

PE with Joe (The body coach)

Go Noodle (Register for free)

Cosmic kids

And don’t forget…STREET TAG! We need you to get those steps in, find those codes to help us keep our high score. We wonder how many points you can collect this weekend?

HANDWRITING

We will leave this information here each week for easy access.

Please remember to reinforce the correct pencil grip at home; the correct letter and number formation.

This video shows how the children are taught in Foundation using the Read Write Inc scheme but please note that we use a ‘curly’ k and the ‘f’ has a longer tail that carries on below the line.

Letter formation video

The following video will reinforce the correct number formation for 0-9

Well done Class 2, it’s been a busy week! Have a relaxing weekend and we look forward to seeing you on Monday.

Miss Batram and Mrs Lewis