Weekly Round-up

We hope that you all had a great half term and first week back to remote learning (or school for the key worker children). It has been a week of positives with the news that school will be open again for everyone on 8th March. We are really looking forward to this and also being able to see you on our second ‘live’ session next Thursday. It was great to see those who were able to attend but apologies to those of you who had some technical difficulties joining. Fingers crossed that this doesn’t happen next week.

Thank you ever so much for the emails we have received of children’s work and also the work that has been uploaded directly into Google Classroom. Please remember to ‘Hand-in’ the work, even if you haven’t got anything to upload.

In English this week, the children have started to look at a new text ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’, a well-loved traditional tale. We have seen some lovely work inspired by this story. This has linked with our work in Guided Reading, where we have been looking at a different traditional tale – The Three Little Pigs.

In maths, the children have been looking at ordering numbers to 50 and counting in 2s and 5s.

The key worker children took part in Paul Wood’s karate session on Tuesday and it was good to see some familiar faces at home joining in too. We have planted our kidney beans and look forward to seeing what happens! How did you get on at home? We have also started DT this term and this week we discussed our favourite sandwiches in preparation for designing and making our own.

Please remember to try and keep as active as you can. What have you done this week to keep active?

Here are some useful links.

5 a-day-fitness

PE with Joe (The body coach)

Go Noodle (Register for free)

Cosmic kids

And don’t forget…STREET TAG!

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.

We will post the work for next week on Sunday at 8pm

Mrs Kelly, Mrs MacIntyre and Miss Worsfold

Weekly Round-Up

Well done for another fantastic week of learning. We’ve finally come to the end of the term after a challenging 6 weeks. We are so impressed with all of the work you’ve done and sent in. You should all be very proud of your efforts.

In English this week, the children have continued their descriptive writing work by creating their very own Wonderlands. They have thought of some fantastic adjectives and noun phrases and have put all their ideas and thoughts together to create a postcard. We really enjoyed reading these!

In maths, the children have continued to look at numbers to 50. They have been find one more and one less, looking at tens and ones and comparing these using greater than, less than and equal to. We’ve been so impressed with the objects you’ve found around your homes to help you represent numbers to 50, including lego, pencils, teddies and toy cars!

In Guided Reading, we’ve been focusing on comprehension skills. We’ve been looking closely at lots of different texts and answering different types of questions. The children have done a fantastic job at spotting the evidence in the text!

We can see that the children have been working hard at the afternoon activities too. We’ve seen some fantastic artwork inspired by Wassily Kandinsky and the children in school have had lots of fun programming Billy the BeeBot to collect toys! In Georgraphy, the children have been learning about the different continents and oceans and have produced some lovely work on this.

Well done for getting our and about using Street Tag. We are still top of the learderboard! Below are the activities Street Tag will be offering to all the players to keep active indoors and outdoors during the half-term break

Thank you again for everything you’ve been doing, both at home and in school. Now go and have a rest! We hope you enjoy your half term and you find lots of time to do things that you enjoy.

Mrs Kelly, Mrs MacIntyre and Miss Worsfold

Weekly Round-up

Well done everyone, it’s been another busy week. Remember to give yourselves a big pat on the back because you are ALL doing an amazing job at home, in difficult circumstances.  

Thank you ever so much for the emails we have received of children’s work and also the work that has been uploaded directly into Google Classroom. Please remember to ‘Hand-in’ the work, even if you haven’t got anything to upload, otherwise it looks like you’re not accessing the work. If you haven’t sent any examples of work in please try and do so. If you are unsure how to upload the images please drop us an email and we can help you. You don’t have to upload every piece of work but it is important that we are able to see what the children are achieving and then we can share it on here!

In English this week the children have continued to explore ‘The Story of Frog Belly Rat Bone’. We have seen some fantastic, descriptive writing, using lots of adjectives and noun phrases. We can see that there is a great deal of creativity in the classes – brilliant job. Remember, when you’re find it a little tricky, break it into small steps and use that  ‘I can do it…I will try to do it…I will do my best,’ attitude.

In maths we have started looking at numbers to 50. The children have been looking at ways of representing numbers and consolidating their understanding of the value of each digit. We’re very impressed with all the different objects the children found to represent the tens and ones!

We can see that the children have been working hard with the afternoon activities too. The key worker children really enjoyed giving Billy the BeeBot instructions to fetch things and we’ve seen lots of fantastic art work that has been done at home.

Please remember to try and keep as active as you can. What have you done this week to keep active?

Here are some useful links.

5 a-day-fitness

PE with Joe (The body coach)

Go Noodle (Register for free)

Cosmic kids

And don’t forget…STREET TAG!

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

Only one more week to go until half-term!

Have a lovely weekend and we will post Monday’s work at 8pm on Sunday.

Mrs Kelly, Mrs MacIntyre and Miss Worsfold

Weekly Round-up

What an exciting start to the week with the arrival of a sprinkling of snow! We hope that you managed to get out in the snow and enjoy it.

Thank you ever so much for the emails we have received of children’s work and also the work that has been uploaded directly into Google Classroom. Please remember to ‘Hand-in’ the work, even if you haven’t got anything to upload, otherwise it looks like you’re not accessing the work. If you haven’t sent any examples of work in please try and do so. If you are unsure how to upload the images please drop us an email and we can help you. You don’t have to upload every piece of work but it is important that we are able to see what the children are achieving and then we can share it on here!

In English this week the children have continued to explore ‘The Story of Frog Belly Rat Bone’. We have seen some fantastic, descriptive writing of both characters and settings. We can see that there is a great deal of creativity – brilliant job. Remember, when you’re find it a little tricky, break it into small steps and use that  ‘I can do it…I will try to do it…I will do my best,’ attitude.

Some fantastic adjectives to describe Cementland
Some great descriptions of Cementland!

In maths, we have finished our block of work on Addition and Subtraction within 20′. The children have been looking at fact families and comparing number sentences using ‘greater than’, ‘less than’ and ‘equal to’. We hope everyone enjoyed the ‘Around the Room game’ today! We will be starting a new block of work next week – I hope you’re all excited! Here are some fabulous examples of some of the children’s work this week:

Comparing number sentences – true or false?
Fact families!

We can see that the children have been working hard with the afternoon activities too. Great job.

Geography maps!
Fantastic French numbers!
Art – Tints and Shades
PSHE – some thoughts on bullying

Please remember to try and keep as active as you can. What have you done this week to keep active?

Here are some useful links.

5 a-day-fitness

PE with Joe (The body coach)

Go Noodle (Register for free)

Cosmic kids

And don’t forget…STREET TAG!

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 lovely weekend and we will post Monday’s work at 8pm on Sunday.

Mrs MacIntyre, Mrs Kelly and Miss Worsfold

Weekly Round-up

Thank you ever so much for the emails we have received of children’s work and also the work that has been uploaded directly into Google Classroom. Please remember to ‘Hand-in’ the work, even if you haven’t got anything to upload, otherwise it looks like you’re not accessing the work. If you haven’t sent any examples of work in please try and do so. If you are unsure how to upload the images please drop us an email and we can help you. You don’t have to upload every piece of work but it is important that we are able to see what the children are achieving and then we can share it on here!

In English this week, the children have continued to explore ‘The Story of Frog Belly Rat Bone’. We have seen some fantastic illustrations and some super sentences using expanded noun phrases. We can see that there is a great deal of creativity in the class so well done everyone. Here are some wonderful ‘Missing’ posters that some of the children made.

We can see that you are trying hard with your Maths work too. The children have continued looking at subtraction methods within 20 and have been uploading fantastic pieces of work. They’ve also been working on their reasoning skills and problem solving.

From the emails we have received, we can see that you are working so hard at home with your Maths, English and Phonics as well as other subjects. Keep it up! This week we have received some great geography work, marvellous Mondrian inspired art and amazing algorithms.

A sketch map!
A Mondrian-inspired lego masterpiece
French number work

Please remember to try and keep as active as you can. What have you done this week to keep active?

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 and we will post Monday’s work at 8pm on Sunday.

Mrs MacIntyre, Mrs Kelly and Miss Worsfold

A message from Mrs Hewson

WELL DONE everyone on reaching first place in the Street Tag active competition.

This is an amazing achievement! Thank you for being so active.

Keep Street Tagging, walking, running or cycling now as we need to remain there!!!

Brilliant news.

Mrs Hewson

Weekly Round-up

We hope that you have all had a great week. It has been great being able to touch base with you via phone calls. We will continue to make regular contact with you but these phone calls may not be every week. If you are unavailable when we call, please send an email to the class email address to let us know a convenient time to ‘catch-up’.

Thank you ever so much for the emails we have received of children’s work and also the work that has been uploaded directly into Google Classroom. Please remember to say when the work has been done, even if you haven’t got anything to upload, otherwise it looks like you’re not accessing the work.

We know that home learning presents many challenges but just do what you can do. We are all having to adjust and we really appreciate all that you are doing at home to support your child/children and us. What we are hoping is that, over the coming weeks, you will see our presenting skills getting better…we are learning too!

In English this week, the children have continued to explore ‘The story of Frog Belly Rat Bone’. We have seen some fantastic illustrations, great word collections and some super sentences using expanded noun phrases.

We can see that you are trying hard with your Maths work too. We have been looking at addition within 20 this week and have seen some brilliant problem solving as well. We have moved onto subtraction this Friday and will continue with this next week.

From the emails we have received, we can see that you are working so hard at home with your Maths, English and Phonics as well as other subjects. Keep it up!

Please remember to try and keep as active as you can. You can now access 5-a-day Fitness Tv and the log in details were posted in Google Classroom.

https://player.5-a-day.tv/sign-in

HANDWRITING

Please remember to reinforce the correct pencil grip at home; the correct letter and number formation. We will post weekly Handwriting videos on Google Classroom every Friday.

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 and we will post Monday’s work at 8pm on Sunday.

Mrs Kelly, Mrs MacIntyre and Miss Worsfold

Weekly Round up Jan 8th

Weekly Round-up

What a week it has been and not like the week were expecting or hoping for! It has been a quick turn around with the home school learning and we hope that you bear with us whilst we are getting used to this new way of teaching.

Thank you ever so much for the emails we have received of children’s work and also the work that has been uploaded directly into Google Classroom. It is really helpful if you can upload any completed work onto the google classroom. We will be trying to look at the work on a daily basis, obviously on some days we will be teaching in school so this will not always be possible. If you have uploaded some work and it has not been looked at after a couple of days, please can you email us and let us know the date and piece of work. It is not always clear from our end when work has been added and we would hate to miss any.

We know that home learning presents many challenges but just do what you can do. We are all having to adjust and we really appreciate all that you are doing at home to support your child/children and us.

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 relaxing weekend and we will post Monday’s work at 8pm on Sunday.

Mrs MacIntyre, Mrs Kelly and Miss Worsfold

Weekly Round Up

 It has been a very busy week, full of fun and creativity.  

In maths, we have been learning about 2D and 3D shapes. We have discussed their properties and sorted them into groups.

Winter Wonderland Day, despite being wet, was a fun day and the children enjoyed getting creative. We made a wonderful snow scene outside, with each class creating their own life-size snowman! We all enjoyed a great Christmas lunch with crackers and Christmas music.

Earlier in the week, the children made some colourful Christmas cards with their own message inside. The children had to follow instructions in order to make their cards, which involved looking and listening.

The children have also made lovely Christmas jars using tissue paper and glitter, some beautiful, festive wreaths and their own Christmas baubles!

Jingle and Elfie have been up to their old tricks, leaving surprises for the children every morning. They stepped it up a notch this week, reflecting the rising excitement inside our bubbles.

We have continued with our Phase 5 phonics work this week, looking at wh, ph, ew and oe. The children have done brilliantly at picking up the new graphemes but it is really important that they keep recapping these over the Christmas break.

Please keep up with the Oxford Owl reading, as well as reading other texts.

This LINK provides some information on the changes the changes that have taken place on the Oxford Owl website. 

HANDWRITING

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:

REMINDERS

TUESDAY 5th JANUARY 2021: Term 3 starts. Children can also come to school in bright colours ready for the start of the term’s topic ‘World of colour’. 

THANK YOU

A huge ‘Thank you’ to you all for bearing with us during these strange times, not hanging around and having to communicate via the office. It’s not ideal, especially at the start of a school year, but needs must. We would also like to say a big ‘Thank you’ to the children who have shown resilience and an understanding of keeping people safe. We are incredibly proud of them.

We hope that you all have a fantastic Christmas break and look forward to seeing you in 2021.

Wishing you a happy, healthy Christmas.

Mrs MacIntyre, Mrs Kelly and Miss Worsfold

Weekly Round Up

Happy Friday!

We’ve had a busy week this week filming our Christmas songs for the KS1 Christmas video. We can’t wait to show the children next Wednesday and then they will be available online for the children to share with you.

Our class elves, Elfie and Jingle, have been up to their usual mischief. We were left with lots of surprises this week, from painting, opening Christmas presents, baking and playing Hide and Seek! Class 4 took almost 10 minutes to find Jingle when she hid in the Christmas tree!

In Maths, we have finished our block of work on Place Value to 20. We have identified tens and ones, found one more and one less and have been securing our learning with an active maths lesson around the classroom.

In English we have looked at a new book this week: How Rabbit Stole the Fire. We have enjoyed looking at similarities and differences between this book and The Tiger Child. Today, we have written some sentences about what the fire did to the different animals, making sure we finish our sentences with a full stop.

Today we also finished our work on the Great Fire of London, where the children remembered lots of key facts. Perhaps they could share their new ‘sticky knowledge’ with you!

Keep up with the reading on the Oxford Owl website. There have been a few changes to the way you log in. This LINK provides some further information on this. Please let us know if you have any problems.

We will continue with our phonics work next week so the children will have a new phonics homework sheet in their books next Friday. http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk is a very useful resource to support your child’s learning. Over the Christmas break, please could you continue to recap previously taught sounds.

We have a very fun week planned next week with lots of Christmas arts and crafts and a very exciting Winter Wonderland day on Wednesday.

REMINDERS

Wednesday 16th December: Winter Wonderland Wednesday – the children can come in their ‘party’ clothes. Please make sure these are warm and appropriate for outside play. Children need to bring a plate of party food as the school kitchen will be closed. Please ensure that you don’t send any food containing nuts as we are a nut-free school. Do not send any fizzy drinks to school. If the lunch could be on a named disposable plate it would help us greatly. 

FRIDAY 18th DECEMBER: Last day of term 2. Class 3 will be finishing school at 2.05pm and Class 4 will be finishing school at 2.10pm on this day.

Have a great weekend.

Mrs MacIntyre, Mrs Kelly and Miss Worsfold