Growing In Faith and Learning
It has been a busy couple of weeks in school. The whole school celebrated St. Chad’s Feast Day by taking part in a range of activities. On Thursday the whole school took part in World Book day to celebrate our love for Reading. There were some wonderful costumes.
Robins have had a wonderful couple of weeks and are thoroughly enjoying the start of our ‘Wheels, Wings and Other Things’ topic. They had a wonderful bus journey, in the hall, to start the topic all the way to the zoo. The children enjoyed giving their tickets and had a wonderful discussion about all the things they could see on the journey. They are enjoying the story ‘Naughty Bus’ and are excited to explore more of the story. The children have been working hard to improve their mouse skills in the ICT suite, playing games for maths and making pictures as part of our topic. The children explored the significance of the palm cross in our RE lesson and thoroughly enjoyed our St. Chad’s Day.
Kingfishers have started this new half term with an exciting new theme in History, ‘Toys Throughout Time’. They have a Toy Shop role play area in class and are very much looking forward to our trip to Sudbury Toy Museum on 20th March. We have a beautiful text in English (‘The Bear and the Piano’) and have been using Talk for Writing to inspire and develop us as writers. They have a new prayer space in class for Lent and were very enthusiastic about the Ashing in Church with Rev Deb on Wednesday! In Science they have been conducting an investigation comparing and recording the speeds and ages of various children running. They have been focussing on dodging opponents in rugby and have started a new unit in Gym. They have been multiplying amounts and numbers in Maths.
Owls have evaluated their Viking shields and suggested ways that they could improve them. They have started to rehearse the Easter production and have been learning about how the Non Combatant Corp was preserved in WW1 as part of our RE topic. In maths, adding and subtracting fractions has been our focus. In English, they have written a report about a new species of dragon that will go into Owls’ ‘Big Book of Dragons.’ In PE, they have been completing fitness circuits and recording their results.
Falcons have had a busy couple of weeks yet again. They are now splitting up into our different year groups in the morning and Year 6 have been working incredibly hard. They have been completing last year’s SATs tests to get a flavour of what they are like and looking for the gaps in their learning that they need to work on. Year 5 have also been working hard on fractions and writing flashback stories. In topic, Miss Whetton (our student) has been teaching the children all about the 1960’s and they are thoroughly enjoying this.
Congratulations to everyone who has received a Headteacher's Award:
Cienna – working hard on number recognition
Jessica – trying hard to write her name. She used J for Jessica & M for Mummy
Harry – for super use of coins in maths
Lizzie – always doing the right thing
Archie – his amazing progress in writing
James – his excellent behaviour
Asher – being kind & helpful
Lily T – her wonderful work in maths
Hattie G – listening & working hard to complete tasks
Jacob – demonstrating scientific enquiry skills
Zeke – counting in 1/10th & for converting between fractions & decimals
Ewan – always working very hard & for always presenting his work in a clear & neat way
Emily – being a really caring member of the class
Grace Dix – being a great role model at break and lunch time to Robins
Ellis – great contributions and attitude to work when writing a biography.
Evie - an amazing newspaper report
The attendance award this week goes to Robins for 99% attendance.