Growing In Faith and Learning
Robins have had a great start to the new term and were excited to welcome 5 more children into Nursery. Their topic this half term is ‘Pirates, Mermaids and Under the Sea.’ Last week, they looked at the story ‘The Rainbow Fish’ It was fantastic to see all of the costumes for Pirate and Mermaid day, and the children thoroughly enjoyed walking the plank and going on a treasure hunt! This week they have been looking at the book ‘Portside Pirates’. The children have enjoyed singing along to the book and looking at rhyming words. In maths they have been learning to subtract as well as recognising and writing numbers.
Kingfishers have had a great start to the New Year and have settled straight back in to a new topic on ‘Animals’. They have a new VET role play area in class and had a wonderful time on their school trip to Twycross Zoo. ‘The Owl who was Afraid of the Dark’ by Jill Tomlinson, is the new text for English and they have written Plop’s diary. They are working with money in Maths and have been practising their recognition and use of coins playing shopping games in the computer suite. They had their first PE lessons of the year, creating an animal dance and playing tag rugby. In RE they have been using drama to explore the question, ‘What is the GOOD NEWS that Jesus brings?’
Owls have started their new topic on the Vikings. They have been on a Viking quest and learnt where the Vikings came from and why they raided. They have been using scratch to create simple animations. The children have learnt what a sprite is, how to make their sprite move and how to add sound effects. In maths they have been learning how to find the perimeter of shapes and how to measure accurately in mm, cm and m. In RE they have written prayers to decorate the new prayer space. In English this week, they started their new text ‘How to train your dragon’. They have written predictions and questions to ask one of the characters from the book.
Falcons have been working incredibly hard since they returned after the Christmas break. They have started their Harry Potter topic which the children are thoroughly enjoying. In English they have been flying broomsticks and writing instructions and in maths they have been learning about area and doing Harry Potter word problems. They are all looking forward to making clay models next week.
Congratulations to everyone who has received a Headteacher's Award:
Eva for listening carefully & caring for others.
Manny for working really hard in phonics & linking them to his writing.
James for his excellent participation in all lessons.
Adelaide for her excellent behaviour.
Gabriel for thoughtful contributions during our discussions on the Vikings.
Noah for always working hard & for following the golden rule.
Thomas for being an excellent role model. Also for his great contributions in a science discussion.
Zac for working incredibly hard in maths on our Harry Potter problem solving.
The class Attendance award goes to Falcons this week with 99% attendance.