Growing In Faith and Learning
Robins have had a busy and exciting couple of weeks. Last week we read ‘The Singing Mermaid’, thinking carefully about what they would do if they were a mermaid and creating some lovely art work. In PE, they created a pirate dance, doing the magic 8 to keep count. They were very lucky to have Jaws the guinea pig come to school for a visit and were keen to learn about what he ate and stroke him. Our outdoor area has had an exciting addition of artificial grass and climbing equipment, that can be built by the children! This week we are reading ‘Commotion in the Ocean’ and doing lots of underwater themed art work.
Another busy fortnight for Kingfishers! We are very happy to welcome a student teacher from the University of Birmingham to our class - Miss Lenartowicz will be with us for the next few weeks. The children have written informal letters to her telling her all about us. They have also written postcards in the style of Sunny from Meerkat Mail. In RE they have been discussing how Jesus brings us peace. In Science they have been looking at animal life cycles and identifying the different stage of the human life cycle. They have been ordering and comparing numbers in Maths.
Owls have started learning about fractions in maths. They have been finding fractions of shapes and equivalent fractions. In Topic they have finished their Viking shields and evaluated them. In RE, they have been learning about the role Christians played in WW1. This week they learned about Owen Thomas who joined the Non Combatant Corps. In English this week, they have written a description of a dragon and worked on prepositional phrases.
Another busy couple of weeks for Falcons. The children have been working incredibly hard and I am very proud of them all! In English they have written brilliant newspaper reports about the troll who escaped the dungeons at Hogwarts. In maths they have worked on various different angles – on a straight line, round a point and in triangles. They have also been continuing with their computing unit, learning about the ‘Swinging Sixties’ and looking at different viewpoints of creation in RE.
Congratulations to everyone who has received a Headteacher's Award:
Estelle – fabulous sound talking when writing.
Alfie – trying hard to go to all activities in the classroom.
Teddy – trying hard to ‘have a go’ in all learning areas.
Daniel – super use of phonics & working hard on letter formation.
Angel-Lee – being such a kind, caring & helpful friend.
Katie – settling quickly & managing her distractions.
Rosie H – asking thoughtful questions.
Rosy B – her wonderful writing.
Elsie – settling quickly to lessons.
Emily W – always following the golden rules.
Elsie – a wonderful set of instructions.
Jasmine – some wonderful topic work.
Ewan – always working hard in class & for supporting others.
Grace C – being a good friend to the rest of the class & a great eco council representative.
Elsa – writing an excellent description about a mythical creature she’s invented.
Bayleigh – fantastic maths learning on angles.
Maize-Rae – being a brilliant support to Robins on a Monday afternoon when she couldn’t do PE.
The attendance award this week goes to Kingfishers for 96.4 % attendance.