Growing In Faith and Learning
It has been a very busy 2 weeks in school.
Robins have been working really hard on developing their phonemes, linking these to their reading and writing within lessons. In Maths, the children have worked hard to develop their counting skills and number recognition, with children developing this skill with numbers to 20! The children are loving our Junk Modelling area and making some wonderfully creative pieces! The children have been working on balancing on different parts of their bodies.
In Maths, Kingfishers have been comparing and ordering numbers and amounts using comparative language and signs. As well as working hard on our daily phonics, guided reading, spelling and letter formation, we have been using drama (freeze framing) in English to explore the emotions of characters from texts. For science we have planned an investigation to make an effective umbrella for Mikey (our class puppet). We have been exploring how our parents show that they love us in RE, and how God is also our Loving Father. We are developing our balance and shape in Gymnastics and exploring different ways of travelling with a ball in Games.
Owls have been learning to count in sequences of 25 and 50. In English, we have written a set of instructions on how to create a model of Tutankhamun’s death mask. We have made our own circuits in science and we have identified insulators and conductors. In our topic lessons this week, we have placed important events that happened during the time of the ancient Egyptians on a time line.
Falcons again have been very busy over the past couple of weeks. On Tuesday they presented their children’s TV programmes to Kingfishers which were well received. In English we are continuing to read Letters from the Lighthouse and have written a diary from the main character’s perspective. We are now working on playscripts.
Congratulations to everyone who has received a Headteacher's award this week.
Estelle – super retelling of the story ‘The little red hen’.
Blithe – super listening and helping around the classroom.
Phoebe – Settling in so well in Y1.
Edwin – putting his hand up and always answering questions.
Isla J – always starting tasks quickly.
Amelia – a wonderful diary entry.
Tabitha – an excellent diary entry.
Rhea – having an impeccable attitude to learning and behaviour.
Congratulations to Kingfishers who won the Attendance award this week– 99% attendance.
Owls hosted a brilliant coffee morning to support Macmillan’s coffee morning. Thank you for both your cake donations and for supporting this great event.
A special well done to all of the children who competed in the year 3 and 4 cross country races over the past 2 weeks – they all performed really well and our top placing was by Natalie in year 3 who came 8th out of approximately 60 children– what an achievement!