Growing In Faith and Learning
Shuffle up day
The children were superbly behaved during the shuffle up day and produced some lovely work that we hope to display in their new classrooms in September.
It was wonderful welcoming in our new Robins children who all settled really well too.
Many of our year 6 pupils have also had their induction days this week at their high schools. We look forward to hearing all about their new adventures.
Robins have had a very busy couple of weeks but are thoroughly enjoying the learning taking place. As their topic is Space, they have been looking at the book ‘Aliens love underpants’, where the children have been painting their own designs for underpants as well as writing about the story. Reception children are working hard to use their phonics in their writing and Nursery children are working hard to write their own names. In maths they have been looking more at shapes, with the children naming their properties. Whilst the children were initially nervous, the children have enjoyed their shuffle up days, getting to know their new classes and they seem much happier now they understand what will be happening in September. In RE they are looking at churches in greater detail as well as why we go to church. The children enjoyed naming the different parts of the church.
Kingfishers have had a brilliant week! Monday was sports day and all the children did fantastically well. On Tuesday they visited Alvecote Woods and despite the rainy weather, they learnt lots about plants for their science topic. In English they have started work on 'The Hoverbike' where they've been trying really hard to stretch their vocabulary. In Maths they have been measuring using balance scales and solving problems involving weights. They have used art in RE this week to create mosques which are on display in the foyer. In topic they've started work on transport by sketching modes of transport throughout history and today they made their own pictures of Viking longboats
Owls have created their own volcano models which they will make erupt. In maths, they have been learning how to read analogue and digital time. They have been converting between the two forms and between 12hr and 24hr times. In RE, they have been learning more about the kingdom of God and how the events of Pentecost helped spread God’s kingdom on earth. In English, they have been writing a story based on the events from their class text called Flood. In PE this week they used all of the skills they have been learning to help play a game of cricket.
Falcons have had a busy couple of weeks! Rehearsals for Robin and the Sherwood Hoodies are finally coming together and the children have learnt their lines really well. They have also now got well into the prop and scenery making. In lessons they have continued to learn and write about the Amazon Rainforest and have produced some absolutely amazing watercolour paintings of rainforest animals.
We also had our shuffle up morning on Wednesday and had a lovely time together getting to know each other.
Congratulations to everyone who has received a Headteacher's Award:
Roma – working hard to improve her cutting skills when working independently.
Reeva – settling into class more confidently & making new friends.
Edwin – his fabulous work in maths.
Lily T – being so kind, friendly & helpful.
Dylan – some great work in computing this week.
Kayden – working so hard to complete all tasks.
Tabitha – being a model student – always working hard & trying to be the best she can be.
Ethan – an amazing watercolour painting of an Amazon tree frog.
Reading award – Finlay Hunter
The attendance award this week goes to Kingfishers for 99% attendance.