Growing In Faith and Learning
Robins have really settled well into school. Reception children are being superb role models to Nursery, setting wonderful examples. They have started their Phonics this week, with Reception starting Phase 2 and Nursery focusing on their listening skills with Beat Baby. The children have done 2 PE lessons, where they are working hard on changing for PE as well as their spatial awareness. In maths they have been working on counting to 20 and recognising numbers to 10, ordering them when they feel confident. This week they have been looking at the story of The Three Little Pigs, where the children have been working hard on their story language. Their role play linked to this has been brilliant! In RE, the children made sheep, linking to the story of the Lost Sheep.
For their ‘Beside the Sea’ topic Kingfishers had a seaside day which was a wonderful opportunity to don their summer clothes and participate in many fun activities, such as designing and making ice lollies and enjoying a fish and chip dinner! They are focussing on place value and number in Maths and in English have been writing descriptions of Mr Grinling from ‘A Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch’. They have been noticing the weather in different seasons in Science and have linked this with their unit of Dance, moving like raindrops and skating on ice. They are really enjoying their Games sessions with Mr Carter and Mr Bryan. They are getting much quicker at logging on to Bug Club on the ipads and love using them for Guided Reading. They also had their first spelling test! In RE, they have been exploring and appreciating the beauty and splendour of God’s wonderful world.
Owls have been learning about how the Roman Empire spread across Europe and how the Roman Army was important to its success. The children have learnt all about the training and equipment that the soldiers used to receive. In maths, they have been learning about place value and how we can differentiate numbers in different ways. In RE, they have started to investigate the big question “What is it like to follow God?” They have started by looking at the story of Noah and the covenant he made with God. In English this week, they have been learning how to improve their sentences by using powerful verbs and expanded noun phrases.
Last week Falcons had their first rehearsal for the concert at Lichfield Cathedral. In maths learning they have been working on place value, addition and subtraction and thinking about their reasoning skills. In English they have begun their class text, ‘The Wolves of Currumpaw’ and have been writing diaries. In topic they have been looking at who were the Native Americans . Their art and DT will be making dream catchers so in art this week they thought about their best dreams . In RE their unit is thinking about what kind of King Jesus was. They have been thinking about and discussing whether Jesus came to Earth to make it more like Heaven or to prepare people to be ready for Heaven. The children are looking at the Lord’s prayer and considering how this links to these ideas.
Congratulations to everyone who has received a Headteacher's Award:
Martha – trying all activities with a great learning attitude
Cienna – coming to school with a fabulous reception ready attitude! Super Star!
Katie – using excellent manners in the classroom
Elsie – completing some excellent topic work on the features of the seaside
Alfie M – writing a fantastic recount of his summer holiday
Roma – settling into Year 1 so well & trying her very best in everything we’re doing
Asher – always being focused on his learning
Adelaide – some super partitioning in maths
Grace – demonstrating an excellent attitude towards her learning
James – some excellent partitioning in maths
Ethan – showing that he’s grown in maturity & always working hard
Freya S – really challenging herself so far this year particularly in maths
Leo – working so hard in every lesson so far this year
Ronnie – settling so well into Falcons & for wonderful behaviour
The attendance award this week goes to OWLS for 100% attendance