Growing In Faith and Learning
We have had lots to celebrate over the last 2 weeks, including four of our children making it to the areas schools’ swimming gala. Well done to Lula, Tabitha, Freya and Natalie. An extra special well done to Natalie for winning her race making her the fastest swimmer for her age in Tamworth. Our brilliant dancers have also made us extremely proud this week performing in the Schools’ Gotta Dance show at the Prince of Wales Theatre in Cannock. Their dance was stunning and commented highly upon by many other schools and parents
Robins have had a wonderful couple of weeks and are enjoying learning about different forms of transport. We were lucky to have a visit from a tractor last week, where the children got to have a closer look at the tractor as well as getting to sit on it. We are really pushing independence this term and it has been wonderful to see the children going to more activities independently. The Reception children are really working hard to apply their phonics and write in sentences. In maths they have been learning about 3D shapes and discussing their properties, as well as continuing to develop their number work in continuous provision. In RE they have been learning about the Good Samaritan and how we can do good deeds. They have also written their own prayers on candles.
Kingfishers had a fabulous time at Sudbury Toy Museum and learnt so much about toys throughout time – thank you very much to all those that sent in old toys for us to look at! In Maths they have started a new unit on fractions, focussing on halves and quarters of objects and shapes. In RE they had a debate about whether forgiveness, friendship or peace matters the most. They have been learning a poem for performance which Robins class enjoyed watching! In Science they have been identifying the basic needs of animals. They continue to practise passing skills in rugby and in Gym have been developing their skills in balancing, rolling and making shapes with their bodies. They have written diaries in English.
Owls took part in a fantastic Viking day. The class learnt a lot about the Vikings including how they traded, travelled and fought. In English, the children have planned and have started to write a dragon poem titled ‘The dragons inside of me’. In RE, they have been learning about the The Chattri war memorial in Brighton and how people from other religions also fought in the British Army during World War 1. In maths, they have been learning how to find fractions of amounts and applying this knowledge to solve fraction word problems.
In maths Falcons have continued work on fractions and Year 6 have also been converting fractions to decimals and percentages and finding percentages of amounts. In English, the children finished off their flashback stories based on Harry Potter and had some amazing pieces of work. We have now begun a two-week unit on poetry and are hoping that the children will be able to rehearse a piece to perform to you. In RE they are building up to Easter with our unit, ‘What did Jesus do to help humans?’ We have begun this by looking in more detail at the 15 Stations of the Cross. Miss Whetton is still with us and the children are enjoying her teaching them all about the 1960’s. They have particularly enjoyed the 60’s dancing they have been doing in PE!
Congratulations to everyone who has received a Headteacher's Award:
Ollie – finding the phonemes he has been learning in different books
Molly – being so kind & caring
Ophelia – working hard in phonics
Reeva – being helpful around the classroom
Lacey – working very hard, particularly in maths
Sophie W – being very kind & helpful
Elijah – his hard work & concentration in every lesson
Hattie – always working hard & for listening intently in class
Amelia – a wonderful set of instructions
Natalie – working hard & for helping others
Ronnie – finding fractions of amounts using bar modelling
Brooke – fantastic participation at Landau Academy
Maizie-Rae – trying really hard & working well in maths booster group
Franchesca – trying incredibly hard in her maths learning on fractions, decimals & percentages
Bethany – consistently working hard at all times & in all lessons
The attendance award this week goes to Falcons for 99% attendance